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Business cycle phases in Spain

Document Number 17/20

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We characterize regional business cycles for Spain using monthly Social Security affiliations. Based on a set of Markov-switching models, we find substantial synchronization of regional business cycles, which has increased since the Great Recession. We do however evidence a regional leading and lagging performance that repeats itself across the different recessions.

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Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 15 September 2017

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Highlights: The European Commission published the State of the Union 2017. The CNMV extended the short selling ban on Liberbank and approved a compensation mechanism for retail investors in the resolution of Banco Popular. Finally, the BCBS and EBA published monitoring reports on Basel III and CRR / CRD IV capital and liquidity requirements.

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Financial Regulation: Weekly Update. 8 September 2017

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Highlights: FSB includes key attributes of resolution regimes into the list of minimum requirements for good practices. Spanish Ministry of Economics issued a consultation regarding investment firms. The BCBS announced a cooperation agreement with the IFRS Foundation. Finally, the FRB adopted a final rule regarding qualified financial contracts.

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Spain | The positive trend of real estate consolidated in 1H17

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The performance of real estate in the first half of the year confirms the expectations for 2017. The sale of housing consolidates its growth, 15.5% year-on-year in 1H17, supported by the good economic performance and the low costs of financing. In addition, the non-residential segment rebounded in the first half of the year.

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The effects of wage flexibility on activity and employment in the Spanish economy

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Together with Greece, Spain was the European country with the highest unemployment increase during the Great Recession, despite a fall in GDP similar to that in other economies. Objective of this paper: to quantify the macroeconomic effects of the changes in the labour market since 2012.

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