Umbrage to Catalonia

4 October 2017 By Christopher Thompson

The prospect of Catalan independence has hit Barcelona-based lenders CaixaBank and Sabadell. A schism from Spain and the EU could trigger deposit runs and losses, but the risk of that is low. Stagnant interest rates and weak profitability are a bigger threat than self-rule.

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