...another brick in the wall...
Moody's Investors Service cut the long-term debt and deposit ratings of the
16 Spanish banks, including Banco Santander, the euro zone's largest, saying the
government's ability to support some banks had weakened.
Spain's banks, saddled with bad loans after a property boom collapsed, lie at
the heart of the euro zone crisis as markets
fear any major rescue would strain Madrid's already stretched finances and
possibly require an international bailout