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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Spanish Bank Auditors Go On Summer Holidays

The Wall Street Journal reports that the deadline for auditors from Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst & Young to present full reports on the capital needs of Spain's financial sector has been delayed from July 31 to September.

For why?

Officially the reason being presented is the need for more time to complete the evaluation, and the fact that most of Spain (especially the government) is on holiday during the summer.

Amazingly enough the auditors, and those organisations that have commissioned the auditors to do the work (ie Spain's government, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank), have agreed to a delay in order to allow people to go on holiday.

There are two possible conclusions to be drawn from this absurd excuse for a delay:

1 There is in fact no urgent need for any reform or further funding of the financial sector or, more likely,

2 There is something that has yet to emerge that people want hidden for the time being.

Draw your own conclusions.

Doubtless the "crisis" will not get any worse during the summer recess!

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