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iberdrola guapis

Iberdrola: Pontegadea could enter negotiations to buy a stake in Proyecto Romeo’s renewables; Norges Bank has exclusivity on the deal for 1 month

Bankinter | Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s sovereign fund, is in exclusive talks with Ibedrola to buy a stake of up to 49% in a mega portfolio of renewable assets owned by the Spanish utility. The portfolio is called Proyecto Romeo and is valued at 1.2 billion euros. It includes wind and solar projects in different phases of development with a total output of 1.266MW. Of the whole…

norges bank

Norges Bank Holds Shares In 74 Spanish Listed Firms, 10% of which Are In The Real Estate Sector

Norges Bank (the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund) has just published all its holdings in the five continents at the end of 2021. Europe’s largest investor has shares in up to 74 Spanish listed companies, 10% of which are in the real estate sector. Specifically, it is committed to the developers Aedas, Neinor, Metrovacesa and Insur and the socimis Merlin Properties, Inmobiliaria Colonial and Lar España. However, it has only increased…

Jay Powell

Emergency Move At The Fed: Cuts Rates By Half Point As Coronavirus Spreads

Ranko Berich (Monex Europe) | Jay Powell and the Fed have taken the warning financial markets have given about coronavirus over the past weeks to heart and brought out the big guns with a 50bp intra-meeting rate cut. This is a tool that has not been used since 2008, and comes after a serious worsening in the global macroeconomic outlook due to the Covid-19 outbreak shattering previous optimistic assumptions that it would be mostly contained within Q1.

Jackson hole

Jackson Hole in the sky

Christian Gattiker, Head of Research, Julius Baer │It is about time: central bankers present their take on the current mess at the Jackson Hole meeting, the prime plat-form for this. The more concerned they are the better. We think concerted central bank action will still avoid a global recession. Warming up to fiscal easing, as in Germany, is the icing on the cake.

recent central bank announcements may not be enough

With current inflation levels, recent central bank announcements are better than nothing, but may not be enough

Miguel Navascués | Central banks announcements are better than nothing, but may not be enough. In my opinion, the central message of Keynes is that, for those taking investment decisions, the future cannot be reduced to a risk calculus formula, because there is always a zone of uncertainty (by definition incalculable) which influences spending decisions: consumption, but, above all, productive investment.

soft landing - central bankers´ holy grail

A soft landing: time to give up on central bankers´ holy grail?

A soft landing is the Holy Grail of central bankers. The glory that accrues from avoiding the economic costs of a recession by skilful manipulation of interest rates. But do such efforts to avoid, or mitigate, recessions simply store up trouble for the future? Does seeking to avoid a recession simply lead to a worse recession in the future?

Norway's sovereign fund

“Norway’s Sovereign Fund Has Not Changed How It’s Structured For Over 10 Years”

Fixed income’s scant returns has led Norway’s sovereign fund to focus on equity investment. This now accounts for 65 percent of exposure. At the same time, the Norwegian government estimates that investment in the stock market will reach 70 percent to boost profits in the coming years. Hilde C. Bjørnland, professor of Economics at the Norwegian Business School and Director of the Centre for applied economy and oil explains why.

Asian markets

Asian Markets: Trump Matters For North, Fed For South

Assuming that Trump’s getting US presidency has turned global establishment upside down, markets are under currents of diverging US, but not leaving aside domestic factors. In the case of Asian, on one hand, the likelihood of stronger US data leading to higher USD rates is pulling Asia rates higher, as reported by BoAML. On the other hand, flush local liquidity conditions, lackluster pick up in domestic demand and easing stance of Asian central banks are pushing Asian rates lower.