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Caja

A term for a savings and loan in Spain. Cajas began as a way for the economically disadvantaged to save their money; however they have gradually become more like traditional retail and commercial banks.
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4) BFA was created through a Sistema Institucional de Proteccion (Integration Agreement), an integration transaction supported by the Bank of Spain to address the effects of the global financial crisis on Spanish financial institutions by consolidating a number of Spanish savings banks, or cajas de ahorros, operating in Spain.
In principle we are interested in doing something with the cajas (Spain's regional savings banks).
The government has ordered the unlisted cajas to get private capital on board by stock market listings or equity investment or face nationalization.
The state-backed bank restructuring fund (FROB) would then take stakes in the banks - known as cajas - which fail to attract private investment, the source said.
Analysts' estimates of how much capital the cajas need are wide-ranging, stretching from 17 billion to 120 billion euros ($162 billion).
Among the CEOs of other 'Cajas de ahorros', Enrique Goni is only preceded by the leaders of La Caixa and Caja Madrid.
One hundred wild plants from the paramo, Parque Nacional Cajas, Azuay, Ecuador.
Items will include: 202 microscopios binoculares, 101 balanzas metalicas, 101 probetas de vidrio, 101 gradillas, 10,100 tubos de ensayo, 101 espatulas, 101 mecheros Bunsen, 202 vasos quimicos, 101 cintas metricas, 101 lupas de mano, 1,010 cajas de porta objetos, 101 cajas de cubre objetos, 101 morteros con su pistilo.
In recent years, while many savings banks in Northern Europe have disappeared or been taken over by the big banks, the Spanish cajas have become increasingly powerful entities and are now seen as a threat to stability by the Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar, who has just revealed plans to limit their powers.
5 million Mexicans have deposits of close to $14 billion pesos in the 5,000 branches of the nation's estimated 650 cajas de ahorro.
Hector Lebon se muere por desarrollar un nuevo negocio de carga en cajas para consumidores japoneses: entierros on Patagonia.
The Spanish central bank could offer asset protection measures for savings banks, or cajas, in the nation.