Economía internacional en tiempos de policrisis

La economía internacional afronta el nuevo año intentando digerir los efectos de las sorpresas negativas acumuladas desde principios de 2020 que han provocado el mayor desequilibrio entre oferta y demanda de las últimas décadas.

Is the IMF getting it right about the world economy?

Is the IMF getting it right with its latest predictions about the world economy? According to its latest global outlook, the world economy will slow this year as central …

Digitalisation of Spanish companies: An EU comparison

In contrast to the Spanish economy’s relatively low productivity levels, overall, Spanish companies are relatively highly digitalised. However, a high percentage of Spanish companies use digital technology to control worker performance (relative to alternative uses in companies
in more productive countries) and have relatively low levels of organisational capital
(complementary to digital capital).

Spain’s trade competitiveness relative to the eurozone

Spanish exports registered nominal growth of 40% between 2012 and 2021, the highest rate among the euro area’s five largest economies. While the Spanish economy is capable
of improving its internal cost competitiveness and transforming those gains into export
growth, Spain’s export intensity remains below its weight as an economy within the universe
of benchmark economies.

Importance and characteristics of the bancassurance business in Spain

The weight of bancassurance in Spain´s insurance business and its contribution to parent banks’ domestic earnings are very significant. As a result, as evidenced by the recent COVID-19 crisis, as well as in normal times, the relatively substantial contribution of the
bancassurance business lends earnings stability and solidity to the banks with the most developed such businesses.

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