Spanish banks’ results: the numbers tell the story

Regardless of the disappointments, the one-off items, a few little surprises and all kinds of explanations regarding their earnings and provisions, the so-called big banks’ results are what they are. And none of  them have anything to celebrate. They remain vulnerable and unable to reach cruising speed.

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QE effects

Policy Easing Explains More Than 50% Of Boost Across Equities And Bonds

UBS | With central bank balance sheets at their largest on record, yet risk assets struggling, investors are increasingly questioning the efficacy of Quantitative Easing (QE). We take a detailed look at the impact of QE on asset prices through its portfolio effects, as well as throught he dovish policy signal it sends.


Low Prices Are Bad For The Oil Sector, Close To Panic

Low oil prices can be good for the drivers, but they are simply catastrophic for the oil companies and the markets. Many top oil firms have seen their earnings sharply reduced and their credit ratings cut. It is expected that prices will rise again, but not before late this year or 2017. The big question is whether the industry will be able to survive until then.

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