Spanish stock market ends higher

Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 rose 1.30 percent on Thursday to close at 10,106.60 points, up from the 9,976.80 points of Wednesday.

Bankia shares led rises on Thursday climbing 9.25 percent, followed by FCC, Banco Sabadell, Caixabank, Sacyr and Banco Popular that rose 6.31 percent, 6.30 percent, 5.14 percent, 4.73 percent and 4.58 percent respectively, Xinhua news agency reported.

On the other hand, Abengoa “B” shares led falls losing 3.55 percent, followed by ArcelorMittal, Repsol, Acerinox, DIA and OHL that lost 1.19 percent, 1.18 percent, 0.76 percent, 0.67 percent and 0.11 percent respectively.

Meanwhile, Spain’s risk premium stood at 131.30 points, falling from the 136.10 points of Wednesday, and Spain’s 10-year bond interest rate stood at 2.1 percent, showing no big differences with Wednesday closing time.

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