Spain fact of the day

Data published by Spain’s central bank showed €97bn had been pulled out in the first quarter – around a 10th of the country’s GDP – as concerns mounted over Madrid’s ability to contain its twin economic and financial crises, which have forced government borrowing costs to euro-era highs.

Here is more.  Overall I am finding economic conditions here — most of all in the cyclical, macroeconomic sense — to be much worse than in Italy.  There is also this:

“My concern is that we haven’t yet seen the most recent numbers, which could be far worse,” said Raj Badiani, an economist at IHS Global Insight. “We are seeing a perfect storm.”


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