interviews

Greece debt

“What Is Clear Is That Greece Cannot Pay Its Debt And Will Never Pay It”

“What is clear is that Greece cannot pay its debt and will never pay it. There needs to be an acquittance. And European legislation does not allow for waivering of debt. What they are going to do now, and it should have been done seven years ago, is to modify the conditions in such a way that the debt will be practically waivered,” says Spanish economist Fernando Eguidazu, as he leaves his Foreign Office post of Secretary of State for the European Union.


Trump policies

“The Positive Side Of Trump’s Policies Is Reflation”

Gustavo Matías |Donald Trump’s victory has been welcomed by the markets but it has opened the door to a new scenario of uncertainty for monetary policies. President of Renta 4 Bank Juan Carlos Ureta believes that interest rate hikes are now urgent to achieve “monetary normalisation”.


Ebro Foods' CEO

“Paying 10 times EBITDA is starting to become the norm”

Ebro Foods is the leading rice producer in the world and number two in pasta. It is no longer a sugar company but a group with a large portfolio of diversified products. It has won the respect of giants in the industry like Nestlé or the Mars Group.




“There Are Lots Of Amateurs In Spain Using Public Money For Venture Capital”

Luis Martín Cabiedes started investing in technology ‘startups’ in 1998,first as a ‘business angel’ and then via his own venture capital firm (Cabiedes & Partners SCR). He has invested in over 80 companies, including Ole, Myalert, Privalia and Trovit. He points that there are venture capital funds in Spain with 90% of public money.”


“There Is No Capital Flight In Colombia, Quite The Contrary”

Guillermo Pérez Flórez | Colombia’s government and the FARC signed a peace deal after 52 years of war. On the economic front, Carlos Gustavo Cano, co-director of Colombia’s central bank, is firmly in favour of raising interest rates to try to contain inflation, as well as allowing the opening of dollar accounts.


Rafael Villaseca: The energy market doesn’t work at the moment

Eulogio López | Rafael Villaseca, CEO of Gas Natural Fenosa is an industrial engineer and it shows. He has worked for a wide variety of companies: Panrico, Inisel, Nueva Montaña Quijano…And lately he has become a harsh critic not of the renewable energy firms themselves, but of the subsidies they receive.



“Spain Concentrates More Than Other Coutries On The Quality Of Exports”

Mari Pinardo / Raúl Poza | The global context of trade suffers a slowdown but that’s not in all countries and Spain is an exception. Chris Papageorgiou, who is Deputy Unit Chief at International Monetary Fund, recently pointed to The Corner that  “probably this expansion is not more things being exported, is less things but more expensive.”