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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...
The Spanish economy grew 0.7% between June 2010 and June 2011 (by ACN)

16 August 2011 10:24 PM

The Spanish economy grew 0.7% in the last twelve months

The data corresponded to the end of June. The Spanish Statistics Institute confirmed the data, proving the prediction by the Bank of Spain of a slowdown in the economy.
Barcelona's Port to become the main oil and gas hub in the Euro-Mediterranean region (by J. Molina)

16 August 2011 09:43 PM

Barcelona’s port ready for becoming the main hub in the Western Mediterranean for oil and liquid gas

The new mooring station to load and offload oil and other bulk liquids is designed for large ships. It will be the deepest of all the Western Mediterranean, including Northern Africa. 275-metre-long ships, weighting up to 175,000 tons and with a...
Fruit on the road at the French border last July 26th (by ACN)

12 August 2011 11:31 PM

Catalan farmers angry with the French boycott of fruit and vegetables

Farmers from Southern France have stopped lorries carrying Spanish fruit and vegetables across the Spanish border and have destroyed all of the produce. The Catalan Government asked the European authorities to intervene in the conflict, since the...
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