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Why merging Spain’s troubled banks won’t fix the country’s debt crisis

Bank mergers solve the debt crisis. At least that is the strongly held view in Madrid, where Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is considering yet another rescue, this time involving a possible merger of Ibercaja with rivals Liberbank and Caja3. It follows a longstanding policy, established by the previous socialist administration, that smashing together almost…

Hollande Defies German Crisis Handling on Euro Bonds, Banks – Bloomberg

French President Francois Hollande challenged Germany’s handling of the financial crisis as he headed to his first European Union summit with calls for joint borrowing and cash injections to struggling banks. Hollande teamed with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to press for tonight’s meeting of EU leaders to break with German-dominated budget-cutting policies that have…

Spanish banks don’t need European rescue: PM – Full Story

Spanish banks don’t need European rescue: PM (via AFP) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he did not believe that Spain’s banks would need rescuing by Europe. “I don’t think so,” Rajoy told journalists on Saturday after arriving in Chicago to take part in a two-day NATO summit, expressing surprise after French President Francois Hollande…