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Public sector recovering slowly


Mariano Rajoy took stock of Spain?' public sector reforms yesterday after starting them nearly a year and a half ago in order to try and curtail problems with the nation's low savings rate and inefficient government...

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Loan demand still slack


Spanish banks showed a strong appetite for Bank of Spain bond issues designed to rejuvenate lending in the nation. They bought 16 billion euros, which was nearly 20% of the 82.6 billion that euro zone banks bought...

Power company investigation ends, laws to change


The National Commission for Markets and Competition (known by the acronym CNMC in Spanish) has closed the inquiries that it opened in 2011 against Iberdrola, Gas Natural and E.ON for alleged price tinkering. Despite...

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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.

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Donetsk acusa a tropas de Ucrania que violó puntos de memorando


La autoproclamada República Popular de Donetsk ha denunciado que las tropas ucranianas han violado hasta en diez ocasiones los puntos del memorando de Minsk, en el que autoridades de Kiev y separatistas prorrusos...

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Un argentino residente en Miami Beach, Florida, que tenía una orden de captura de la Interpol, fue detenido en esta ciudad por efectivos del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE, en inglés), según informaron...


Vélez empata con Atlético de Rafaela y sigue cediendo terreno en Argentina

Buenos Aires, 20 sep (EFE).- Vélez Sarsfield igualó hoy 0-0 con Atlético de Rafaela y con catorce puntos quedó a dos de los líderes de la Liga argentina, River Plate y Lanús, aunque los millonarios tienen dos...


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