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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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