June 19 was day one of the Brexit negotiations. David Davis and Michel Barnier will be leading what is expected to be one of the most tantalising sets of negotiations in the history of European integration. Difficult decisions will have to be taken on a number of issues, such as the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU, the Irish border and the future of the UK-EU trade relationship.
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The IMF has forecast the global economy will grow 3.5% in 2017. Likewise, in the year to date, markets have acheived high growth rates. UBP’s analysts keep in mind small & mid caps as an investment option.
The recent heatwave in Spain has sent the demand for electricity soaring. Last Friday, there was another record registered in electricity demand for this month of June.
J.L.M. Campuzano (Spanish Banking Association) | From recent ECB statistics, there would seem to be a recovery in financing in line with the monetary authority’s implict goal when it implemented its extreme measures.
Nick Malkoutzis via Macropolis | Did Greece get what it wanted out of Thursday’s meeting of eurozone finance ministers? This is the wrong question to ask. In the case of Eurogroup meetings, the first question that needs to be posed is whether German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble got what he wanted. Invariably, the answer is “yes.” Everything else flows from there.
Fernando Rodríguez | The suspension on short-selling in Liberbank, which the CNMV has enforced for a month, has not left stock market players indifferent. Experts, fund managers, traders, analysts and lawyers, traditionally opposed to interference in the workings of the capital markets, are doubtful about the reach of such an exceptional measure. At the same time, they support the usefulness of the short-sellers.
Energy markets has been taking a beating with oil and natural gas prices down across the board. For once, the fundamental news flow was ample. The US Energy Administration reported their weekly set of data, which showed a stronger-than-expected increase of crude oil and oil products in storage.
The positive dynamic behind Spanish stocks is a fact. Carax- Alphavalue’s analysts have repeatedly stressed it and indeed have selected to be, for most of H1, over-weighted in Spain in their Portfolio, a selection of stocks for a dynamic return.
Hu Shuli via Caixin | Balancing between economic growth and cutting leverage has been an eternal conundrum facing policymakers. Nowhere is this need to strike a precarious balance felt more than in China’s money market.