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Volkswagen launches electric version of iconic bread in March – Executive Digest

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Volkswagen has just announced the first release of the year: a loaf of bread that takes us back to the iconic hippie model of the 60s, the model will be released in March in an electric version that promises to surprise the market.

This is called ID. Buzz e is the new bet of the German car brand. The designs and colors remind us of vans parked outside music festivals like Woodstock, when the 1960s was part of a decade dedicated to freedom to travel with friends and good sound.

Now, in a modern version of the well-known bread, Volkswagen is betting on an electric model, as can already be seen in a video posted on the Twitter page of VW CEO Herbert Diess. It was in this original way that the announcement to the world was made, arousing the curiosity of the fans of the automotive sector.

The contours of the new design, based on the lines of the original model, are combined with attractive colors and stability as this version is 100% electric. Also, an identity card. Buzz, has an augmented reality head-up display that projects navigation instructions directly onto the road in front of the vehicle, smart LED headlights that interact with the driver and pedestrians, a touchpad on the steering wheel that allows you to access all of your functions with a simple touch, while the salon is fully equipped with everything you need to travel (and rest) with high comfort.

It should be noted that Volkswagen has already made it clear that it has an ambitious project to topple Tesla as the global leader in electric vehicle sales, and in December committed 89 billion euros to develop electric vehicles and software over the next five years.

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Oil is moving forward. Hunt for leftovers in the stock market raises interest rates in Europe

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European markets are in the red.  Interest on Portugal's debt hits 2.5% - Markets in a minute

Europe with the best day in three months

The underlying Old Continent Stoxx 600 index, after posting lows since February 2021 yesterday, rose 2.62% this Friday to 412.93 points. This is the biggest daily increase since mid-March. All sectors ended the day in the green, with technology up the most with 3.74%, followed by the media and food sectors.

Major markets in Western Europe also closed strong on a day marked by bargain hunters who took advantage of stocks becoming cheaper to invest in.

“We have seen signs that institutional investors believe that the European market has some value,” Joachim Klement, an analyst at Liberum Capital, told Bloomberg.

“We must remember that even in today’s rebound, not only cyclical sectors are leading the market, which indicates that this is a bear market rebound, but not the end of the bear market,” he further explains.

The Amsterdam stock market led the gains, with the AEX up 3.84%, the Paris CAC40 up 3.23% and the London Footsie 100 up 2.68%.

In an upward trend, Italian Footsie Mib jumped 2.33%, Spain’s IBEX35 added 2.62% and Germany’s DAX30 rose 1.59%.

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The fall in prices in a double dose “lightens” the Portuguese wallets. Know how much you will pay to complete the deposit

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Between rising fuel prices and falling CPI for gasoline.  Find out how much you will pay for replenishing your deposit this week

For the first time in the past five weeks, diesel fuel will follow a downward trend. And the good news is that next week, gasoline will follow the same path: according to a sector source contacted by Multinews, the main national oil companies are “focusing on reducing the price of diesel to three cents.” per litre. In the same sense, gasoline should be cheaper to 1 cent.”

Private label gas stations, which usually operate near hypermarkets, are following the trend and are reporting “a €0.0077 price decrease for petrol and €0.0273 for diesel,” another source said.

Taking into account these movements, the Government has determined an additional ISP reduction of 1.2 cents for gasoline and 0.4 cents for diesel from this Monday, which will be reflected in tax relief, the Ministry of Finance said.

It was the sixth decline in gasoline prices since the start of the year, despite having already registered 19 weeks of growth. As for diesel fuel, this is the seventh drop since January, which, however, is “contradicted” by 17 increases in 2022. During this period, the price of diesel increased by 47 cents per liter, while the price of gasoline rose by 51 cents.

This means that filling a 60-liter tank of diesel fuel costs 28.2 euros more than in January. It takes 30.6 euros more to fill up the gas tank than in the first week of the year. Remember the fuel prices at the beginning of the year: 1,501 euros for diesel and 1,665 euros for gasoline.

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This Monday, taking into account the announced break, the invoice confirming the deposit of 60 liters of diesel fuel will decrease by 1.8 euros. If you fill up the gas tank, you save 60 cents.

Data from the Directorate General of Energy and Geology (DGEG) shows that the average price of a liter of diesel fuel in Portugal is currently 2080 euros per liter, while the price of 95 gasoline is 2121 euros. The latest fuel bulletin from the European Commission states that Portugal ranks 9th in terms of the cost of gasoline 95 of the 27 countries of the European Union. Diesel takes the 10th position in the European ranking.

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Stoxx 600 at 16-month low. Portuguese debt interest below 2.5% – markets per minute

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The Stoxx 600 hit 16-month lows and is about to record the worst half since the 2008 crash.

European stocks started the session colored red, refreshing their February 2021 “benchmark” lows, fueled by fears of a possible recession, fueled by statements by US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in the US Senate.

The Stoxx 600 lost 1.25% to 400.68 points. Of the 20 sectors included in the index, energy and mining companies are suffering losses due to falling prices for oil and other raw materials. The European benchmark par excellence has already lost 19% since its peak in January, so it is one step away from a bear market.

The benchmark is even set to record the worst half since the 2008 financial crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine and hawkish central bank monetary policy to curb inflation, the world’s biggest monetary crisis, according to a Bloomberg report. tightening of the movement since the 2000s.

However, some strategists believe that part of the losses can be won back. The Stoxx 600 should end the year at 467 points, up 14% from Tuesday, according to Bloomberg’s mid-month forecast of 15.

“Now there are interesting opportunities in the medium term. The situation remains the same, but it seems that the market is starting to learn to live with it as it looks for a fund,” defended Diego Fernandez, investment director of A&G Banca Privada. in Madrid, according to Bloomberg.

In other European markets, the focus is on London, which lost 1.02% on the day of celebrations of the sixth anniversary of the Brexit referendum in 2016. After this event, the British FTSE index has already fallen by 8.7%, but now everything can change. that the London benchmark is doing better than some of its peers this year.

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Madrid loses 1.29%, Frankfurt 1.40%, Paris 1.29% and Amsterdam 1.25%. Milan fell 1.43%, while Portugal posted the most timid drop in the block (0.76%).

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