• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Spanish bank stocks fall after government announces plans for temporary tax


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Spanish banks fell sharply on Tuesday after the Spanish government reportedly announced a temporary tax on financial institutions and power companies to help individuals cope with high inflation and power bills. Shares of Bano de Sabadell

and CaixaBank

each fell over 8%, while BBVA


and Banco Santander


lost more than 5% each. In his state of the nation address to parliament, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the government would raise 7 billion euros ($7.02 billion) for 2023-2024 by tax on extraordinary profits for the two sectors for the next two years, Reuters reported. He said €2 billion each year would be raised from power companies and €1.5 billion each year from banks. Spain has one of the highest inflation rates in the eurozone bloc, as Russia’s war in Ukraine has driven up costs of commodities around the world, but especially in Europe.

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