interviews

“There Is A General Consensus To Promote The Internationalisation Of SMEs Via E-Commerce”

BEIJING| Alberto Lebrón | There have been two events in November which have been key to measuring the trend in global consumption: China’s “Singles’ Day” on 11/11 and the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend in the rest of the world. Diane Wang, an e-business pioneer and one of the 10 most powerful women in the Asia Pacific, has created the largest b2b platform in China, with 10 million corporate clients.




Carlos Solchaga

“This is new in Spain’s history: employment growing faster than GDP”

MADRID | July 24, 2015 | By Fernando Barciela | Economist, businessman and former minister at several Spanish socialist cabinets between 1982 and 1993, Carlos Solchaga praises the big steps taken by the Spanish labour reform –the main of which he claims were made in the years ‘93 and ‘94, while he was a member of the government. This is the first part of our conversation. 

 



Álvaro Nadal

Spain Economic Office Chief: “If we wanted the euro, we needed to have more flexibility”

BRUSSELS | July 3, 2015 | By Jacobo de Regoyos | The Greek crisis has sparked an intense debate about the future of the European Union. Spain recently handed Brussels a proposal on a eurozone-level budget for emergency rescues, and the need of issuing eurobonds. Head of Spain’s Economic Office Head Álvaro Nadal spoke to The Corner about competitiveness and solidarity between members. This is the second part of an interview.



Carlos Fernández

“Listed companies provide a lot of useless information which only confuses investors”

MADRID | June 22, 2015 | By Fernando Barciela | Member of the board at Spanish stock market operator BME since 2014, Carlos Fernández is the current ombudsman of the Madrid Stock Exchange. In the first part of this interview he spoke to The Corner about conflicts of interest in the auditing world –”Somehow regulators are the ones who should be regulated,”– and the excess of complex information that investors face.


John Holland

John Holland: “Stress tests for asset managers? Of course!”

MADRID | May 13, 2015 | By Ana FuentesProfessor at the Adam Smith Business School at Glasgow University, John Holland says financial institutions have become too complex for the general public and there is a crisis of confidence in banking and financial capitalism. He insists Basel III is not sufficient to regulate the banks and supports proposals to split up the different banking activities. This is the first part of our conversation.


Klaus Zimmermann

“Austerity is not a growth strategy, neither is demand stimulus”

MADRID | April 19, 2015 | By Ana Fuentes | Germany’s Institute for the Study of Labor Chairman Klaus Zimmermann finds the debate between EU ‘austerians’ and ‘stimulus fans’ too shallow. In his view, spending cuts for their own sake were never the German style. In a conversation with The Corner, he explains that the effects of the minimum wage introduction in his country cannot be measured yet and why he thinks the German corporate governance model helped cushion the crisis’ labor market impact.