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Spanish Bad Loans Hit Record; Surge Most In A Year

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With Spanish sovereign bond yields hitting record lows - marginally above those of the US - one might be surprised to learn that unemployment is at record highs, suicide rates are at record highs, youth joblessness is at record highs, and now, to top it all off, Spanish bad loans are at record highs once again (at 13.6% of all loans). Of course, not deterred by the uncomfortable reality, Economy Minister Guindos is out in full propaganda mode:

  • *GUINDOS SAYS BAD LOANS RATIO SEEN MODERATING IN NEXT QTRS

However, given the 17.7% rise in the last 12 months - the most in a year - we are struggling to see signs of the turning point he is so confident of.

The data - Guidos argues - reflects "recognition of reality" in what seems like an admission that all the spin and hoopla about marginal improvements til now have been based on entirely unreal data...

 

 

Did Spanish banks kitchen sink it? We highly doubt it as unemployment levels strongly suggest the worst is yet to come.

 

Charts: Bloomberg

 


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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:43 | Link to Comment y3maxx
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...Only Country safe from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia is...............

"Canada"

Western Canada in particular

natural resources up our Ying Yang with only 12.5 million citizens.

...Only question, Safe for how long before the USSA conquers our Country, in the name of peace of course.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:49 | Link to Comment hugovanderbubble
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Canadian Real Estate REITS are close to suffer the biggest top ever. Sell Canadian Reits

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:04 | Link to Comment asteroids
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The average Canadian owns a LOT of money to the banks in ether mortgages or credit cards. Worse than Amerika 2007. This will not end well, even in Calgary.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:13 | Link to Comment slotmouth
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#OccupyTimHorton's

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:54 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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And now we know. If they think Spain credit conditions are bad news, brace for impact for the follow-on news regarding PIIGS+France.

The German Bundesbank will give in to limitless, unsecured loans (until they can't) because PIIGS+France are literally in shambles.

There's absolutely no way to keep the EU cobbled together absent liquidation of German taxpayers, at this point.

Party on!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:45 | Link to Comment codecode
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It's the "skinsuits" fault

 

Oh wait, wrong country...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:50 | Link to Comment hugovanderbubble
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Debt Reprofiling = Default = Debt Haircuts coming = Covered Bonds Default = Sovereign and Subgovernment bonds default = End of Euro Zone 

ISDA MANIPULATION = CDS CHAOS Coming = TRIGGER = COUNTERPARTY RISK ON

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:30 | Link to Comment NOTaREALmerican
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Re: Debt Reprofiling = Default = Debt Haircuts coming = Covered Bonds Default = Sovereign and Subgovernment bonds default = End of Euro Zone 

Commissioner Gordon, light the Bernanke light!!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:52 | Link to Comment PontifexMaximus
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Hyper bullish, watch for next week corp action in Vodafone, all British (and other) asset managers have to (they have no other choice) invest those funds. Where? Have a guess! So, forget about Spain. Follow the flow.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:55 | Link to Comment hugovanderbubble
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the flow is SELL TELEFONICA , Target 8,80 (Nomura dixit)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:00 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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Recovery is always just around the corner... always.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:06 | Link to Comment asteroids
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The only question is will Spain follow the same path as Greece, and who is next? Italy or France?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:08 | Link to Comment PontifexMaximus
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Ask SuperFranfurtMario!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:07 | Link to Comment Mr Giggles
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A loan in Spain, goes mainly

down the drain.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:09 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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All loans to Spain fall mainly on Germans.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:27 | Link to Comment PontifexMaximus
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That's why they won't default!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:21 | Link to Comment pashley1411
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eh, same ole same old.    Any data that can be manipulated, is (soverign interest rates, unemployment rate, GNP, Libor ; R.I.P.), so the truth only peaks out around the edges.    (suicides, emigration, Gini).

So you either go with the flow, or stock up on sandbags and lead.  

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:23 | Link to Comment NOTaREALmerican
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What Spain needs is a 600 ship navy to create lots of high paying unionized working class jobs.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:25 | Link to Comment Mr Giggles
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Hurarh for Douche bank. Frau M. must be wondering how many more

papered lies will turn up.

Uk banks also looking a bit squemish (Lots of over levered brit boomers

with under water homes.)

Did anyone realy believe the figures submited for membership of the EU?

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