Spain : Financial Sector Reform: Third Progress Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

July 15, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper presents the Third Progress report on Spain’s financial sector reform. Correction of Spain’s large external, fiscal, and financial imbalances is well underway, with policy actions at both the European and Spanish levels helping to ease market pressures over the last year. Financial sector dynamics still contribute to recessionary pressures, with credit contraction accelerating, lending standards tightening, and lending rates to firms rising. Actions taken by the authorities under the European Stability Mechanism-supported program have helped tackle the legacy risk from the real estate boom bust, but macroeconomic risks still loom large.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/205

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 15, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484333495/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ESPEA2013002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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