MADRID, June 23 Spain's Banco Popular said on Monday it had signed a deal with U.S. lender Citi to buy its retail banking and credit card business in Spain.
Popular and Citi said in April they were in talks over the units, including 45 branch offices, as foreign players struggling to compete with local banks in the wake of a financial crisis start exiting the country.
Popular, which did not detail how much it would pay for the acquisition, said the purchase would close after it received regulatory approvals. (Reporting by Sarah White, Editing by Fiona Ortiz)
Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday -source
OSLO, Dec 3 Norway's right wing minority coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would rescue the government from collapse, a source close to the talks told Reuters.