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The Corner has a team of on-the-ground reporters in capital cities ranging from New York to Beijing. Their stories are edited by the teams at the Spanish magazine Consejeros (for members of companies’ boards of directors) and at the stock market news site Consenso Del Mercado (market consensus). They have worked in economics and communication for over 25 years.

Repsol hikes renewables construction to 7.500 Mw in 2025

Renta 4 | Repsol has 2.000 Mw of renewable projects under construction, of which approximately 59% are located in Spain, 35% in the US and 6% in Chile. The company wants to hike its renewable energy generation to 7.500 Mw to 2025. The Spanish oil and gas firm is developing a new photovoltaic energy plant in Villena, with an installed capacity of 300 Mw. Whatsmore, the company is continuing to…


Iberdrola restructures debt: sees 47 B euros investment in 2023-2025; hikes weighting of development banks

Bankinter |Iberdrola’s Strategic Plan contemplates investments of 47 billion euros in 2023-2025, while maintaining generous shareholder retribution in this period (11 billion euros in dividends for shareholders and minorities). This will mean that the group’s Net Debt will go from 45 billion euros at end-2022 to 57.5 billion in 2025. The restructuring of the debt envisages a reduction of the listed debt from 55% currently to 52% in 2025. The…

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The Digital Kit mobilises 416 million euros up to November, 13.5% of the total budgeted for it

The government has mobilised 416 million euros up to November under the Digital Kit programme, which represents 13.5% of the 3.067 billion euros budgeted for the initiative, financed by the European Union through the Next Generation EU funds. According to a reply registered in the Congress of Deputies, to which Europa Press has had access, the implementation of digitalisation solutions in the companies benefiting from the aid will be channelled…

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Foreigners reduce their holdings of Spanish bonds by almost eight points in three years

The share of foreign investors in Kingdom of Spain government securities has decreased from the level of 48.79% at the end of 2019 to 41.04%, which is 7.75 points higher. In December 2019, non-resident investors held a portfolio of Spanish securities for an overall amount of 480.094 billion euros, which represented 48.79% of the total debt issued by the State. They now stand at 499.376 billion euros. The strong effort…


With a 7.8x P/E and double digit total yield, Overweight for Caixabank

Morgan Stanley | The Spanish Banking Association (AEB) has reached an agreement with trade unions to raise salaries by 4.5% in 2023. This figure compares with the 5% increase in costs which analysts had in their models for 2023-2024. It also compares with the estimates for a 25% growth in NII in Spain in 2023. Although this agreement only applies to Santander, BBVA, Sabadell and Bankinter, Álvaro Serrano believes that a…


Meliá expects to beat 2019 figures this Christmas; anticipates revival of urban hotel business in 2022-2023

Bankinter | The big hotel chains are confident that the tourist boom will last until, at least, the end of the year. That said, many of them are already seeing a reduction in the demand growth curve which anticipates a cooling in consumption in the medium-term. Meliá in particular expects to exceed 2019 figures this Christmas, also anticipating a revival in the urban hotel business at end-year or the start…

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Miguel Sebastián, former PSOE minister: “The management of the covid data has been disastrous”

The former Minister of Industry in the Socialist government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will today present in Madrid his book “El virus interminable” (Ediciones B). In it he analyses the mistakes made during the pandemic and the pending issues in the event of a new health crisis of this type in our country. On this occasion, the newspaper La Razón interviewed him. Q- Could the management of the data…

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Merlin Properties: BBVA prevails over minorities in the arbitration over Madrid Nuevo Norte

Renta 4 | In line with information in the el Economista daily, BBVA would have prevailed over minority shareholders (MERLIN Properties and SANJOSE) in the arbitrage over the sale rights in Distrito Castellana Norte (DCN) project. The Arbitrator, D. Miguel Virgós, has communicated his decision to the parties involved. This means the Spanish bank, chaired by D. Carlos Torres, will be able to sell its 75.54% stake in the project,…


CCOO implements redundancy plan in Valencia after being unable to raise salaries to the CPI, as the union is asking companies to do

The trade union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) in the Valencian Community announced last week the dismissal of part of its staff due to the serious financial situation the organisation is going through. Specifically, the union approved the application of a Redundancy Procedure (ERE), which was justified by the accounting discrepancy between expenses and income received. And this has led the organisation to record uninterrupted losses over the last decade, according to…


Acciona Energía to expand MacIntyre wind farm in Australia to 2.000 MW; most important project to date

Renta 4|Acciona Energía has announced the expansion of the MacIntyre wind energy complex which is currently under construction in Queensland, Australia. It will reach a total installed capacity of 2000 MW. The MacIntyre complex is divided into two wind farms, where Acciona Energia owns 70% of 923 MW, while 103 MW belong to Queensland state-owned company CleanCo. Valuation: Positive news. This is the most important project to date of all…