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August 6, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest July

Massive protests have taken place in Hong Kong due to the extradition bill. Tensions between U.S. and China increased. Boris Johnson has been appointed as the new PM of UK. Iran related disputes are still alive. TANAP pipeline project that will carry natural gas to Europe via Turkey has been ended.

July 23, 2019

Mexico | The gasoline shortage crisis: A Big Data analysis

An analysis of the POS operations in gas stations in the Valle de Mexico metro-area are analyzed by day and hour. The crisis began at noon on Tuesday January 8, lasted 13 days, ended on January 20, 16% more gasoline was loaded per operation, and the purchase was increased up to 400% at late night and in the early morning.

July 19, 2019

Insurance Outlook. First semester 2019

Insurance growth, following a steady progress during the past years, will slow to 2,8% in 2020. The implementation of the autonomous car would imply a reduction in the number of accidents and the cost of premiums. People who subscribe health insurance have healthy lifestyles and are generally healthier than the rest.

July 3, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest June 2019

In June, the dispute between Iran and the United States faced with risky attempts including downing a U.S. drone. European political agenda will be worth monitoring even in the next month due to busy political calendar especially in the U.K. and in Italy. U.S. and China are seeking ways to reinstate trade talks.

June 4, 2019

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest May 2019

The escalation of disputes between Tehran and Washington created the major concern in the global geopolitical agenda. Europeans voted to elect their representatives in the European Parliament. British PM has resigned. The trade dispute between China and the United States could not be resolved yet.

April 29, 2019

Pension system in Spain: proposal of three indicators

BBVA Research proposes the creation of 3 monthly updatable indicators that help to understand the evolution of the Spanish pension system and the problems that arise. The first indicator deals with "financial sustainability (ISF)." The second indicator is "benefit rate," while the third indicator measures the public's senti…

December 17, 2018

Insurance Outlook. Second semester 2018

Insurance sector is going to gain momentum in the next two years given the improvement in households' income and the decrease in unemployment. Climate change implies an economic cost for the insurance companies, financial sector and the economy as a whole.

May 28, 2018

Insurance Outlook. First semester 2018

Insurance projections for 2018 and 2019 show a general improvement, once corrected the volatility in the life savings branch during 2017. Insurance online purchases are still very low in Spain compared with the European Union, but their growth is very significant. According to BBVA big data, car insurance is the most purcha…