The strong rises that the Ibex has experienced throughout the day after the announcement that CaixaBank and Bankia are in talks for a merger They have been exhausted and in the last few measures it has turned to the red, so much so that it has closed the day with falls of 0.23%, a figure that is aggravated if the weekly calculation is analyzed, the selective has fallen by 2%. A downward turn that has not affected the entities involved, which have made great strides, especially Bankia (+ 32.88%). So do the rest, highlighting Sabadell (+ 13.81%), Bankinter (+5.32), Unicaja (+ 13.24%) and Liberbank (+ 13.54%), which are considered susceptible to an operation of this type.
Beyond this news, today investors are cautious (the rest of the European indices have closed with falls close to 2%) after the new and strong falls that are being experienced on Wall Street after yesterday closing his but day since June and of the declines that have been experienced in Asia, which has followed this bad behavior on the other side of the Atlantic. Likewise, the macro has been the protagonist, with The US registering its best unemployment data since the beginning of the pandemic.
For the rest, this Friday the call of the US Government to its governors continues to 'kick in' to be ready to distribute the Covid vaccine as of November 1.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a disease expert and White House counselor, said it is highly unlikely that a pharmaceutical company will develop a vaccine by the end of October, but recognized that it is not impossible. For its part, the European Union is confident of having access to the first coronavirus vaccine from the British company AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford in November, as reported this Thursday sources of the institution.
Finally, to indicate that investors are already keeping an eye on next week, when an important monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) takes place. A Bloomberg survey of analysts before the meeting showed that no policy changes expected, but the majority of respondents foresees an increase in the PEPP (pandemic emergency purchasing program) of 350,000 million euros, extending it to the second semester of next year.
Finally, it should be remembered that Monday, September 7, is a holiday in the US for Labor Day.
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