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Spain Current account balance as  % of GDP
2001  +0.3
2002   -2.1
2003   -3.1
2004   -3.7
2005   -5.4

2007   -8.9
2008  -10.0
2009   -6.7
2011    -4.5
2012   -2.4
2013  +1.4
2016  +1.8
2020  +1.5

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Spain Madrid General Index (weekly), 20 week exponential average in green, 5 week exponential average in red, MACD (moving average convergence divergence) in green.
Spain Madrid General Index monthly chart, the red line is a 24 month exaverage, the yellow line is a 6 month exaverage.
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9/1/14 Spain has raised 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in its first-ever 50-year bond issue. The bond, due on Oct. 31, 2064, has a 4 % coupon
3/2/14 January inflation rose by 0.2 % in Spain
11/3/13 Spain Retail Sales (YoY) improves to 2.2% in September from -4.5% in August
7/20/13 Spain's public debt rose to 89.6% of GDP in May
1/18/13 Spanish inflation rate rose by 2.9 % in 2012
9/7/12 (Prichard) Spain has suffered the worst hemorrhaging of bank deposits since the launch of the euro, losing funds equal to 7pc of its GDP in a single month during July.
8/3/12 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy inched closer on Friday to asking for an EU bailout for his country, but said he needed first to know what conditions would be attached and what form the rescue would take.
163 billion Euros - or around 16% of economic output - fled Spain between January and May.
6/10/12 The EU issued a statement in support of Spain's request for financial assistance for its troubled banks. It added that it expects the loans to total about 100 billion euros ($125 billion).
Geithner said that Spain's request for a bank rescue and Europe's willingness to prop up the country with as much as $125 billion in aid was welcome actions.
German Finance Minister Schaeuble said that Spanish banks are not at all a danger for the stability of the euro and added that they will now be getting the capital they need.
6/3/12 Southern Europe's debtor states must pledge their gold reserves and national treasure as collateral under a 2.3 trillion stabilization plan gaining momentum in Germany.
Capital flight from Spain hits record $66bn..
The IMF is looking at possible plans for a rescue loan to Spain if that country can't find the cash to bail out its third-largest bank Ė No wait! The IMF says it has not been asked by Spain for a bailout and has not begun preparing one, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice. Spain yields at 6.576, and the 2-year Schatz now has a negative yield.
Spain's 17 autonomous communities recorded balanced budgets in Q1 of this year New York
5/12/12 Spain's annual inflation rose to 2% in April, up from 1.8% in the previous month
At least 100,000 Spaniards angered by grim economic prospects and the political handling of the international financial crisis turned out for street demonstrations.  
Spanish banks have been given 15 days to submit plans to meet an obligatory 30bn recapitalisation, or face nationalisation.
4/27/12 Spanish workforce are unemployed BOJ announces additional 62 bln USD monetary easing program
3/16/12 Spainís new houses prices fell on average by 11.2 % during 2011
12/15/2011 Spainís ten-year yields fall 25 basis points to 5.43%
11/22/11 Spainís private Banco de Valencia, bank #3, is taken over by the state because of RE problems.
Spainís unemployment rate is 22.6% and 46% for youth.
11/11/2011 WSJ) Telefonica's (TEF) third-quarter revenue rose 3.7% to EUR15.79 billion, even though sales in the Spanish unit fell 8.8% in the period. This was mainly offset by a 18% rise in Latin American sales, where Telefonica now gets almost half of its revenue.
The Spanish economy experienced zero growth in Q3
9/9/11 Spanish RE sales fell 40.8% YoY.
5/4/11 Spain's unemployment rate fell by 1.48% in April
2/13/11 The Spanish economy shrank by 0.1% in 2010
11/5/10 The Spanish economy registered zero growth in Q3.
9/13/10 YoY Spaish home sales rose 16.4%
9/10/10 The Consumer Price Index in Spain rose by 0.3% in August
9/9/10 Home sales in Spain rose 24.7% in Q2 from a year earlier
8/26/10 The Spanish economy expanded by 0.2 % in Q2, although it contracted by 0.1 % YoY
8/6/10 Spain's GDP grew 0.2%
5/30/10 Fitch cut its credit rating for Spain from AAA to AA+
12/09/09 Spain has its credit outlook cut to negative from stable by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's, rattling European markets.
4/29/09 Spainís GDP fell 2.9%
4/24/09 Spain's unemployment rate rose to 17.4%.
11/4/08 Spainís unemployment rate reached a 12-year high of 11.3%, the worst in the EU.
Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland and Austria have joined forces to launch the greatest bank bail-out in history, offering over 1.5 trillion in guarantees and fresh capital in a "shock and awe" blitz to halt the credit panic.