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CaixaBank headquarters, located in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

26 July 2013 10:22 PM

Barcelona-based CaixaBank earns €408 million in the first half of 2013, 146% more than last year

The Catalan bank, which is the highest financial entity within the Spanish market, obtained a net profit of €408 million between January and June. This figure is 2.45 times higher than that of last year for the same period thanks to the...

Foreign tourists spent 10.5% more in Catalonia during the first half of 2013 than last year’s same period (by ACN)

26 July 2013 10:10 PM

Foreign tourists spent 10.5% more in Catalonia during the first half of 2013 than last year’s same period

During the first six months of 2013, foreign tourists spent 10.5% more in Catalonia than they did during the same period of 2012, according to the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. In total, foreign tourists spent €5.73...

A toll run by Abertis (by ACN)

26 July 2013 09:50 PM

Catalan infrastructure giant Abertis has made a profit of €293 million during the first half of 2013

For the first 6 months of 2013 the Catalan company Abertis has made a profit of €293, a 62% reduction on last year, according to a report issued by the company to the Spanish Stock Market Authority (CNMV). This year the company has...

Tata Martino at his first press conference as Barça Manager (by FC Barcelona)

26 July 2013 07:44 PM

Tata Martino: "FC Barcelona has a lot to win"

The new Barça Manager has signed his two-year contract this Friday morning and has hold his press conference as the Catalan team coach. Tata Martino feels maintaining the team’s hunger to win is the key to ensuring the success...

Gro Harlem Brundtland coined the term "sustainable development" (by D. Dotú)

26 July 2013 06:21 PM

Former Norway PM Gro H. Brundtland: It would be “very strange” if Catalonia were to leave the EU

The winner of the 25th Premi Internacional Catalunya, Gro Harlem Brundtland has explained how receiving the award with Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is “special as both are fighting for women’s...

Abertis headquarters, based in Barcelona (by ACN)

25 July 2013 09:40 PM

Catalan company Abertis to become majority shareholder of the Spanish satellite operator Hispasat

Barcelona-based telecommunications company has bought 16.42% of Hispasat, which added to its previous shares means that Abertis now controls 57.05% of the satellite operator. The Catalan company has bought the shares from the Spanish Ministry...

Summer jobs are responsible for the unemployment reduction (by M. Recasens)

25 July 2013 09:33 PM

Unemployment rate in Catalonia drops by 29,300 people to 23.85%

By the end of June, there were 873,000 people in Catalonia without work and looking for employment, according to the latest Active Population Survey (EPA). This represents 29,300 fewer individuals than 3 months ago, which is the highest...

Researchers working on a vaccine against HIV-AIDS at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, in Greater Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

25 July 2013 04:49 PM

'The HIV vaccine is an international effort' states HIVACAT Scientific Director Christian Brander

Christian Brander is a researcher at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute and Scientific Director of HIVACAT, the programme for the development of a HIV vaccine. He graduated from the University of Bern in 1994 with a PhD in Immunology and has...

The Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona's Montjuic hill (by Pere Pratdesaba)

25 July 2013 02:14 PM

Barcelona's Miró Foundation to hold an exhibition focusing on the horizon as a recurring theme in modern art

The Joan Miró Foundation, located in the Catalan capital, is to hold an exhibition in the 2013-14 season that will focus on the horizon as a concept in modern painting. Works on show will explore the development of the horizon in art...

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