WASHINGTON POST. Demand Strong in Spanish bond auction, analysts warn Rajoy not to delay request for aid. 20sep2012
Demand strong in Spanish bond auction, analysts warn Rajoy not to delay request for aid
Thursday’s bond sale came as Catalonia regional government president Artur Mas met conservative Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for talks on his demand for greater fiscal powers so that his powerful northeastern region can better manage its debt and deficit burdens.
The talks are the first since Mas led a massive rally in Barcelona last week that was seen as a show of strength for the region’s pro-independence camp and a warning to Madrid.
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