Countering A Regressive And Illiberal Europe

Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg via Macropolis | After the Brexit vote and the collective failure to predict the impending earthquake and ‘sign of times’, it would be a mistake to carry on as if nothing had happened. Although the UK is undoubtedly a special case, there is a need to reflect more fundamentally on the state of European integration and its future prospects. Next year’s commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome provides a good opportunity to ask some fundamental questions: Where do we stand? What can we expect? What is the biggest threat? european integration mistakesAnd how could we respond?


Ibex 35 Non-Financial Companies Favour Bond Issuances To Bank Financing

Spain’s main non-financial listed companies are contributing to building a more balanced, flexible and resistant financial system. According to a report prepard by BME’s Research Department, between 2010 and 2015 this group’s shareholder funds grew by 15.4% and its financial debt fell by 12.2%, with a decline of nearly 40% in bank credit and and a parallel 23% rise in fixed income issuances.


Spanish Households’ Main Financial Assets Shift Between Cash And Deposits

J.L.M. Campuzano (Spanish Banking Association) | The Bank of Spain has published the financial accounts for households and companies in the second quarter. The cash and deposits component was the highest, standing at 44% of total financial assets, representing a 1.3 percentage points rise in the period. This says a lot about their huge lack of confidence in the future.

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