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Inditex

Greens’ accusation of Inditex’s alleged tax evasion may be a call for more fiscal transparency

The Green party lawmakers in the European parliament have accused the world’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex of avoiding paying at least 585 million euros in taxes between 2011 and 2014. According its report ‘Tax Shopping: Exploring Zara’s Tax Avoidance Business’, the fact that Inditex diverted bonus payments to the Netherlands has cost Spain some 218 million euros in uncollected tax revenues, Germany 25 million, Italy 57 million and France 78 million, amongst others.


Aena's airport tariffs

No dilemma in AENA: between competitiveness and making money, the government picks the latter

They say that governing is all about choosing (between what is bad and what is worse) and this government is once again facing a difficult decision: whether to lower AENA’s airport tariffs, thus benefiting Spain’s tourism industry which generates the most jobs, or do their own thing and make money. I say this because, obviously, the best way of making money is not to lower the tariffs AENA charges the airlines.




Santander USA

Santander buys back 50% of AM unit

Santander has reached an agreement with Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic to buy back the 50% of its asset management arm it sold to the private equity firms in 2013.


gas natural

Gas Natural rules out negative impact from Electricaribe intervention

On Tuesday, the Colombian government ordered an intervention in Electricaribe because there was a risk the company could discontinue its services. Electricaribe is an electricity distributor with 2.5 million clients on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Gas Natural owns 85%, while the remaining stake is in state hands.


Indra slump

What’s Behind The Sharp Drop In Indra’s Price?

The Spanish market’s attention was firmly on technology company Indra on Tuesday when it’s share price plummeted 12%. One reason for the slump was its nine months to September results, which hugely disappointed analysts and investors.


iberdrola us business

Iberdrola’s Business In The US, Mexico Should Not Be Affected By Trump Win

Spanish power company Iberdrola is involved in the electricity and gas generation and distribution businesses in the US. It also has 5.504MW of installed capacity in Mexico, mainly in combined gas cycles. This is one of the pillars of future growth for Iberdrola as it is constructing 4.000 MW to reach a 2020 target of 10.000 MW of installed capacity.


telefonica.bonita

Telefonica Holds Up Well In The Stock Market After Dividend Cut

Telefonica’s stock price held up much better than expected after the multinational announced it will cut its dividend this year and next. The shares finally closed down 1% after falling as much as 4% in the first few hours of the session. It seems that investors have understood that, on the one hand, it is the company’s best option for reducing debt; and, on the other, that the dividend yield is still very attractive.