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The smaller tower of CaixaBank's headquarters, based in Barcelona's Diagona Avenue (by ACN)

27 March 2012 03:28 PM

Barcelona-based CaixaBank buys Banca Cívica for €1 billion and becomes Spain’s largest bank

Banca Cívica has accepted the offer from the Catalan bank to pay €1.97 per share. With this operation, CaixaBank, the private bank created last year by the Catalan savings bank ‘La Caixa’, becomes Spain’s largest financial entity, ahead...
A virtual image of the passenger boarding bridges of the new Kai Tak Terminal in Hong Kong Port (by TEAM)

23 March 2012 09:09 PM

Catalan company TEAM builds passenger boarding bridges for the world’s most important ports

TEAM Ports&Maritime will build the five passenger boarding bridges for Hong Kong’s new cruise ship terminal, designed by Norman Foster. According to the company, it is the largest contract ever made in the sector. Furthermore, the Catalan...
Vueling's logo at the Terminal 1 building of Barcelona's Airport (by B. Cazorla)

21 March 2012 10:45 PM

Catalan airline Vueling to open a permanent base at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Vueling will offer almost 1 million seats from Rome in eight different routes, including a new direct connection with Nantes. Rome will be Vueling’s third base abroad, after Amsterdam and Toulouse. “It is the first necessary step to...
One of the information sessions about job perspectives in Quebec (by E. Romagosa)

20 March 2012 11:12 PM

Quebec finds qualified workers in Catalonia

Representatives from the Quebec Government have organised sessions to advertise job possibilities in their region. They are mainly looking for workers with technical skills, mainly in the sector of civil engineering, healthcare, and IT. The...
The Catalan President unveiling the new international sales centre based in Barcelona in front of Fujitsu España President

19 March 2012 10:42 PM

Fujitsu invests €12 million in its European sales centre, based in Barcelona

The Japanese multinational company has chosen Catalonia’s capital for a new international sales centre serving the entire European Union. The centre will create 300 high-qualified jobs by 2013, when it will be fully operational. The President of...
Notthingham's tramway to be built in Alstom's factory in Catalonia (by L. Vilaró)

14 March 2012 08:33 PM

Nottingham tram to be built in Catalonia

The Alstom factory in Barcelona will build the 22 new tram cars that will serve the English city of Nottingham. This order completely guarantees the viability plan for 2012 and 2013, as the factory will be working at full capacity for the next 2...
The official kick off of the foundation Barcelona Mobile World Capital (by P. Mateu)

13 March 2012 11:48 PM

The foundation to turn Barcelona into a world ‘hub’ of new technologies is born

Barcelona was declared the Mobile World Capital last summer, and the organising city of the Mobile World Congress until at least 2018. Being the Mobile World Capital means that Barcelona aims to become one of the main world centres for the mobile...
The new cranes installed in front of the soon-to-be new container terminal of Barcelona Port (by O. Campuzano)

12 March 2012 10:20 PM

Barcelona Port is once again first in Europe and fifth worldwide in number of passengers

The Port of Barcelona has topped the European ranking of passenger numbers once again. 2,642,493 people passed through Barcelona Port in 2011, a 12.69% increase compared to the previous year. Barcelona is also the fifth port in the world, just...
Catalonia has a stock of 107,000 new housing units unsold (by ACN)

10 March 2012 12:09 AM

The stock of unsold new houses remains at 107,000 in Catalonia and 818,000 in the whole of Spain

A study by a Catalan savings bank CatalunyaCaixa recommends helping young people to rent empty apartments in order to reduce the stock. The stock is expected to rise to 131,100 houses in Catalonia, while in the whole Spain the figures will reduce...
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