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Banc Sabadell's offices in Barcelona (by Banc Sabadell)

07 December 2011 10:31 PM

Banc Sabadell buys Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo (CAM) for just €1 after a successful regularisation process

With this operation, the Catalan Banc Sabadell becomes Spain’s fifth largest banking group. The Bank of Spain has decided to accept Banc Sabadell’s offer to purchase the CAM, a savings bank that was rescued and restructured. Banc Sabadell buys...
A caption from the IESE's website (by IESE / ACN)

05 December 2011 09:09 PM

The Financial Times ranks Barcelona-based IESE and ESADE among the top 10 European business schools

IESE has been ranked the fourth best business school in Europe in 2011 and ESADE the seventh. Both Catalan education centres have improved their positions since last year’s FT ranking.
The entry of one of Barcelona's offices of the Catalan Public Employment Service (by O. Campuzano)

02 December 2011 11:12 PM

Unemployment in Catalonia stabilises in November

With a marginal increase of 111 people, unemployment stabilised last month. The Catalan Government believes the stagnation in the unemployment figures corresponds to the first effects of its action plan launched at the end of October. In Spain,...
Lleida-Alguaire's control tower, emerging from the terminal's roof (by ACN)

01 December 2011 10:58 PM

The Lleida-Alguaire Airport will operate flights to outside the Schengen Area this winter

British skiers are able to access the Catalan Pyrenees as of December with direct flights to Lleida Airport. The Spanish Government has authorised the arrival and departure of non-Schengen flights, coming from the likes of the United Kingdom and...
Endesa's solar building, from which they will control their smart city projects in Barcelona (by Endesa)

30 November 2011 09:53 PM

Barcelona is becoming an international reference point for smart cities

The Catalan capital is hosting the first edition of the ‘SmartCity Expo & World Congress’, which brings together more than 9,000 professionals to discuss interaction between new technologies, urban planning and citizen welfare. In addition,...
The agreement was signed at the Generalitat Palace, with the presence of the Catalan President (by J. Bedmar / ACN)

29 November 2011 12:30 AM

Transversal agreement in Catalonia to renew the labour relations framework and foster “negotiated flexibility”

The Catalan Government has signed an agreement with the main trade unions and business association to foster “negotiated flexibility” within the labour market. The aim is to provide companies with a greater flexibility framework while securing...
Barcelona El Prat Airport is Vueling's main base (by B. Cazorla)

17 November 2011 09:29 PM

Catalan airline Vueling obtained a net profit of €41 million during the third quarter of 2011

The Barcelona-based airline’s operational benefit reached almost €61 million, which represents a 2% increase compared to the same period last year. Despite the oil price increases, the company maintains its benefits thanks to the high...
A Ryanair plane at Reus Airport, with AENA's logo on the window (by ACN)

16 November 2011 10:00 PM

Ryanair will make a return to Reus Airport and increase activity at Girona if AENA doesn't raise taxes

The Catalan Government and the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair have put an end to their dispute and have announced an agreement to operate from Girona-Costa Brava and Reus for the next five years starting in April 2012. Ryanair has guaranteed that...
The Barcelona International Boat Show closed its doors on Sunday (by Saló Nàutic / ACN)

14 November 2011 06:16 PM

The Barcelona International Boat Show attracts 108,000 visitors

The 50th edition of one of Europe’s most important nautical trade fairs came to an end having “exceeded” initial expectations “despite the complex economic situation”, said the show Director. The organisation has highlighted the...
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