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Mar 15, 2016, 17:07 ET BBVA launches 8th edition of its global fintech startup competition, BBVA Open Talent

 BBVA today launches the 8th edition of its BBVA Open Talent competition, which aims to find the brightest and best entrepreneurs who are...


Feb 24, 2016, 12:35 ET The BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca 2016 Tour will travel around the world

 London, Hong-Kong, Phoenix, San Francisco and Santiago de Chile are (in that order) the cities chosen for the third BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca...


Feb 24, 2016, 01:43 ET The BBVA Foundation honors economist Martin Ravallion, who by quantifying the threshold of extreme poverty enabled the setting of specific development cooperation goals

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category has been granted in this eighth edition to Australian...


Feb 16, 2016, 10:37 ET The BBVA Foundation honors Robert Wilson for his pioneering analysis of economic interactions under information asymmetry, and his broadening of the field to incorporate reputation-building as a spur to cooperation

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management has been granted in this eighth edition to Robert B....


Feb 11, 2016, 09:08 ET BBVA increases fintech fund to $250 million

BBVA announces an increase in its financial technology ('fintech') fund to $250m and a partnership with Propel Venture Partners (Propel)....


Feb 09, 2016, 11:48 ET The BBVA Foundation honors Georges Aperghis for his reinvention of music theater using sounds, gestures, space and technology, and involving performers in the compositional process

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes in this eighth edition to Georges Aperghis for reinventing...


Feb 02, 2016, 10:54 ET The BBVA Foundation honors Ilkka Hanski for opening up an area of ecology that explains how species survive in fragmented habitats and allows to quantify the extinction threshold

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology goes in this eighth edition to Finnish ecologist Ilkka Hanski,...


Jan 26, 2016, 12:33 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to the architects of optogenetics, which uses light to probe and modulate the workings of the brain

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine goes in this eighth edition to neuroscientists Edward Boyden, Karl Deisseroth...


Jan 19, 2016, 11:13 ET Hawking and Mukhanov win the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for discovering that the galaxies were born from quantum fluctuations

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences goes to physicists Stephen Hawking and Viatcheslav Mukhanov for discovering that...


Jan 12, 2016, 10:57 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Stephen Cook for determining that some problems do not lend themselves to efficiently computable solutions

 Mathematician Stephen Arthur Cook has been granted the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication...


Jan 11, 2016, 11:00 ET BBVA hires Derek White for Global Product and Design post

BBVA has hired Derek White, former Chief Design & Digital Officer at Barclays Bank PLC, as Global Head of Customer Solutions. In this role...


Jan 08, 2016, 11:44 ET Ramanathan takes the BBVA Foundation award for demonstrating the global warming impact of other gases and particles and showing that means are available besides limiting CO2 to achieve short-term progress against the clock

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this eighth edition to Indian climatologist...


Nov 24, 2015, 02:41 ET BBVA invests in Atom Bank, the UK's first mobile-only bank

 BBVA has agreed to invest £45m (around €64m) for a 29.5% stake in Atom, the UK's first mobile-only bank, which will launch in early...


Nov 23, 2015, 13:23 ET Francisco Gonzalez shares BBVA's digital transformation case with Harvard faculty

 BBVA Chairman and CEO Francisco González participated in the Strategy Research Conference, which was organized by the Harvard Business...


Apr 22, 2015, 22:55 ET Francisco Gonzalez in the U.S. to present the book 'Reinventing the Company in the Digital Age'

- Francisco Gonzalez (BBVA): At BBVA we are leaders, but we are running a race which has no discernible finish line, not even a pre-fixed...


Feb 12, 2015, 18:44 ET World premiere of Roca brothers' film 'Cooking Up a Tribute' at Berlin International Film Festival

Joan Roca and Josep Roca, the directors Andrea Gomez and Luis Gonzalez, and the executive producer Ignacio Moliner presented the world premiere of...


Feb 03, 2015, 10:53 ET David Tilman takes the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for scientifically demonstrating how biodiversity makes ecosystems more stable, productive and resilient

The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to David Tilman,...


Jan 27, 2015, 11:35 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine goes to Tony Hunter, Joseph Schlessinger and Charles Sawyers for opening the door to the personalized treatment of cancer

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category is shared in this seventh edition by Tony Hunter, professor and...


Jan 26, 2015, 18:29 ET BBVA ambassador Joan Roca, a leading cultural personality, participates in the World Economic Forum

 Joan Roca, chef of El Celler de Can Roca and a BBVA ambassador, has participated as a member of a worldwide team of cultural...


Jan 21, 2015, 15:37 ET The Roca brothers' film 'Cooking Up a Tribute' will premiere at the 65th Berlin Film Festival

'Cooking Up a Tribute,' produced by BBVA, is an epicurean film in which brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, owners of El Celler de Can Roca...


Jan 20, 2015, 10:24 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences goes to Stephen Buchwald for creating more efficient, stable, broad-spectrum catalysts of importance in drug discovery

 The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences has gone to U.S. chemist Stephen Buchwald "for the...


Jan 20, 2015, 09:00 ET BBVA Ventures Invests in Leading Bitcoin Platform Coinbase

 Founded in June 2012, San Francisco-based Coinbase gives consumers and merchants the ability to easily buy, sell, store and transact with...


Jan 15, 2015, 10:13 ET 'Relocation Assistant' and 'Pear Campaigns' apps win InnovaChallenge MX

The BBVA International datathon InnovaChallenge MX, in which 378 developers from 36 different countries participated, has drawn to a close. The...


Jan 13, 2015, 11:20 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Leonard Kleinrock, who made the Internet possible by devising the most efficient way to share data and transmit information

The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category has been granted to...


Jan 09, 2015, 11:42 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Richard Alley, the "interpreter" of ice who uncovered the evidence of sudden climate changes

The seventh annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes to U.S. glaciologist Richard Alley for his...