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    1. July 10, 2014

      Banco Popular pulls €750m coco bond sale

      Banco Popular’s decision to pull a planned €750m contingent convertible sale citing poor market conditions on Thursday has...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 20, 2014

      Fun with banks' fair value (and DTAs)

      Citi analysts have read 38 European banks’ annual reports for last year. People who value their sanity are not supposed to...

    1. April 4, 2014

      Banco Popular in talks over Citibank’s Spanish retail units

      Banco Popular revealed on Friday that it is in talks to buy Citibank’s Spanish credit card and retail banking business, the...

    2. January 12, 2014

      Investors warm to Spanish banks

      A gulf is opening between the cost of funding for Spanish lenders and their less trusted Italian counterparts. The two...

    3. July 26, 2013

      Caixabank and Banco Popular reveal jump in bad loans

      Spain’s financial crisis and property bust continue to weigh heavily on the country’s banking sector, as both Caixabank and...

    4. beyondbrics

      July 22, 2013

      Colombia's Grupo Aval to buy BBVA Panama in latest move in Central America

      In another example of Colombian banks using their local dominance as a base for expansion into Central America, Grupo Aval,...

    5. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2013

      Colombia's Grupo Aval expands in Guatemala

      Colombian banks’ steady march into Central America continued this week with Grupo Aval, the country’s largest bank, closing...

    6. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2013

      Colombia's top bank heads to Wall St

      Colombia’s Grupo Aval is on its way to Wall St. The country’s biggest banking group by assets intends to list on the New...

    7. March 19, 2013

      Iliad rallies as earnings beat forecasts

      Shares in Iliad, the French telecoms operator owned by billionaire Xavier Niel, rallied even as it reported net income fell...

    8. March 5, 2013

      No buyer found for Catalunya Banc

      The Spanish authorities have failed again to find a buyer for Catalunya Banc, the troubled lender nationalised last year,...

    9. February 1, 2013

      Netherlands rescues SNS in €3.7bn bailout

      Another Dutch bank nationalisation, spiralling property losses in Spain and vast writedowns at France’s third-biggest bank...

    10. February 1, 2013

      Bad loans still hurting Spain’s banks

      The legacy of Spain’s property bubble continues to weigh heavily on its banking sector as provisions against bad loans ate...

    11. January 7, 2013

      European banks rally as Basel rules eased

      European banking stocks surged on news that lenders have won more flexible liquidity requirements. There was widespread...

    12. December 13, 2012

      Lenders invest €430m in Spain’s ‘bad bank’

      A group of domestic lenders have invested €430m in equity into Spain’s state-run bad bank which Madrid hopes will clear...

    13. FT Alphaville

      November 12, 2012

      So Popular it just can't stop buying itself

      Spain’s Popular bank has got backing for a €2.5bn rights issue. But here’s the thing we think deserves a touch more...

    14. November 10, 2012

      Steep discount on Banco Popular rights issue

      MADRID, November 10 – Spain’s Banco Popular had to discount its €2.5bn ($3.2bn) rights issue much more than expected in...

    15. November 8, 2012

      Banco Popular gets backing for share sale

      Banco Popular has secured €8bn in underwriting commitments from investment banks for its planned €2.5bn share sale as the...

    16. November 5, 2012

      Ryanair shares defy weak Eurofirst

      Global economic weakness and subdued consumer confidence had little impact on Ryanair ’s first-half results and sent the...

    17. October 19, 2012

      Carrefour rises on Colombia retreat

      Wärtsilä, the Finnish engineering group, made its biggest weekly gain in nearly three and a half years after announcing...

    18. October 5, 2012

      Letter from Lex – bankers and dealmakers

      VVL may sound like a bad acronym from a dating advertisement, but the great banking re-regulation has given it a new...

    19. October 1, 2012

      Banco Popular aims to raise €2.5bn

      Banco Popular, Spain’s sixth largest lender by assets, will attempt to raise €2.5bn in an emergency share sale as it battles...

    20. October 1, 2012

      Banco Popular hit by refusal to seek aid

      Banco Popular fell sharply as Spain’s sixth-biggest lender refused to take key rescue funds to bolster its capital base. The...

    21. September 30, 2012

      Spain stress tests fail to dispel clouds

      Is it enough? That was the question on the lips of Spanish bank watchers over the weekend, following news on Friday that the...

    22. September 28, 2012

      Spain’s banks need €60bn, says report

      Spanish banks will need almost €60bn in new capital, according to the results of an independently conducted stress test of...

    23. September 27, 2012

      Ibex slips as traders search for clarity

      Madrid stocks slipped into negative territory as Spain’s government revealed much-anticipated details of its budget. Traders...

    24. September 6, 2012

      Bourses in Spain and Italy rally

      Banking stocks rebounded to notch their biggest one-day gains since the start of the year as investors gave European Central...

    25. July 23, 2012

      Spanish and Italian bank stocks tumble

      Investors targeted ING and its exposure to Spain as concerns about the country’s rising government bond yields prompted...

    26. July 6, 2012

      Volkswagen rides high as banks falter

      Volkswagen topped European stock market leader boards this week, providing a bright spot against wider concerns about global...

    27. June 28, 2012

      Libor fixing fears reach eurozone banks

      Banks were Europe’s worst performing stocks on Thursday, amid growing worries about the implications of investigations into...

    28. June 26, 2012

      Buyback plan lifts Adecco as bourses stutter

      Reports that Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim was close to acquiring a controlling stake in KPN sent shares in the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2012

      The Spanish bank buy-back riddle

      So, this is a bit odd. Why would some Spanish banks, which have such high capital needs right now, have been engaged in...

    30. June 23, 2012

      Spanish stress test bars foreign banks

      This week’s stress test of Spanish banks excluded foreign-owned lenders and a few exceptional domestic ones, such as the...

    31. June 20, 2012

      Telecom Italia gains on spin-off talk

      Rumours over deal activity propelled some of Europe’s biggest gaining stocks on Wednesday. Telecom Italia led gains across...

    32. June 12, 2012

      Bourses gain but mood remains subdued

      Investors maintained a nervous watch on Europe’s periphery on Tuesday, sending Italian and Greek indices falling, while...

    33. June 10, 2012

      Riding the eurozone crisis

      Kames Capital’s £63m Absolute Return Bond fund has delivered a 2.1 per cent return in its first eight months in spite of the...

    34. May 30, 2012

      Banking losses lead Europe down

      Equities across Europe on Wednesday suffered their biggest losses in a week, as investors concerned about Spain’s banking...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 30, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      The ECB has rejected Spain’s plan for Bankia, telling Madrid that it would be in danger of breaching an EU ban on “monetary...

    36. May 29, 2012

      Banks draw Ibex 35 to nine-year low

      Investors sold Spanish banking stocks for a second day amid growing concern that Madrid would be not be able to prop up the...

    37. May 28, 2012

      Cameron in eurozone contingency talks

      David Cameron on Monday summoned top policy makers to discuss contingency plans for an implosion of the eurozone, as Spanish...

    38. May 17, 2012

      Bankia hit by report of withdrawals

      Jittery investors sent shares in Spain’s Bankia plunging more than a quarter on Thursday morning, on concerns that customers...

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