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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.
MANGO's logistic centre. MANGO headquarters are in Greater Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

23 September 2011 10:48 PM

Catalan exports grew by 16% between January and July in relation to the same period last year

Sales abroad accumulate 19 consecutive months of two digit increases compared to the same period last year. In July, exports increased by 14% in relation to July 2010. The export sector is becoming the main engine of the Catalan economy, together...
Barcelona Port is connected by international-width train with Central Europe since last January (by J.R. Torné))

23 September 2011 12:48 AM

Historic record in August of export containers at Barcelona Port

The Port of Barcelona registered a record in the number of containers destined to international exports. China has consolidated its position as the main destination of containers departing from Barcelona. In addition, the number of cruisers boomed...
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
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