Spanish stock market falls

Madrid, April 29 (IANS) The Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 fell 0.68 percent to close at 9,269 points, down from the 9,332.60 points of the previous session.

On Thursday’s session, BBVA shares led falls losing 6.78 percent, followed by Caixabank, Acerinox, Tecnicas Reunidas, Bankia and Ferrovial that lost 3.02 percent, 1.94 percent, 1.65 percent, 1.63 percent and 1.46 percent respectively, Xinhua news agency reported.

On the other hand, ArcelorMittal shares led rises climbing 6.87 percent, followed by AENA, Mapfre, Banco Santander, Abertis A and Endesa that rose 1.87 percent, 1.79 percent, 1.76 percent, 1.48 percent and 1.22 percent respectively.

Meanwhile, Spain’s risk premium closed at 135 points and Spain’s 10-year bond interest rate closed at 1.6 percent, both showing no big differences when compared with Wednesday.

–IANS

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