Spain’s financial crisis deepens as the country’s 10-year bond yield soars to a euro-era high, and as the Bank of Spain announced that the economy shrank by 0.4 percent in the second quarter of 2012. Investors are worried that Spain will be forced to seek a bailout.
July 23, 2012 Visitors talk beneath electronic display boards showing stock price information inside the Madrid Stock Exchange. Spanish bonds slumped, with 10-year yields climbing to a euro-era high, after a Spanish newspaper said six regions may ask the central government for financial assistance, increasing concern that the nation will need additional aid. Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg News Buy Photo