Spain's BBVA paid 10.3
million euros ($11.40 million) to hire a security firm owned by
a former police chief at the centre of an alleged spying case, a
document from Spain's High Court showed on Monday.
A multi-billion euro merger and
encouraging manufacturing data helped European shares close
conformably higher on Monday after their worst week in six
months amid jitters over the economic fallout from a virus
outbreak in China.