A better Spain for everyone

The socioeconomic balance is a clear reflection that Spain is a success story. Since 1977, per capita income for the Spanish has doubled in real terms and gone from 76.1% of the EU average to the current 92%. The incorporation of women in the job market is a reality – their participation has grown from … Continued

A pact for inclusive growth

The year 1977 evokes images of change, freedom, openness and mutual understanding. Many Spanish people can remember where they were when the recent democratic history of our country began. Others, because of their age, grew up while this was being consolidated, or had the good fortune to be born in a modern Spain that was … Continued

A better Spain for everyone

All the best things that have happened in Spain over the past 40 years of democracy have been a result of the attainment of our freedom and the achievement of our country’s modernisation, which has been boosted and reinforced through our integration with and commitment to the European project. Since 1977, the history of Spain … Continued

Así está… the company September 2017

Business demography Structural business statistics According to the Central Business Directory (DIRCE) in 2016 and for the third consecutive year, the number of active companies increased by 1.4%, reaching 3.282.346. Reduced business size By number of employees, 55.5% of all Spanish companies had no employees and 27.2% had just one or two employees. Altogether, in … Continued

Así está… the company July-Agost 2017

Investment (Bank of Spain) Productive private investment in Spain has had a key role in our economic recovery, contributing to more than 20% of GDP growth between 2014 and 2016. By components, the greatest investment was in capital goods and transport material. This investment dynamism was greater than that in the Eurozone, and has been … Continued

The Barometer of the Círculos 2017

The Barometer of the Círculos, now in its fourth edition, maintains its commitment to Spanish society to help resolve the imbalances that persist in the wake of the recent economic crisis. This objective is shared by the Círculo of Entrepreneurs, the Círculo of Economy and the Círculo of Basque Entrepreneurs, and has been since the … Continued

Así está… the company march 2017

Financing sources Between 2010 and 2015, the non-financial companies on the IBEX 35 reduced their debts with credit institutions by 39.8%, from 138 billion euros to 83 billion euros. In terms of balance sheet structure, bank financing (% financial liabilities) for these companies went from 53 to 36.5%. Likewise, fixed income financing (corporate debt) increased … Continued

Así está… the company December 2016

Spanish banking sector Profits During the first quarter of 2016, amidst low interest rates, the consolidated results of Spanish credit institutions dropped 23.6%. By contrast, the improvement in economic activity has made it possible to continue to lower the volume of troubled assets (down 40% since December of 2013). At the same time, according to … Continued

The Barometer of the Círculos 2016

The Barometer of the Círculos, in this third edition, seeks to contribute to collectively solving the big problems that affect Spain. On this occasion, in addition to presenting the shared vision of the Círculo de Empresarios, the Círculo de Economía and the Círculo de Empresarios Vascos, it has enjoyed the participation –begun in 2015– of … Continued

The Spanish medium-sized company project

THE CÍRCULO DE EMPRESARIOS HAS INITIATED THE SPANISH MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANY PROJECT TO PRESENT FORCEFUL ARGUMENTS THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A REALISTIC ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS OF OUR BUSINESS FIRMS. IT CAN BE USED TO EXCHANGE IDEAS WITH THE NEWS MEDIA, THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS, RESEARCH CENTERS AND THE BUSINESS FABRIC ITSELF. The Project is directed by Elena Pisonero, … Continued

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Diplomatic Enterprise Programme (PECD)

The Diplomatic Enterprise Programme (of the Spanish, PECD) was created through an agreement signed by the then-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Angel Moratinos, and the President of Círculo de Empresarios, Claudio Boada, on 21 July 2008. Through this programme, diplomats, selected by the Ministry, can undertake research placements at companies, providing them with … Continued

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Judges And Magistrates Enterprise Programme (PEMJ)

Last edition of the program in Iberdrola This programme’s (of the Spanish, PEMJ) goals are, firstly, to promote mutual knowledge, awareness and the pooling of experience to help judges, magistrates and entrepreneurs to best perform their activities. Secondly, to provide judges and magistrates with real knowledge of business, its principles, organization, objectives, and ways of … Continued

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Industry and Parliament Scheme

The Industry and Parliament Scheme was created in 1987 with a two-fold purpose: On the one hand, to provide parliamentary representatives with real knowledge of business,  its principles, objectives, organization, strategies and ways of working, as well as its technological and human principles. On the other, to provide business executives and their collaborators with an overview … Continued

Así está the company… February 2016

Barometer of the companies Corporate trends According to the Deloitte Barometer, of the 294 Spanish companies surveyed, 61% report that their billing improved in the second half of 2015 (although it was some 2 decimal points lower than in the first half of the year) a figure slightly higher than their expectations for the first half of 2016. In addition, … Continued

Así está the company… Octubre 2015

Private sector financing New company credit Since February of 2015, in year-on-year terms, there has been a gradual recovery in the flow of new credit to non-financial companies. In August, lending by credit institutions to companies was 23,650 million euros, or 16.3% more than in the same period of the previous year. While this was a more moderate increase than in July … Continued

2016 General State Budget: possible, but we need more reforms to strengthen growth

Recent improvements in GDP and employment confirm that Spain’s recovery and economic dynamism continue to be strengthened. Internally, the reforms that have been carried out and the efforts in the private sector have corrected some of our macroeconomic imbalances. This has led to improvements in the labor market, the external sector, investment and access to … Continued

Así está The Company… Jun 2015

Financial accounts Capacity and need for financing Increases in excess profits of non-financial corporations has strenghtened internal financing, reducing the debt burden. In 2014, they had a financing capacity of 11,335 million euros in contrast to the more than 90,000 million euros in necessary financing in 2007. Banking disintermediation has helped to reduce company debt … Continued

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