The Next Generation EU fund, which is meant to address the eurozone’s main financing needs to counter the crisis, consists of €500bn delivered as grants according to country- specific financing needs and €250bn credited as loans. The news boosted the euro initially as the plans outstrip expectations for €500bn in funding previously proposed by Merkel and Macron.Read More
Santander Credit Research | So far this year, new registrations are down 42.4%, with a drop of 83.8% in April on top of falls of 55.6% in March, 7.2% in February and 8.2% in January. The UK, Italy, France and Spain were the most affected markets, with falls of 97.3%, 97.6%, 88.9% and 96.5% respectively, while the decline in Germany was limited to 61.1%. The extent of the decline in sales (at least in Q2’20) will be even worse than in 2008/09, when many car manufacturers and suppliers were in trouble.