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US against Europe economy: a temporary brake on activity in Q1'18

US Against Europe Economy: A Temporary Brake On Activity In Q1’18

The reasons behind the cooling off in activity on both sides of the Atlantic during Q1’18 are more important than the cooling off itself. In fact, the characteristics of these reasons are those which allow us to have confidence about the improvement in activity in the spring in both the US and Europe.


Repsol's plan of acquisitions

Repsol Plans To Invest Up To €3 Bn In Acquisitions

Repsol is making progress with the preparation of its new strategic plan which it will unveil on June 7. It aims to earmark 2.5-3 billion euros for acquisitions, compared with the 3.82 billion which it will obtain from the sale of its stake in Gas Natural to CVC.

 

 


Germany's fiscal policy

Germany: A Change In Direction For Fiscal Policy

One of the strategic points in the agreement of GroKo III is fiscal policy. After three years in «austerity mode» it now seems to be changing direction. CaixaBank’s economists analyse this in more detail.





FANG have seen their share prices plummet

Could Public Pressure Turn FANG Firms Toothless?

The tech stocks that fuelled the last bull market have seen their share prices plummet as an onslaught of bad headlines takes its toll. According to Neil Dwane, Global Strategist at Allianz Global Investors, “more regulation and taxation are almost certainly on the horizon amid growing concerns about privacy, governance and profitability.”


IAG has bought 4.61% of Norwegian Air

IAG Could Make Full Bid For Norwegian Air

IAG has bought 4.61% of Norwegian Air. And according to Bloomberg, the Spanish airline could be considering making a bid for the whole company. IAG’s interest in the low cost long-distance segment (where Norwegian operates) is clear, given that it created an airline last year with these characteristics called Level.