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Economic forecast better than expected


Expert predictions from economists and the Bank of Spain are in. According to the National Statistics Institute, Spain grew by 0.6% between April and June. This is two-tenths of a point more than the first quarter and a...

elEconomista´s op-ed

Talks between Rajoy and Mas going well


There were deep tensions about a renewed push for independence and the Pujol scandal leading up to the meeting between Prime Minister Rajoy and Catalonia leader Artur Mas. Fortunately, there were no train wrecks as many...

July power bills are chilling


The price of power bills in July jumped 17.8% in Spain since last month. The increase was only supposed to be 16% for the entire third quarter while tariffs rose at the same time.

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Government should watch Ibex 35 closely

As investors wait for Inditex to deliver its earnings results in mid-June (probably the 13th), companies on the Ibex 35 have finished the first quarter worst than expected. Sales of all companies listed on the index...

Power bill changes could help Spanish citizens

The productivity of heavy industry in Spain has shrank from 20% of national GDP to merely 12%.

Treasury has already sold half of its debt for 2013

The Spanish Treasury has managed its debt sales shrewdly this year, getting half of its financing needs for the year already and at better interest rates than it expected. Its strategy consists of ramping up debt sales...

Pending government reforms to benefit from falling risk premium

The slackening risk premium, which looks like it will head straight to 200 basis points above the German bund, is the best thing to happen to the Spanish economy in a long time. The interest on 10-year Spanish debt is...

New round of bank bailouts needed

The financial sector's underlying problems have not been fixed after restructurings across the industry in 2012. But there are still some loose ends to tie up, and more public bailout money will be needed. Credit...

Draghi does his part, lowers interest rates

ECB leader Mario Draghi stood tall in his role as ECB chairman yesterday, following the script that the EU wrote, lowering interest rates to historic lows of 0.5%. But he didn't take any concrete steps to ensure that...

Regional governments carving up secret deals

Even though they are hiding it, the Ministry of Finance and the Catalonian government's Economic Council are holding meetings aimed at increasing the region's deficit objective beyond 1.2% for 2013.

10 stocks to watch closely

Eco10 beats Ibex 35 by nearly 9 points

Eco10 beats Ibex 35 by nearly 9 points

Each quarter elEconomista collaborates with almost 50 investment firms to create a portfolio of ten stocks


Nouriel Roubini

The Trapdoors at the Fed's Exit


Joseph E. Stiglitz

What is Italy Saying?


The advantages of expert advice

Since elEconomista was founded, the newspaper has committed itself to providing expert advice to small investors. In this mission, it has created several indexes: Eco10, Eco30, el Monitor, Ecodividendo and EcoFondo. In...

ICO clears up future for Chambers of Commerce

The government came to a decision yesterday that solves financing problems for Chambers of Commerce in Spain. The ICO, a state owned bank attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Compeitiveness and Spain's...

The path to economic and political consensus

The government forecasts that 3% growth will not happen within six years and that unemployment will remain at levels above 25%. Which is evidence that Rajoy and his staff don't have the road map for leading Spain out...

Montoro says no to lighter tax load

The government's reform agenda highlights the forecasts that it has made about the effects of recent decisions to heal the Spanish economy. A positive impact is expected for job numbers and the success of reforms to the...

Ministry of Industry to trim tariff deficit

The power tariff deficit has risen to 28 billion euros and the Ministry of Industry is prepared, once again, to reduce it once again by trimming 4 billion in annual spending.

Finance Ministry hits turbo on taxes

The crisis is putting a lot of financial pressure on taxpayers.

24 Hours Breaking News Feed


Una marcha lenta de taxistas colapsa la Ronda de Dalt

Barcelona, 1 ago (EFE).- Una marcha lenta de taxistas, no comunicada, está colapsando esta mañana la Ronda de Dalt de Barcelona, con retenciones en ambos sentidos de la marcha, desde la Meridiana hasta Sant Gervasi...

CNMV.-BOLSAS Y MERCADOS ESPAÑOLES, SDAD HOLDING DE MDOS Y STMAS FIN., S.A. Otros sobre negocio y situación financiera

MADRID, 1 (CNMV) La Sociedad remite balance mensual de los mercados operados por BME.

Inicio de nueva etapa de la cooperativa

(Ampl.) Eroski cierra la reestructuración de la deuda por 2.605 millones hasta 2019

Markaide asegura que la firma no contempla participaciones de capital externas

La oposición lo ve un "esperpento"

Aprobada una comisión de investigación sobre la supuesta compra de edil de UPyD Brunete (Madrid) pero sin contenido

IU interpondrá una querella popular contra el alcalde y el equipo de Gobierno

Cataluña avisa de que el déficit del 1% es inasumible y pide al Gobierno que no haya castigos si se incumple


El conseller de Economía de la Generalitat, Andreu Mas-Colell, ha confiado este viernes que el Gobierno central no castigue a Catalunya si la comunidad no cumple con el objetivo de déficit del 1 por ciento establecido...


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