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Draghi’s Wink to Spanish Banks

MADRID | By Francisco López | The situation of the Spanish banking sector is still a recurrent topic in official EU meetings, especially now that we’re a little more than one month of knowing if an extension of the financial assistance program is required. ECB’s Chairman believes that Spanish banks will meet the stress tests in 2014, which seems to remove the possibility of a new aid injection. “Everything seems to suggest that Spain will approach this exercise well-equipped, but of course it is very difficult to guess what will happen with individual banks,” Draghi pointed out.


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Spanish banks poised to face stiff requirements

MADRID | By J.P. Marín Arrese | The summer break has delivered a much needed respite to Spanish banks, yet the forthcoming autumn will bring them a number of hurdles and potential pitfalls. For the author, the most worrying fact is the lack of ambition in performing a much needed restructuring.








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2013 profitable for Spanish banks

By Javier Niederleytners, professor at the Institute for Stock Exchange Studies IEBMarket pressure right now has relaxed over the country’s public debt and it seems to be a good moment to sell part of their bond holdings to cancel ECB loans.