The Bank of Spain’s baffling performance

MADRID | The Spanish government has good reasons to feel irritated at the Bank of Spain’s erratic conduct. It has endorsed bank plans to meet the reform targets without raising any objection. Yet, it has failed to provide any credible explanation on how credit institutions might raise €45 billion in the coming months. Taking for granted that Santander, BBVA and CaixaBank will easily achieve their required €10 billion provisioning, that leaves…