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20th MidCap forum kicks off at Spanish Stock Exchange

The MedCap forum, organised by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, celebrates its 20th edition between Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th May. Designed as a meeting point between the main small and mid-cap companies and national and international institutional investors, this year it will be attended by more than a hundred issuers and other market operators. The main objective of MedCap is to boost the liquidity and financing capacity of listed small…


Berkeley goes on the offensive over Salamanca uranium mine veto with multi-million dollar arbitration against Spain at ICSID

Link Securities| The mining company will open a multi-million dollar arbitration against Spain in the ICSID over the government’s veto of the Salamanca uranium mine. The company is taking a further step in its offensive after requesting, in November 2023, by letter to the Government, a negotiation for the Retortillo project that the Executive rejected in 2021, as reported yesterday by the newspaper This letter, in fact, constituted a…


Puig’s investor education period begins: if banks detect interest, IPO announcement could be imminent

Link Securities | This week begins the so-called Investor education period for the fragrance, fashion, cosmetics and make-up company Puig, in which the banks coordinating the sale of the company’s shares will show dozens of large funds the accounts and possible valuation of the firm, according to the newspaper Expansión. This is a key step in deciding whether the transaction goes ahead and the price at which it will be…

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International investors reach a record high and now control 50.3% of Spanish shares

Non-resident investors increased their stake in Spanish shares to 50.3% at the end of 2022, up one and a half percentage points from the previous year and an all-time high. This is reflected in the latest Share Ownership Report prepared annually by BME’s Research Department. The weight of international investors in the Spanish stock market has grown by more than ten percentage points in the last decade and 16 so…

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With The Spanish 10-Year Bond At 2.43% Stock Markets Are Holding Up Quite Well And The Question Is Why?

J.C. Ureta (Renta 4) | A first argument would be that there has also been some good news. China has relaxed its anti-virus restrictions and seems determined to abandon the “zero Covid” policy. In addition, China’s forward PMIs, although still below 50, have improved markedly and could be back above 50 in June. It seems the Chinese government is once again concerned about growth and has understood the zero tolerance…

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Retail Investment Quadrupled In Spain At The Outbreak Of The Covid 19 Pandemic

Fernando Rodríguez | Retail investors took advantage of the sharp falls in the Spanish stock market in March 2019 to appreciably increase their positions in the sectors most affected by the crisis. This is revealed by an Analysis of the behaviour of retail investors in the financial markets during the COVID-19 crisis, prepared by CNMV technicians. “The number of transactions carried out in the first weeks of the crisis saw…

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The Number Of Investors In The Spanish Stock Market Falls By 35% In 2021

The Spanish stock market has become less attractive to investors, according to the latest data published by one of the country’s leading brokers, XTB. Despite doubling its volume of active clients in equities during 2021 compared to 2020, a clear change of trend in the Spanish market is being observed. The number of investors who only operate in the domestic market has decreased by 35% last year, while the number…


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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Stock Market: Many Companies Are Choosing Not To Be Listed

Karl Schmedders & Patrick Reinmoeller via The Conversation| Stock markets reached all-time highs in 2021, bringing huge value to the companies riding the wave, even when you allow for the dip in recent weeks. We are also in the midst of a boom year for flotations, with many boards taking advantage of investor enthusiasm for shares. Yet companies have been delisting from the stock market in even larger numbers, and,…

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Spacs: Why Investors Fell In Love With These Stock Market Vehicles – And How The Bubble Burst

Daniele D’Alvia via The Conversation | Spacs have been around since the 1990s, but they exploded in popularity in 2020 and early 2021. This is partly because there has been more and more capital looking to make money, since bonds have been paying unattractively low interest rates, and far fewer companies are listing than in previous decades. Regulations have made traditional flotations slower and more expensive. Flotations are also traditionally underpriced on the day of listing to drum up investor interest. But a crucial advantage of Spac deals is that they are privately negotiated and avoid the risk of money being “left on the table”.