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  1. September 20, 2013

    Recycling old names keeps out fresh corporate voices

    Normally, the United States is seen as the home of second chances, where disgraced preachers, bankrupt airlines – and almost...

  2. September 17, 2013

    Former Bankia head joins Santander advisory board

    Banco Santander, Spain’s largest bank by assets, has appointed Rodrigo Rato to its international advisory board, offering a...

  1. May 28, 2013

    Bankia slides as new shares start trading

    Shares in Bankia took a fresh tumble on Tuesday, the first day of trading after the nationalised Spanish lender issued...

  2. May 17, 2013

    Former head of Caja Madrid detained

    Spanish judges this week sent the strongest signal yet that they intend to crack down on former executives at bailed-out...

  3. March 25, 2013

    Bankia shares plunge on capital injection

    Shares in Bankia tumbled by as much as half on Monday as the final steps of the largest bank rescue in Spanish history...

  4. March 22, 2013

    Bankia share value to be slashed to €0.01

    Shares in Bankia, the lender at the heart of Spain’s financial crisis, will have their nominal value slashed to €0.01 – the...

  5. February 1, 2013

    Spain’s Rajoy to speak on payment claims

    Mariano Rajoy will on Saturday speak publicly for the first time about allegations published in the Spanish media this week...

  6. January 31, 2013

    Rajoy drawn into corruption scandal

    Spain’s prime minister has become embroiled in a growing scandal over secret cash payments to ruling party politicians after...

  7. September 4, 2012

    Madrid plans to inject Bankia with debt

    Madrid is planning to provide €4.5bn of stopgap rescue money to Bankia, the nationalised bank, by injecting it with Spanish...

  8. July 26, 2012

    Former Bankia chief hits out at his party

    Rodrigo Rato, the ousted chairman of Bankia, has taken aim at Spain’s central bank and his own political party for their...

  9. July 24, 2012

    Ousting of Bankia chief condemned

    Madrid’s decision to oust Rodrigo Rato as chairman of Bankia in advance of its €23.5bn bailout was a grave error that...

  10. July 6, 2012

    Rato remains in eye of Bankia storm

    In Spanish the word “rato” can mean a short amount of time, an instant. For gallows humourists in Spain, the parallels...

  11. July 5, 2012

    Spanish 10-year borrowing costs jump

    Spain on Thursday sold about €3bn of medium and long-term notes at the top end of its target in the first big test of...

  12. July 4, 2012

    Spain opens Bankia fraud probe

    Spain’s high court has opened a fraud probe into Rodrigo Rato, the former International Monetary Fund chief who was until...

  13. June 21, 2012

    The bank that broke Spain

    “A very solid group with more than 10m customers.” That was how a senior Bankia executive described the big Spanish bank on...

  14. June 18, 2012

    EU plan to cap bank bonuses could backfire

    When the chief executive of Deutsche Bank calls the south-east of England’s member of the European Parliament for a chat, it...

  15. The A-List

    June 11, 2012

    Do not declare victory over Spain's banking bailout

    “It was the credibility of the euro that won,” said Mariano Rajoy, Spanish prime minister, introducing the €100bn bailout of...

  16. May 27, 2012

    Bankia: time pressures

    Bankia has the ring of a computer-generated name that was supposed to give clients and investors a warm feeling. The seven...

  17. May 26, 2012

    Bankia chairman defends predecessor

    José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, the new chairman of Bankia, has defended his predecessor, Rodrigo Rato, after Spain’s...

  18. May 25, 2012

    Spain to inject €19bn into Bankia

    Spain will make an emergency €19bn investment in Bankia, the stricken savings bank, in a bold bid to restore confidence in...

  19. May 17, 2012

    Bankia bought own shares before bailout

    Bankia, the part-nationalised Spanish savings bank, bought 4.3 per cent of its own shares in the months before being taken...

  20. May 17, 2012

    Spain moves to calm bank fears

    The Spanish government called for investor calm on Thursday as shares in Bankia, the country’s second-largest bank by...

  21. May 17, 2012

    Spain denies bank run reports

    Spain has been moved to deny reports of deposit withdrawals from Bankia, the part nationalised savings bank, after its...

  22. May 9, 2012

    Questions raised over Bankia creation

    As shares in Bankia slid further away from their listing price on Wednesday, questions were being asked about the wisdom of...

  23. May 9, 2012

    Spain finalises recapitalisation plan

    Spain is preparing to force its banks to set aside tens of billions of euros in additional provisions against property loans...

  24. May 8, 2012

    Bankia: Madrid looks to reform

    Why do Spanish bankers, regulators and government officials find it so hard to accept – and tell – the truth? Investors have...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Spain is planning a state bail-out of Bankia, the country’s third biggest bank by assets, in a move likely to involve the...

  26. May 7, 2012

    Bankia’s failure to face reality brings back crisis

    In July last year, Bankia held a ceremony in the marble-lined central dome of the Madrid stock exchange to celebrate the...

  27. May 7, 2012

    Spain to spend billions on bank rescue

    Spain is planning a state bail-out of Bankia, the country’s third biggest bank by assets, in a move likely to involve the...

  28. April 25, 2012

    IMF says Spanish banks must go further

    Despite a wave of forced mergers and compulsory provisions some of Spain’s savings banks still pose a threat to financial...

  29. February 10, 2012

    Bankia to set aside €3.4bn for provisions

    Bankia will set aside a total of €3.4bn in provisions to achieve new Spanish government rules forcing lenders to recognise...

  30. February 6, 2012

    UK bankers and the matter of the public good

    I think Stephen Hester is doing a pretty good job of clearing up the mess at Royal Bank of Scotland. When he arrived as...

  31. February 5, 2012

    Sabadell poised for €1.2bn rights issue

    Banco Sabadell, the Spanish lender, has begun sounding out investors about a rights issue worth up to €1.2bn as part of a...

  32. February 3, 2012

    Spain caps senior pay at bailed-out banks

    Spain’s centre-right government has capped the pay of executives and directors at banks supported by or taken over by the...

  33. January 17, 2012

    Spain pushes for domestic Bankia merger

    Spain’s new government is pressing for Bankia, a group of savings banks listed last year, to seek a merger with another...

  34. October 11, 2011

    Outrage at pay-outs for Spain’s failed bankers

    Spanish prosecutors have launched a corruption probe into directors of a bank bailed out with €2.8bn of taxpayers’ money,...

  35. September 30, 2011

    Spain yields to pressure and cancels privatisation

    Spain’s Socialist government yielded to two unforgiving forces - its political opponents and the financial markets – when it...

  36. July 22, 2011

    Banca Cívica shares flat on market debut

    Banca Cívica, the Spanish savings bank, has completed a €600m ($860m) stock listing in the last of two flotations billed as...

  37. July 20, 2011

    Bankia shares flat on listing debut

    Shares in Bankia, Spain’s largest savings bank, fell below an already heavily discounted listing price on their first day of...

  38. July 18, 2011

    Spain’s Bankia to raise €3.3bn in IPO

    Bankia, the largest of Spain’s troubled unlisted savings banks, or cajas, will on Tuesday announce that it has raised up to...

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