Santander, Unicredit End Talks On Asset Management Deal

Italian lender Unicredit has announced the cancellation of an agreement reached in November with Spain’s Santander to create a new asset management company by combining their respective subsidiaries Pioneer Investments and Santander Asset Management.



Abertis Posts H1 Net Profit Of €510M Thanks To Recurrent Business

Abertis’ key figures improved in the first half of 2016, with growth in net profit (+9% like-for-like) to €510Mn , EBITDA (+7% like-for-like) to €1,502Mn and revenue (+5%) to a total of €2,243Mn, in a period featuring a resilient recurring business, traffic increases and the addition of new assets to the consolidation scope following the acquisition of 50% of Autopista Central in Chile.


Consumers Unlikely to Rescue China’s Sputtering Economy

Huang Zhilong via Caixin | Chinese policymakers have turned to domestic consumption as a new force to drive economic growth, as debt-heavy businesses and local governments face growing pressure to deleverage. But as the nation’s economic expansion and wage growth cool, it will be difficult to encourage ordinary people to increase spending if that means borrowing more.

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BBVA Chairman Is Losing Sleep Over Turkey

Despite all the international support Erdogan has received since the failed coup on July 15, the situation in Turkey has become complicated because of the President’s reaction. It has fuelled a dangerous dynamic in the Euroasian country which could end up harming the Turkish economy and, therefore, the international companies operating there.

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