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The success or failure of the West’s economic war against Russia is crucial to the outcome of the fight in Ukraine. But knowing whether the sanctions are working will be difficult. Economic damage estimates vary widely. The Institute for International Finance, a group of international banks, expects Russian economic output to fall by a third …

By Enrique Feas* The invasion of Ukraine was a slow-moving crisis, both in terms of development and reaction from the EU. After an onset of surprise and restraint, awareness of the seriousness of the situation and its geopolitical implications led the EU to impose severe sanctions on Russia, affecting not only trade and individuals, but …

European Central Bank (ECB) Vice-President Luis de Guindos makes a statement during the second day of the informal meeting of EU economy and finance ministers in Berlin, Germany, on 12 September 2020. Odd Andersen/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, March 2 (Reuters) – European Union sanctions and other …

European stock markets continue to slow as fears of central bank monetary tightening intensify. After the US inflation data, there are fears that the hawkish line will prevail within the Fed on rate hikes. Expectations of slower economic growth are also weighing heavily on rising energy and commodity prices. On the currency side, the euro …

Juan Manuel Canals and Basma Eddaheri, both in their twenties, are part of why Spain has denied predictions of massive job losses in the wake of Covid. During the pandemic, Canals started working as a computer engineer; Eddaheri has been running a Covid hotline for a month. Their early work experiences reflect broader changes in …

Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calvino speaks upon her arrival for a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Luxembourg, October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MADRID, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calvino said on Thursday she would no longer attend events if women were …

The European Central Bank leaves interest rates firm as expected: the policy rate remains at zero, the deposit rate at -0.50% and the marginal lending rate at 0.25%. This was announced by the ECB after the monetary policy meeting. The ECB confirms the scenario outlined in December on bond purchases: the pandemic program (Pepp) will …

The Milan Stock Exchange flies, in line with other European lists. The Ftse Mib gained 2% to 26,544 points, supported by the positive trend in banks and energy. Tod’s jumped on the stock market after the preliminary accounts for 2021 with revenues above expectations at 884 million (+38.7% compared to 2020 and -3.5% on 2019), …

There has been a rise in prices in the Spanish real estate market, but this cannot be called a bubble. Or at least not yet, according to a view widely shared by market analysts and academics. Housing will continue to become more expensive in 2022 in line with economic growth and inflation. Although the European …

By Elba Astorga, Economy Madrid, January 1 (The Conversation) In the last quarter of 2020 we published in The Conversation Spain Welcome to the era of disorder. In it, Professor Jorge Hernando Cuñado of the University of Nebrija described some of the events that were to bring instability to the world order and the world …

By Elba Astorga, Economy Madrid, January 1 (The Conversation) In the last quarter of 2020, we published in The Conversation Spain Welcome to the era of disorder. In it, Professor Jorge Hernando Cuñado of the University of Nebrija described some of the events that were to bring instability to the world order and the world …

Oscar Banos and thousands of other truck drivers celebrated on Saturday after a threat to idle their engines prompted the Spanish government to adopt measures to improve working conditions and control soaring fuel costs due to inflation. This is the latest effort by workers, opposition leaders and citizens to pressure governments in Europe and the …

The data came against the backdrop of a 43% drop in the pound against the dollar this year. The pound weakened 2.2% to 13.08 10:52 GMT. Analysts have warned of the pound’s impact on future growth, with Goldman Sachs revising its 2021 growth forecast to 10.5% from 9.5%, while cutting its 2022 forecast by half …

S’AGARO, Spain (Reuters) – The eurozone economy is still rebounding, but it faces a new challenge linked to an increase in coronavirus cases and a new variant, two central bank policymakers said on Friday European. Global authorities and investors reacted with concern on Friday to a new variant of the coronavirus detected in South Africa, …

VScombines Visco and Guindos S’AGARO, Spain, November 26 (Reuters) – The eurozone economy continues to rebound, but it faces a new challenge linked to an increase in coronavirus cases and a new variant, two European Central Bank policymakers said on Friday. Global authorities and investors reacted with concern on Friday to a new variant of …

By Kevin Yao and Gabriel Crossley BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy hit its slowest growth rate in a year in the third quarter, hit by power shortages and swings in the real estate sector, underscoring the challenge facing policymakers as ‘They seek to support a faltering recovery while controlling the real estate sector. Gross domestic …

The pandemic is no longer the greatest risk for the Chilean economy, which over the past three decades has been one of the most stable in the region. Economists from different political sectors agree that the problem lies in a disorderly exit from the crisis, due to the great impact of consecutive withdrawals from pension …

BERLIN – The Germans are doing better than ever. In many ways, the economy has broken records under the reign of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel: household financial assets have peaked; the number of jobs reached an all-time high before the pandemic struck in early 2020; GDP – the sum of all goods and services produced …

For 18 months, the hourly rate is $ 834 million, according to Bank of America analysts, how much is central banks have spent to buy bonds since the start of the epidemic, with the Fed alone investing $ 4 trillion. It’s a number that reflects the huge flow of money that has kept companies viable …

Former senior Treasury official Sir Nicholas Macpherson will today be among the experts attending the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s new Council of Economic Advisers. Macpherson’s appointment to the corps met with opposition from some members of the Yes movement when it was announced earlier this month. He was the longest-serving Mandarin in George …

Professor Lu Ming of Shanghai Jiaotong University was the first to call the marked differences within China the “Europeanization” (or Eurozoneization) of the Chinese economy. The euro area is made up of 19 European countries with a unified market and a single currency, but with great differences in productivity between them. This, of course, has …

Where does this measure come from and what impact will it have? Will the euro replace the US dollar as Cuba’s preferred currency? By Cubaencuentro HAVANA TIMES – The decision to suspend dollar cash deposits (described as a temporary measure) stems, according to the Cuban government, from problems Cuba has in using this money abroad …

The Minister of the Economy Nadia Calviño.Mº ECONOMY / EFE There is nothing more than a handful of numbers. The horizon is still hazy. A recovery worthy of the name is still a long way off. But Spain is starting to recover from the effects of 2020, including the biggest drop in production since the …

ANKARA Climate change is no longer a ‘elephant in the room’ problem for central banks around the world, as some of them, realizing the need to expand their traditional mandates while also supporting sustainable development, have started to take concrete steps to encourage green financing. Green finance is flourishing and is now seen as a …

BENGALURU, Jan.18 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s new package will have little effect on the coronavirus-ravaged eurozone economy, a Reuters poll of economists predicted, which almost halved their growth prospects in the first quarter. Despite the ECB’s decision to top up its emergency pandemic purchases from half a trillion euros to 1.85 trillion euros …

Spain has announced that lockdown measures are to be relaxed, allowing some non-essential workers to return to work. /Javier Soriano/AFP Spain has announced that lockdown measures are to be relaxed, allowing some non-essential workers to return to work. /Javier Soriano/AFP Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic, began on Monday …

Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Linde.ECE The Bank of Spain warns of the medium-term economic consequences of persistent political tension in Catalonia. In a report analyzing the risk to Spain’s financial stability, the central bank indicated that the economy could lose between 0.3 and 2.5 points of GDP in two years, which would …

Would going it alone work for Catalonia? The Spanish region staged a controversial independence referendum on Sunday with major economic implications for the country – and Europe. Spain’s central government fiercely opposed the referendum and riot police raided polling stations. Regional officials said the vast majority of ballots were in favor of independence, but turnout …