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March 29, 2019

The recovery of the Spanish economy and the challenges ahead

After an unprecedented crisis, Spain has overtaken pre-crisis levels of income per capita due to a favorable combination of external and domestic factors. Although it is difficult to estimate their exact contribution, behind the current economic recovery are the effects of structural reforms, in labor and product markets, t…

January 23, 2019

Financial Regulation Outlook. First quarter 2019

Regulatory authorities’ work programmes for 2019. Last steps in the negociation CRD V. CRD V negotiation: Resolution issues. Contingency measures for a no-deal Brexit. Habemus a Macroprudential Authority in Spain. Trends in digital regulation.

May 8, 2017

Digital platforms: new challenges for public authorities

A considerable number of economic sectors, such as the content, passenger transport, retailing and short-stay industries, are undergoing a profound transformation as a result of the emergence of new companies that put providers and users of goods and services in direct contact with one another.

November 21, 2016

Argentina: Digital Context

Argentina has room for improving in terms of the Digitization Index, particularly ICT regulation and Internet use in enterprises. Argentina’s Internet use is close to that of developed countries, with a high frequency of use.

November 10, 2016

Uruguay: Digital Context

Uruguay is in a leading position in terms of digital content compared to other countries in the region, as shown in the 2015 Structural Digitization Index developed by BBVA Research. In this regard, Uruguay’s digital scenario is close to that of developed countries like Luxembourg, Ireland and Belgium, among others.

October 19, 2016

Brazil: Digital Context

In terms of digital context, Brazil has a better position than other Latin American countries such as Colombia, Mexico and Peru, especially for individual usage. Brazil stands out among its neighbours in terms of new firm creation, with a similar level to Spain.

August 29, 2016

Unicornios: el club de las grandes empresas emergentes

Unicornios es la denominación que se emplea para las empresas tecnológicas fundadas a partir de 2003, valoradas en más de 1.000 millones de dólares y que no cotizan en el mercado bursátil, lo que excluye a los gigantes de Internet, cuyas valoraciones son superiores a las de los unicornios, y que mantienen un crecimiento con…

May 10, 2016

U.S. | Cloud banking or banking in the clouds?

Cloud computing is used by most banks, but not commonly for core services, mainly due to risk concerns. Moving core services to the cloud could help banks focus on their primary mission and save money, but it comes with significant challenges. Smaller banks will lead the transition of core services to the cloud as they are …
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