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    1. April 22, 2015

      Rato probe casts shadow over Rajoy government

      Spain’s centre-right government is battling to contain the fallout from a tax investigation against Rodrigo Rato, the...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

      The touch lasted only a few seconds, but it will be seared into the mind of Rodrigo Rato — and of millions of Spaniards...

    1. April 16, 2015

      Rodrigo Rato released from police detention

      Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was released from police detention in the early hours...

    2. February 13, 2015

      Bankia and ex-managers ordered to deposit €800m with court

      A Spanish judge on Friday ordered Bankia and its former management to set aside €800m to cover for possible claims...

    3. December 4, 2014

      Spanish court releases report criticising Bankia IPO

      Bankia continues to be haunted by its controversial initial public offering four years ago. The latest blow to the...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 –...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. May 26, 2012

      Bankia chairman defends predecessor

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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