The CNMC adviser to Podemos warns Congress: “I am not an expert on competition issues”

Carlos Aguilar has ruled out any connection with Pablo Iglesias’s party and says that he has never seen Jaume Roures in his life.

Carlos Aguilar Paredes, university professor proposed by Podemos for the CNMC council specialized in the audiovisual sector.

Charles Aguilar, candidate for the council National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) proposed by the Government at the suggestion of Canhas absolutely ruled out any organic and economic link with the purple party led by paul churchesdespite being part of the lists of In Comú Podemto the Congress of Deputies in the 2019 elections.

Aguilar defended alongside Josep Sala and Pilar Sánchez his suitability for the position of director of the CNMC before the parliamentary commission this Thursday, the first procedure to be definitively appointed to the position.

Regarding his relationship with Can questioned in the Committee on Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation by Vox, Popular Party and Citizens, indicated that “I signed up as a militant four years ago influenced by my students. But in no case have I maintained any relationship, or charge beyond the fact that I have been asked to collaborate with my knowledge in the political discussion. “I have absolutely no relationship with the party, no financial relationship with anyone.”

“It is true that they proposed to me to go on the list to the 2019 Congress, but I did it from a technical point of view. I believe that in my publications you do not see any political bias. I do not believe that my publications are politically significant because teaching is incompatible with demonstrating a political bias.

The parliamentarians of the Opposition He has been criticized this Thursday for his teaching profile being far from what is required for a position with an eminent technical profile. “Obviously I am not an expert in competition matters, but I think it is good that there is a plurality of profiles”has answered.

Relationship with Roures

In response to the question from the deputy of VOX, Victor Gonzalez (VOX), regarding his relationship with the audiovisual entrepreneur James Roures, Aguilar has ruled out any type of link. “That someone has written that I am a friend of Roures does not have to be true. I have never seen Roures in my life, much less have I had any type of friendship with someone I have not seen in my life. This reminds that there is a need for better self-regulation in the media. I think it is an important element to take into account. In this way, cases like the one that has been commented would be avoided.

Aguilar It has also highlighted the “blurred” barriers that now exist between the audiovisual and technological sectors, which will require the action of the CNMC, with the aim of “preserving the rights of the most vulnerable consumers, companies, users and groups”, as well as to “ensure cultural diversity in the audiovisual field”.

The current Vice Dean of the FFaculty of Information and Audiovisual Media of the University of Barcelonahas assured that its function will also be to “supervise the public media and safeguard the editorial independence and quality” of these public media.

Degree in Physical Sciences, Aguilar is a professor at the Faculty of Audiovisual Communication at the University of Barcelona, ​​he was part of the En Comú Podem lists in the last general elections. He has a sociological profile, he is an expert in audiovisual (one of the sectors supervised by the Regulatory Chamber) and not so much, as usual, economic or regulatory.

The employers call off the strike of carriers on the eve of Christmas
The employers call off the strike of carriers on the eve of Christmas

They agree to prohibit the driver’s participation in loading and unloading operations and reduce waiting times by half.

The sixth and last meeting between the Government and the Committee for the Transport of Goods by Road (CNTC) has ended with an agreement after more than eight hours of negotiations. Therefore, the three-day strike (December 20, 21 and 22) called by the employers and for which there were only three days left, is called off.

In the agreement reached -which includes 20 measures- highlights the prohibition of the driver’s participation in loading and unloading operations, historical claim of the sector for the benefit of the working conditions of its workers.

They have also achieved cut waiting times in half, from which the carrier will be entitled to compensation, as well as the treatment to be given to drivers at the loading and unloading centers.

“Likewise, the commitment to imperatively incorporate into the Law the clause for the stabilization of the price of diesel in transport contracts has been achieved, without the possibility of an agreement to the contrary,” the CNTC said in a statement. This is another claim that the sector has been pursuing for years to balance carriers’ relationships with customers.

Along with these measures, that the employer describes as “enormous draft”, other commitments have been achieved by the Ministry, such as not implement tolls for heavy transport without the consent of the CNTC, as EL ESPAÑOL-Invertia already advanced.

As for the possible increase in truck loading capacityany modification will be made progressively and only in certain transport specialties, always with the participation of the CNTC, a measure adopted for the sake of sustainability and efficiency and as a manifestation of the transport sector’s commitment to improving the environment.

More measures

The Ministry of Transport also highlights other regulatory measures, such as the transposition of the posted workers directive and the reinforcement of inspection means to prevent unfair competition.

