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With prudence comes opportunity

July 1, 2008

Santander CEO Alfredo Sáenz tells Karina Robinson that while M&As are there for the taking, it is imperative not to act hastily in the troubled market.

Can cajas ride out the storm?

July 1, 2008

Spain’s savings banks are feeling the pinch of a slowing economy combined with the liability of their huge mortgage portfolios. Rodrigo Amaral reports.

The dangers of procyclical bias

July 1, 2008

As market uncertainty continues, banks need to know how to respond to the economic cycle, writes José María Roldán.

Crisis? What crisis?

April 7, 2008

BBVA is in an enviable position for 2008, having had no involvement with subprime assets. Jules Stewart talks to president and COO José Ignacio Goirigolzarri.

Spain hopes for a soft landing

April 7, 2008

Spanish banks are tightening up their strategies in preparation for a global slowdown says Jules Stewart.

Walking a crisis tightrope

April 7, 2008

Spanish banks appear to have survived the credit crunch relatively unscathed. However, as Jules Stewart reports, the country’s current account deficit and reliance on foreign markets is causing concern among some commentators.

Pressure for a knee-jerk reaction is mounting

April 7, 2008

Banks are discovering that there will be a regulatory price to pay for the support of governments and central banks – and it could be a costly one. Karina Robinson investigates.

BBVA’s hidden treasures

November 5, 2007

BBVA may have grabbed the headlines for missed acquisitions but a bank that posts 20% a year profits growth, that pays a top return on equity as well as being a byword for prudence cannot be all bad, as Karina Robinson discovers.

Fears of a bubble

July 2, 2007

Recent stock market falls in the construction sector are making Spain’s seemingly invincible property market look vulnerable, with all that entails for an economy that is highly dependant on it. Neil Tyler explains.

Conservatives see red

April 2, 2007

Spain’s 12-year economic boom may be slowing down but the government’s handling of the ETA problem remains the prime polarising issue. Karina Robinson reports.

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