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European economic growth

All you need is growth

MADRID | By JP Marín Arrese | As we move into troubled waters following the FED intention to taper off its massive asset buying scheme, the ECB is bound to take bold steps to protect both the European economies and the common currency. Otherwise we may run into severe turbulences in the coming months.



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UK banks: bad news, no comment

LONDON | By Victor Jimenez | The British Parliament seeks to reorganise management at UK banks so it’s possible to point at specific staff and board members and try them in court.


Banking union: advancing in fits and starts

BARCELONA | CaixaBank research | The German proposal for an alternative Banking Union are destined to fail: mere cooperation between national authorities would not guarantee that decisions are taken in the interest of Europe’s financial system as a whole.


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Praising Germany’s economic model

VALENCIA |  Spanish entrepreneur Miguel Pallardó praises Germany’s economic model in this op-ed for Valencia Plaza. He believes Berlin, with its free-market, easy hiring policies, betting on export and investment (and not public spending), reducing public debt and training workers is doing more for the common good than peripheral countries, which he finds too interventionist.


Investment is crucial for growth

BARCELONA | By CaixaBank’s chief economist Jordi Gual | For an economy such as Spain’s that needs sustained flows of international capital, a crucial element will be its capacity to attract new international investment with a medium and long-term view.



Spanish companies’ foreign investment reached 45% of GDP

MADRID | By Jorge Chamizo | capitalmadrid.com | The Spanish economy is in a better position to exit the crisis than it ever was 18 years ago. Capita income currently doubles that of 1995 and contributions to the social security system is much higher, too.