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04 November 2010 10:29 PM

Seat to invest 300 million euros in investigation, development and innovation

Seat will invest 300 million euros in investigation, development and innovation this year, 6 to 7% of its profit. Seat’s ambitious project ‘Forma 0’ aims to create lighter, safer cars.
The end of the tourist summer season explains part of these figures (by J. Font)

03 November 2010 10:42 PM

Unemployment increases by 9,228 people in October, reaching 566,496 in Catalonia

Unemployment has increased in the service and agricultural sectors. However, it decreased in the industry and construction sectors. Unemployement has increased throughout Catalonia, although Lleida is the most affected province. Unemployment has...
Mango's retail in the US (by ACN)

30 October 2010 12:39 AM

Catalan clothing store Mango aims to duplicate sales in 4 years

The president of the multinational Catalan clothing store Mango, Isak Andic, affirmed, “We are not even at 30% of our capacity. “In 4 years, Mango will be twice what it is now”. Mango currently operates 1,200 stores in 105 countries and...
Unemployment drops for second consecutive term in Catalonia (by ACN)

30 October 2010 12:34 AM

Unemployment drops for second consecutive term in Catalonia

The 3rd term (July-September) ended with less people unemployed in Catalonia, concretely 6,700 people less. The unemployment rate has decreased 3 decimals and is now 17.41% of the active population. In addition, Catalonia represents half of all...

29 October 2010 12:00 AM

First fully electric motorbike to be released in Catalonia in 2011

The motorbike, made by Rieju, will cost around 4,500 euros. The company hopes to sell 2,500 electric motorbikes in 2011.
Catalan family expenditure drops by 3.37% in 2009  (by ACN)

28 October 2010 11:52 PM

Catalan family expenditure drops by 3.37% in 2009

Transportation, clothing and footwear are the products that have seen the greatest drop. The family expenditure figures reflect the state of household economies in the context of the economic crisis: high unemployment rates and high levels of...
Barcelona's new lifting platform, a last generation platform only used in 4 other airports in the world (by ACN)

27 October 2010 10:47 PM

Barcelona Airport to add more intercontinental destinations this winter

25 intercontinental destinations will be available from the Barcelona airport starting the 31st of October. In addition, many flights to current destinations will increase their frequency. However, this increase is not shared with the Girona and...
Jean-Claud Trichet, Governor of the European Central Bank before entering a meeting at the bank's headquarters (by ECB)

26 October 2010 11:52 PM

European Central Bank: “Catalonia is in a better condition to recover from the crisis than the rest of Spain”

The “export vocation” and “good management of economic, tourism and trade competences” will ease Catalonia’s recovery from the crisis. This is the opinion of José Manuel González-Páramo, member of the European Central Bank’s Executive Board.
Tourists in the Barcelona's Rambles (by A Moldes)

22 October 2010 10:59 PM

Tourism rises by 9% in September compared to last year

In the first 9 months of 2010, more than 10 million tourists chose Catalonia as their vacation destination. After the Balearic Islands, Catalonia is the most visited territory on Spain.
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