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Barcelona's Port to become the main oil and gas hub in the Euro-Mediterranean region (by J. Molina)

16 August 2011 09:43 PM

Barcelona’s port ready for becoming the main hub in the Western Mediterranean for oil and liquid gas

The new mooring station to load and offload oil and other bulk liquids is designed for large ships. It will be the deepest of all the Western Mediterranean, including Northern Africa. 275-metre-long ships, weighting up to 175,000 tons and with a...
Fruit on the road at the French border last July 26th (by ACN)

12 August 2011 11:31 PM

Catalan farmers angry with the French boycott of fruit and vegetables

Farmers from Southern France have stopped lorries carrying Spanish fruit and vegetables across the Spanish border and have destroyed all of the produce. The Catalan Government asked the European authorities to intervene in the conflict, since the...
Prices dropped for the third consecutive month in Catalonia (by ACN)

12 August 2011 11:27 PM

Catalonia sees prices fall to 3.2% from 3.6% in July

During July, inflation rates experienced their third consecutive month of decline. In the last 12 months, the cumulative price increase now stands at 3.2% in Catalonia. The drop of summer sales has helped to lower inflation.
Unnim's last general assembly last July (by ACN)

10 August 2011 09:39 PM

Catalan savings bank Unnim earns 25.4 million euros of profit during the first semester of 2011

Unnim’s profit is 8.7% inferior to the same period last year. The savings bank says the decrease is due to of the merger costs and the general economic situation. Unnim is the result of a merger announced last summer between three Catalan saving...
An image of Gas Natural Fenosa headquarters, based in Barcelona (by ACN)

09 August 2011 09:13 PM

Algerian energy company Sonatrach gets 3.85% of Gas Natural Fenosa

Barcelona-based Gas Natural Fenosa enlarges its capital with 515 million euros invested by the multinational North-African company, Société Nationale (Sonatrach).
European markets suffer sell-offs (by Reuters)

05 August 2011 07:08 PM

The cost of Spanish borrowing reaches record heights as European markets suffer sell-offs

The yields for Spanish 10 year bonds are well over 6% while economic growth remains slow
The risk premium on the state's debt spiralled to record highs (by ACN)

02 August 2011 08:40 PM

Zapatero to delay holiday to monitor the economic crisis in Spain

The yield on Spanish bonds reached 400 points more than German ‘bunds’, a record since the introduction of the euro
Catalonia and five other autonomous communities have had their long term rating downgraded (by ACN)

29 July 2011 08:02 PM

Moody's downgrades Catalonia's long-term rating

Catalonia and five other autonomous communities have had their long term rating downgraded whilst the Spanish state's credit rating comes under review.
Tourists in the Costa Brava (by ACN)

28 July 2011 09:45 PM

Tourists have spent 1266 million euros in Catalonia during the month of June

Visitors from the United Kingdom were the highest contributors in June, spending 1229 million. Germans follow, with a total expenditure of 900 million euros while French tourists, with 514 million euros, increased their cumulative expenditure by a...
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