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Gas Natural to complete its exit from Colombia

Gas Natural Exits Colombia For Good

According to Colombia’s Stock Market, Gas Natural has agreed to sell the 15.46 million shares, or 41.89% stake, which it stills holds in its Colombian retail distribution unit Gas Natural ESP. With this move, the Spanish firm will complete its exit from Colombia.





The UK: The City wants to take more risk

The UK: The City Wants To Take More Risk

The European leveraged financial markets have an increasing attraction for investors seeking more risk. According to data from Moody’s, the new volumes of issuance of European Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), one of the main sources of demand for leveraged loans, stand at 6.4 billion euros in the year to date. At this rate, it will exceed the annual figure for 2017 of 18.8 billion euros, which was the highest in the last 10 years.



The future of banking

The Future of Banking: Secure Money and Deregulation of the Financial System

In a conference by Miguel Fernández Ordóñez, Governor of the Bank of Spain from 2006 to 2012, at the Ramón Areces Foundation in Madrid, he tried to find out whether, within the technology-generated changes, there is one that is “disruptive”, that can produce a radical change in the banking activity of such importance that, as is happening with other industries, it forces private banks to transform themselves into companies very different from those that exist today.



Banco Santander

Santander records €1.566 Bn on its balance sheet related to its 49% stake in joint venture with Blackstone

Private equity fund Blackstone and Banco Santander have injected 300 million euros in the property fund in which both have a stake. The alliance is a mix of societies under the umbrella of parent company Project Quasar Investments 2017, which includes what was previously Banco Popular’s real estate portfolio. Its gross assets are valued at 30 billion euros, with a net value of 10 billion.