IMF ANNUAL MEETING

IMF warns of corporate loan default problems in Spain, Portugal and Italy

Spanish lenders could face losses of 104 billion euros from bad debt, but have coverage lined up

CINEMA SECTOR

Finance minister blames film industry crisis on “quality”

Montoro attributes problems to declining audiences, in contrast to government's own figures

TENNIS

Carlos Moyà to lead Spain’s Davis Cup team in 2014

Former world number one and Nadal mentor takes over from Àlex Corretja

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican authorities bust 13 police officers accused of forming kidnap ring

The abductions took place in Acapulco and included seven murders

Editorials

Politics in the ERE scandal

Judge Alaya must ensure that her investigation of the Andalusian fraud case is thorough and effective

ROYAL SCANDAL

Transfer from Nóos firm ended up in account used by Princess Cristina

Judge waiting for more information before deciding whether to question king’s daughter

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelas Maduro formally asks lawmakers for broader powers

Opposition tells Venezuelans to reject petition if the request doesn’t follow the Constitution President explains he needs to govern by decree to fight corruption and cure economic woes

‘Abducted’ Basque rockers unharmed after virtual Mexico City kidnapping

Indie band members became hotel hostages after threatening phone calls

BANING SECTOR

Catalunya Banc and unions reach deal on dismissal of 2,153 employees

Nationalized lender being readied for sale to pay severance packages of between 30,000 and 235,000 euros

city life

The decadence of Madrid

The Spanish capital not only lost its Olympic bid, but is also losing tourists Critics of the city say it is dirty and lacks investment and culture They also point out that it is has nearly € 7.4bn of debt

LABOR COSTS
HISTORICAL MEMORY

Spain’s gulag prisoners brought to light on PM’s Kazakhstan visit

Many of estimated 750 Spanish prisoners in Soviet camps were held in Central Asian country’s “Valley of Hell”

opinion

The worst Euro crop

In the midst of a devastating economic crisis, European institutions have been going through the biggest downturn in terms of political leadership qualities in living memory

Investigation opened after man dies in custody of Catalan police force

50-year-old had been detained after authorities were called to a disturbance

money

Stock market recovery helps boost number of millionaires in Spain by 13%

Spaniards with wealth measured in seven digits stands at over 400,000 Meanwhile, there are close to six million people in the country without a job

POLITICS

Feminist activists stage topless pro-abortion protest in Congress

Three bare-chested Femen protestors shout slogans from spectators' gallery as justice minister speaks