J.L.M. Campuzano (Spanish Banking Association) | At the end of the day, we have zero or negative real long-term interest rates. Why? The most simple answer has to do with the relation between supply and demand. And everything leads us to think that there is more demand than supply in the fixed income markets.
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Enel is Spanish Endesa’s main shareholder with a 70% stake. Spain’s Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda minister, Álvaro Nadal, has accused Enel of “playing politics for the Italians to the detriment of Spanish consumers and workers.”
After a turbulent year in 2016 for Spanish politics and especially for socialist party, the primary election for PSOE will be held next Sunday. The election of candidates had never generated so much interest in the media and the people, but this time is different. The future of declining social democracy across Europe could start clearing in Spain.
Banco Popular said on Tuesday that in the context of the strategic options for the bank unveiled during its AGM, including a combination of businesses, several entities have expressed interest in exploring a possible operation of this kind.
During 1Q17 Spanish Caixabank finished the integration with Portuguese BPI reporting net attributable profit of €403 million, up 47.9% year on year. This resilient stream of revenues coupled with good credit quality are some of the reasons for BBVA’s analysts bet on the stock.
Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel | British prime minister Theresa May has adopted a policy her Conservative predecessor, David Cameron, once described as “nuts”. When the opposition Labour Party proposed to freeze electricity rates in 2013, Cameron, then the Conservative Party leader, ridiculed it.
Should we be worried by the fact that the Fed is reducing its balance sheet? David Buckle from Fidelity is one of those who think not; moreover, he believes that it won’t have any impact on the financial markets.
It’s now official. Atlantia has launched a full takeover bid for Abertis worth 16.341 billion euros, implying a price per share of 16,50 euros. Payment will be made either in cash or via a share exchange.
Italian elections are likely to represent the next main European political risk. With anti-establishment sentiment running high and the euro increasingly seen as a major contributor to Italy’s structural problems, both themes will feature prominently in the campaign ahead of the next election.
After the Endesa takeover in the late 2000s, followed by the financial crisis and the Fukushima accident, Enel’s process to extract value from the Spanish utility transaction has been slow and painful. A diet was needed. Now it is starting to bear fruit with debt ratios and credit rating finally improving.