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Real estate sales fall 14% in October (by ACN)

13 December 2010 11:15 PM

Real estate sales fall 14% in October

Information published by the Catalan Ministry of Public Works shows that real estate transcations went down 22% in the third trimester after 3 trimesters of consecutive increases.
Christmas tree growers in Sant Hilari Sacalm (by T. Tàpia)

10 December 2010 10:38 PM

Christmas tree growers see increase in sales

Catalan Christmas tree growers have been greatly affected by the crisis, with an almost 50% sales drop in recent years. Growers hope that exporting Christmas trees to countries like France and Portugal will help them come out of the crisis.
Skiers at the Catalan Pyrenees (by ACN)

09 December 2010 10:44 PM

From 85% to almost full occupancy for the Puríssima holiday

During this week’s Puríssima holiday, most tourist accommodations saw 85% occupancy. The Girona counties of Cerdanya and Ripollès experienced the best results, with sold-out occupancy, 20 points higher occupancy than last year.
Auto Retro Barcelona 2010 closes its doors with almost 59,000 visitors and record sales (by P. Cortina)

09 December 2010 10:28 PM

Auto Retro Barcelona 2010 closes its doors with almost 59,000 visitors and record sales

The international trade fair on old vehicles is one of the most important in Europe. According to Fermín Sulé, the President of 'Auto Retro, the trade fair 'widely' exceeded the expected number of vehicle sales.
An aerial caption of Nissan factory in Barcelona (by Nissan/ACN)

03 December 2010 12:38 AM

Barcelona 'misses opportunity' to produce new Nissan Pick up Van

The Japanese company rejects the candidacy of its Catalonia factory for manufacturing the new car because it is not 'competitive'. The deputy CEO of Nissan in Spain blames the unions for not accepting new labour conditions which would have...
An office of the Catalan Employment Service (by ACN)

03 December 2010 12:35 AM

Unemployment falls in November in Catalonia to 564.541 people

The decrease in the number of jobless has been fuelled by an improvement in the industrial and construction sectors. In Spain, unemployment has risen to more than 4 million people.

01 December 2010 07:31 PM

Barcelona airport to be privatised, Spanish government says

The Spanish President confirms the privatisation of El Prat airport, in Barcelona, and the Barajas airport, in Madrid. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero aims to reduce the deficit by selling 49% of AENA’s assets. AENA is the public company that...
Seat will invest up to 500 millon euros annually

30 November 2010 09:08 PM

Seat to invest up to €500 million annually in its Martorell factory

The Spanish car company expects sales to fall by 50% this year. Seat will create 750 jobs in the country for the fabrication of the Audi Q3
The Barcelona exhibitor in the 'Business Startup Show', in London (by ACN)

30 November 2010 09:00 PM

Barcelona promotes itself in the UK's biggest event for small businesses

The 'Business Startup Show' in London includes an exhibitor from the Barcelona City Council where visitors can get information about the benefits of investing and opening a company in the Catalan Capital
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