Markets

Brazil-privatisations

Brazil’s Privatisations Plan: Which Spanish Companies Would Be Interested?

Víctor Peiro (GVC Gaesco) | The emerging markets are performing well this year and so the context is favourable for revisiting the privatisation process in those countries. Brazil is set to sell off a raft of different assets, including state-owned utility Electrobrás. Several big Spanish companies could be interested in acquiring these assets.

 



Q3 earnings in Europe

Where Are New Earnings Coming From?

To have a closer look at where new money is coming from, Carax-Alphavalue focuses on Q3. They think the 2017 picture “is gaining certainty.” They also point that 2017 earnings should be up €101bn, which is the largest variation of the last 11 years excepting €170bn rebound in 2010.


Coin and cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin And Other Cryptocurrencies, Under Suspicion of A Bubble

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) issued last week a statement banning ICOs, while also planning to shut down local cryptocurrency exchanges. In order to combat capital flight, money laundering and other fraudulent activities, Chinese authorities have decided to disallow trading between fiat currencies and digital currencies within China. This has led to prices of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin sliding over the weekend.




Iberdrola interested in Innogy

Iberdrola Eyes Potential M&A Deals: Innogy On The Radar

Iberdrola is sounding out possible acquisition opportunities in the European energy sector and Innogy is on its radar. According to financial sources, the Spanish firm could be interested in launching a bid for the German utility company.


Samsung Group head corruption

Figthing Corporate Corruption In Asia

Craig Moran | It seems that three was the magic number for South Korean consumers eager to see the fall of Lee Jae-yong, the de-facto head of Samsung Group. On August 25, Lee was convicted of bribing ousted President Park Geun-hye and was sentenced to five years in prison.



Siemens Gamesa in the US

Siemens Gamesa pursues the repowering of wind farms

Siemens Gamesa will increase the annual amount of energy produced at the wind farms of NextEra Energy Resources in Texas (US) by up to 25%. As a result, it will boost their profitability and efficiency, as well as extend their useful life, the company said.