> If you want to look for a euro-keiretsu, the place to look is Spain. Don
> Emiliano Botin of Banco Santander Centrale Hispano has put together a
> network of European banks (SocGen, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest,
> Commerzbank, San Paolo di Torino), held together by cross-shareholdings and
> given to assisting one another in bid battles.
Details, man, details -- are there shareholding numbers for this group? (We'll have to call it the, um, Iberium -- aforesaid banks add to to maybe $1 trillion EUR assets). Or is it more of a influence-of-confluence thing?