Bankinter: 2Q24 First Take – Sequential NII growth a surprising beat vs. consensus

Jefferies | 3% PBT beat vs. consensus in 2Q24, driven by better NII, fees and costs, only offset by a small miss on impairments. The print confirms NII trends are still positive, with 1% quarter-on-quarter growth (while cons was expecting a step down), as margin dynamics still prove supportive (cost of deposits flat in the Q). Costs were 1% lighter than cons. and trending better than the LSD-MSD year-on-year growth…

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Germany expects €50.3 billion in new debt with 2024 supplementary budget

Alphavalue / Divacons | Germany’s 2024 supplementary budget foresees an increase in previously planned new debt by €11.3 billion to a total of €50.3 billion, according to finance ministry sources. The German cabinet will approve on 17 July the draft supplementary budget for 2024, the draft budget for 2025, the financial plan until 2028 and the economic package. The German government foresees record investments of €78 billion in 2025, including…

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China’s trade surplus grows in June to €99.05 billion from $69.8 billion a year ago

Link Securities | According to data from the General Bureau of Customs, China’s trade surplus increased in June to $99.05 billion, up from $69.8 billion in the same month a year ago, and exceeding market forecasts for a surplus of $85 billion. It thus becomes the largest amount of trade surplus in a month since July 2022, as exports increased, while imports decreased. Specifically, exports grew by 8.6% year-on-year, their…

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“Mercosur is perhaps an idea that people have fallen in love with and are keeping because everyone is too embarrassed to liquidate it”

Fernando Gónzález Urbaneja interviews José Juan Ruiz, president of the Real Instituto Elcano and director of Redeia, in Consejeros, who states that “The intellectual prestige of pessimism is one of the characteristic features of Western civilisation. But, to give an example: in terms of CO2 emissions, everything may be in chaos, people’s perception may be that we have done nothing, but the European reduction in emissions is 32% compared to…

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“Spain has a good energy plan but if things don’t change, it won’t be fulfilled”

José Bogas, ENDESAS’s CEO, explains in Consejeros magazine that “295,000 million of investment is needed for the period 2021-30, and we have many years ahead of us when when we are not investing at this pace. Of these 295,000 million, 118,000 million are for renewables; 85,000 for energy efficiency, but almost nothing has been done so far; 53,000 for networks, which is more than 5,000 every year and we have…

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