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Bad loans hydra

18 July 2014 By Fiona Maharg-Bravo, Neil Unmack

Madrid twice failed to flog bailed-out Catalunya Banc. Selling 6.4 bln euros of the bank’s bad loans to the U.S. buyout group will help a privatisation – but only after Spain stumps up another 572 million euros. In return, Madrid gets some potential upside. Strictly potential. 

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