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    Digital Economy Outlook. July-August 2015

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    In this issue we focus on: E-commerce in Spain; the EU General Data Protection Regulation; Turkish banks’ digitisation; the blockchain technology; and Electronic money.

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    Technology, Opportunity & Access: Understanding Financial Inclusion in the U.S.

    Document Number 15/25

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    Although the U.S. is regarded as having a well-developed and deep financial system, financial inclusion continues to be a challenge for many communities and households. Using four databases with over 4 million data points and a PCA methodology, we developed the FIMI for 251 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, to help us identify the main determinants behind financial inclusion

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    Financial Regulation Outlook. July 2015

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    This month we focus on: lower capital charges for EU robust securitisation, the proposed IRRBB treatment, Credit Value Adjustments, the MREL guidelines for EU banks, the SREP methodology for supervision, BIS corporate governance principles for banks and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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    The Iran Deal: pros and cons for the Turkish economy

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    The P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran constitutes a milestone with significant international implications, especially for the Middle East. The deal's net effect is positive since it avoided a nuclear escalation in the region. Part of its success has been to circumscribe negotiations to the nuclear issue. The deal will benefit Turkey in economic terms, but challenges will arise.

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    U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook

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    Robust demand for light weight vehicles driven by low interest rates, low energy prices, and improving job prospects.

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    U.S. | Oil and Gas Chartbook

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    After two months of relative stability, crude prices went down again due to over-supply concerns. Both production and inventories continued to expand despite the downward trend in rig count and capital expenditures.

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    U.S. | Biometrics: the future of mobile payments

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    Benefits from biometric authentication extend beyond improving security. Its adoption rate will continue to surge, particularly in the financial sector. Biometrics has potential to transform the mobile payments system

    Geographies:Spain USA

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    U.S. Negotiates Historic Deal with Iran

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    The White House is committed to implementing the deal despite fierce opposition. Iran can increase oil production and exports, resulting in downward pressures on oil prices. However, impact is dependent on Iran's compliance and volatile dynamics in the region.

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    ECB, the focus is on Greece

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    The ECB reiterates its focus on the full implementation of its measures and its readiness to do more, if needed. The APP proceeds smoothly, despite recent developments in financial markets. On Greece, the ECB increases the ELA to Greek banks by EUR900mn euros as “several positive things that have happened” On the euro, Mr Draghi wants decisive steps on further integration

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    Murcia Economic Outlook. First half 2015

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    Murcia’s economy is building on the growth which began in 2014. BBVA Research forecasts growth of 3.2% in 2015 and 2.6% in 2016. 38,000 jobs will be created over the two years and the unemployment rate will come down to 23%.

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    Mexico Economic Outlook Second Quarter 2015

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    Growth should pick up from the second quarter of the year. Implementation of reforms should continue, so as to speed up growth in the coming years. Domestic demand should be strengthened to provide balance for the drivers of growth. Inflation has reached its historical low and should hold at levels of under 3.0% for the rest of the year

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    Monitoring ECB balance sheet expansion (June 2015)

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    In June, the asset purchase programme was ahead of the set monthly target of EUR60bn, (EUR62.9bn). We still think that inviting speculation over an early withdrawal of stimuli would be both premature and risky, especially in a context where risks deriving not only from the situation in Greece but also from China are giving rise to a high degree of uncertainty.

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    U.S. | Blockchain Technology: The Ultimate Disruption in the Financial System

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    Blockchain ledgers bypasses centralized financial infrastructure. This leads to the development of new businesses and the overhaul of existing ones. For the financial sector it could imply the biggest disruption to date

    Geographies:Spain USA

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    Latin America Economic Outlook. Second quarter 2015

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    LatAm growth will remain low in 2015 and will slowly pick up in 2016, though still below the region’s potential level. Unevenness will continue in the region, with Brazil in recession and the Pacific Alliance growing at around 3%.

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    Crisis, households’ expenditure and family structure

    Document Number 15/22

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    This paper analyses the changes in the distribution of households’ standards of living, as measured by consumption expenditures, in Spain and its regions during the period 2007-2014.

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    Geo-World: Conflict & Social Unrest June Update

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    ISIS continued gaining ground in June, launching large attacks in northern Syria (recovering Kobani), eastern Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Kuwait and North Africa. They also proclaimed the creation of a new governorate in North Caucasus. Attacks on Ukrainian frontline positions continued, making more likely a new offensive. Instability remained stable in East Asia and Europe.

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    La Rioja Economic Outlook. First half 2015

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    The gathering pace of La Rioja’s economy is based on both internal and external factors, which are driving exports and industry. BBVA Research’s scenario predicts growth of 3.5% in 2015 and 3.2% in 2016, with the potential creation of 5,000 jobs over the two years. The exchange rate and the oil price are supporting competitiveness.

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    U.S. | FOMC Minutes: June 16th – 17th Meeting

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    Discussion Highlights Risks to Delaying Liftoff Despite Global Concerns. FOMC commits to new “implementation note” as additional post-meeting publication for communicating policy normalization plans. Discussion centered on risks of delaying liftoff signals that the FOMC is ready to act. However, developments in Greece and China could rebalance downside risks to liftoff

    Geographies:USA

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    Spain | Growth could have reached its top speed in 2Q15

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    The trend for observed variables confirms a quarterly GDP growth (QoQ) of 1.0%. Although this figure is 0.1pp lower than the estimate released a month ago, it remained above the levels registered both in 1Q15 and the average over the expansive phase of the preceding cycle (0.9% QoQ).

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    Madrid Economic Outlook. First half 2015

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    Madrid’s economy is building on the growth it embarked on in 2014. BBVA Research forecasts growth of 3.3% in 2015 and 3.1% in 2016. Some 170,000 jobs will be created over this time.

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