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Barcelona is one of the best cities in Europe to locate a business according to Cushman & Wakefield (by ACN)

13 October 2011 10:54 PM

Barcelona is the sixth best European city to locate a business

The Catalan capital is considered the best city for quality of life. However, it does not reach the top 5 regarding telecommunications, international transport, and market access.
Fresh fish was one of the products that contributed to the price increase (by ACN)

12 October 2011 12:18 AM

Tobacco, fuel prices and fresh food put annual inflation in Catalonia at 3.2% at the end of September

Comparing the annual inflation rate registered in August, prices increased from 3.0% to 3.2%, after four consecutive months of drops. For the whole of Spain, the annual inflation in September was 3.1%.
An apartment building in Barcelona's Diagonal Mar (by ACN)

10 October 2011 11:48 PM

House sales in Catalonia fell by 34% in August compared to previous years

In Spain as a whole housing sales dropped by 38%.New-build apartment sales in Catalonia fell by 35% in August, compared to the same month in 2010.
Ficosa's factory in Viladecavalls (by N. Vidal)

07 October 2011 01:46 PM

Renault and Nissan to use Catalonia-based Ficosa’s gearbox in their new mid-range vehicles in their main markets worldwide

The Franco-Japanese company has chosen the Catalan car component manufacturer Ficosa as their only automatic gearbox supplier for all the new cars targeting a middle-class market segment. The agreement is for the European, North-American,...
Vueling desks at Barcelona El Prat airport (by B. Cazorla)

05 October 2011 12:06 AM

Vueling to offer 370,000 more seats through Barcelona Airport this winter

The Catalan low cost airline, which is based in Barcelona, has announced new destinations from Barcelona, as well as an increase in frequency on other routes. Vueling’s President, Josep Piqué, presented the airline's latest news for next...
Mango's logistics centre in Catalonia, where the Catalan brand has its headquarters (by J. Pujolar)

04 October 2011 12:17 AM

Catalan economy grew by 0.7% from June 2010 to June 2011

Catalan GDP grew by 0.7% during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. However, in the first quarter it grew by 1.1%. The export sector continues being the Catalan economy’s engine, while internal demand fell. Catalan...
The Bank of Spain's Governor during the press conference announcing Unnim's and CatalunyaCaixa intervention (by J. Font)

30 September 2011 11:42 PM

The Spanish State to control savings banks Unnim and CatalunyaCaixa

After not having found the needed private investors to meet the required levels of core capital, the Bank of Spain’s Governor announced that the Spanish State would intervene in four savings banks, including two from Catalonia. The State will...
A Bankpime branch in Barcelona's Pau Claris Street (by O. Campuzano)

30 September 2011 10:28 PM

CaixaBank buys Bankpime’s banking and fund management business

Barcelona-based CaixaBank, the private bank of ‘La Caixa’, will pay 16 million euros for the purchase of both businesses. Bankpime is a bank for small and medium-sized companies. CaixaBank will control a total volume of 1,200 million euros....
Spanair has Barcelona El Prat as its base and wants to transform the airport in an international hub (by A. Sierra)

29 September 2011 11:40 PM

Spanair strengthens international connections during the winter

The Catalan airline wants to consolidate its hub at Barcelona Airport. Spanair, partially owned by the Catalan Government, plans to transform Barcelona El Prat into an international hub in its own right.
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