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July 30, 2021

Spain | GDP returned to growth in the second quarter of the year (2.8% quarter-on-quarter)

As expected, the economy resumed a strong recovery following the easing of the mobility restrictions linked to the state of emergency. Domestic demand added, thanks to consumption, while total investment and external demand subtracted. Hours worked grew more than activity

July 30, 2021

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. Jul 30, 2021

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

July 29, 2021

Spain | LFS Employment rebounded strongly in 2Q21 after the end of health restrictions

Job creation picked up (0.8% QoQ SWDA; 5.7% YoY) and the number of employees on ERTE or partial unemployment who did not work halved (207,100).Total hours worked increased significantly (3.4% QoQ SWDA; 34.4% YoY) and the unemployment rate fell to 15.3%.

July 27, 2021

Spain | Exports of goods and tourism services

Exports of goods overcame the weak start of the year and remained sustained, surpassing pre-pandemic levels in May. A progressive recovery in the tourism sector is expected, as foreign tourism is partially offset by national.

July 26, 2021

Spain | Fiscal watch 3Q21

Positive development on tax collection and a lower impact of the pandemic introduce biases in the deficit forecasts, which are revised to 7.7% of GDP in 2021 and 5.5% in 2022. The approval of the Recovery Plan and the suspension of fiscal rules anticipate that fiscal policy will remain expansionary.

July 26, 2021

Spain | High inflation — key factors looking forward

At the end of 1H21, both headline and core inflation remained stable, although at opposite extremes. The former, very high at 2.7% yoy, and the latter relatively low, at 0.2% yoy. Short-term risks exist of a rise in core inflation.

July 23, 2021

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. Jul 23, 2021

In this publication you will find, on a weekly basis, our selection of the most relevant news regarding financial regulation.

July 21, 2021

Spain | Catalonia Economic Outlook. First half 2021

Catalonia's GDP declined by 11.2% in 2020, and is expected to increase by 6.6% in 2021 and 7.2% in 2022. Consumption, investment, exports and tourism will drive the economy through 2021. The boost from EU funds will be most noticeable around 2022.