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Non-Financial Ibex Firms Cut Their Leverage In 2015, Despite Earning Less

The 25 non-financial companies listed on the Ibex 35 index have achieved something in 2015 which many considered as impossible: reducing their debt ratio. And they have done this despite the fact that their net income was lower than the previous year. According to BME (Bolsas y Mercados Españoles) their financial debt was 38% of liabilities, compared with 44.3% in 2014.



Spanish stocks

Weak Start To The Year For Ibex 35 Companies

F. Barciela / F. Gil Ljubetic | If there had been a recovery in the Ibex 35 companies previously, it’s clear that this has stopped or slowed in the January-March period. Amongst those which have already presented first quarter results, very few have given investors much of a reason to be happy.


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O2 sale, LatAm weakness are challenges for new Telefonica chairman

If Telefonica approves the choice of  current CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete to replace Cesar Alierta as Chairman, he will be the first Executive Chairman not to be appointed by the Spanish government. Alvarez-Pallete will face two main challenges: securing European Commission approval for the sale of O2 and dealing with the weakness of the LatAm economies, particularly Brazil.


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Falls to go on in Greek banks after Tsipras’ new government announcement

MADRID | By Sean Duffy | Investors are expecting continued falls in the value of Greek bank shares and indeed the value of the Athens stock exchange. That is due to the fact that the new Government of Alexis Tsipras appears to be on a collision course with the country’s creditors, something that may spook investors in the weeks ahead should agreement not be forthcoming.