|Bid||5.15 x 38500|
|Ask||5.14 x 36200|
|Day's Range||5.09 - 5.17|
|52 Week Range||4.21 - 6.82|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.66|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.66|
|Earnings Date||Jan 25, 2017 - Feb 1, 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.30 (6.44%)|
|1y Target Est||6.05|
Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they're steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves. Venture capital investments in crypto and blockchain startups that included funds from corporates have raced to $850 million so far this year, data compiled by PitchBook for Reuters shows.
The bank infuriated many of its debt-holders back in February, when it chose to break an established convention and not redeem (or “call,” to use the industry parlance) a similar 1.5 billion euro note, known as a perpetual contingent convertible (or CoCo for short). There has also always been an unwritten rule – in Europe, at least – that they would be called by the issuer on or before their expected redemption date, offering investors some certainty. Given all of this, some market commentators are interpreting Santander’s decision this week to call a separate $1.5 billion (dollar-denominated) CoCo as some kind of olive branch to debt investors.
European shares ticked lower on Friday, dragged down by banks, while lingering worries over global growth kept investors on edge before the crucial earnings season in the United States. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.2 percent at 0718 GMT, on track to end the week lower after two weeks of gains. Concern about sluggish global growth were reinforced this week by central banks in the euro zone and United States, which maintained their dovish stances and separately warned of risks to the world economy.
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Almost 40 percent of the $140 billion in corporate bonds issued in the region last year were denominated in local currencies, the highest percentage since 2012, according to data from Fitch Ratings. Already this year, Brazilian oil giant Petrobras placed almost $1 billion worth of real-denominated bonds and Banco Santander Chile retapped the first-ever floating-rate peso bond sold in the local market. Finance chiefs slashed international debt sales almost 40 percent in 2018 as they avoided the costs of hedging against a strong U.S dollar.
Companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms to prevent its being misused, the European Commission said on Monday, under new ethical guidelines for a technology open to abuse. The European Union initiative taps in to a global debate about when or whether companies should put ethical concerns before business interests, and how tough a line regulators can afford to take on new projects without risking killing off innovation. It is only with trust that our society can fully benefit from technologies," the Commission digital chief, Andrus Ansip, said in a statement.
María Rosales, 39, is one of millions of less affluent Argentines locked out of the traditional financial sector. The nascent shift could shake up how people save their money in a market noticeable for a heavy reliance on cash, a paucity of bank savings and little trust in traditional banks or the volatile local peso, which lost half its value against the dollar last year. "I do not know if there is a sector in Argentina as behind as the financial one," Stefano Angeli, chief executive of Rebanking, a digital bank which will start operations in May, told Reuters.
Ana Botin told CNBC Wednesday that it was crucial to create bigger companies in Europe. Botin defends decision to withdraw appointment of Andrea Orcel as the Spanish bank's new chief executive. The executive chair of the European banking giant Santander Group issued a rallying cry for a common services market in Europe.
The Spanish banking group plans to achieve the incremental cost cuts over three to four years while investing 20 billion euros in digitalization, according to its new business plan. The company also said it would allocate more capital to investment in Latin America, its most lucrative region in recent years. With relief from negative interest rates postponed yet again, the focus in Europe is on finding ways to reduce spending.
Banco Santander Brasil SA has partnered with Natura Cosmeticos SA to offer banking services to the cosmetics maker's sellers, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. The company said Santander will ...
European shares ended flat on Wednesday after swinging between gains and losses through the day, with strength in banks and auto stocks offset by weakness in the technology and healthcare sectors. Indexes in London and Frankfurt were steady, while Paris slipped 0.1 percent. Bank stocks rallied 0.8 percent after the European Central Bank said it could further delay an interest rate hikes and may look at measures to mitigate the side-effects of sub-zero rates.
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Santander said it was canceling Mr. Orcel’s September appointment after finding out how much it would need to compensate him for shares he would leave behind at his former employer, UBS Group AG, a figure that people familiar with the matter said was above €50 million ($57.4 million). The unusual U-turn highlights the fraught issue of executive compensation in Europe.
MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's new leftist government is betting on financial technology to help lift people out of poverty. The administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador recently announced measures aimed at making financial services more affordable in a nation where more than half the population is unbanked. It is planning a digital payments system run and built by the central bank that will allow Mexicans to make and receive payments through their smartphones free of charge.
Buyers, it is easy to argue, should read the terms and conditions next time instead of relying on the issuer to follow market custom. Banco Santander is under no obligation to buy back the bonds on the first date allowed—next month—but it isn’t required to pay a coupon, either. This is no small matter: CoCos underpin bank capital in Europe and much of the world outside the U.S.
SA (SAN.MC) is poised to test the riskiest bank debt in the market for a second time in May, potentially triggering a significant repricing of the bonds as investors broadly realize they could be perpetually stuck with this type of banks’ debt. Santander sent shock waves across the Additional Tier 1 market after deciding late Tuesday not to repurchase 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in perpetual contingent-convertible bonds, known as CoCos, priced at a 6.25% coupon, at their first redemption date on March 12. Investors have traditionally priced CoCos with the expectation that they will be called at the first opportunity and Santander’s mixed communications prior to Tuesday’s deadline led many to think it would do so.
The Spanish bank's 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) contingent convertible bond, or CoCo bond, was eligible for early repayment which is usually exercised in the financial world. Santander's decision this week has left debt investors with a dilemma. Santander SAN-ES 's decision to not repay investors on a special type of bond this week may have surprised investors, but analysts have told CNBC that any fears of financial stress in the market are unfounded.