Central banks fail to bolster investors’ spirits

The main global central bankers have conveyed reassuring market-friendly messages following their last meetings. The Fed pictured a rosy outlook of home growth and employment paving the way for a moderate rate rise in December. The ECB on its side signalled its firm commitment to conduct a more flexible and accommodative policy by strengthening its QE stance. Yet good news is failing to stiffen market sentiment.


Abengoa: another story of sudden insolvency

Fernando Barciela | Throughout this current year, 99 companies across the world have defaulted, the second highest figure in the decade after the 2009 crisis, according to S&P. Spanish firm Abengoa could be added to the list.

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Spain Investment Grows, but Pending Challenges Weigh On Medium-Term Growth

The National Statistics Institute published last Thursday the breakdown of third quarter GDP, which has been estimated as having grown 0.8% in the quarter (3.4% year-on-year). This data once again stands out in the euro area, despite the fact it implies a deceleration from the 1% registered in the previous quarter. But key analysts believe that good short-term results should not cloud the fact that there are still areas of Spain’s economy which need to be improved.

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