MADRID, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Spain's Bankia BKIA.MC said on Wednesday its third quarter net profit fell 79% against the same period a year ago due to 155 million euros ($183.2 million) in COVID-19 related provisions.
The state-owned lender, which has agreed to merge with its bigger rival Caixabank CABK.MC, reported a net profit of 37 million euros in the July to September period. Analysts polled by Reuters a expected a net profit of 46 million euros.
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(Reporting by Jesús Aguado, Editing by Inti Landauro)
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