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Baxiroca's plant in Castellbisbal (by N. Vidal)

10 February 2012 10:05 PM

Baxiroca unveils the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Spain

The Catalan company opts for sustainable energy and internationalisation to get through the economic difficulties. With this move, Baxiroca hopes to become Europe’s major supplier. The plant has cost 4 million euros and will export 80% of its...
A caption from Tech Data Europe's website (by Tech Data / ACN)

08 February 2012 09:24 PM

Tech Data to open its European operations centre in Barcelona

The US technology company Tech Data will create 400 highly qualified jobs in the Catalan capital. Tech Data, which specialises in hardware distribution, will open the new facility in Barcelona’s Zona Franca, an industrial district next to the...
Ryanair's President Michael O'Leary while presenting the new routes from Barcelona (by E. Romagosa)

07 February 2012 10:46 PM

Ryanair aims high and takes six former Spanair routes from Barcelona El Prat

The Irish low-cost airline has announced six new destinations from Barcelona El Prat Airport, as well as an increased frequency of flights on several existing routes. Ryanair has decided to occupy part of the market share left by Spanair after it...
Banc Sabadell's offices in Barcelona (by Banc Sabadell / ACN)

31 January 2012 11:08 PM

Banc Sabadell had a net profit of €231.9 million in 2011

The Catalan bank Banc Sabadell’s profits experienced a 39% fall when compared to its 2010 results. However, the entity strengthened its balance sheet thanks to an increase in the core capital ratio, which added up to 10.3%. Despite the...
Journalists in front of Spanair's headquarters this Monday January 30th (by L. Vilaró)

30 January 2012 10:39 PM

Spanair calls for voluntary bankruptcy and prepares the mass layoff of its 2,065 workers

The Catalan airline has a debt of €474 million; €260 million of which is with its shareholders and the remaining €214 millions with providers, airports and social security. The Catalan Government has invested €140 million in the airline,...
Spanair stopped flying and all its activity (by Reuters)

28 January 2012 12:31 AM

Spanair cancels all its flights and stops its activity for financial reasons

Due to the impossibility of finding extra capital, the Barcelona-based airline’s board has taken the decision to cancel all its flights and to suspend the company’s activity. Negotiations with Qatar Airways broke down, which forced Spanair’s...
The smaller tower in La Caixa's headquarters at Barcelona's Diagonal Avenue (by O. Campuzano)

27 January 2012 11:20 PM

CaixaBank closes 2011 with a net profit of €1.185 billion

CaixaBank, the main Catalan financial institution experienced a 12.8% drop in its net profit when compared to 2010. In 2011, it focused on increasing its core capital ratio to 12.5% -one of the highest levels in Europe- to strengthen its inner...
John Hoffman, GSMA CEO, presenting in Barcelona the 2012 Mobile World Congress (by J. Pueyo)

26 January 2012 11:54 PM

Final countdown to the world’s main mobile phone and technology congress

This year's edition Mobile World Congress will be the first after Barcelona was officially declared the Mobile World Capital, and the organising city of this annual event until at least 2018. The MWC will start on February 27th with the motto...
Exports from Barcelona's Port increased by 14% in 2011 (by ACN)

26 January 2012 02:33 PM

Barcelona Port increases container traffic by 4% and the number of passengers by 11% in 2011

Exports from the Catalan capital’s port have increased by 14% when compared to 2010. Car exports grew by 25%. 3.8 million people passed through Barcelona Port; 2.6 million were passengers of the 881 cruise ships that docked in the city harbour.
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