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Enel Green Power's Francesco Starace: "Spain is five years ahead in renewables"

Since its inception in 2008, Francesco Starace is Enel Green Power or EGP's CEO. On Thursday, the holding company, which has a Spanish branch with Endesa's renewable assets integrated,  celebrated its first anniversary on the stock market. Francesco Starace's comments about the sector in Spain are, to say the least, jarring, so we have selected (and highlighted) a few of his answers to an interview published in the financial newspaper…




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Gracias, Standard&Poor's…

President José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero received an unexpected gift a day after national celebrations had offered him the chance to claim Spain's singularity. Risk agency Standard&Poor's announced in Thursday's last minutes that it had downgraded the Spanish sovereign debt qualification to AA-, from AA. S&P's analysts enumerate a few reasons for their decision: “high unemployment, tighter financial conditions, the still high level of private sector debt, and the likely economic slowdown in…


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Gracias, Standard&Poor’s…

President José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero received an unexpected gift a day after national celebrations had offered him the chance to claim Spain's singularity. Risk agency Standard&Poor's announced in Thursday's last minutes that it had downgraded the Spanish sovereign debt qualification to AA-, from AA. S&P's analysts enumerate a few reasons for their decision: “high unemployment, tighter financial conditions, the still high level of private sector debt, and the likely economic slowdown in…




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Is BAA selling airports or buying time? Most probably, both

Best Ways To Win A Guy Back The financial City of Madrid on Monday unanimously recommended investors to support Ferrovial's strategy on its UK operator BAA deals: adjourning forced divesting until the markets set better conditions. While the British Competition Commission has accepted a reversal in sale plans, so BAA will begin by offering one of the two airports it owns in Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh) instead of Stansted, the…


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The Guardian and NY Times wonder: “Where's Spain's Law of Transparency?”

From the Spanish newspaper El Mundo | During the last three years, the Spanish government has lashed out against the markets, the speculators, the rating agencies and even against the Anglo-Saxon press because of the ‘distorted image’ it believes they present of Spain and its economy. Spain’s financial minister and deputy president Elena Salgado, and the Secretary of State for the Economy José Manuel Campa have repeatedly had to travel…


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The Guardian and NY Times wonder: “Where’s Spain’s Law of Transparency?”

From the Spanish newspaper El Mundo | During the last three years, the Spanish government has lashed out against the markets, the speculators, the rating agencies and even against the Anglo-Saxon press because of the ‘distorted image’ it believes they present of Spain and its economy. Spain’s financial minister and deputy president Elena Salgado, and the Secretary of State for the Economy José Manuel Campa have repeatedly had to travel…