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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%.
One of the luxury houses on sale, bought by Russian citizens (by M. Cervelló)

30 August 2011 10:44 PM

Russian millionaires find an opportunity within crisis buying real estate on Catalonia’s Costa Daurada

In the current times of crisis within the real state market, money from Russian tourists is particularly noticeable. Rich Russian citizens come to Tarragona’s Costa Daurada to buy houses close to the seashore. Their search is on for "exclusive...
22@ is Barcelona's technological district, focusing on innovation and knowledge-based companies (by ACN)

26 August 2011 09:27 PM

Companies are attracted by Barcelona’s technological district 22@

26 new knowledge-intensive companies have set their offices in Barcelona’s 22@district over the first half of this year. The innovation district has more than 1,500 companies and increased its turnover by 5.4% against the 2008 census.
The main building of Banc Sabadell in Barcelona's Eixample (by ACN)

23 August 2011 03:58 PM

Banc Sabadell buys Florida’s Lydian Private Bank

Thanks to this purchase, Sabadell United Bank, the US branch of the Catalan Banc Sabadell, significantly increases its size. Lydian Private Bank has assets worth 1,607 million dollars, client deposits of 1,224 million dollars and loans worth some...
The Rambla de Mar in Barcelona's port, a tourist attraction of the Catalan capital (by ACN)

23 August 2011 03:26 PM

Catalonia hosted almost 2 million international tourists last July

Catalonia consolidates its position as the first tourist destination within Spain, with 26% of all visits. International tourism within Catalonia increases in July by 5.1% compared to last year.
Elena Salgado at a recent press conference this August (by ACN)

19 August 2011 11:00 PM

New fiscal measures to boost the Spanish economy and reduce the deficit

The Spanish Government temporary reduces the VAT on new flat’s purchase, asks the largest and profitable companies to advance money from their corporate tax, and obliges doctors to prescribe generic drugs and not brands. With all those measures,...
A farmer carrying a box of apples to be distributed to drivers coming from France (by T. Tapia)

18 August 2011 11:31 PM

Catalan farmers offer pears and apples at the French border to protest against the fruit boycott

French farmers have been protesting against their difficulties by destroying fruit and vegetables from Spain once they entered France to supply European markets. After last weeks angriness and frustration, Catalan farmers decide to answer back by...
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