Strong falls in the stock markets of the Old Continent (Ibex: -3.08%, 7,789 points) in the face of the new strain of coronavirus that has appeared in the United Kingdom and that has led Europe to close communications with the country. This Monday the European Union (EU) meets to coordinate a community response to this situation, although Spain has already agreed with Portugal to suspend flights to England. The British emergency committee also met this Monday.
Within the selective they have been seeing very important falls. Repsol has opened with a fall of more than 7%, although it has finally yielded 4% (oil falls more than 3%). They have also lost strongly (between 6% and 2%) Sabadell, Santander, Bankia, Aena, Amadeus, CaixaBank, Telefónica or BBVA. For their part, IAG and Meliá, which have started trading half an hour late due to strong selling pressure, they have sunk 8.83% and 2.07%, respectively.
All while virus infections set a new world record, with 800,000 people infected. The different countries continue to take measures in the face of Christmas, the same thing that the Autonomous Communities are doing here in Spain, some of which They have announced more restrictions this weekend.
Faced with this situation in Europe, Wall Street also increased the declines (-2%). This, despite the fact that on the other side of the Atlantic a new $ 900 billion stimulus plan has been approved, what includes checks for $ 600 for underprivileged citizens. Also in the US, This Monday Tesla starts trading on the S&P 500. The company set an all-time high on Friday after trading $ 148 billion in one session. Microsoft trades on average around $ 5 billion a day.
For the rest, it should be remembered that the European Medicines Agency (EMA, for its acronym in English) has held an extraordinary meeting this Monday to give the go-ahead to the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine against Covid.
Politically, the United Kingdom is also the center of attention awaiting what happens with the Brexit negotiations. "There has been no agreement this weekend and now the European Parliament will not be able to ratify the agreement before the New Year. However, this is not necessary as the EU Council may provisionally apply the UK-EU treaty pending its full ratification early next year. Therefore, it seems that the final decision will not be made this side of Christmas but between Christmas and New Years", Danske Bank experts explain in their daily report. The pound falls more than 2% to $ 1.3222.
Finally, remember that this week there are only three and a half sessions in the stock markets, since on Thursday they open only half a day on both sides of the Atlantic and on Friday they close for Christmas.
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