Luis Martín

77.9 per cent of Spanish voters have little or no confidence in Rajoy: poll

77.9 per cent of Spanish voters have little or no confidence in Rajoy: poll

CIS poll confirms PM’s rapidly deteriorating popularity.

 Peter Tchir

I think you can consider Spain shut out of the debt markets

I think you can consider Spain shut out of the debt markets

I wouldn’t trust anything now until they have a program in place with the ECB.

 Jeff Harding

The Scarlett O’Hara Approach To Solving The Eurozone Crisis

The Scarlett O’Hara Approach To Solving The Eurozone Crisis

It is highly likely that the Germans’ resolve against money printing will dissolve in the face of panic.

 Luis Martín

Spain: Are Rajoy’s Broken Campaign Promises Delegitimizing His Government?

Spain: Are Rajoy’s Broken Campaign Promises Delegitimizing His Government?

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s systematic adoption of policies that are in complete breach of the promises which took him to power only a few months ago are casting doubts on the legitimacy of his political leadership.

 Luis Martín

Why social tension in Spain does not boil over

Why social tension in Spain does not boil over

As national economic indicators continue to confirm an even more painful future with record-high unemployment and unabated economic stagnation, one can only ask how much longer such stability will last.

 Peter Tchir

The Spanish Bank Bailout – What to watch for

The Spanish Bank Bailout – What to watch for

The best hope for stabilizing the banking system is an equity capital infusion that is essentially converting German and French borrowing power into equity investments, followed up by more cheap lending to the banks by the ECB.

 Peter Tchir

Spanish Bank Bailout Analysis – According to EFSF FAQ

Spanish Bank Bailout Analysis – According to EFSF FAQ

Our thoughts on the FAQ and what it means – decently positive.

 Peter Tchir

Spain: Nothing and Everything. Details Examined.

Spain: Nothing and Everything. Details Examined.

The temptation to fade this Spain deal is high (and higher after Rajoy claimed victory and jetted off to the football match).

 Luis Martín

Spain: Mexico is watching

Spain: Mexico is watching

Mexico is right to keep an attentive eye on the banking crisis unraveling in Spain.

 Peter Tchir

Spanish Bonds – Austerity, Spending, and Reality

Spanish Bonds – Austerity, Spending, and Reality

Debt restructuring is the only way to get the debt under control and allow the policies of spending and austerity to work over time.

 Luis Martín

Mexico, 1994; Spain, 2012: Find The Similarities in the Pictures

Mexico, 1994; Spain, 2012: Find The Similarities in the Pictures

As it happened in Mexico 18 years ago, Spain’s banking system’s woes seem to be setting up the stage for a self-fulfilling prophecy of Mayan proportions.

 Luis Martín

Bankia: Responsibility Matters

Bankia: Responsibility Matters

Among the many questions raised by Bankia’s nationalization in extremis, there is one that cannot go unanswered: who is responsible?