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Spain sets the stage

Markets have been rattled in Europe in recent sessions as the predicted resurgence of worries over sovereign debt issues has, indeed, come true.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Parliament march ahead of new Spain budget

Parliament march ahead of new Spain budget

MADRID, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Angry protesters marched on Spain's Parliament early Thursday ahead of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's release of an austerity budget and new reforms.

Spain bailout fears rattle eurozone again

MADRID, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Investor fears that Spain is poised to ask for a multibillion euro bailout very soon rattled investors amid uncertainty about its impact on the markets.

FT: EU, Spain meet privately on bailout

BRUSSELS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- European officials are working privately to prepare Spain to meet lender bailout demands ahead of a financial audit report, officials told the Financial Times.

Awkward

Economy research firm Markit said Thursday that a key business index for Europe showed the steepest contraction since June 2009.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Germany thwarts Spain's timeline

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Finance ministers from Spain and Germany differed over the weekend on a timetable for new eurozone policies that would allow aid to go directly to banks.

Catholic Church targeted for taxes

ALCALA DE HENARE, Spain, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Local governments in cash-strapped Spain are leading efforts to tax Catholic Church property used for non-religious purposes.
Not calling ECB's bluff

Not calling ECB's bluff

Yields on benchmark government bonds across Europe headed lower Friday -- exactly what the European Central Bank was looking for a day after announcing a bond-buying plan..
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Spain more receptive to EU bond assistance

Spain more receptive to EU bond assistance

MADRID, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Spain's conservative prime minister said this weekend his government was considering making a request to the European Central Bank for bailout assistance.
Spain's Rajoy says he needs clarification

Spain's Rajoy says he needs clarification

MADRID, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he needs clarification on European Central Bank policy before deciding whether or not to apply for international aid.

Germany's triple-A credit rating in danger

BERLIN, July 24 (UPI) -- Germany's triple-A credit rating was threatened Tuesday amid fears it will be pulled down by Spain, which analysts said was near needing a full-scale bailout.
Spanish deal fails to ease eurozone fears

Spanish deal fails to ease eurozone fears

MADRID, July 20 (UPI) -- A deepening Spanish debt crisis has raised fears that Spain, not Greece, is most likely to sink the eurozone unless its financial wizards perform a miracle before September.
Finance markets pessimistic about Spain

Finance markets pessimistic about Spain

MADRID, July 20 (UPI) -- Eurozone finance ministers agreed Friday to provide as much as $122.6 billion to shore up the Spanish banking system, officials said.

Spain meets the Midwest

PARIS, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. corn traders, Spanish miners, Russian farmers and German judges are twirling together in a dance that reminds us that all aspects of the global economy are ever more mutually dependent.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
EU seeks a reprieve for Spain

EU seeks a reprieve for Spain

BRUSSELS, July 9 (UPI) -- The European Commission is looking to give Spain more time to meet its budget deficit targets, a commission official said.
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