It also undertakes to create a Code of Good Business Practices in the contracting of land freight transport, which fosters fair, balanced and loyal relations between the companies that intervene in the contracting of freight transport. In addition, a State Registry of companies that subscribe to it will be established.

Refering to driver shortage, a working group will be created to analyze the situation and, within nine months, make a proposal for possible measures to be implemented. On the other hand, the commitment to maintain aid for training and abandonment of the profession during the current legislature is assumed.

Also, regarding to the sanitary cent It includes the commitment to accelerate the administrative procedures that may be pending with respect to those procedures that are not pending a court ruling.

Minister Raquel Sánchez.

Minister Raquel Sánchez.

Within the Recovery Plan, the construction of safe parking lots for trucks will be subsidized, with a total investment of €20 million and a plan will be devised progressive conversion of winter service car parks to secure car parks. 140 million euros will also be invested for the digitization of transport companies and digital training of professionals.

In addition, it will be carried out a study to analyze the feasibility to apply in the road freight transport sector the principles contained in the Food Chain Law in relation to its production costs.

The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, has highlighted that the agreement improves the conditions of an essential sector in the economic activity of our country and is an example of the will of this Government “that dialogues, that listens and that always tries to find agreements to benefit all citizens and, in this case, to a sector that is strategic for the Spanish economy”.

intense negotiations

The agreement comes after the last meetings in which some progress had been made, but the distance between both parts was evident in some points. In fact, due to the lack of agreement between employers and the Government, most companies launched contingency plans to advance the reception of goods.

And last Wednesday, two of the employers’ associations present at the CNTC (CETM and Fenadismer) organized a slow march of trucks through the streets of Madrid and other Spanish cities.

Although the stoppage has been called off, there is another problem in sight. The unions have also warned that they will carry out mobilizations on their part if the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and the employers do not sit down with them to solve the main problems of the sector.

The Chinese Great Wall withdraws its project for the reindustrialization of the Nissan plant in Barcelona

The ‘no’ of the Chinese company opens a new scenario and the reindustrialization table has called an emergency meeting for this Monday.

Exterior of the Nissan factory in the Zona Franca of Barcelona

The Chinese company Great Wall Motors (GWM) has definitively withdrawn from the project for the reindustrialization of the land of the Nissan plant in the Barcelona Free Zone.

An emergency reindustrialization table has been called for this Monday with the aim of launching the different alternatives that were on the table, according to Europa Press.

The Chinese company ‘no’, which was the priority project, comes two weeks after the Government and the Generalitat presented an “improved counter offer” to GWM in a letter signed by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the Minister of Business and Labor of the Generalitat, Roger Torrent.

The new proposal presented to GWM contemplated more public aid than initially planned and a reduction in the rental of the space in the Zona Franca where the Barcelona plant is located.

This new proposal addressed to the Chinese company came after an audit by the same company that questioned the viability of the plant and demanded an increase in aid to carry out the project.

political implication

The Chinese company’s ‘no’ has also come two weeks after a thousand Nissan workers demonstrated before the Barcelona Free Zone Consortium (CZFB), as part of a production stoppage, to “demand administrations the necessary involvement at a political level” to be able to move forward with the reindustrialization project with GWM and urgently activate the different alternatives.

On December 1, the Nissan reindustrialization table, in its last meeting, activated the electromobility ‘hub’ project while waiting for GWM, after the counteroffera “improved” transferred by the Government and the Generalitat to the Chinese company.

In a statement this Monday, the Nissan works council has assured that they continue to work “on the different alternative plans and that in anticipation of this possibility it was already activated at the previous table meeting,” according to EP.

“During this week we have different meetings scheduled, prior to the official meeting of the reindustrialization commission on the 17th, with the aim of advancing in the new scenario,” the workers explained.

Bitcoin continues to fall unchecked on the way to support at $29,500

Cryptocurrencies continue to fall at the start of 2022. Investors who entered in the last few months suffer losses of up to 50%.

Physical representation of different cryptocurrencies.

They return the strong corrections in bitcoin extendable to other cryptocurrencies in an environment of widespread corrections in the stock market.

And this is causing investors who are willing to enter this cryptocurrency to take advantage of the current price drop, since they do not see that it has a brake simply get out of the way and quietly let prices bottom first to enter after the start of the rebound.

However, it is highly likely that we will not see that bottom yet as the previous correction ate 55% of its value from its all-time highs and in the current correction we just gave back 50%.

