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Profile: Luis de Guindos, the man behind Spain’s bank bailout

The Spanish economy minister had a low profile before joining the Rajoy government. But he has already made his mark, having grappled with the worst economic crisis in living memory, and struggled with a financial debacle that has culminated in an EU rescue package.

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Truth is the casualty as Spain’s campaign heats up

As the November election approaches, public figures are taking a woefully cavalier attitude to facts and figures.

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain: Too big to fail?

Greece, Ireland and now Portugal. Debt-ridden, deficit-laden and bankrupt were it not for bailouts from abroad. Spain is the fourth and final letter in the hackneyed PIGS acronym for Europe’s struggling economies. It is also the biggest, and its economic future will decide the fate of the euro zone.

May 12th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bailout beckons as Portugal’s Sócrates resigns

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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