Banco Santander net profit up 24% in H1’2015

Spain’s biggest bank has released its 2Q2015 results with an ordinary attributable profit of EUR 3,426 million in the first half, 24% more than the same period last year. Santander’s ten core markets increased profit, with a particularly important increase in the bank’s three largest markets: Spain, United Kingdom and Brazil.

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Fiscal rectitude lags behind in Spain

Spain’s public deficit ranks as the highest one in the eurozone, with the exception of Cyprus. Up to now, a set of exceptional circumstances has allowed for a stance of benign neglect at visible cost. But dangers loom ahead if fiscal rectitude is not firmly enforced.

Janet Yellen, of California, President Barack Obama's nominee to become Federal Reserve Board chair, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday Nov. 14, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination to succeed Ben Bernanke. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

FED keeps the door open in July

LONDON | Barclays | The US dollar strengthened after the FOMC left the door open for a September move, although it did not provide any strong signal for the timing of the first hike.

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Meet the most important man in the Federal Reserve

CANCUN (MEXICO) | July 27, 2015 | By Pablo Pardo | A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” the Federal Reserve did not even announce its interest rate movements. Fed watchers had to infer the lending policy of the world’s most powerful central bank just by painstakingly perusing the documents–release, obviously, in paper–of the Fed’s open market operations.  




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