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A transition from Banco Popular to Santander

A transition, from Popular to Santander, with a bit of a respite in between

For a few hours on June 7, Banco Popular had three owners: the previous shareholders, the FROB and Banco Santander; a quick trip, with a stop in between for a bit of a respite, before changing its skin. The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM), in other words the ECB, decided on Tuesday that Popular was inviable and immediately started the liquidation process which begins with a bail-in.


Banco Santander 2016 results

Santander Acquires Banco Popular Paying A Notional Consideration Of €1

Banco Santander today announces that it has acquired Banco Popular. The acquisition takes place following an auction conducted by the Single Resolution Board and FROB in which Santander was elected as the successful bidder, paying a notional consideration of €1. As part of the transaction Santander will complete a rights issue for a total amount of € 7 billion . This will cover the capital and provisions required to strengthen Popular’s balance sheet.



The FAANG companies are moving Wall Street

The FAANG, Five Companies Which Move US Market

The FAANG, an acronym for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google, are the five companies really moving the US market.  As a matter of fact, it is entirely dominated by Apple. And this firm’s expectations are what drives its share price.


Banco Popular will meet ECB

Banco Popular’s Very Delicate Meeting With European Regulator

Banco Popular’s management team, chairman Saracho and his CEO, Sanchez Asiain, will meet with the ECB tomorrow, according the economic press. It doesn’t seem as if there is any urgency behind the meeting, but rather that it is part of a routine monitoring process, aimed at analysing the bank’s current situation and options.



Acerinox calls for European protectionism

Acerinox Calls For More Protectionist Measures Against Asian Overcapacity

The CEO of Acerinox reiterated current week the risks which the European steel sector has been highlighting for years, given that the arrival of steel from China is detrimental to their interests. He said he expects the company’s 2017 results to be significantly higher than those of 2016, driven by the recovery in prices and in demand.