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January 17, 2020

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 17 January 2020

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

January 17, 2020

Reforms to Boost Prosperity

The Spanish economy is suffering a double impasse. Politically, although a government has just been formed, it is difficult to anticipate what support it will have for approving new general budgets and legislative initiatives that provide a new momentum for reform. Economically, GDP has slowed.

January 15, 2020

Spain Economic Outlook. First quarter 2020

The slowdown of the Spanish economy could end in 2020. GDP growth will slow down to 1.6% in 2020, from 1.9% in 2019, and show a moderate acceleration in 2021 to 1.9% due to the slight improvement expected in the European economy

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The transformation toward the new digital economy, characterized by mobile Internet access and the use of the cloud, has resulted in lower investment in ICT capital goods and increased access to this technology through pay-to-use services.

January 13, 2020

Macroprudential Regulation — A Delicate Balance

Following the crisis, the financial system was extensively reformed to strengthen microprudential regulation, focused on individual entities, and macroprudential regulation, to prevent the accumulation of imbalances in the whole system that may affect the real economy.

January 13, 2020

The charts that show the increase in economic policy uncertainty in Spain

In a recent BBVA Research publication, we presented an economic policy uncertainty index based on the content published in the main national newspapers. What lessons about the current economic situation does the index, which is broken down by subject, offer?

January 10, 2020

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 10 January 2020

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

January 3, 2020

Spain | December data ratify the sluggishness of the labor market in 4Q19

Social security affiliation rosed by 31,700 people in dec-19 (2.0% YoY) and unemployment fell by 34,600 (-1.2% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, employment grew by 15,000 people and unemployment by 5,000. In 4Q19 the affiliation slightly advanced (0.4% t/t CVEC) and unemployment broke its downward trend (0.1% t/t CVEC)