Bitcoin evolution in weekly candles

Bitcoin evolution in weekly candles
Eduardo BolinchesProRealTime

If the current corrections are extended to the same percentage terms with respect to last spring’s correction, it would leave the price close to the lows of that time around $29,500.

The bitcoin would arrive very oversold, in fact, it already is so the bullish reaction can really at any timebut if this price zone is lost, a rather worrying market ceiling figure would be generated because it would launch a scenario of corrective continuity up to $13,000.

A tremendously negative scenario in which none of the investors who have recently bought bitcoins wants to be involved, but with the philosophy that many have of buying as its price drops, it is possible to reach the scenario of having zero liquidity when the ground is actually being made.

The stock market is putting downward pressure on bitcoin pricesbut if we really are seeing the start of a bear stock market it is going to be downright difficult for the price of bitcoin not to end up losing the vital support zone of $29,500.

There will be rebounds, but in the same way as those since last November, as in the Nasdaq technology market, they are not able to break the pattern of falling highswe can without any problems reach the drop potential of the double roof that threatens to activate.

DWS appoints Manuel Ibáñez as new director of Real Estate for Iberia

He joined the manager of German origin in 2013, with a portfolio of 2,400 million euros in the division.

Manuel Ibanez.

dws has announced the appointment of Manuel Ibáñez as the new director of Real Estate for Spain and Portugal. Based in Madrid, Ibáñez joined the manager of German origin in 2013 and has nearly 15 years of experience in the real estate sector.

This position will allow Ibáñez to maintain his current role as head of Real Estate Transactions in the region, while expanding his responsibilities to lead the office of dws Real Estate in Madrid and the branch dws Grundbesitz GmbH in Spain. His appointment is in line with the business succession plan and he will report to Ronen Ribak, head of European Real Estate Transactions for dws.

Ibáñez has played a fundamental role in key strategic initiatives that have shaped the manager’s real estate presence in the Iberian Peninsula. Her most recent achievement has been the establishment of the residential platform of dwswhich now has four major acquisitions, including 11 buildings under development, with more than 1,500 apartments to be delivered in the coming years. Under his leadership, the expansion of the Spanish residential footprint will continue to be a strategic priority, along with the local partner Urban Input.

Portfolio of 2,400 million

Likewise, and since its incorporation to dws, Ibáñez has contributed to the closing of real estate transactions in Spain and Portugal amounting to 2,100 million euros, including the acquisition of the outstanding Diagonal Mar shopping center in Barcelona for almost 500 million. On the other hand, he also supported the creation of the socimi Trajano Iberia, as well as the subsequent investment program focused on commercial real estate.

Currently, the real estate portfolio of dws Iberia is made up of 27 properties and has 2,400 million euros in real estate assets under management.

before joining dwsIbáñez spent five years at Unibail Rodamco (currently Unibail Rodamco Westfield), where he was in charge of asset management overseeing its shopping center portfolio.

A&G Banca Privada opens an office in Bilbao and is reinforced with a transfer to BBVA

Along with Ana Bárcena, who joined A&G in May, he will lead the entity’s activity in the region.

Ainhoa ​​González - private banker A&G Bilbao

A&G Banca Privada continues to expand its team of private bankers with the incorporation of Ainhoa ​​González Más in Bilbao. The firm will soon open a office in Bilbao from which Ainhoa ​​Gonzalez Más and Ana Bárcena (who joined A&G in May) will lead A&G’s activity in the Basque Country, according to a statement.

Ainhoa ​​has extensive experience in the field of Wealth Management. In the last 18 years, she has held various positions within this area at BBVA in Madrid, becoming the commercial director of BBVA Patrimonios in Bilbao in January 2018. She has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Sarriko and He has the CFA certification and a Master in Private Banking and Asset Management from the BBVA School of Finance.

With this new office, A&G will now have 10 offices spread throughout Spain, in addition to its subsidiary in Luxembourg. In this way, in the last three years, A&G has incorporated more than 21 bankers, in addition to several fund managers and selectors.

From A&G they maintain that “the firm continues with its growth path with total independence to consolidate itself as the leading entity for advice and asset management, hand in hand with the best professionals”.

For his part, Juan Espel, General Commercial Director of A&G, pointed out that “it is wonderful news to start this last part of the year with the addition of another great professional such as Ainhoa ​​to our team of bankers and who will also help us to consolidate our presence in the Basque region in tandem with Ana Bárcena, who joined A&G last May. We continue to grow our spirit of always offering the best private banking service to our clients, with independence and rigor”.