Spain makes formal request for EU bank aid
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain on Monday requested formally the disbursement of 39.5 billion euros of European funds to recapitalise its crippled banking sector, the Economy Ministry said in a statement.
The money - 37 billion euros for the four nationalised banks Bankia (BKIA.MC), Catalunya Banc, NCG Banco and Banco de Valencia BVA.MC and 2.5 billion euros for the so-called "bad bank" - should be paid to the state's banking fund FROB around December 12, it added.
Euro zone finance ministers are expected to approve the disbursement later on Monday when they meet in Brussels for their monthly meeting.
(Reporting By Jesús Aguado; Editing by Julien Toyer)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Malaysian plane still missing; questions over false IDs
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in South China Sea with 239 people aboard - report
- UPDATE 6-Libya threatens to bomb N.Korean tanker if it ships oil from rebel port
- Michigan woman dead for six years found only after money runs out
PLANE GOES MISSING
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. Full Article