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Spanish court upholds block on Mediaset merger plan

12:49am IST

MADRID/MILAN A regional court in Madrid has upheld the suspension of broadcaster Mediaset's plan to merge its Italian and Spanish divisions under a Dutch holding company after rejecting the Italian company's appeal, a document seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

Orcel's criminal suit against Santander rejected by Spanish court

14 Feb 2020

MADRID Italian banker Andrea Orcel's criminal lawsuit against Santander has been rejected by a Madrid court, a document seen by Reuters showed.

Spanish police arrest former head of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex

13 Feb 2020

MEXICO CITY/MADRID Spanish police on Wednesday arrested Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador his first high-profile win in his government's anti-corruption drive.

UPDATE 3-Spanish police arrest former head of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex

13 Feb 2020

MEXICO CITY/MADRID, Feb 12 Spanish police on Wednesday arrested Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexico's state oil firm Pemex, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador his first high-profile win in his government's anti-corruption drive.

BBVA Chairman denies personal responsibility in alleged spying case

04 Feb 2020

MADRID The chairman of Spain's BBVA, Carlos Torres, on Friday denied any personal involvement in an alleged spying case linked to the bank, adding that he hoped the case would be resolved as soon as possible.

Catalonia's Puigdemont appeals for help to repay costs of banned referendum

28 Jan 2020

BARCELONA/MADRID Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont asked pro-independence backers on Tuesday to donate money after Spanish authorities ordered him and 19 others to pay back 4.1 million euros ($4.55 million) of public money spent on a banned independence referendum.

Spain gets coalition government as Sanchez wins parliamentary vote

07 Jan 2020

MADRID Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez narrowly won parliamentary backing on Tuesday for Spain's first coalition government in decades, ending a long political stalemate but leaving him reliant on a fragile patchwork of alliances to pass laws.

Catalonia unrest and politics could slow Spanish economy: de Cos

29 Oct 2019

MADRID Unrest in Spain's wealthiest region of Catalonia and any further political uncertainty could affect private sector investment decisions, posing another potential risk to the economy, the head of the central bank said on Tuesday.

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders, sparking protests, clashes

15 Oct 2019

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region and left the future course of the dispute uncertain. | Video

Acciona increases bet on wind turbines with Nordex bid

08 Oct 2019

FRANKFURT/MADRID Spanish renewable energy producer Acciona has increased its bet on the wind turbine industry, launching a bid for Nordex that values the German turbine maker at more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

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