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Tourists at Barcelona's Les Rambles (by R. Pagano)

22 September 2011 11:40 PM

Almost 2 million international tourists visited Catalonia last August

1.9 million foreign tourists visited Catalonia in August, representing a 2.9% increase on the same month in 2010. Catalonia hosted almost a quarter of all international tourists visiting Spain. The number of international visitors who came to...
The new Volkswagen 'Up', which has inspired a new model by SEAT (by Volkswagen)

16 September 2011 10:41 PM

SEAT will present a small car designed for urban environments before the end of the year

The car is inspired by the car ‘Up!’ that Volkswagen presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Car manufacturer SEAT is based in Greater Barcelona, which is the main automobile cluster in Spain.
European Commissioner Olli Rehn at this Thursday's press conference (by A. Segura)

16 September 2011 12:03 AM

The European Commission maintains its growth forecast for Spain at 0.8% in 2011

Brussels believes it is "unlikely" to relapse into a second recession but warned that the possibility "can not be excluded". The European Commission has not lowered its growth forecast for Spain or the whole of the Euro area despite the financial...
Oil prices have dropped, reducing transport prices (by ACN)

13 September 2011 10:39 PM

Prices go down by one tenth in August and set an annual inflation rate of 3% in Catalonia and the whole of Spain

The inter-annual rate shows four consecutive months of price decline which has not been seen since November 2008.
From left to right, Francesc Xavier Mena, Artur Mas, Salvador Gabarró and Rafael Villaseca signing the agreement (by J. Molina)

12 September 2011 11:36 PM

Gas Natural Fenosa to invest 1,100 million euros and create 800 jobs in Catalonia between 2011 and 2014

The Barcelona-based energy multinational and the Catalan Government have signed a cooperative agreement. The Catalan President Artur Mas emphasised that the Catalan multinational “is rising to what the country needs” in the current economic context.
The sale of homes in Catalonia fell by 38.07% (by O. Campuzano)

09 September 2011 05:39 PM

The sale of homes falls by 38% in Catalonia during the second quarter in comparison with 2010

Within the whole Spanish state, property transactions collapse by nearly 41%, while the average value of each house increases every month
The Barcelona-El Prat airport (by ACN)

06 September 2011 08:17 PM

Six companies have secured nominations for the management of Barcelona-El Prat Airport

The airport is the largest in Catalonia and one of the most important in Europe. The requirement for competing companies is extensive experience in airport management and significant financial stability
Unemployment increased in Catalonia last August (by ACN)

02 September 2011 11:38 PM

Unemployment rises by 13,779 people in August after four consecutive months of decline

A total of 584,648 people have ended up on the Public Employment Service of Catalonia (SOC) list of registered unemployed, representing an increase of 13,779 people, 2.41% more in relation to in July this year.
The rural bed and breakfast Mas Moreta, in the Ripollès County, on the Pyrenees (by Mas Moreta)

31 August 2011 08:43 PM

Rural tourism loses 2% of customers last July but increase the number of foreign visitors

Country house visitors with Spanish nationality decrease by 4% while the number of foreigners visiting these rural establishments increases by nearly 8%.
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