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Economy

Fear of the coronavirus drags European stock markets down on Monday’s opening

Madrid / The Spanish Stock Exchange collapses 2.86% in the early stages of this Monday, and puts at risk the 9,600 points, fearing the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China, in regions such as South Korea, Italy , and the Middle East.

Specifically, at 9.25, the main indicator of the Spanish Stock Exchange, the IBEX 35, leaves 285.60 points, that 2.86%, to 9,600 points.

With this fall, the IBEX 35 almost erases the accumulated earnings in the year, being reduced to 0.50%.

In the rest of Europe, the main markets have also started the week with significant falls, especially Milan, which collapses 3.60%.

Frankfurt also drops 2.78%; London, 2.20%; and Paris, 2.84%.

European squares begin the week with heavy losses due to the fear that has caused the exponential increase in those infected by the coronavirus outside of China, the origin of the outbreak.

The situation for the coronavirus

In Italy, the death toll from the epidemic has risen to five people, with more than 150 people infected, while South Korea has registered 161 new cases, and now has 763.

In China, health authorities have reported that there have been 150 new deaths, reaching 2,592 deaths and 409 new infected were detected to reach the total number of infected in 77,150 people.

In Asia, where Tokyo does not operate today as a holiday, the South Korean index Kospi has plummeted 3.87%, while in China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange has lost 0.33%.

Given the fear aroused, investors opt for safe values ​​such as the dollar, which has caused the euro to remain close to lows for three years, to $ 1.0816, while gold revalidates highs since early 2013, to $ 1,634 per ounce.

In the commodities market, the price of Brent crude also plummets more than 2% and is quoted at $ 56.85.

The situation in the IBEX-35

Within the IBEX 35, all the values ​​are listed in negative, although in the case of IAG, the actions of the airline that have been inhibited for more than ten minutes, stand out when falling 8.54%, affected by the coronavirus.

It also highlights the fall of the Italian Mediaset, which is left 7.26% after the coronavirus has arrived in Italy.

Melia Hoteles also loses 5.97%; and ArcelorMittal, 5.88%.

On the contrary, the least punished value of IBEX 35 is Cellnex, which leaves 1.01%, and Iberdrola, 1.25%.

In addition to Iberdrola, of the rest of the great values ​​of the IBEX 35, Repsol lost 3.39%; Inditex, 3.13%; Santander, 2.91%; BBVA, 2.82%; and Telefónica, 1.77%.

In the continuous market, Duro Felguera yields 9.59%, while Almirral leaves 8.76% despite the fact that the company has announced a profit of 136.1 million in 2019, 54.3% more.

On the earnings side, only three securities are listed, led by Bodegas Riojanas, which rises 4.48%. (February 24, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Principalmente, el texto habla... (Mainly, the text talk about...)
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del número de fallecidos en Italia a causa del coronavirus.
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de cómo el temor al coronavirus está afectando a las bolsas europeas.
C
de por qué los inversores consideran el dólar un valor seguro.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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la bolsa española bajó este lunes a primera hora de la mañana.
B
la bolsa española está subiendo cuando el resto de bolsas europeas se está desplomando.
C
se desmiente que las bolsas europeas estén bajando a causa del temor de los inversores por el coronavirus.
Question 3
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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por ahora solo se han registrado un centenar de casos de personas contagiadas en Corea del Sur.
B
varias personas han fallecido en Italia a causa del coronavirus.
C
por ahora no se han registrado más decesos en China a causa del coronavirus.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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tanto Iberdrola como Repsol pierden más de un tres por ciento hoy en el IBEX-35.
B
Cellnex es el valor que menos está cayendo hoy en el IBEX-35.
C
las acciones de Mediaset han subido notablemente hoy en el IBEX-35.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
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el IBEX-35 supera los 9.400 puntos.
B
las caídas han sido generalizadas en las bolsas europeas.
C
se descarta que el IBEX-35 haya bajado por el temor del coronavirus.
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" 3,87%"  se lee... (" 3,87%" is read...)    
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"tres y ochenta siete por cientos".
B
"tres coma ochenta y siete por ciento".
C
"tres con ochenta y siete por cien".
Question 2
" 2%"  se lee... (" 2%" is read...)    
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"dos por ciento".
B
"dos para ciento".
C
"dos por cientos".
Question 3
"1,01%" se lee... ("1,01%" is read...)    
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"uno coma cero uno por ciento".
B
"uno con uno para ciento".
C
"uno coma uno por cientos".
Question 4
En el texto, "bolsa" hace referencia... (In the text, "bolsa" refers to...)  
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al lugar donde se realizan operaciones en el mercado de valores.
B
literalmente a un saco de gran tamaño.
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a un tipo de maleta.
Question 5
Si la "bolsa se desploma" quiere decir que... (If the "bolsa se desploma" it means that...)  
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sube.
B
ni sube ni baja.
C
baja.
Question 6
"Cotizar" hace referencia... ("Cotizar" refers to...)    
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al valor que alcanza una acción en la bolsa.
B
al hecho de pedir un préstamo.
C
al hecho de perder una gran suma de dinero.
Question 7
"Haya llegado" es una forma del... ("Haya llegado" is a form of the...)  
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pretérito imperfecto del subjuntivo.
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pretérito pluscuamperfecto del subjuntivo.
C
pretérito perfecto compuesto del subjuntivo.
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