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SPAIN DAYBOOK: Growth Likely Slowed, Risk Premium Touches Record

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Spain’s statistics institute publishes its final assessment of economic growth in the third quarter as the government’s borrowing costs climb.

WHAT TO WATCH:

*The extra yield investors demand to hold Spanish 10-year government bonds instead of benchmark reached a euro-era record.

*Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero will attend an Socialist party event in Malaga, Spain.

ECONOMY:

*Spain’s National Statistics Institute reports third quarter Gross Domestic Product figures including a breakdown of its components. Economists output was unchanged from the previous three months in the initial estimate released last week.

EQUITIES:

*Banco Santander SA proposed to exchange nine securities with a value of 6.8 billion euros for new debt maturing in 2015.

*Abengoa SA’s third-quarter net income climbed to 108.8 million euros from 53.4 million euros a year earlier.

*Telefonica SA Chairman Cesar Alierta, Banco Santander SA’s Latin America head Francisco Luzon and Endesa SA Chairman Borja Prado speak at a conference in Madrid. Telefonica Chief Financial Officer Angel Vila speaks at a separate event in Barcelona.

*Quabit Inmobiliaria SA said net income rose 55 percent to 106 million euros ($143 million) in the first nine months compared with the year earlier period.

MARKETS:

*The IBEX 35 Index fell 1.6 percent to 8,237.60.

*The spread between Spanish and German 10-year borrowing costs widened to 455 basis points.

Related News & Information: (IBER <GO>} for Top News on Spain, Portugal).

To contact the reporter on this story: Ben Sills in Madrid at bsills@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net

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