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A Ryanair plane (by ACN)

20 July 2012 08:13 PM

Ryanair announces closure of flights from Barcelona due to increased airport charges

Ryanair, the low cost Irish airline, announced this Friday the closure of four flights from Barcelona due to the rising costs approved by the Spanish government and imposed by the AENA, the institution responsible for Spanish airports and aerial...
The Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, in Shenzen (by ACN)

17 July 2012 09:50 PM

Xavier Trias completes successful visit to China to promote investment in Barcelona

The Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias has finished a seven-day visit to China. The aim of the trip was to promote Barcelona’s economy and attract new foreign investment in the Catalan capital. The Mayor spoke of the trip in a very positive light,...
There is a new campaign against illegal street sales (by ACN)

16 July 2012 10:03 PM

Illegal street sales in Catalonia generate a turnover of about €100 million per year

Illegal street sales, colloquially called in Catalonia ‘top manta’, is a daily problem that police and councils face and find difficult to solve. This non authorized business has a turnover of about €100 million per year. Coinciding with the...
The smaller tower of CaixaBank's headquarters, based in Barcelona's Diagonal Avenue (by ACN)

07 July 2012 12:58 AM

Catalan CaixaBank awarded the ‘Best Bank in Spain 2012’ by Euromoney

The British financial news publication has also awarded the Spanish Santander the ‘Best Bank in the World 2012’. Euromoney emphasised CaixaBank’s fiancial solvency and its strong growth over the previous years.
Catalonia sells more abroad than to the rest of Spain (by ACN)

05 July 2012 01:17 AM

Catalonia sells more abroad than to the rest of Spain

Catalan companies sold more goods and services abroad than they did to the rest of Spain in 2011. 52.9% of all Catalonia’s external sales were made abroad, while 47.1% were made to the rest of Spain. In addition, it is the first time that...
Tarragona's Port (by ACN)

03 July 2012 12:27 AM

Catalan industrial exports grow by 8.8% over the first quarter

Sales of industrial goods to non-EU markets increased by 28% between January and March. Catalan industry reached a record in 2011 by exporting €55.19 billion in goods. However, the sector continues to lose jobs, which makes it more competitive...
Young people in Gamelab (by ACN)

29 June 2012 06:19 PM

Catalan video-game companies create Devicat to boost international expansion

Up to 200 enterprises and 3.000 video-game professionals are attending the Gamelab Fair, an international event specialized in this sector. The main videogame companies in Catalonia have announced during the occasion that they are uniting to grow...
A group of executives from Las Vegas Sands Corporation in Catalonia (by ACN)

26 June 2012 04:52 PM

Barcelona or Madrid? Decision for the mega casino project ‘Eurovegas’ to be taken early September

Choosing between these two rival cities to build the macro complex of hotels, casinos and business centres is “very difficult”, according to the Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Michael Leven, who visited Barcelona on...
The website of the Roca company (by ACN)

26 June 2012 04:43 PM

Roca reaches its maximum turnover in 2011 due to its international expansion

The Catalan company has promoted its presence in BRIC countries and has achieved two consecutive years of profits therefore recovering from the effects of the explosion of the property bubble
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