Spanish bond prices are not reflecting the risk of Catalan secession simply because the foreign economic press doesn’t rate the likelihood of it happening, nor the conflict which will follow 1-O.
All the figures and statistics related to education in our country paint a picture which is not just bad, but catastrophic…For example, the number of young Spaniards who don’t even have a high-school education, 35%, is double the OECD average.
Housing prices have grown 16% since end-2014, according to the Bank of Spain. This is after a decline of 37% in nominal terms (45% in real terms) since their peak at end-2007.
CaixaBank Research | Spain’s tourist sector is on course for another record-breaking year, with close to 50 million international visitors arriving on its shores in the first seven months of 2017, an 11.3% rise on 2016 and 49.4% higher than in 2010.
Foreign investors have increased their leadership in terms of how many shares they own in Spanish listed companies. They held 43.1% of the total at end-2016.
Spain’s energy minister, Alvaro Nadal, has explained current week in a meeting with companies from Spanish electricity market that he is betting on a mix of competitive electricity generation which takes advantage of all kinds of technology, including coal and nuclear.
Pablo Fernández | The “Report on the financial and banking crisis in Spain, 2008-2014” published by the Bank of Spain last May is 252 pages long, but omits important facts and dates. The most surprising thing is that it seems to assume that the financial and banking crisis in Spain was the result of “contagion” from the ‘”international financing crisis”.
Testa Residencial, the socimi in which Santander, BBVA and Merlin have stakes, will today approve its merger with Acciona’s property rentals business. The operation will create a new property ‘giant’, unheard of up to now in Spain, given that it will be the first company dedicated to the home letting business.
The tourism sector plays a very important role in the Spanish economy. And its prospects are positive looking ahead to the coming years, based on the different statistics available. That said, there are various elements which should make us reflect on whether the Spain’s tourism business is as well focused as it could be and if it is adapting easily to a changing reality.
Amazon will open a new research and development centre in Barcelona, where over 100 scientists and software engineers will work.