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Bailout request by Spain would not affect debt rating: S&P

Madrid (AFP) – Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s said Wednesday that if Spain requested a full bailout from European Union rescue funds and the IMF, this would not affect the country’s debt rating. “The sovereign ratings on the Kingdom of Spain would likely not be directly affected should Spain’s government request a bailout through official …

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Spanish unemployment nears 25%

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish unemployment is now near one quarter of the workforce, fuelling fears the country might need a costly bailout as the IMF issued its latest report on the eurozone’s fourth biggest economy. The unemployment rate rose in the second quarter to 24.63 percent of the workforce and to a huge 53 percent …

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Spain’s most famous fiesta hit by economic downturn

Pamplona (AFP) — Spain’s most  famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull running festival in Pamplona, is taking a hit from the economic crisis as revellers cut corners to save money. The cobbled streets of the northern city are still packed with party-goers from around the world, drawn by the carnival atmosphere and the chance to be …

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