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    1. April 28, 2016

      BBVA dips as earnings take a dive

      Shares in BBVA dropped more than 8 per cent on Thursday, after first-quarter net earnings at the Spanish lender more...

    2. March 14, 2016

      Spain’s biggest banks find salvation in global expansion

      Spanish bankers remember 2012 as their annus horribilis. It was the year when many of the country’s banks finally paid...

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    1. February 25, 2016

      German ‘doom loop’ proposal would hit Italian, Spanish banks

      Italian and Spanish banks would suffer another blow to their profits if Brussels adopts a German plan to break the...

    2. February 3, 2016

      BBVA’s quarterly earnings boosted by drop in provisions

      BBVA beat market expectations with a 36 per cent rise in fourth-quarter earnings, reaping the rewards of a deeper foray...

    3. December 14, 2015

      Banks weigh competition from internet sector

      Internet groups will soon pose an even bigger threat to traditional banks, the chief executive of BBVA has warned....

    4. December 13, 2015

      Start-ups erode traditional bank activities

      Significant change is sweeping through the banking industry as new technologies, competitors, leadership, regulations...

    5. November 24, 2015

      BBVA/Atom: quantum cynics

      Another Spaniard in the works. This time it is Madrid-based lender BBVA which, like Santander and Sabadell before it,...

    6. November 23, 2015

      Spanish lender BBVA enters UK with Atom deal

      BBVA has become the latest Spanish bank to move into the British market by acquiring an almost 30 per cent stake in...

    7. September 6, 2015

      Spanish banks: tu casa es mi casa

      Spanish banks have never really lost their acquisitive swagger. First, the stronger ones bought up ailing savings...

    8. July 8, 2015

      BBVA to boost investment in European financial technology

      Spanish Bank BBVA is to “dramatically” boost investment into European financial technology companies and launch a...

    9. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone banks: deferring the inevitable

      In the great post-crisis re-regulation, many bank regulators in the eurozone’s periphery indulged their wards. Now...

    10. February 25, 2015

      The BBVA bank vaults that hoard data instead of bullion

      The processors, roughly six feet tall, huddle in subterranean corridors. Apart from their humming, the room is locked...

    11. February 4, 2015

      Spain’s recovery helps BBVA back to black

      BBVA beat expectations in the fourth quarter as Spain’s second-largest bank was boosted by continued recovery in its...

    12. January 23, 2015

      BBVA boosts capital with Chinese deal

      Spain’s BBVA is selling a 4.9 per cent stake in China Citic Bank Corp for €1.46bn, in a move that will boost its...

    13. January 1, 2015

      Bank M&A: small is beautiful

      This year’s bonus letters have barely been printed but merger and acquisition bankers will already be thinking about...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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