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Spain's taxpayers will never get most of bank bailout money back - report

Spain's government has reportedly admitted it will never get back much of the more than 50 billion euros used to bail out the countries' banks according to a report the newspaper El Pais.

Spain's government has reportedly admitted it will never get back much of the more than 50 billion euros used to bail out the countries' banks according to a report the newspaper El Pais.

Business

Holiday hiring helps Spanish unemployment dip in June

The latest jobs statistics from Spain provide further signs that Europe’s fourth-largest economy is recovering – though very, very slowly. Helped

The latest jobs statistics from Spain provide further signs that Europe’s fourth-largest economy is recovering – though very, very slowly. Helped

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Spain and Greece get credit rating agency upgrades

Spain’s improving economy has earned it a widely-expected upgrade from Standard and Poor’s. Madrid’s credit rating was raised one notch to BBB from

Spain’s improving economy has earned it a widely-expected upgrade from Standard and Poor’s. Madrid’s credit rating was raised one notch to BBB from

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Spain's jobless numbers up in October

In Spain, the number of people registered as unemployed rose in October. Job centres saw an increase in jobseekers as those hired for the tourist

In Spain, the number of people registered as unemployed rose in October. Job centres saw an increase in jobseekers as those hired for the tourist

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Spanish inflation falls again

Prices are rising at their slowest rate in four years in Spain, where the inflation figures for September show a 0.3 percent increase. It is now over

Prices are rising at their slowest rate in four years in Spain, where the inflation figures for September show a 0.3 percent increase. It is now over

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Spain deeper in debt despite austerity

Spain’s government debt has hit a record high. Between April and June it rose to rose to 92.2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the

Spain’s government debt has hit a record high. Between April and June it rose to rose to 92.2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the

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Spain's economy improving, but still a long way to go

The Spanish economy came close to stabilising in the second quarter of this year according to the central bank. The Bank of Spain estimated that

The Spanish economy came close to stabilising in the second quarter of this year according to the central bank. The Bank of Spain estimated that

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Clashes in Madrid as Spain announces record jobless levels

There were clashes between demonstrators and riot police outside the Spanish parliament building on Thursday, as the country revealed record high

There were clashes between demonstrators and riot police outside the Spanish parliament building on Thursday, as the country revealed record high

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EU ruling to help Spain's evicted homeowners

A new ruling by Europe’s highest court could make it harder for Spanish banks to evict homeowners. The European Court of Justice says the

A new ruling by Europe’s highest court could make it harder for Spanish banks to evict homeowners. The European Court of Justice says the

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Spanish PM Rajoy pledges billions of euros to help young unemployed

Spain has pledged 3.5 billion euros over the next four years to help ease mass unemployment among the country’s youth, with a third of the money

Spain has pledged 3.5 billion euros over the next four years to help ease mass unemployment among the country’s youth, with a third of the money

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Spanish jobless total officially tops 5 million

For the first time ever, Spain has over five million people registered as unemployed. The Labour Ministry said there was an increase of almost

For the first time ever, Spain has over five million people registered as unemployed. The Labour Ministry said there was an increase of almost

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Spain's borrowing costs ease

Though still mired in recession, Spain has made a good start to the year in terms of selling government bonds. In the first debt auction of 2013

Though still mired in recession, Spain has made a good start to the year in terms of selling government bonds. In the first debt auction of 2013

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Catalonia: ceremony for President Mas

Artur Mas has taken up his post as Catalonian President in a ceremony at the Generalitat Palace, after he was re-elected on Friday. Mas heads the

Artur Mas has taken up his post as Catalonian President in a ceremony at the Generalitat Palace, after he was re-elected on Friday. Mas heads the

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Madrid prepares for protests as budget is passed

The Spanish parliament has approved the 2013 budget with savings of 39 billion euros. The government says the tough cuts are needed to fix the public

The Spanish parliament has approved the 2013 budget with savings of 39 billion euros. The government says the tough cuts are needed to fix the public

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Spanish recession continues to bite

Spain fell deeper into recession in the third quarter of 2012, new figures published on Tuesday show. The news is likely to pile further pressure

Spain fell deeper into recession in the third quarter of 2012, new figures published on Tuesday show. The news is likely to pile further pressure

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Protests in Spain against budget plans

In the shadow of the parliament building in Madrid thousands of protesters from the indignados movement marched in protest at the governments budget

In the shadow of the parliament building in Madrid thousands of protesters from the indignados movement marched in protest at the governments budget

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Crowds surround parliament building in Madrid

Crowds of angry protestors have surrounded the Parliament building in the centre of Madrid, where politicians are meeting to thrash out next year’s

Crowds of angry protestors have surrounded the Parliament building in the centre of Madrid, where politicians are meeting to thrash out next year’s

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Spain budget minister: 2013 may be 'last year of recession'

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

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Spain minister: 2013 may be 'last year of recession'

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

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Grim numbers force Spain towards a bailout

Spain’s economy continues to contract. The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the

Spain’s economy continues to contract. The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the

Europe

Questions on troubled Spain expected at EU summit

Much of the discussion at the upcoming EU summit will focus on an interim report on strengthening economic and monetary union. As heads of state

Much of the discussion at the upcoming EU summit will focus on an interim report on strengthening economic and monetary union. As heads of state

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Credit cut raises pressure on Spain to ask for aid

Spain came under renewed pressure to formally ask for a financial bailout after a ratings agency cut the country’s credit worthiness to one point

Spain came under renewed pressure to formally ask for a financial bailout after a ratings agency cut the country’s credit worthiness to one point

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Standard and Poor's downgrade Spain's rating

Spain’s credit rating has been downgraded to BBB-minus – in other words, just above junk status. Standard and Poor’s say the country’s deepening

Spain’s credit rating has been downgraded to BBB-minus – in other words, just above junk status. Standard and Poor’s say the country’s deepening

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Europe waits for Spain to decide

Everybody is watching Spain now, waiting for the country to seek financial help from the EU. But will Madrid really ask for a full bailout? And how

Everybody is watching Spain now, waiting for the country to seek financial help from the EU. But will Madrid really ask for a full bailout? And how

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Spain braced for more misery as Madrid unveils 2013 budget

A budget to get the country out of a crisis – that is how Madrid is describing a new swathe of austerity measures for Spain for 2013. It includes tax

A budget to get the country out of a crisis – that is how Madrid is describing a new swathe of austerity measures for Spain for 2013. It includes tax

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More misery for Spain as Madrid unveils 2013 budget

Spain can look forward to a new round of spending cuts and tax hikes after the government unveiled its 2013 budget. Public sector pay is to be

Spain can look forward to a new round of spending cuts and tax hikes after the government unveiled its 2013 budget. Public sector pay is to be

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Spain prepares for more austerity as 2013 budget announced

Spain is set for further austerity as the government announces its 2013 budget on Thursday. Prime Mininster Mariano Rajoy is expected to freeze

Spain is set for further austerity as the government announces its 2013 budget on Thursday. Prime Mininster Mariano Rajoy is expected to freeze

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Parliament braced for protesters in Madrid

Hundreds of indignados, calling themselves the 25s group marched on Parliament in Madrid angry at how the government is managing the country’s

Hundreds of indignados, calling themselves the 25s group marched on Parliament in Madrid angry at how the government is managing the country’s

Business

Bailout call delay pushes up Spain's borrowing costs

The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to offer to borrow money in the short term is again creeping up. That is because

The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to offer to borrow money in the short term is again creeping up. That is because