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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.
energy prices impact on inflation

Inflation At 5.5%: Keep calm, very calm…

Fernando González Urbaneja | The advance CPI data for October burst in early in the morning like an explosive device; no one had estimated, not even in the worst scenario, a year-on-year rate of 5.5%, which is unprecedented in the history of the euro, an anti-inflationary currency. The 5.5% in October suggests that the figures for November and December will not be lower as they contrast with increases of two…


Intercity, The First Spanish Football Team To Join A Stock Market, Debuts Today On The BME Growth Index

The Board of Directors of BME Growth has approved the listing of Intercity, once all the documentation submitted by the company has been studied and a favourable evaluation report has been issued by the Market Coordination and Listing Committee. Intercity, which is the first Spanish club to be listed on a stock market, is the third company to join BME Growth since the Pre-Market Environment. This BME programme supports companies…


BCE | Policy Was Left Unchanged At Today’s Meeting

Allen Goves (MFS Investment Management) | Policy was left unchanged at today’s meeting, as widely expected, yet despite rising inflation. This is because of the ECB’s stress that the current rise in inflation is likely to be transitory. Growth is still considered strong but is moderating and risks are broadly balanced. This meeting was perhaps characterized by its emphasis on inflation drivers. Importantly, the ECB continues to stress that many…

Repsol's bet on alternative energies

Repsol’s Net Income Reaches €1.939 Billion Between January And September

Repsol posted net income of €1.939 billion between January and September 2021, higher than in the same period in 2019 (€1.466 billion), prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Adjusted net income, which specifically measures business performance, was flat (€ 1.582 billion) compared to 2019 (€1.637 billion). All business segments achieved positive results, especially Exploration & Production, particularly influenced by the upward trend in commodity prices. In the first nine months of…


Cintra (Ferrovial) Presents A Bid For Up To 24.9% Of Indian Company IRB Infrastructure Developers

Cintra, Ferrovial’s toll road subsidiary, has filed a bid to acquire up to 24.9% of Indian company IRB Infrastructure Developers, representing an investment of around 364 million euros. The deal will be conducted in the form of a preferential share issue. IRB Infrastructure Developers is a leading player in the Indian market, where it manages 23 projects and around 2,000 kilometers of toll road. If the deal is completed, Cintra…

inflation board

Nestlé, Procter&Gamble, Unilever… More Fuel For Inflation

FMCG companies’ quarterly accounts presentations are clearly on the upside, implying that the current bout of higher than usual inflation rates (in recent years) will be with us for longer than expected. For example, Nestlé reported that it is already passing on higher energy, transport and raw material costs to the end customer, resulting in the Swiss company applying an average price increase of 2.1% to its products in Q3’21….

European fiscal stimuli

The ESM Suggests Raising The Public Debt Ceiling In EU Rules From 60% To 100% Of GDP

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) proposes raising the ceiling on public debt set by EU fiscal discipline rules from 60 to 100 per cent of GDP, and combining it with a rule limiting public spending to ensure fiscal sustainability, as reported by EFE. In a paper published in advance of the review of these rules, economists at the eurozone bailout fund argue that, in the current context, insisting on the…

ana botin

Banco Santander Reports Attributable Profit Of €5.849 Billion For The First Nine Months Of 2021

Underlying profit before tax was €11.4 billion (+74% in constant euros). The group’s fully loaded CET1 increased by 15 basis points in the quarter to 11.85% Santander clocked up €34.6 billion in total income in the first nine months of 2021, up 8% year-on-year in constant euros (excluding currency movements), with 94% of income coming from net interest income and fees. Net operating income increased by 11% year-on-year in constant…

wholeshale electricity market

Brussels Says No To Spain’s Calls To Leave The European System For Setting Electricity Prices

In a document fixing its position at yesterday’s meeting of energy ministers in Luxembourg, the government requests the European Commission to be able, as an “exceptional measure”, to “decouple” electricity market prices and limit the price of gas. ” While Spain presented this document the European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, said in Madrid that the measures adopted by countries to curb the impact of the rise in wholesale prices on electricity bills must be “temporary” and “respect the single European market”.

germany's economy

All Signs Point To A Stagnation Of The German Economy In Q4’21

Both the IFO German business climate indices for October and the Bundesbank’s latest monthly bulletin point to a stagnation of the German economy in Q4 2021. Germany’s business climate index, compiled by the IFO institute, declined in October to 97.7 points from 100.4 points in the previous month, and below the 98.0 points expected by analysts. After four consecutive months of decline, the index was at its lowest level in…