The Swiss population has rejected in a referendum on Sunday, with 74% of votes against, the popular proposal that would have limited the “creation” of money only to the National Bank of Switzerland.
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The ECB could announce a short taper to December current week. The central bank has to be consistent if QE is ending this year and, hence, according to BoAML’s analysts it has to send a reaffirming message on three criteria: convergence, confidence, resilience.
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Carlos Arenillas | On June 10 there will be a referendum in Switzerland, something which is quite usual in this confederate State. But this one is particularly interesting. In this country, famous for its banks, the citizens will be consulted on a very sensitive issue: money.
Repsol´s new strategic plan up to 2020 envisages dedicating 2.5 billion euros to drive the growth in energy businesses with low carbon emissions and a dividend of 1 Euro by 2020. It will use the “scrip dividend” formula, combined with a programme of share buy back.
The sudden finding last week that Deutsche Bank’s operations in the US would need to be cut back as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was worried about the bank’s local funds is disastrous news. The situation does not allow for a recapitulation of some kind.
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Santander Consumer USA, a subsidiary of the Spanish bank, has assured the US markets regulator (the SEC) that it is in talks with Fiat Chrysler about its plans in the US.
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According to the economic press, Unicredit and Societe Generale have been studying their merger for months, but the political instability in Italy has caused this to be delayed. The combination of the two banks would create the third largest bank in Europe in term of market capitalisation.