Bankia SA (BKIA.MC)
* CRÉDIT AGRICOLE CONSUMER FINANCE AND BANKIA ARE IN EXCLUSIVE NEGOTIATIONS TO SET UP A PARTNERSHIP IN CONSUMER FINANCE IN SPAIN
FRANKFURT, March 2 The European Central Bank has stopped supervising the Austrian arm of Russian state bank VTB after it slimmed down its European operations, the ECB said on Friday.
MADRID Spain's state-controlled Bankia on Tuesday said it would return 2.5 billion euros ($3.1 billion) of excess capital to shareholders over the next three years in an effort to pay back part of public bailout cash.
* Will increase dividend pay-out to 45 to 50 pct in 2018-2020
Feb 27 Spain's Bankia Chairman Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri:
MADRID, Feb 27 Spain's state-owned lender Bankia said on Tuesday it was planning to repatriate 2.5 billion euros ($3.1 billion) of excess capital to shareholders over the next three years as part of its new strategic plan.
Feb 23 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:
Feb 23 British insurer Aviva said it would sell its remaining Spanish businesses Cajamurcia Vida and Caja Granada Vida to Spain's state-owned lender Bankia for 202 million euros ($248.1 million).
* SAYS BUYS FOR 225 MILLION EUROS STAKE IN BANKING-ASSURANCE BUSINESS
MADRID, Feb 9 The head of Spain's bank bailout fund FROB said on Friday that the state could sell state-controlled Bankia to a competitor, but its priority was to continue its privatization process through stake sales.