European shares end higher, as Spain recovers on ruling PM Pedro’s win


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European shares end higher, as Spain recovers on ruling PM Pedro’s win

On Monday, the 29th of April 2019, a majority of the European stocks had wrapped up the day higher, largely led by the gains of Banco Santander, a Spanish multinational lender headquartered in Boadilla del Monte, as investors’ seemed to be betting on the positive outcomes of a weekend win of ruling Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez’s socialists, which happened to be Spain’s third election in four years.

The regional Pan-European index STOXX 600 managed to mingle a marginal gain of 0.08 percent, while most of the regional indexes had rounded off the day in an affirmative territory. Although Spanish PM Sanchez’s Pro-European PSOE had won the weekend election, yet it lacked a parliamentary majority, which means it would need aids of the regional parties and there would have been a coalition government.

Nevertheless, followed by the third victory in four years for Spanish PM Sanchez’s PSOE, European banking sectors rose more than 1 percent, while HSBC, BNP Paribas and Intesa Sanpaolo had been among top gainers. Meanwhile, robust gains of Spanish Banco Santander had aided Spanish IBEX to close the day marginally down by 0.12 percent after falling as much as 1 percent during the morning European trading hours amid a weak Eurozone economic sentiment.

Citing statistics, on Monday’s (April 29th) market closure, trade sensitive Germany’s DAX added 0.10 percent to 12,328.02 over buoyed optimism on a Sino-US trade deal, and London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.17 percent to 7,440.66 in the wake of a robust roaring back of crude oil price, while French CAC 40 had winded up day 0.21 percent higher to 5,580.98.