Population ageing is a global phenomenon that predominantly affects the most advanced countries due to the declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy. Spain is one of the longest-lived and most ageing countries in the world. It also has one of the lowest fertility rates (1.25) of the OECD countries, with a negative natural change … Continued
From the uncertainty and the global economic slowdown, to the trade tensions and the evolution of the raw materials prices, all of which undermine the growth of Latin America, with forecasts in 2019 pointing towards an economic stagnation (0.2% annual GDP growth). The growth forecasts for the main economies of the region have been revised … Continued
Currently, the economic growth and progress of countries is not only supported by structural factors such as the demographic pattern or productivity improvement, but also in new disruptive forces such as digitization, climate change, or populism. From the Top 5 countries that are ranked in the Bloomberg Drivers & Disrupters Report, Sweden, Denmark, and Australia … Continued
When in 1889 the German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck created the first public pension system, he set the age of retirement at 70. Almost two decades following his death and shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, Germany reduced this to 65. When the most developed countries approached the matter of the various … Continued
The Círculo de Empresarios has launched Ten pressing issues for the Spanish Health system in 2019 today, a book that collects a series of improvement proposals in different aspects about a key pillar for our Welfare State. The presentation of this publication has been carried out by the Chairman of the Círculo de Empresarios, John … Continued
The Círculo de Empresarios has made a public Institutional Statement on the next European Elections and has highlighted the importance of the same. The Statement, entitled “European elections: A ballot that really matters“, has been developed by the Economy and European Union Committee, chaired by Juan María Nin, member of the Board of Directors.
Interview with John de Zulueta, chairman of Círculo de Empresarios, at ‘Consejeros’ magazine. April 2019
Spain occupies the 36th position in the business dynamism pillar of the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
Spain occupies the 28th position in the institutions pillar of the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
Martina Larkin, member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum and member of the Advisory Board of Círculo de Empresarios, analyzes the outlook for the world economy in 2019, the possible risks derived from the slowdown and the main conclusions reached at the last summit in Davos.
Ignacio de la Torre, chief of Economy and partner of Arcano Partners and member of the Advisory Board of Círculo de Empresarios, analyzes the political scenario before the impending European elections on May 26 and the possible impact on Spain derived from the trade war between China and the United States.
Spain occupies the 27th position in the financial system pillar of the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
Spain occupies the 68th position in the labour market pillar of the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
The Barometer of the Círculos seeks to provide society with clear and precise information about the strengths of the Spanish economy and how its imbalances and structural deficiencies can be resolved. In this infographic we show the position of Spain in a strategic issue such as innovation.
Spain occupies the 37th position in the skills pillar of the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
Spain occupies the 10th position in the infrastructure pillar of the Global Competitiveness Index 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum.
Spain is ranked 26th in the Global Competitiveness Report 2018-19 prepared by the World Economic Forum. Out of the 12 pillars that it analyses, Spain performs outstandingly in three: Infrastructure, Health, and Market size. A strong positive correlation between competitiveness and GDP per capita can be observed. As such, our country must continue with the necessary impulse … Continued
Spain in the main international competitiveness rankings. In 2018, Spain ranked 26th in the Global Competitiveness Report (WEF), 36th in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (IMD), and 30th in the Doing Business (World Bank), behind what would correspond to in terms of nominal GDP (14th world economy). We include the position of Spain in other international … Continued
In this infographic we present the situation of the pension system in Spain.
Guntram Wolff, Director of the think tank Bruegel and member of our Advisory Board, discusses the challenges of aging demographics in Europe, the role of France, Germany and Spain after Brexit and the real significance of this political break up.