The 18th Mobile World Congress begins today in Barcelona

The welcome dinner of the 18th Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, the world’s largest mobile technology fair, brought together Felipe VI, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés, who, as in previous editions, did not participate in the reception of the Monarch as a gesture of rejection of the Crown. The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the most important technology congress 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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When will China recover from the cyclical downturn?

Alicia García Herrero (Natixis) | China’s economy has been experiencing a structural slowdown, but what is causing concern now is that it is also slipping below its potential and undergoing a cyclical downturn. The faster deceleration in investment compared to consumption, along with weak CPI data, already provides evidence of China’s negative output gap.To assess empirically where China stands with its cycle, we use a model developed by Holston-Laubach-Williams (2023)…

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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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