Europe Markets: Spanish stocks end lower as Catalan standoff continues

Spanish stocks fell Monday as the political standoff between Madrid and the Catalan region wore on, but a drop in the euro appeared to provide a lift to other European markets.

What stock indexes are doing

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, +0.16% ended 0.2% higher at 390.74, for a second straight session of gains.

In Madrid, the IBEX 35 IBEX, -0.60% gave up 0.6% to 10,161.40 for its lowest close since Oct. 10.

Germany’s DAX 30 index DAX, +0.09% rose 0.1% to end at 13,003.14 and France’s CAC 40 PX1, +0.27% added 0.3% to 5,386.81.

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