Headlines of the day by EFE Economia for Monday, October 16, 2023

BBVA Villarejo

MADRID – Carlos Torres Vila, president of BBVA, has testified before the National Court in a case investigating the bank’s relationship with companies linked to former commissioner José Manuel Villarejo.



Digital nomads

MADRID – Cross-border teleworking, a minority but growing trend aimed at attracting qualified talent from so-called digital nomads, has begun to have a specific legal framework in Spain to avoid labor abuses.

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EU Mercosur

BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) faces decisive weeks, including an ultimatum to negotiate the final details of an association agreement with the Mercosur bloc, whose text was closed in 2019 but whose completion has been resisted for more than two decades due to environmental clarifications.

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– The MERCOSUR countries (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay) face final negotiations with the EU by the end of the year, with no intention of giving up their fundamental interests.



Information agenda

9:00 am- Madrid.- ATRESMEDIA METAFUTURO.- The four-day conference organized by Atresmedia begins today, among others, today the CEO of AXA, Olga Sánchez (10:45 am) and the Ford president will participate. Spain, Jesus Alonso (1:00 pm) Athenaeum.

9:00 am- Madrid.- Industrial Forum.- Presidents and CEOs of major Spanish companies participate in the 10th El Economista Industrial Forum, which will be chaired by the King, Felipe VI. Four Seasons Hotel (C/ Sevilla, 3)

9:15 am- Joint Investment.- Rodrigo Buenaventura, President of the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), opens the XIII National Joint Investment Meeting organized by APD, Deloitte and Inverco. NH Eurobuilding Hotel. C/Padre Damian, 23. Madrid.

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10:00 am- Madrid.- 2024 BUDGETS.- Gonzalo García Andrés, Secretary for Economy and Business Support, will speak to the media next Monday, October 16, on the occasion of the proposal for the budget plan of the European Commission.Or by 2024, including updating the macroeconomic table. Ministry of Economic Affairs. Paseo de la Castellana, 162. Room A.

10:00h.- Madrid.- BBVA VILLAREJO.- The president of BBVA, Carlos Torres Vila, testifies as a witness in the National Court in the case investigating the bank’s relationship with companies related to the former Commissioner José Manuel Villarejo. C / García Gutiérrez, s/n (Text)

10:00 am- Madrid.- Industrial Forum.- Representatives of telecommunications and technology companies participate in the 10th El Economista Industrial Forum.

11:45 am- Madrid.- Companies Entrepreneurship.- The Southern Summit presents the Entrepreneurship Map 2023, attended by the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence Carme Artigas; Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment of the Community of Madrid, Rocio Albert; and Madrid’s Vice Mayor Inmaculada Sanz.

12:30h.- Alicante.- BANCO ESPAÑA.- Pablo Hernández de Caz, Governor of the Bank of Spain, presents the conference “Economic Perspectives for the Euro Area and Spain 2023-2025” at the University of Alicante, addressing it. Expectations of the EU and Spain in the coming hours. University of Alicante.

1:45 pm- Madrid.- Inclusive Government.- Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escriva, participates in the “Conference on Minimum Income and Social Inclusion Policies within the Framework of European Social Security”. NH Collection Palacio de Aranjuez.




11:00 am- Brussels.- EU TRADE.- Eurostat publishes data on international trade in EU goods for August. (text)

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15:00h.- Luxembourg.- EU EUROGROUP.- The Ministers of Economy and Finance of the Eurozone (Eurogroup) are holding a meeting in Luxembourg.

Frankfurt.- GERMANY DEBT.- Germany offers 12-month debt for 3,000 million euros.



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