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41) The Norwegian Fund (NBIM) invests 27% more in Spain

2 marzo 2018

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  The largest sovereign fund in the world has 16.530 million euros (USD 20,183 million) invested in the Spanish market, according to the annual report presented by Yngve Slyngstad, Manager of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). 63% of the investment corresponds to its presence in the stock market, around 10.376 million euros (USD 12,110 million), 30% more than in 2016. At the […]

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40) “The purpose of business”

14 enero 2018

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What is the purpose of business? Based on my own experiences, critical thinking and aspirations, the purpose of business is getting some outcomes, i.e., benefits or gains, that currently is mainly money, but it could be another such as gold or other valuable things. Along the history of mankind there was different kind of jobs, […]

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39) “Largest M&A worldwide”

15 enero 2017

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Largest M&A worldwide Vodafone AirTouch Scoops Up Mannesmann (1999) ($172 Billion) The largest ever acquisition is the 1999 takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone at $202.8  billion  ($287 billion adjusted for inflation). Back in 1999, old-fashioned, voice-only cellphones were booming, smartphones were just starting to go mainstream, and Vodafone (Vodafone Air Touch PLC)—Britain’s largest wireless company— was eager to […]

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38) “The model PPP-PFI”

15 enero 2017

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“The model PPP-PFI” The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is a way of creating Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) by funding public infrastructure projects with private capital. Largely used in Madrid, Spain. It was developed initially by the governments of United Kingdom (UK) and Australia in different sectors such as hospitals, infrastructures, utilities and others. PFI and its variants have now been adopted […]

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37) “Spanish companies investing in USA” 

15 enero 2017

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“Spanish Companies investing in USA” The Spanish groups have announced increasing investments in their US subsidiaries. Javier Carro, comments on that topic: BBVA has inaugurated a new headquarters in San Francisco in which the areas of its division of New Digital Businesses will work. The opening of the new office, located in the Embarcadero business complex in […]

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