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Recovery And Truth

Enrique Badía y Liberal | While we remain attentive to the incidence rate and the numbers of hospitalised and dead, answers to crucial questions in any crisis are scarce or in doubt: what is happening, how long will it last? It is easy to answer that we are contending with a pandemic. However, it is not clear that we know enough about the how and why of each response chosen…


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Spain Exceeds 1 Million Tons Of Olive Oil In 2021

Intermoney | The Spanish olive oil sector closes 2021 with positive figures above 1.2mn tons of oil produced, supported by a year without adverse weather phenomena that could damage the olive fields, according to data from the Small Farmers and Stockbreeders Union. Currently, the harvest is at 70% over 867,000 tons in Spain, with production reaching 530,000 tons in December 2021 alone (+14% vs. Dec20).


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Tourism will recover 87% of pre-Covid levels in 2022; BUY Melia and IAG, which have started the year up 9% and 16% respectively

Bankinter | Exceltur believes that from April onwards the “trough” of the virus will have been overcome and that tourist activity in Spain will reach 135.465 billion euros in 2022. This is compared with 88.548 billion euros in 2021 and would mean recovering 87% of pre-Covid levels (154.487 billion in 2019). Despite the improving activity, the tourism lobby foresees a negative impact on both the margins and results of tourism-related…


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Living in Catalonia (I&II)

Clemente Polo | Living in Catalonia is becoming increasingly oppressive. Even for those of us who decided one day to pack our bags and move to an Autonomous Community that stood out from the rest for its social and cultural dynamism and its cosmopolitan vocation. When I was offered a place at the Autonomous University of Barcelona after giving a seminar in June 1984, nobody thought to ask me where…


Iberdrola

Iberdrola signs agreement to enter the Philippine market with 5 marine wind farms

Renta 4 | Iberdrola (IBE) has signed with Triconti ECC Renewables and Stream Invest Holding an option allowing it to enter the Asian country with 5 marine wind farms, the total capacity of which would reach 3,5 GW. Triconti is the biggest independent wind energy developer in the Philippines, while Stream Invest Holding is a Swiss renewable energy group. All the projects come with an assured service contract with the Philippine…


Spain Catalonia

Living in Catalonia (I)

Clemente Polo | Living in Catalonia is becoming increasingly oppressive. Even for those of us who decided one day to pack our bags and move to an Autonomous Community that stood out from the rest for its social and cultural dynamism and its cosmopolitan vocation. When I was offered a place at the Autonomous University of Barcelona after giving a seminar in June 1984, nobody thought to ask me where…


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ACS, Ferrovial, Acciona Bid For ‘Mega’ Infrastructure Investment Project In Australia

Alphavalue | ACS (ACS), Ferrovial (FER) and Acciona (ANA) are bidding for a “mega” investment plan in Australia. The Australian government plans to invest some 70 billion euros in infrastructures over a 10 year-period. The Spanish firms lead the ranking of contractors for the projects, which include railways, motorways and subways. ACS (Buy, Target Price €40,8 +) ACCIONA (Reduce, Target Price €157 ++) FERROVIAL (Reduce, Target Price €25,8 ++)


Santander

Santander Kicks Off Debt Issues; UK Places £500 M And Consumer €750 M

BancaMarch | On Monday, the Spanish bank kicked off its activitiy in the debt market for this year. Specifically, the lender called on the investment community in order to raise 1.350 billion euros in funding for its consumer finance business, Santander Consumer, and its subsidiary in the UK. In the case of Santander Consumer, it issued senior debt with a 5-year maturity at 0.586%, 50 bp over the midswap index,…


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Spanish Treasury Proposes €75 Bn Net Issuance By 2022, A Level Similar To That Of 2021

Bankinter | The Treasury announced on Monday its Financing Strategy for 2022. The Treasury ended 2021 with total Gross issuance of €264.312 billion and Net issuance of €75.138 billion, -25% below the proposed target and -31.6% below 2020 net issuance. The average cost of debt issued amounted to -0.04% and that of outstanding debt stood at 1.64% (from 1.86% at the end of 2020).