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A Unnim office (by ACN)

26 January 2011 11:16 PM

The savings bank Unnim is studying ways of becoming a bank

In reaction to the latest announcement from the Spanish Government, the savings bank Unnim is studying ways of becoming a bank. The financial institutions is waiting for the Spanish Government’s new rules for the financial entities regarding...
An aerial view from Barcelona's 22@ technological district (by ACN)

25 January 2011 05:59 PM

The Barcelona office market will start to recover later this year

For the first time in four years December 2010 saw a small decrease in the availability of office space in Barcelona. This indicator would show that the office space market is starting to head towards getting on the recuperation track.
The first Pyrenair flight arriving at Lleida's airport (by R. Segura)

24 January 2011 11:45 PM

Brand new Pyrenair flights to and from Lleida- Alguaire Airport

Pyrenair will transport skiers from Vigo, Madrid and the Canary Islands to Lleida-Alguaire airport for the next five weeks. Nine in ten seats were already full for the first flights last Sunday.

24 January 2011 10:34 PM

The British Bankers Association thinks small savings banks models such as the Catalan are "problematic"

The chairman of BAA Angela Knight urged savings banks to reconsider their strategy and find diverse ways to finance themselves. The insisted that narrowing the market to a single territory is increasing their exposure to the economic context.
An airplane from Spanair (by ACN)

21 January 2011 06:21 PM

Spanair transported almost 4 million passengers in 2010

While Spanair recorded an 11.6% increase in passengers in 2010, Iberia lost 19.5% passengers and Air Europe 16%. The airline that is partially owned by the Catalan Government offers 59 direct destinations from Barcelona, 13 of which intercontinental.
CatalunyaCaixa earns 448 million euros from the sale of its stake it had in Repsol (by J. Molina)

20 January 2011 06:08 PM

CatalunyaCaixa earns 448 million euros from the sale of its stake in Repsol

The Catalan savings bank owed the 1.63% of the oil company Repsol. By selling all its stakes, it earned 448 million, which represents a profit of 186 million euros. The financial entity made this operation to increase its core capital, in order...

18 January 2011 11:23 PM

New Nissan 'pick up' to be produced in Barcelona

The Japanese company has finally chosen to manufacture the new van in a factory in the Catalan capital. The decision comes after workers agreed to a change in their labour conditions including a freeze on salaries until 2014.

17 January 2011 11:09 PM

Catalonia housing prices plummet by 8.04% in 2010

The average price per square meter was 2681 euros at the end of last year. Catalonia has the third most expensive property market within Spain, after the Basque Country and Madrid.
Adrià Boada, in his pork farm (by X. Pi)

14 January 2011 10:04 PM

The rise in cereal prices is threatening 25% of the pig farms in Catalonia

The sector records a global loss of 312 million euros over the last four years. The main reason is the increase of the cereal price and thus the increase of feeding costs. Catalonia has a traditional strong pork meat sector, one of the pillars of...
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