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#Spanish economy

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Spain 'will ask for an extra year to meet EU's budget targets'
# Spain
# Spain

Spain 'will ask for an extra year to meet EU's budget targets'

Apr 2nd 2013, 2:03 PM 3,619 Views 8 Comments

A source tells AFP that Spain will ask for the same concession that was given to Ireland – an extra year to meet deadlines.

# spanish-economy - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain
# Spain
# Spain

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain

Nov 25th 2012, 11:33 AM 7,599 Views 32 Comments

…but Catalan voters could have to wait some time for full independence, with Madrid remaining opposed to the idea.

# spanish-economy - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections
# Spain
# Spain

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections

Oct 21st 2012, 12:36 PM 2,436 Views 1 Comment

Elections are taking place in the Basque Country – the first since ETA renounced violence – and Mariano Rajoy’s home area of Galicia.

# spanish-economy - Friday 28 September, 2012

Spanish banks may need €60 billion in taxpayer bailout
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish banks may need €60 billion in taxpayer bailout

Sep 28th 2012, 5:48 PM 3,645 Views 38 Comments

An independent audit of the banking sector says seven of Spain’s 14 banks will need financial support.

# spanish-economy - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table
# Spain
# Spain

Spain to announce Budget - with €39bn of cuts on the table

Sep 27th 2012, 9:56 AM 4,036 Views 18 Comments

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy will hope that the hard-hitting Budget will soften the terms of any prospective bailout.

# spanish-economy - Friday 14 September, 2012

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report
# El Bailout?
# El Bailout?

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report

Sep 14th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,931 Views 17 Comments

A Dutch newspaper quotes an insider as saying informal talks for a full-blown sovereign bailout are underway.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Spain to add another €6 billion to bank bailout fund
# Spain
# Spain

Spain to add another €6 billion to bank bailout fund

Sep 4th 2012, 3:57 PM 3,523 Views 15 Comments

The extra funds are being provided while ministers work on sorting out the formal bailout from European funding.

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish unemployment rises again to creep towards 25 per cent

Sep 4th 2012, 1:36 PM 3,960 Views 16 Comments

Spain’s unemployment rate is the highest in the industrialised world.

# spanish-economy - Friday 27 July, 2012

Explainer: Why is Spain under so much financial pressure?
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Explainer: Why is Spain under so much financial pressure?

Jul 27th 2012, 6:24 PM 3,018 Views 4 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Spain keeps getting higher – fuelling rumours of needing a full-on bailout.

Spain ‘discussed €300bn bailout with Germany’ – Reuters report
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

Spain ‘discussed €300bn bailout with Germany’ – Reuters report

Jul 27th 2012, 5:16 PM 2,127 Views 14 Comments

Reuters says a Spanish minister broached the idea on Tuesday. If they’re right, Ireland could be hit with a bill for €4.77 billion.

# spanish-economy - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Greens tell Gilmore: 'You'll need to convince German allies on bank deal'
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greens tell Gilmore: 'You'll need to convince German allies on bank deal'

Jul 25th 2012, 4:12 PM 2,723 Views 7 Comments

The Green Party points out that Labour’s sister party in Germany is opposed to letting banks borrow straight from the ESM.

# spanish-economy - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Huge protests erupt across Spain against €65bn austerity cuts
# Spain
# Spain

Huge protests erupt across Spain against €65bn austerity cuts

Jul 19th 2012, 10:12 PM 8,338 Views 61 Comments

Workers have taken to the streets decrying “robbery”, on the eve of a teleconference to secure Spain’s €100bn bailout.

# spanish-economy - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Merkel blasts ‘fake solutions’ as EU leaders head to Brussels
# Crunchzeit
# Crunchzeit

Merkel blasts ‘fake solutions’ as EU leaders head to Brussels

Jun 28th 2012, 10:26 AM 2,786 Views 34 Comments

The German chancellor says short-term measures to stop Spain and Italy from going under won’t cut it.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction
# Danger Here
# Danger Here

Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction

Jun 26th 2012, 10:52 AM 1,850 Views 6 Comments

Spain issued some 3-month and 6-month bills this morning – but saw its rates rocket following its bailout request.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Spanish auction sees cost of short-term loans rocket... again

Jun 19th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,774 Views 14 Comments

Spain sold off €3 billion in 12-month bills, but paid the price as investors continued to demand a high premium for their money.

# spanish-economy - Monday 18 June, 2012

Euro crisis: Spanish cost of borrowing hits 7pc as investors seek safety
# Yikes!
# Yikes!

Euro crisis: Spanish cost of borrowing hits 7pc as investors seek safety

Jun 18th 2012, 10:39 AM 2,121 Views 13 Comments

The costs had fallen after Greece’s election, but are back up this morning as the fear of contagion remains…

# spanish-economy - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
From The Daily Edge
# Prime Numbers

Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics

Jun 16th 2012, 7:30 PM 9,892 Views 0 Comments

Plus – the latest estimate of the average industrial wage, and how close Spain is being pushed to an international bailout…

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Euro crisis: Spain's cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of 'race against time'
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Euro crisis: Spain's cost of borrowing rockets as Lagarde warns of 'race against time'

Jun 12th 2012, 3:12 PM 3,616 Views 23 Comments

If you were lending cash to the Spanish government for 10 years, you’d get an annual interest rate of 6.76 per cent.

Rehn 'still hopes for Irish debt deal' - while Spain's bailout comes without budget rules
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Rehn 'still hopes for Irish debt deal' - while Spain's bailout comes without budget rules

Jun 12th 2012, 8:08 AM 2,717 Views 58 Comments

The commissioner says he still wants to assist Ireland – and confirms Spain’s banking bailout won’t bring new fiscal conditions.

