FILE - In this June 17, 2006 file photo, the Chairman of Banco Santander Emilio Botin, is seen during the annual shareholders meeting in the northern city of Santander, Spain. The fourth-quarter ... more 
FILE - In this June 17, 2006 file photo, the Chairman of Banco Santander Emilio Botin, is seen during the annual shareholders meeting in the northern city of Santander, Spain. The fourth-quarter profit for Spain's Banco Santander plunged 98 percent after the bank took a euro1.8 billion ($2.4 billion) charge to protect its Spanish real estate portfolio, and set aside cash to cover bad loans, the bank said Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012. Spain is mired in an economic morass with the eurozone's highest unemployment rate because of an unprecedented construction boom that supercharged the country's economy for a decade, but crashed hard because of the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano, File) less 
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Tue, Jan 31, 2012 5:07 AM EST