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ECB meeting

ECB review: never say never

BofA Merrill Lynch | Our base case remains: if data stabilises, the ECB will be keen on hiking at the end of this year. But our conviction level is low (and declining) – similar to the ECB’s. The alternative, we argued, would be no hike this year, a long extension of forward guidance beyond market pricing and tiering.




agrees on sale of its 20.07 % stake at €19/share

Repsol production falls -2.5% in 1Q19

Renta 4 | Spanish oil company Repsol published its operational data for Q119. In the first quarter of the year, the price of Brent Crude (63.1$/b) fell -5% yoy and -8% compared to Q418 because of the strong reduction in crude prices since their highs at the beginning of October (-42% until the end of December, although with a subsequent recovery of +28% from the beginning of 2019 until the end of March).


Banco Santander

Santander: excessive digital focus, tied to domestic market

Alphavalue | During the last decade, Banco Santander has successfully diversified constructing a portfolio of low risk/high growth activities. Although it should guarantee the longevity of the group, it has not translated into profits for smaller shareholders.