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May 7, 2021

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. May 7, 2021

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

May 7, 2021

Spain | Impact of COVID-19 on consumption in real time and high frequency in Apr-21

Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or BBVA POS terminals in April were 13% in relation to the same month of 2019, 5 points less than in March. The growth in spending with Spanish cards, both face-to-face (10%) and online (128%), offset the adjustment in foreign card transactions.

May 7, 2021

Global | The COVID-19 impact on Consumption in Real Time and High Definition: May 7th

The consumption acceleration continued during April across all countries and sectors, reaching its highest peak with respect to last year lockdowns.

May 5, 2021

Spain | Employment started to pick up in April

Social Security affiliation grew by 134,400 in April and unemployment fell by 39,000. Adjusted for positive seasonality, BBVA Research estimates that employment rose by 29,000 and unemployment by 32,000. Nevertheless, the number of workers with limited activity still exceeds 1,094,000.

May 4, 2021

Spain | What impacts will the increase in the cost of oil have?

Although historical evidence tells us that the increase in fuel prices observed over the last few months could considerably slow down recovery (by around one percentage point according to BBVA Research), there is reason to think that this time could be different.

May 4, 2021

Spain | On its way to a new "Welcome Mr. Marshall!"?

The closing data published by the INE last month confirmed that the Spanish economy experienced a contraction in 2020 like no other experienced in peacetime, with a drop of 10.8%. But this review paints a somewhat different picture, showing that there has been a differential effect for the different autonomous communities.

April 30, 2021

Spain | GDP fell again in 1Q21

The Spanish economy contracted in 1Q21 (-0.5% q/q), although less than expected (-0.9% q/q). The lower reduction in exports offset the expected fall in private consumption. If this estimate and the trend of recent indicators are confirmed, growth could exceed the 5.5% forecast by BBVA Research in 2021.

April 30, 2021

Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. April 30, 2021

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