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October 14, 2021

Global | Implementing the principle of "same activity, same risk, same regulation"

The principle of “same activity, same risk, same regulation” is key to achieve a level playing field for all providers of financial services. This Economic Watch analyses this principle, with a focus on the “same risk” element, and explores proposals on how to put it into practice.

September 6, 2021

Global | Resilience – far more than a cliché

In Spanish, the term “resilience” only really became popular after the 2008 financial crisis, but today it has taken center stage in all economic policy debate.

August 31, 2021

Mexico | Significant gaps to settle in digital financial inclusion

ICTs have become an important tool for our life. The access and use of ICTs at the national level has made progress. In 2020, 75.5% of the population aged six years and over was a cell phone user, which represented an increase of 4 percentage points compared to users in 2015.

June 18, 2021

DiGiX: The digital transformation index to assess the objectives of the NGEU in Spain

The digitization ​of the economy is an essential ingredient for sustainable growth and social welfare. ​A good digital transformation plan requires a diagnosis of the starting point. The Digitalization Index (DiGiX) is a tool that allows such a diagnosis for the Spanish regions.

June 7, 2021

Global | Digital currencies: progress with care

Digital money has been around for some time: the deposits we hold in banks, and in turn the reserves banks hold in central banks, consist of money that for decades has been registered and operated digitally. However, some concern has now arisen about the so-called "digital currencies".

March 22, 2021

Spain | Towards a sustainable digital future

The European Commission has launched its Digital Compass, a document with the key digital goals of its plan for a successful digital transformation for Europe by 2030. The Commission has released this plan along with clear milestones and a tracking system.

March 12, 2021

Spain | R&D in the private sector: Next Generation EU (NGEU) funds are not enough

Research, development and innovation (R+D+I) are undoubtedly pending issues in Spain. Poor performance in this area has severe consequences for our economy. For example, the fact that there has been no growth in labor productivity in recent years and the resulting impact on wages.

February 15, 2021

Spain faced with the challenge of NGEU funds: last train for R&D?

This report evaluates the state of R&D in Spain and anaylzes the factors that hinder innovation. The implementation of the necessary reforms is essential for Spain to achieve its R&D objectives and increase its potential growth.