Articles by The Corner


Spanish regulator wants to control debt and dividends of electricity companies

Spanish Utilities’ Regulator Wants To Control Debt And Dividends

The National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC in its acronym in Spanish) is processing a circular so that all energy companies which supply electricity, gas and hydrocarbons meet six ratios which constrain their level of debt and dividends in relations to the volume of assets, cash flow, EBITDA or financial costs.






Spain ranks fourth in dividend yield in Europe

Spain Ranks Fourth In Dividend Yield In Europe

According to a report about dividends from Allianz Global Investors, European companies have an investor-friendly dividend policy compared to their international peers. At the end of December 2018, their average dividend yield across all market segments (based on MSCI Europe) was around 3.8 %.


Keep Calm: the US should dodge a recession in the next 12 months

Keep Calm: The US Should Dodge A Recession In The Next 12 Months

AXA IM outlook for the US economy, which was below consensus back in November, was a herald of subsequent market fears. Since the relationship between the recession risk and the market sell-off goes both ways, the question was whether market events had overtaken the economic outlook and threatened an even sharper slowdown in activity. Now, they have updated our probabilistic model of US recessions.



Italian banks: the risk has been exaggerated

Italian Banks: The Risk Has Been Exaggerated

The two largest Italian banks, despite various efforts by their management teams to sanitise their balance sheets, seem to be suffering from the “Italian risk” by association. In opinion of experts at Banco Santander, this specific risk is exaggerated, and the current depressed valuation is an opportunity to buy.