MADRID - Across Spain, the message is hard to miss in office windows showcasing offers: banks want to lend to small companies again.
MADRID - The Bank of Spain has denied it plans to subject Spanish lenders to stress tests this month ahead of Europe-wide health checks following a report in newspaper Cinco Dias on Tuesday.
MADRID - A former Spanish policeman denied he had carried out torture at a hearing in a Madrid court on Thursday, part of an extradition request from Argentina, where he is wanted for crimes allegedly committed during dictator General Francisco Franco's rule.
MADRID - A former treasurer for Spain's ruling People's Party who is accused of amassing personal wealth from a secret slush fund told a judge on Thursday that he inherited the fund from the party's former secretary general, a court source said.
MADRID - Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) said on Wednesday it had picked popular Agriculture Minister Miguel Arias Canete to head its list of candidates for the European Parliamentary elections in May.
MADRID - Catalonia President Artur Mas said on Tuesday he would forge ahead with his region's plans to hold a referendum on independence in November after Spain's parliament overwhelmingly rejected the petition.
MADRID - Spain's parliament looks certain to reject a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence, despite heavy support for the separatist movement in the wealthy northeastern region.
MADRID - Spain said on Monday it had dismantled a group it accused of plotting to send industrial equipment to Iran that could be used for weapon manufacture in violation of international sanctions.
LONDON - Lower-rated euro zone bond yields held near multi-year lows on Monday, with a drop in euro zone inflation keeping speculation rife that the European Central Bank may loosen monetary policy further later this year.
MADRID - Shareholders of Spain's Repsol approved the oil major's $5 billion settlement with Argentina over the 2012 seizure of YPF at an annual meeting on Friday that also shed light on tensions with Mexico's Pemex.
NEW YORK/LONDON - The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April and the euro zone private sector started the second quarter on its strongest footing since 2011, while the pace of decline in Chinese factory activity slowed, surveys showed on Wednesday.