SPAIN’S top-listed 35 companies earned 34.1% more in the first half of 2015 than a year ago.

IBEXThe IBEX 35 made a net profit of €21.4 billion in what was the highest percentage jump since 2006.

Spain’s banking sector showed a 48% rise, with profits up to €7.98 billion.

The best figures came in January-June 1999, when profits of €33 billion were posted.