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Judge calls for BBVA and former chairman to stand trial for hiring police commissioner to spy on rivals

The National Court judge Manuel García Castellón has proposed to put BBVA and its former president Francisco González on trial for bribery crimes in degree of continuity, in addition to disclosure of secrets, for hiring the police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo to carry out various illegal assignments between 2004 and 2016. In an order of 268 pages, the head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 6 concludes the investigation…

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Colonial gives CriteriaCaixa largest stake in its shareholding through €622 million capital increase

Link Securities | The REIT approved yesterday at the General Shareholders’ Meeting the entry of CriteriaCaixa in its capital through a capital increase of €622 million, Expansión reports. Pere Viñolas, CEO of Colonial, told shareholders that the company’s indebtedness will be consolidated at the levels achieved with this capital injection (leverage of 36.3% vs. 39.9% previously), while he expects earnings per share and the dividend to grow. With this capital…