Foreign investors have increased their leadership in terms of how many shares they own in Spanish listed companies. They held 43.1% of the total at end-2016.
Foreign investors in Spain
MADRID | May 19, 2015 | By Francisco López | Next Sunday local and regional elections are seen as the first big test before the national vote at the end of the year. Only a few months ago the triumph of Syriza in Greece and the dazzling rise of Podemos caused concern for international investors who bet on Spain. But things have changed.
MADRID | May 12, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | The show of confidence belies an economic weakness: half of Spain’s debt is in the hands of foreign investors. After the uncertainties leading up to the summer of 2012, they are once again stocking up their portfolios with Spanish securities.
MADRID | By Tania Suárez | The Spanish scenario seems like a more attractive bet for foreign investors now. Even private consumption and the unemployment rate – Spain’s major economic weaknesses-, are showing an improvement, Mirabaud analysts believe.