Banco Santander SA (SAN.MC)
18 Apr 2019
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* Volatile forint firms in line with emerging fx index * CEE investors are cautious ahead of key euro zone PMI figures * Warsaw stock index outperforms, partly driven by Santander stock By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, April 17 The forint set a new 3-week high against the euro on Wednesday, outperforming Central European peers as it benefited from increased appetite for emerging market currencies and stocks. MSCI's indexes for emerging market stocks and currencies ro
* Business line tie-ups easier than full-blown mergers (Adds detail on advisers, stock price and more detail)
PARIS, April 17 French bank Credit Agricole and Spanish bank Santander plan to combine their custody and asset servicing operations in a deal that would create a new global leader, the banks said on Wednesday.
SANTANDER, Spain/MEXICO CITY Santander has offered to take full control of its Mexican business through a 2.6 billion euro ($2.9 billion) all-share deal as the Spanish bank chases potentially higher returns available from Latin America.
* Santander shares up almost 3% (Adds financial consultancy view, paragraphs 14-16)
April 12 Banco Santander SA chairman Ana Botin during the bank's shareholders meeting in Santander:
MADRID Santander assured investors on Wednesday that cost savings in mature markets in Europe and higher profitability growth in Latin America were enough to deliver on midterm financial targets while pushing its digital transformation.
* Will invest 20 billion euros in digital push over next 4 years
* Says expects to finish 2019 with fully loaded capital ratio above 11.3 percent