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Investors’ appetite for Spanish banks grow

MADRID| By Francisco López| Spain’s banking sector wholesale maturities will reach € 88,000 million in 2014 and € 72,000 million in 2015. Experts forecast that more than half will be financed via foreign markets.Only BBVA estimates to sell around € 7,000 million in bonds and covered bonds.

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“German banks haven’t been supervised the way the Spanish have”

By Revista Consejeros | Roberto Higuera, deputy president of Banco Popular: “When they had trouble with Hypo Ryal more than €100 billion were needed, whereas in Spain it turned out that we could do with less than €40 billion. What marked the difference is that Spain had to ask for help, while Germany put the money from its own pocket.”