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July 9, 2018

The current expansion of the Spanish Economy

Since 2014, Spain has been growing at rates higher than those of most other European countries. During these years, Spain has recovered the competitiveness lost before the crisis. Inflation, unit labour costs and mark-ups have performed better than in the euro area as a whole, resulting in strong export growth. In 2017, exp…

January 15, 2018

Monetary policy and bank profitability

Monetary policy took centre stage in the recent international crisis – as a weapon against stagnation and deflation, as an instrument for re-establishing financial stability and, in the case of the euro zone, as a crucial tool for combating the financial fragmentation which at one stage threatened the very survival of the e…

June 16, 2008

Is the Chinese banking system benefiting from foreign investors?

We find empirical evidence that the Chinese banking system has benefited from the entry of foreign investors through higher profitability and increased efficiency of the banking system.