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Unemployment, employment and propaganda: November unemployment up 90,000 – not down 24,500 – counting 114,000 “fixed discontinuous workers who stopped working”

Unemployment fell in Spain by 24,573 people in November, in what has been the second largest fall in unemployment for this month excluding the pandemic, but this evolution is distorted because, after the labour reform, all workers with fixed discontinuous contracts who go into inactivity and even begin to collect a benefit, are not counted as unemployed. As the newspaper El Mundo explains, in November, a total of 114,000 people…

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Vidrala completes first transaction outside Europe with acquisition of remaining 70.3% stake in Brazil’s Vidroporto for €384m

Intermoney: Vidrala informed the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) yesterday afternoon that it has acquired the entire share capital of the Brazilian company Vidroporto. The amount totals €384 million, including the €53 million paid in February for 29% of the company and the debt assumed from Vidroporto. Vidroporto operates two plants in Brazil, one in the northeast and one in the southeast, reaching a market share of >20%. For this…

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Saudi Arabia warns OPEC+ cuts could extend beyond March

BancaMarch: Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has emphatically warned that the cuts imposed by OPEC+ on oil production could extend beyond March. Five days ago, news came out of the agreement reached by member countries on 30 November to reduce supply by 2.2 million barrels per day, with a deadline of March 2024. Saudi Arabia, which is concentrating the greatest efforts to contain supply, has accumulated almost half of the cuts…

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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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