# spanish-economy - Monday 11 June, 2012

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes
# Spanish Bailout
# Spanish Bailout

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes

Jun 11th 2012, 8:44 AM 3,278 Views 43 Comments

Germany ensured that Spain’s €100bn banking bailout would go through the government – meaning it counts towards national debt.

# spanish-economy - Friday 8 June, 2012

Brussels and Berlin: 'No news' on potential Spanish request for bailout
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Brussels and Berlin: 'No news' on potential Spanish request for bailout

Jun 8th 2012, 1:13 PM 1,867 Views 25 Comments

Both the European Commission and the German government say Spain has not made a formal application for EU funding.

# spanish-economy - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Spain sees borrowing costs rise, while France's hit euro-era lows
# Two-tier Europe
# Two-tier Europe

Spain sees borrowing costs rise, while France's hit euro-era lows

Jun 7th 2012, 11:25 AM 2,022 Views 3 Comments

It’s a tale of two Europes as countries go to the bond markets this morning…

# spanish-economy - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Spain: We're being frozen out of markets, and we need help now
# Spanish Economy
# Spanish Economy

Spain: We're being frozen out of markets, and we need help now

Jun 6th 2012, 9:36 AM 2,558 Views 34 Comments

The Spanish treasury minister says Spain “doesn’t have the market door open”, at a time it needs cash to help its banks.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

French minister blames US for creating eurozone's debt crisis
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

French minister blames US for creating eurozone's debt crisis

Jun 5th 2012, 1:05 PM 2,961 Views 25 Comments

France’s new foreign minister hits back at Barack Obama, saying: ‘Lehman Brothers was not a European bank.’

# spanish-economy - Monday 28 May, 2012

Spain sees cost of borrowing rise, as major bank seeks €19bn bailout
# Beaten Path
# Beaten Path

Spain sees cost of borrowing rise, as major bank seeks €19bn bailout

May 28th 2012, 12:55 PM 1,386 Views 6 Comments

This all feels eerily familiar…

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 17th 2012, 8:02 PM 4,358 Views 18 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# spanish-economy - Monday 16 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Apr 16th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,306 Views 0 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

# spanish-economy - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB may re-enter bond markets after Italian auction flops

Apr 11th 2012, 2:14 PM 2,396 Views 13 Comments

Investors declined the opportunity to buy short-term Italian bills this morning, seeing interest rates double from last month.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Spain wins budget concessions from Eurogroup - but more austerity will follow
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Spain wins budget concessions from Eurogroup - but more austerity will follow

Mar 13th 2012, 8:37 AM 1,504 Views 38 Comments

A meeting of Eurozone finance ministers sees Spain encouraged to frontload budget cuts in order to achieve EU deficit targets.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

ECB steers clear of bond-buying for first time since August
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB steers clear of bond-buying for first time since August

Feb 21st 2012, 9:03 AM 1,192 Views 2 Comments

Last week marked the first time in six months that the European Central Bank didn’t intervene in the sovereign bond markets.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Spain raises nearly €5bn in successful short-term bond auction

Jan 17th 2012, 10:00 AM 930 Views 4 Comments

Spain sees the interest rate for 12-month bonds fall significantly, while Belgium has mixed results in an auction of its own.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions
# Bond Auctions
# Bond Auctions

Belgium, Spain and bailout fund perform better in bond auctions

Dec 13th 2011, 12:25 PM 1,283 Views 1 Comment

There’s little respite for Greece, though, which is asked to pay a higher yield on an experimental auction of short-term bonds.

# spanish-economy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

Nov 21st 2011, 4:09 PM 12,003 Views 55 Comments

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

# spanish-economy - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Spain in the firing line as borrowing costs hit new highs
# Spainwreck
# Spainwreck

Spain in the firing line as borrowing costs hit new highs

Nov 17th 2011, 11:48 AM 1,170 Views 15 Comments

The price of borrowing for Spain is approaching the 7 per cent barrier, after both Spain and France struggled with bond auctions.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Italian borrowing costs spike again as coalition talks go on
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Italian borrowing costs spike again as coalition talks go on

Nov 15th 2011, 2:30 PM 630 Views 0 Comments

The markets seem nervous about Mario Monti’s attempts to form a government – while a Spanish bond auction also goes badly.

# spanish-economy - Monday 12 September, 2011

ECB spent €14bn on Spanish and Italian bonds last week...
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB spent €14bn on Spanish and Italian bonds last week...

Sep 12th 2011, 3:20 PM 407 Views 7 Comments

…and its input was virtually worthless, because prices today are pretty much exactly where they were seven days ago.

# spanish-economy - Saturday 10 September, 2011

ECB's chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy
# ECB
# ECB

ECB's chief economist quits over divisive bond-buying policy

Sep 10th 2011, 1:33 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

Jürgen Stark is stepping down three years early – apparently in protest at ECB policies not favoured by his native Germany.

# spanish-economy - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Merkel welcomes ruling, but insists: 'We will never back Eurobonds'
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel welcomes ruling, but insists: 'We will never back Eurobonds'

Sep 7th 2011, 11:03 AM 394 Views 6 Comments

Angela Merkel welcomes the Constitutional Court’s decision – but says it does not mean the emergence of a closer fiscal union.

Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts
# Debt Relief
# Debt Relief

Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts

Sep 7th 2011, 10:21 AM 314 Views 0 Comments

Germany was not acting unconstitutionally in sanctioning a Greek bailout, the court says – though future bailouts need greater approval.

# spanish-economy - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang
# Markets
# Markets

Markets take a nose dive as bond crisis returns with a bang

Sep 6th 2011, 8:34 AM 381 Views 9 Comments

Christine Lagarde says there’s a “crisis of confidence”. No kidding: markets are slipping while borrowing costs are back on the up.

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