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    1. December 23, 2014

      Spain’s BBVA to offload Citic unit stake at a loss

      BBVA said on Tuesday that it was shoring up its balance sheet by selling its near-30 per cent share in the Hong Kong-based...

    2. December 9, 2014

      BBVA buys Spanish ‘big data’ start-up

      BBVA has bought a Spanish “big data” start-up in the latest sign that large banks are increasingly eager to integrate new...

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    1. November 20, 2014

      BBVA gambles on growth with Turkish move

      When BBVA, the Spanish banking group, announced a €2bn investment this week to take control of Garanti, a leading Turkish...

    2. November 19, 2014

      BBVA raises stake in Turkey’s Garanti

      BBVA has agreed to pay €2bn to raise its stake in Turkey’s Garanti Bank to 40 per cent, in a deal that gives the Spanish...

    3. October 29, 2014

      BBVA profits triple amid rising expectations

      Profits at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria tripled year on year in the third quarter but missed analysts’ predictions amid...

    4. July 30, 2014

      BBVA earnings highlight Spanish market recovery

      BBVA provided fresh evidence of the turnround in the Spanish banking market, as the country’s second-largest lender by...

    5. July 22, 2014

      BBVA wins auction for state-owned Catalunya Banc

      BBVA has signalled its confidence in Spain’s economic recovery, outbidding its two main domestic rivals to acquire Catalunya...

    6. June 23, 2014

      Spanish banks enjoy renascent spirit

      A little over a year ago, the leaning tower of Bankia’s headquarters on the Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid’s main...

    7. April 30, 2014

      BBVA signals turnround in Spanish assets

      BBVA posted a sharper than expected fall in first quarter net profit on Tuesday, but signalled that asset quality in its...

    8. February 20, 2014

      BBVA buys US digital bank Simple to increase online offering

      BBVA has agreed to buy Simple, a fast-expanding digital bank in the US, in a move that highlights the growing importance of...

    9. February 2, 2014

      Spanish banks: small is beautiful

      Fortune, they say, favours the bold. So perhaps this is the time to invest in Spanish banks. Yes, it was a popular trade in...

    10. January 31, 2014

      BBVA outlook ‘significantly improved’

      Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria on Friday posted a €677m net loss for the fourth quarter because of a €2.6bn pre-tax loss on...

    11. December 18, 2013

      Optimism on Spanish banks grows as oligopoly looms

      Much like vinyl records and moustaches, Spanish banks are enjoying a popular comeback that has defied even the most...

    12. November 29, 2013

      Spain gives lenders green light to reclassify €30bn of DTAs

      The government of Spain has told Banco Santander, BBVA, Caixabank and other domestic lenders that they can reclassify €30bn...

    13. October 27, 2013

      Spanish banks: winter sun

      Everyone has been heading to Spain for the winter. Shares in Spanish banks have been surging of late – Santander, BBVA,...

    14. October 25, 2013

      Bad loans rise in third quarter at BBVA and Caixabank

      The legacy of the Spanish property collapse continued to weigh on BBVA and Caixabank as the two lenders reported a rise in...

    15. October 17, 2013

      BBVA: Checking out of China?

      Bankers complain that capital rules create perverse outcomes. Here is a deal that will give them new ammunition. BBVA’s...

    16. October 17, 2013

      BBVA raises €1bn from Citic Bank stake sale

      BBVA has raised almost €1bn by selling 5 per of its stake in Citic Bank back to the Chinese lender’s parent in a move to...

    17. September 11, 2013

      Madrid to help Spain’s banks rebuild balance sheets

      Madrid is set to offer a crucial helping hand to Spain’s troubled financial sector by allowing banks such as Santander, BBVA...

    18. September 3, 2013

      Bank of America prepares for $1.5bn exit from CCB

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched the $1.5bn sale of its final 1 per cent stake in China Construction Bank, ending...

    19. September 1, 2013

      Fund focus: Invesco’s faith in euro pays off

      Jeff Taylor, manager of the £1.1bn Invesco European Equity fund, has answered a scathing Morningstar OBSR report concerning...

    20. July 31, 2013

      BBVA profits rise on Latin America growth

      BBVA came close to doubling its profits in the first half of the year, on the back of another strong performance by the...

    21. July 10, 2013

      EU banks: lack of resolution

      He who pays the piper calls the tune. But in Europe the piper is uppity and wants to choose the whole playlist. Germany (the...

    22. July 4, 2013

      Spain set to spruce up banks with deferred tax change

      Spanish banks are pressing Madrid to let them reclassify billions of euros in deferred tax assets in a change that would...

    23. July 3, 2013

      Spanish regulator puts heat on Deloitte over role in Bankia

      Deloitte is potentially at risk of losing its audit licence in Spain, after the country’s accounting watchdog launched an...

    24. June 23, 2013

      Forces conspire to curb bank chiefs’ pay

      Investor revolts, increased regulatory pressure and legal scandals have spurred the first drop in bank chief executives’ pay...

    25. June 23, 2013

      Average pay of top bankers drops 10%

      Average pay of top bankers in the US and Europe including JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon and Royal Bank of Scotland’s Stephen Hester...

    26. June 23, 2013

      M6 Toll road’s owner offers free transit as part of deal on debt

      The owner of the M6 Toll road has offered to open its gates at times of heavy congestion on the parallel free motorway if,...

    27. June 13, 2013

      Supreme Court ruling on mortgages to hit Spanish bank profits

      Profits at several Spanish banks are set to take a fresh hit after the country’s Supreme Court issued a ruling forcing BBVA...

    28. June 7, 2013

      Spanish banks told to brace for energy refinancings

      Spain’s government has called in its banks to notify them of a fresh round of cuts in support for the country’s heavily...

    29. May 24, 2013

      European stocks take sharp turn lower

      European markets took a sharp turn lower as concerns over a global growth slowdown prompted continent-wide losses. The FTSE...

    30. May 23, 2013

      Spain’s banks face €10bn more provisions

      Spanish banks will need to put aside extra provisions of up to €10bn to cover loans that borrowers will struggle to repay,...

    31. May 17, 2013

      Spain’s short-term banking pain will be longer-term gain

      “Extend and pretend” could be a phrase to help yoga amateurs. In fact it is a practice that many European banks have been...

    32. May 15, 2013

      Spanish banks face fresh hit from bad loans

      Spanish banks are bracing themselves for a fresh financial hit, amid rising pressure from the Bank of Spain on lenders to...

    33. May 15, 2013

      Spanish banks face fresh test over restructured loans

      When Banco Santander reported its quarterly results last month, Spain’s biggest lender by assets hailed “the beginning of a...

    34. May 13, 2013

      Repsol bond sale shows renewed investor interest in Spain

      Repsol has sold a seven-year bond at the lowest interest rate paid by a Spanish company since the euro’s launch more than a...

    35. May 10, 2013

      Credit bubble needs Eurovision for banks

      My friends in the capital markets, who as a group tend to an end-of-days view of the financial world in general, and of the...

    36. May 8, 2013

      Telefónica’s domestic revenues eclipsed by sales in Brazil

      Telefónica reported a drop in first-quarter revenues after sharp declines in key European markets cancelled out a better...

    37. April 30, 2013

      BBVA issues $1.5bn perpetual bond

      BBVA has issued an innovative $1.5bn bond to boost an important measure of its financial health, promising a bumper coupon...

    38. April 26, 2013

      Recession-hit Spain drags down top banks

      Spain’s economic and financial crisis is turning into an increasingly severe long-term business challenge for the country’s...

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