José Ramón Díez (CaixaBank Research) | While expected, the rise in inflation is causing discomfort due to the high levels that have been reached and the risk of it persisting at those levels for longer than desirable without investors being startled. The key is whether we are faced with an economy that is simply skidding around as it seeks to accelerate from 0 to 60 in a short time, in which case inertia will allow it to easily regain stability; or, on the contrary, overheating caused by an excessively expansive demand-focused policy could test the strength of the economic engine.Read More
Renta 4 | This year we will see a deterioration in the airline business never before seen in the sector. We expect IAG to cut air traffic capacity by 48% compared to 2019, and by quarters (-10.5% annually already confirmed in Q1/-90% estimated in Q2/ and between -55%/-30% estimated in Q3). Nevertheless IAG is one of the companies with the highest liquidity (€10 Bn), the best operating margins and the lowest debt. The acquisition of Air Europa, with a possible improvement of the conditions, is an additional advantage.