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European justice urges Spain to make more than 300,000 temporary workers suffering from abusive contracts permanent

A new victory in Brussels for the thousands of temporary workers in the public sector – estimated at more than 300,000 – who for years have been chaining together temporary contracts without the possibility of becoming permanent, as is the case with temporary workers in the private sector. The High Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has published a new ruling that calls for a change in the…

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ECB records first financial statement loss since 2004: €1.3 billion to be offset against future profits

Banca March: The monetary authority presented total losses of €7.9 billion in 2023, which, offset by the €6.6 billion of accumulated provisions in recent years, have resulted in this loss of €1.3 billion in profits. The reason for these results is due to the rise in interest rates, which has increased the payment to the national central banks. In fact, the net interest expense has risen from €900 million in…

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US and China cooperate on something: seeking way out of emerging country debt to avoid wave of sovereign defaults

Norbolsa| One of the most important signs of cooperation we have seen in recent times is the ongoing talks between the US and China to find a way out of the debt of impoverished countries and avoid a wave of sovereign defaults. The talks, which include ways to pre-emptively extend loan periods before countries default, are generally aimed at easing poor countries’ annual debt service burden of more than $400…

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“In banking funds, there are sales targets and conflicts of interest”

Fernando Rodríguez| “The big picture of Indexa is that we aspire to be the leading independent asset manager in Europe” says Ramón Blanco, founder and director of Indexa Capital Group Q- What is the equity story or investor proposition of Indexa’s shares?A- What is listed is Indexa Capital Group, and underneath it hang three operating companies: Indexa Capital – a broker-dealer, the French insurance broker Indexa Courrier d’assurance and the…

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“How many mobile operators are there in the United States? Three. How many are there in Europe? We are almost in triple digits”

According to Jordi Gual, director of Telefónica Brazil and chairman of VidaCaixa, the biggest problem of the single European market is precisely that, “we still don’t have a single market. Neither in banking, nor in energy, nor in telecommunications… Nor have we created a single risk-free European asset, which is fundamental in the financial markets”. In the next issue of Consejeros, the former chairman of Caixabank gives his forecast for…

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