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CaixaBank Earns €4.801 Billion Through September Thanks To Merger With Bankia

Excluding the effect of the merger, Caixabank recorded an adjusted profit of €2.022 billion in the year to September, due to commercial activity and lower provisions, compared to €726 million a year ago. According to Norbolsa analysts, “Caixabank’s results are better than expected at the bottom line (+23.1% vs. estimate) mainly due to a very low cost of risk in the quarter (18 b.p. vs. 45 b.p. e). Apart from…


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BBVA Beats Expectations In Q3 2021; Receives ECB Approval To Start Its Share Buyback Programme For Up To 10% Of Capital

According to analysts, the most important aspect of the results is the favourable evolution of Ordinary Net Attributable Profit and the capital surplus, the main catalyst for the share price in Q4 2021. Key figures for 9M 2021 compared to consensus expectations (Bloomberg): Net Interest Income: €10.708bn (-3.7% vs -8.0% in H1 2021 vs €10.567bn e); Gross Margin: €15.589bn (-0.2% vs -3.6% in 6M 2021 vs €15. 530 bn e);…


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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…


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Spain Q3’21 Jobless Rate Improves To 14.57% Vs Previous 15.26%; Over 20 Million People In Work

Bankinter | Spain’s labour market is continuing on the road to recovery. The unemployment rate in Q3’21 improved to 14.57% from 15.26% in the previous one (and vs 14.10 expected). The Rate of Activity rose to 59.14% (+1,30 pp yr/yr), with the number of people in work exceeding 20 million. If we include the number of workers on an ERTE to September (239,000) and on freelance workers’ benefits (226,000), the…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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”.


The Bank of Spain

The Bank Of Spain Will Revise Spanish Economic Growth “Significantly Downwards”

The governor of the Bank of Spain (BdE), Pablo Hernández de Cos, warned yesterday that the institution’s analysts will revise “significantly downwards” their forecasts for Spain’s economic growth this year. He did so during his speech before the Congressional Budget Committee, to offer his opinion on the draft General State Budget for 2022. Furthermore, Hernández de Cos said he believes that some revenues in the General Budget have been calculated…