Banco Santander and Safran ensured European stocks ended greater.

Banco Santander and Safran ensured European stocks ended greater.

Spain’s IBEX led local bourses, lifted by way of a 4.4per cent increase in Santander following the loan provider posted a greater net that is quarterly, boosted by solid underlying performance in its primary market Brazil and money gains.

Along side a rally in Swedish banking team SEB, which topped fourth-quarter profits, the euro area banking institutions index climbed 1%.