The Supreme Court of Spain is the highest court in the land, with jurisdiction in all Spanish territories, superior to all in all affairs, except in constitutional matters, which are the competence of the Constitutional Court.
Major industries – textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment.
Banks (2010) - 337 banks; 43,164 branches; 263,715 employees; assets – EUR 3,251 trillion; loans – EUR1,989 trillion; deposits – EUR 1,888 trillion.
Banking regulations - the Banco de España is the national central bank and supervisor of the Spanish banking system. Its activity is regulated by the Law of Autonomy of the Banco de España. When performing its supervisory functions, the Banco de España collaborates closely with other supervisory authorities that work in the areas of securities (the National Securities Market Commission) and insurance (the Directorate General of Insurance).