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Spain's Repsol agrees to sell Gas Natural stake to CVC

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MADRID Spain's Repsol has agreed to sell its 20 percent stake in Gas Natural to CVC Capital Partners for 3.82 billion euros(3.38 billion pounds), a move that could allow the oil major to restart investment after years of debt reduction.

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Spanish Supreme Court orders arrest of former Catalan MP Anna Gabriel 21 Feb 2018

MADRID/ZURICH Spain's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of former Catalan member of parliament Anna Gabriel after she failed to appear in court on Wednesday to answer charges related to the region's independence push.

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EU chooses Spain's de Guindos for ECB vice-chair, paving way for German head 20 Feb 2018

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers on Monday chose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to succeed European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio in May, a move likely to boost the chances of a German becoming head of the ECB next year. | Video

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Former Catalan MP to spurn Spain court summons in Switzerland 20 Feb 2018

MADRID A former member of Catalonia's parliament who has fled to Switzerland from Spain says she will not attend a Spanish court summons over her alleged role in the region's declaration of independence last year.

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More banker than politician? De Guindos faces ECB litmus test 19 Feb 2018

MADRID Widely credited with steering Spain through its worst recession in decades, its outgoing Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will hope to bring pragmatism and tenacity to the European Central Bank when he takes over as vice president in June.

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Catalan corporate property market cools on political uncertainty 19 Feb 2018

MADRID Global pension funds, insurers and other investors are holding back on buying office space in Catalonia due to fears a split from Spain could lead to an exodus of business from the region.

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European Parliament favours Ireland's Lane for ECB vice president job 15 Feb 2018

BRUSSELS The economic committee of the European Parliament sees Irish central bank governor Philip Lane as a stronger candidate for the post of European Central Bank vice president than Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos, its chairman said on Thursday.

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China's Dalian Wanda sells 17 percent stake in Spain's Atletico Madrid 14 Feb 2018

MADRID Dalian Wanda Group has sold a 17 percent stake in Atletico Madrid, the Spanish football club said on Wednesday, the latest step in the Chinese conglomerate's strategy to reduce debt.

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Ryanair says cutting fares 30 percent to fill Catalonia flights 13 Feb 2018

MADRID Ryanair has been cutting fares by up to 30 percent to fill flights to Barcelona and other cities in Catalonia as holiday-makers are nervous of political upheaval in the Spanish region, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday. | Video

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Burnt Banco Popular investors contest 'flawed' rescue valuation 09 Feb 2018

FRANKFURT European authorities used a "flawed" negative valuation for the sale of Spain's failing Banco Popular last year which undermined the process, a law firm seeking redress for investors who lost money on the bank's bonds said on Friday.

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Euro zone yields drop as German business morale falls

LONDON Euro zone government bond yields dipped on Thursday after a survey showed German business confidence fell in February, offsetting an earlier rise in yields after the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting revived fears of inflation.