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Rodrigo Rato: exiting through the revolving door

Rodrigo Rato

The former head of the IMF and Spanish economy minister has just landed a job at Telefónica, despite facing a judicial investigation into mismanagement while he was chairman of failed lender Bankia.

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Bailout beckons as Portugal’s Sócrates resigns

José Sócrates failed to convince other political parties of the need for further cuts.

Portugal moves a step closer to a Greek-style crisis as the Socialist prime minister steps down after an unsuccessful congressional vote on measures to cut the deficit.

March 24th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Portugal News | Read More »

Not yet a Greek tragedy, but still a Spanish drama

Spain may not be on the verge of seeking a Greek-style bailout, but the government’s slow progress on cutting a burgeoning budget deficit is doing little to calm jittery investors.

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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