Articles by Julia Pastor

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Julia Pastor
Julia Pastor has broad experience in business writing for Consejeros Media Group at Consejeros, Consenso del Mercado and The Corner. Previously, she worked for the financial news agency GBA and contributed to El País Business. She holds a Master's in Financial Journalism and a degree in English from the Complutense University in Madrid.
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Will Spain’s risk premium let the government sleep at last?

MADRID| By Julia Pastor | Spain’s credit quality and solvency is increasingly improving. The country’s risk premium closed at 219 basis points on Tuesday to its lowest level since June of 2012, and under Italy’s. Also Spanish 10-years bonds neared 4% yield, more than double than the German ones. Public debt investors do not have much better options.


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Foreign Investment in Spain: Vulture Funds, Venture Capitals, and Billionaires Enjoying Cheap Prices

MADRID | By Julia Pastor | Banco Santander’s chairman Emilio Botín pointed it out a couple of weeks ago: “Everyone is interested in Spain to invest”. Meanwhile, Bill Gates bought 6% of the FCC. As if light had come to the Spanish economy, €20bn of foreign investment has flooded the country in the first eight months of 2013, doubling last year’s figures.