China’s economy got off to a slow start in the third quarter, with key indicators gauging factory activity and mining, investment and general consumption falling in July to their lowest levels in months, official figures showed Monday.
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The summer lull may continue to dampen stock market activity during the month of August, but there are two key events on the investor agenda this week. German GDP figures for Q2 and the minutes of the Fed’s late July meeting.
Fernando Rodríguez |In Spain, socially responsible investment (SRI) (which focuses on criteria such as environmental sustainability, social justice or corporate governance) has gone from zero to 170 billion euros, about 40% of total collective investment in the last 15 years.
Cristina Martín (GVC Gaesco) |With most investors on holiday in the month of August, stock market volumes are traditionally low. This factor, combined with the effect of specific economic and political events can fuel a rise in volatility and huge fluctuations in prices.
Nick Malkoutzis via Macropolis| Next summer, Greece is due to exit its eight-year programme. Athens and its creditors, who have closely shaped and overseen this long adjustment process, will want to argue that a changed country is emerging. The sorry state of the judicial system currently stands as one of the biggest blots in their copybook. The case against the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), Andreas Georgiou is a case in point.
Mari Pinardo | Banco Santander reached an agreement on Tuesday to sell US private equity firm Blackstone a majority 51% stake in 30 billion euros of soured property assets and loans it inherited when it bought ailing lender Banco Popular in June.