The rescue of Spain's banks will cause the country's budget deficit to hit 7.4% this year, above...

|By:, SA News Editor

The rescue of Spain's banks will cause the country's budget deficit to hit 7.4% this year, above its 6.3% target, the government said yesterday. Authorities reckon Spain could require €40B of its EU credit line after stress tests showed the sector needs €53.75B. Spain's debt-to-GDP ratio will rise to 85.3% in 2012 - above a previous forecast of 80% - and 90.5% in 2013.