Nick Ottens via Atlantic Sentinel |It is impossible to appeal to progressive middle-class and nativist working-class voters at the same time. Social democrats across Europe are caught in the middle of a culture war. Ahead of next month’s elections, Germany’s Social Democrats have to pick a side.Read More
Almost 10 years after the big property bubble burst, Spain is once again showing how emotional it can get it with bricks and mortar in all its forms. And emotional is the word, because the ‘revival’ of the real estate sector – something which nobody was betting on three or four years ago – is so spectacular that not a day passes when there is not some sort of euphoric news emerging about it. Of course figures are figures and these are more than amazing. If we focus on the Socimis, the protagonists of the property market in this current phase, the truth is the numbers are really impressive.
Jaume Puig (Managing Director GVC Gaesco Gestión) | Recurring terrorist attacks end up making the markets immune to them, so that is one good reason to buy stocks now in August after the tragic events in Barcelona.
After MIFID1, which was launched 10 years ago with the aim of improving investor protection, MIFID2 (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is now on its way, bringing even more meticulous and demanding operating objectives and rules.Read More
Fernando Rodríguez |In Spain, socially responsible investment (SRI) (which focuses on criteria such as environmental sustainability, social justice or corporate governance) has gone from zero to 170 billion euros, about 40% of total collective investment in the last 15 years.Read More