Daily commentary: The Spanish bank bailout has already failed

Two weeks ago I argued Europe is on the brink of something very big. But the Spanish deal is not it. After the deal, markets rallied initially but soon afterwards, Spanish and Italian sovereign bonds sold off and are at the still elevated crisis level above 6%. The so-called EuroTARP, allowing Spain to receive monetary assistance from Europe to bail out its bankrupt and undercapitalised banks, is a dismal failure.

The deal, which is to use money from the temporary or permanent European bailo...


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