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    1. March 31, 2015

      Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb doubles losses in 2014

      Sareb, Spain’s so-called bad bank, doubled its losses in 2014 even as the country’s broader real estate sector continues to...

    2. March 16, 2015

      Banco de Madrid files for bankruptcy

      Banco de Madrid has filed for bankruptcy less than a week after its Andorran parent was accused of money laundering by US...

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    1. Investing in Spain

      As its bankers find renewed confidence, the property market stirs and large constructi...
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    1. March 13, 2015

      Andorra dismisses bank board over money laundering allegations

      Andorra’s government has dismissed the board of Banca Privada d’Andorra only days after the US accused the private bank of...

    2. March 11, 2015

      Spain steps in after US accuses Andorra bank of money laundering

      The Bank of Spain has intervened in the management of a Madrid-based private bank after the US accused its Andorran parent...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      Santander, the bank that bemuses

      This Spanish bank just makes us wonder, repeatedly. Previously we’ve noted Santander’s logic-defying habit of printing out...

    4. June 23, 2014

      Spanish banks enjoy renascent spirit

      A little over a year ago, the leaning tower of Bankia’s headquarters on the Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid’s main...

    5. April 29, 2014

      Spain’s economy shows signs of rebalancing

      Since Spain began to recover from recession last year, the upturn has been a lopsided spectacle: exports have boomed, while...

    6. April 2, 2014

      Spain looks to ECB to avoid deflation trap

      When Spain reported a slight fall in consumer prices last October, economic policy makers were quick to dismiss the decline...

    7. March 28, 2014

      Data deepen eurozone deflation fears

      The cost of borrowing for crisis hit countries in the eurozone is tumbling amid expectations that the European Central Bank...

    8. January 16, 2014

      Caixabank sells its stake in BME

      Caixabank is planning to sell down its 5 per cent stake in Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, a move that means banks will become...

    9. November 20, 2013

      Foreign bidders face higher hurdles to buy Spanish bank

      The Spanish central bank will force foreign investment funds bidding for the nationalised caja Nova Caixa Galicia to hold...

    10. November 7, 2013

      Bank of Spain sells remaining BME stake

      The Spanish central bank has netted €122m by offloading its remaining 5.4 per cent stake in Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, the...

    11. October 23, 2013

      Spain emerges from two-year recession

      The Spanish economy returned to growth in the three months to September, putting an end to a recession that lasted more than...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 23, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The downsides of quantitative easing, Garcia smackdown watch. Cardiff takes up the...

    13. October 15, 2013

      Spanish banks need extra €5bn to cover potential losses on loans

      Spanish lenders have told the central bank that they need about €5bn in additional provisions to cover for potential losses...

    14. September 2, 2013

      Private equity groups circle Spain’s EVO Banco

      Private equity groups are close to acquiring a division of one of Spain’s nationalised lenders, in what would be the first...

    15. July 28, 2013

      Pressure mounts on Spanish banks to cut dividends

      Santander, BBVA and other Spanish banks are under growing pressure to cut inflated dividend payouts when they report...

    16. July 25, 2013

      Spanish jobless data boost government claim of economic pick-up

      The number of unemployed Spaniards fell by 225,000 in the second quarter of the year, the largest such drop since the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 24, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks fell, the yen strengthened and Australian bank shares headed for their largest weekly drop in a year after...

    18. May 23, 2013

      Spain’s banks face €10bn more provisions

      Spanish banks will need to put aside extra provisions of up to €10bn to cover loans that borrowers will struggle to repay,...

    19. May 15, 2013

      Spanish banks face fresh hit from bad loans

      Spanish banks are bracing themselves for a fresh financial hit, amid rising pressure from the Bank of Spain on lenders to...

    20. April 30, 2013

      Spain’s economy shrinks 0.5%

      The Spanish economy shrank for the seventh consecutive quarter in the first three months of the year, at a time when Madrid...

    21. April 29, 2013

      Alfredo Sáenz resigns as Santander chief ahead of legal ruling

      The chief executive of Banco Santander, the eurozone’s biggest bank by value, has resigned ahead of a decision by Spain’s...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Secret HQ set up in London to fight cyber crime: “Britain’s security services are to open a new unit in London to work with...

    23. March 26, 2013

      Bank of Spain sees deeper gloom in 2013

      The Spanish economy will shrink by 1.5 per cent this year and unemployment is set to rise above 27 per cent, the Bank of...

    24. March 5, 2013

      No buyer found for Catalunya Banc

      The Spanish authorities have failed again to find a buyer for Catalunya Banc, the troubled lender nationalised last year,...

    25. February 12, 2013

      Spain court partially annuls Sáenz pardon

      A Spanish court has decided to partially overturn the formal pardon granted to Alfredo Sáenz, chief executive of Banco...

    26. January 31, 2013

      Domestic banks stuck with pain in Spain

      As they scrutinise the full-year results of Spain’s leading banks over the next two days, investors will be looking to...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2013

      Spanish deposit figures disclaimer: now updated through December '12!

      The measurement of Spanish deposits is whatever you want it to be! Or at least it sometimes seems that people regard it as...

    28. January 23, 2013

      Spanish economic woes deepen

      Spain’s economic downturn worsened in the fourth quarter of last year, as tax increases and salary cuts took their toll on...

    29. January 10, 2013

      Bank of Spain rejects audit allegations

      The Bank of Spain’s attempt to rebuild its battered reputation after last year’s banking crisis has suffered a setback after...

    30. January 4, 2013

      Santander set for Banesto union talks

      Banco Santander will meet trade unions next week to reach an agreement on job losses resulting from its planned merger with...

    31. December 27, 2012

      Bankia investors face severe losses

      The bleak prospects for as many as 350,000 retail shareholders in Bankia of recovering anything more than a token amount of...

    32. December 4, 2012

      Long road to a single EU bank regulator

      When analysts at Barclays published a note on Santander in October, it sounded a bearish note on the Spanish bank’s capital...

    33. November 30, 2012

      Spain to push ahead with banks’ sales

      Spain this week said it would push forward with the sale of some of its nationalised banks after finally receiving the green...

    34. November 12, 2012

      Madrid under pressure to halt evictions

      The Spanish government is facing mounting pressure to stop banks evicting struggling mortgage holders after the second...

    35. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2012

      Sareb is 'incrementally negative for Spain and its banking sector'

      Some more details about Spain’s bad bank are filtering through, mainly on how it might function in practice. And analysts...

    36. The World

      October 23, 2012

      The eurozone and la vie en rose

      On Tuesday, the editor of the Financial Times, Lionel Barber, gave the commencement address at Barcelona’s Esade Business...

    37. October 7, 2012

      Relentless austerity will only deepen Greek woes

      We have reached a point where the policies adopted to resolve the eurozone debt crisis are causing more damage than whatever...

    38. October 1, 2012

      Banco Popular aims to raise €2.5bn

      Banco Popular, Spain’s sixth largest lender by assets, will attempt to raise €2.5bn in an emergency share sale as it battles...

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