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Spain Says No Plans to Seek EU, IMF Loans for Bank Overhaul

January 04, 2012

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Spain has no plans to seek external help to fund its overhaul of the financial industry, Carmen Martinez Castro, the deputy minister for communication, said in a telephone interview.

She denied a report today in Expansion newspaper that the government is considering seeking loans from the European rescue facility and the International Monetary Fund as part of its plans to make banks clean up their balance sheets.

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