Global Retirement Index (Infographic)

In 2020, Iceland, Switzerland and Norway are top of the Global Retirement Index which assesses pensioners’ welfare and financial security. Future retirement security could be at risk as a result of the recent situation caused by Covid-19. Five main risks have been identified. Spain drops for the second year consecutively. It currently holds the 32nd … Continued

Quarterly Report. Global and Spanish economic perspectives Q3-2020

Economic situation summary The uncertainty surrounding the spread of Covid 19 is significantly conditioning economic agents’ expectations for the coming years In this context, most international organizations (the IMF, OECD, World Bank and European Commission) project a contraction of GDP above 3 yearly for 2020 and warn of risks such as rising unemployment and a … Continued

Global Innovation Index (Infographic)

Switzerland tops the innovation index for the 10th consecutive year as a result of its business adaptation capacity to new technologies. There is a positive correlation between a country’s degree of development and its capacity to innovate. Nowadays, the most important technological clusters in the world are in the US and East Asia. Spain ranks … Continued

Spain and Portugal (Infographic)

Iberian Peninsula countries represent almost 9% of EU GDP and more than 10% of its population. In July, the European Commission forecasted than  Spain and Portugal will suffer two of the biggest GDP decreases in the region (-10,9% and 9,8% respectively). Both economies depend on large measure on the service sector, which has been the … Continued

Guaranteeing Resilience (Infographic)

Prepare the economy for rapid response capabilities Reinforce our health and healthcare capabilities Strengthen our education system Maintain a level of manageable indebtedness and a robust capital structure Strengthen our supply chains Create a favorable and stable business environment, guaranteeing judicial security Boost and consolidate public-private partnership models


Economy… at a glance July-August 2020

Economic outlook, Spain In 2020, the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF) forecasts that Spanish GDP will be between -10.1% in the best-case scenario (compared to a preliminary -8.9%) and -12.4% (compared to -11.7%) in the worst case. This will depend on the duration of the pandemic, and its capacity for the recovery of economic … Continued

Círculo de Empresarios publishes a book in defense of liberal democracy

Círculo de Empresarios has presented the book “How to save liberal democracies”, in whose preparation has participated a team of six experts, coordinated by professors Víctor Lapuente and Elena Costas. The presentation, which took place by videoconference, was attended by the chairman of the Círculo, John de Zulueta, the professor at the University of Gothenburg, Víctor … Continued

Círculo presents with Boston Consulting Group a report to transform the Spanish economic model

The Círculo de Empresarios and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have presented the report “Transformation of the Spanish production model” in which they propose 14 priorities for the necessary economic transformation of Spain. After the terrible human and economic impact of Covid-19, “we must take advantage of this crisis,” says the report, “not only to rebuild what has been destroyed, but to … Continued

Macrotrends in the post COVID-19 era

Historically, global crises have generated fundamental changes in beliefs and social attitudes, in turn, these have led to new policies and regulations. The global market of digital health will reach around €530 Billion in 2025, driven by new technologies and artificial intelligence. The crisis caused by Covid-19 will reconfigure international relations over the next few … Continued


Perspectives on the Spanish and global economies Q2 2020. Quarterly Report

Overview of the economic situation Q2 2020 The Covid-19 crisis has had one of the biggest economic impacts of our recent history The lockdown measures to contain the spread of the virus have generated an unprecedented economic standstill. In this context, international organizations (the IMF, OECD, World Bank and European Commission) are forecasting a contraction … Continued


Círculo de Empresarios, together with a wide group of business associations from all over Spain, has published a statement on the latest economic measures adopted by the Government, with an impact on companies, as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis: Despite the herculean efforts of healthcare professionals in the public and private sector, often without … Continued


The figures for active cases and deaths continue to grow relentlessly. This is despite the praiseworthy endeavors of healthcare professionals for whom the various levels of Administration must make every effort to obtain the necessary resources to carry out essential tasks with the least possible risk to their health. With considerable donations of personal protection … Continued

Economy… at a glance March 2020

Coronavirus impact, Spain According to CEPYME, the stagnation of the Spanish economy1 due to the coronavirus will slow down private consumption with a direct impact on GDP of 0.9% (or 1.7% if indirect effects are taken into consideration), and a possible loss of 313,692 jobs. By company size, small and medium-size enterprises will be the … Continued

Monetary Policy Effectiveness (Infographic)

Faced with the economic impact of the coronavirus, central banks have responded with significant interest rate reductions and liquidity provisions, limiting their options for future adjustments. Since the 2008 financial crisis, central banks have already significantly lowered their interest rates and increased their balance sheets through bulk asset purchasing programs (QE). Future measures by central … Continued


Economy… at a glance February 2020

Financing, Spain In H2 2019, growth in lending to households and non-financial companies diminished compared with 2018. This is mainly explained by the gloomy economic outlook and the slight tightening of loan standards, although the financing costs remained at fairly moderate levels. In the case of households, bank loans rose on average by 0.2% year-on-year, … Continued


Economy… at a glance January 2020

Forecasts, Spain Against the backdrop of the current synchronised global economic slowdown, the main national and international organisations forecast growth of between 1.9% and 2% annually in 2019 for the Spanish economy. Additionally, by 2020, the Funcas Consensus forecasts that growth will slow down to 1.6%. This rate will be based mainly on the positive … Continued

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