LISBOA | By José Alves via capitalmadrid.com | Now the debt ratio in Portugal has risen almost 30 points to about 130% of GDP, the budget gap will exceed 8% this year and the unemployment rate approaches 20%.
MADRID | By JP Marín Arrese | In the EU melt pot no one has a clear idea where are we heading for. Having access to encrypted e-mails from government officials, as the Snowden affair exposes, won’t lead you much far in understanding the Old Continent.
BARCELONA | By CaixaBank Research team | In the first five months of the year, the Spanish Treasury’s bond issuance rate has beaten the records of the last few years.
LONDON/MADRID | Financial analysts in Madrid noted today the positive surprise of a recovery tendency among Eurozone peripheral economies, particularly those of Italy and Spain.
LONDON | The choice of Spain is not based merely upon economical arguments. A study by Numbeo ranks Portugal as the cheapest country where to live, followed by the US, and then Spain and Germany.
By Farah Coppola | GDP could increase by about 9% and consumption could increase even more if Croatia enters the Single Market.
MADRID | By Luis Arroyo | An economic recovery green shoot will still need some help to survive, but the ECB remains too biased towards inflation contention.
MADRID | By Raimundo Poveda | We should be be more careful with transfers of sovereignty. The next one will be the transfer of the banking supervision to the ECB.
MADRID | By Luis Alcaide | Having now the evidence of how Spain is successfully expanding its exports, the IMF should be able to tell what are competitive businesses from the onerous legacy of over-privileged labour practices that take place in some institutions.
ROME | By Barbara Spinelli | While the living standards of Greeks keeps falling and the troika’s management of the crisis has been called into question, European institutions continue to look elsewhere. It is high time the European Commission was held accountable for this appalling tragedy.