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The Cost Of New €IG Debt Has Increased By 344bp In 2022 to 4%; Almost Three Times Cost Of Existing Debt

Santander’s analysts explain that the primary is practically closed. The strong market volatility has been accompanied by an almost total closure of the European primary. With only €2.3 billion in the week and with little investor appetite, as orders barely covered the nominal amount of the issue (average b/c of 1.2x). Most of the issues were of a defensive nature, being covered bonds (€750mn) and senior IG debt (€1mm), while…

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Brussels Warns Spain Of High Debt And Unemployment Risks

The European Commission officially advocates maintaining the suspension of fiscal rules in 2023. However, it warns that Spain is dragging serious “vulnerabilities” with “cross-border relevance” and fears that public indebtedness will be higher in 2026 than in 2021. “Spain is experiencing imbalances,” the European Commission warned yesterday as it released its spring package of recommendations. It warned that its “vulnerabilities relate to high external debt, public and private, in a…

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The Spanish Treasury Pays For Debt Again

Fernando González Urbaneja | In recent years the European Central Bank, in addition to ensuring price stability (an objective it has achieved), has tried to sustain and stimulate the euro economies by supplying all the credit necessary and at the lowest price imaginable, practically zero. States have benefited from this policy by issuing debt at no cost, even with a few tenths of a yield. The ECB has done its…

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Spain: Corporate And Household Debt Increased By 1.8% In The Last Year To 144.2% Of GDP

The financial wealth of Spanish households increased by 5.1% in the last year to stand at 214.1% of GDP. The Financial Accounts of the Spanish Economy, published by the Bank of Spain, show that consolidated corporate and household debt reached €1.673 billion in the second quarter of 2021 (144.2 % of GDP), 1.8 % above the €1.644 billion recorded a year earlier (140.5 % of GDP). The increase in the…

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Which Countries Have The Highest Levels Of Corporate Debt?

A new study by Utility Bidder revealed the countries and industries with the highest level of corporate debt. Luxembourg was the country with the highest debt, at 391.54% of their GDP, whilst the restaurant/dining industry was the sector with the highest debt percentage of its total capital at 113.82%. Is covering the findings of interest? Every country has debt in many forms, such as: public debt, personal private debt, and…

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Spain’s Public Administrations Owe Their Suppliers 83.35 Billion Euros; And Do Not Comply With The Late Payment Law

T.C. | More than half of the debt, 43.5 billion, corresponds to the central administration, the government, while local councils owe almost 20 billion, the Autonomous Communities 10 billion and the Social Security another 10 billion. And nothing seems to indicate that these figures will improve in 2021. In breach of the law on late payment – which requires payment within 30 days – the central government was paying in January 2021 in almost 40 days. 


Telefonica 2016 Profit Almost 4 Times Higher Yr-On-Yr; Cuts Debt 1.2%

Telefonica posted profit of 2.369 billion euros in 2016, up 3.8% from a year earlier. Last year’s figure reflected non-recurrent items, mainly a 1.290 billion euros charge in the fourth quarter related to restructuring costs. Excluding that charge, profits rose 4.8% to 4.038 billion euros year-on-year.

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Living with a Debt Problem

J. L. M. Campuzano  (Spanish Banking Association) | Debt is essential for growth. And in fact, the Big Recession, which was sparked by the US subprime crisis, lies in the high level of debt generated during the previous decade known as the Great Moderation. So just as periods of expansion are favourable  for building up debt, this has to be adjusted during periods of recession (and depression).