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Aena’s good results suggest up to 3% improvement in Ebitda in 2023

Morgan Stanley| Aena presented its 2Q23 results on Wednesday with good news for investors including (1) strength in the commercial sector (+19% in Duty Free spend per passenger), (2) lower dilution in the aviation sector and greater OpEx control, (3) the proposed 2024 tariff increase to 4.1% year-on-year and (4) EBITDA of €802m, 5% above consensus and 9% above MS expectations. These aspects should drive the company to achieve +2-3%…


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Rental prices in Spain hit another all-time high in July

Intermoney| According to the report published by the real estate portal Idealista, rental prices in Spain set another all-time high in July, reaching 11.9 euros per m2 per month. During the last quarter, prices have increased by +3.7%, accumulating a growth of more than 9% in the last 12 months. Within the capital cities, not only Madrid and Barcelona, but also Málaga and Valencia are at their highest levels since…


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Tourist numbers grow in Spain, but remain below 2019 figures

BancaMarch : The number of tourists in Spain has grown during the first six months of the year, but it is still below the 2019 figures. Nearly 38.5 million tourists have visited our country during the first half of the year, a figure that although 23.7% above the first six months of 2022, is still below the levels of 2019 (-1.6%). On a positive note, both total expenditure and expenditure…


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FCC negotiates purchase of Urbaser’s Scandinavian subsidiary in operation valued at €300m

Banco Sabadell : According to press reports, FCC is negotiating with Urbaser the acquisition of its environmental services business in Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland). The operation, which is in its final phase, could be valued at over €300 million. According to the same source, Urbaser Nordic’s business generates an EBITDA of around €40m (~2.8% of FCC). Assessment: Pending further details, the deal could be a good strategic fit…


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Unemployment falls by 10,968 in July

CdM| The number of unemployed registered in the Public Employment Services Offices, at the end of July, has fallen by 10,968 people in relation to the previous month. In relative terms, the fall in unemployment was 0.41%. Thus, registered unemployment stood at 2,677,874. In July 2022, unemployment rose by 3,230 in relation to the previous month. On the other hand, with respect to July 2022, year-on-year unemployment fell by 205,938…


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No news from central banks until Jackson Hole at end of August

Bankinter : No news from central banks until Jackson Hole (24/26 August). This week, RBA (Australia, Tuesday) and BoE (UK, Thursday) will probably follow the same pattern as the Fed and the ECB, rising +25p.b, linking next steps to the macro data yet to be known. If so, the main drivers for the stock markets will be corporate earnings and macro data (inflation, GDP and employment). This week, companies of…


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INE preliminary data shows Spain’s growth slows to 0.4% in 2Q23, while inflation rises to 2.3% in July

The Spanish economy grew by 0.4% between April and June compared with the previous quarter, one tenth of a percentage point less than in the previous quarter, while its year-on-year rate eased by more than two points, from 4.2% in the first quarter to 1.8% in the second, due to the lower contribution of the foreign sector. According to the advance National Accounts data published on Friday by the National…


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Ebro Foods: Top rice exporter India bans non-basmati white rice exports

Alphavalue / Divancons: The Spanish rice and pasta company is to publish its 2Q23 figures today. On the other hand, India, which is the main rice exporter, took the decision to ban the export of non-basmati white rice. This move is significant as India accounts for about 40% of the world’s rice trade, and the ban will affect a quarter of its total exports. The main objective behind this decision…


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Telefónica earns €462 million in June, up 44.5%

The company reported revenues of €462 million in the last three months, an increase of 44.5% compared to the same period in 2022. In this period, revenues rose by 0.9% to €10,133 million. However, in the second half of the year as a whole, the company recorded €760 million, 25.9% less than the €1,026 million in 2022, due to the €200 million of capital gains from the sale of the…


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Spanish banking sector NPL ratio rises in May to 3.59%, up from 3.55% in previous month

Link Securities | According to data published by the Bank of Spain and reported by Expansión, the banking sector’s non-performing loans ratio rose in May to 3.59% of total credit, up from 3.55% the previous month, making it two months in a row of increases. However, it remains at the lowest level since December 2008. Compared with the rate in May 2022, the financial sector’s NPL ratio fell by 0.59…