Markets

The negative yield curve and its consequences

Miguel Navascués | Recently, in the US, long term interest rates have fallen below short term rates. This has a more concrete significance: the economy is getting weaker and could enter recession. Something unusual has happened which we must explain.

 


Will we see a modest recovery of the euro?

The inflation data for March will be the key publication of this week. With the market discounting a 0.1% drop in the main figure, Ebury analysts believe that a 1% inflation would be enough to drive a modest rebound in the euro from its current position.



S&P mantains Spain´s rating without changes

Standard and Poor’s maintained Spain´s rating without changes, at A- with positive perspective. Among the reasons: the uncertainties over the next elections and the tensions in Catalonia.




Siemens Gamesa takes robust steps in maritime wind power

Alphavalue | The perspective for Siemens Gamesa presumably seems brilliant offshore, given that the industry is now focused on the high sea. Aerogenerator makers declined significantly in 2017 due to the system of auctions in almost all markets, which put pressure on prices in the whole supply chain.


“All financial crises remain relevant today”

Aristóbulo de Juan | Bankers are administrators of other people’s money, and they are responsible both to their depositors and to other stakeholders. Human nature being what it is, however, they sometimes fall prey to overweening ambition, coming to see themselves as the rightful beneficiaries of the moneys entrusted to them. This can lead them to make poor lending decisions and engage in risky practices, eventually moving on to cosmetic accounting and the concealment of problems, speculation and even outright fraud.