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CatalunyaCaixa's headquarters, which occupy an historical building in Barcelona's city centre (by O. Campuzano)

06 July 2011 01:30 PM

Catalan GDP will grow 1.1% in 2011 and 1.6% in 2012 according to CatalunyaCaixa

A new study by the Catalan savings bank corrects and improves the previous economic forecast. It is now believed that in 2011, Catalonia will grow at a 1.1% annual rate, and at 1.6% in 2012. However, without the public sector budget cuts, the...
A waiter working at Barcelona's Rambles (by J. Font)

05 July 2011 12:29 AM

Unemployment dropped by almost 19,000 people last June

The unemployment rate decreased for the third consecutive month. However, last June the reduction was inferior to that experienced in June 2010. June is traditionally a good month for employment figures, because of the high number of...
The new name on top of CaixaBank headquarters in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

02 July 2011 06:51 PM

CaixaBank begins its trading on the stock exchange and Moody’s improves its rating

The new bank becomes Spain’s third financial institution for its stock exchange value and the ninth in the Ibex-35 Spanish index. CaixaBank is the result of Barcelona-based savings bank La Caixa’s transformation into a private bank in order to...
A platform that flies using the mobile phone as the controller device (by J. Pueyo)

01 July 2011 12:16 AM

Barcelona is hosting the Gamelab video game fair

Gamelab is organised in Barcelona for the first time and it will take place in the Catalan capital at least until 2015. It is the video game fair of Spain, which is the sixth market in the world. The trade fair contributes to consolidate Barcelona...
A plane from Ryanair (by ACN)

30 June 2011 12:27 AM

Ryanair to close its base at Reus airport next October

The Irish company has accused the local administration of not honouring current agreements, in place until 2013. The Catalan President has assured that the Government has absolutely “fulfilled” the current agreements and that the “problems...
Lorries at the AP-7 highway going to France (by ACN)

29 June 2011 03:13 PM

Catalan exports grow 16.3% in the first four months of 2011

Sales abroad have been growing at a two-digit rate for 16 consecutive months, being the true engine of the Catalan economy and the main asset towards recuperating economic growth.
The Very-High Voltage Power line will go next to this one (by M. Lluvich)

28 June 2011 03:56 PM

The Very-High Voltage connection through the Catalan Pyrenees will become operational by 2014

Red Eléctrica, the corporation that operates the electricity transmission system and electricity grid throughout Spain and the French company RTE start work this year. This key infrastructure will enable transporting solar power from Northern...
A family photo of Grifols managers with VIPs at the square connecting the three buildings (by N. Vidal)

22 June 2011 11:07 PM

Grifols unveils its new world headquarters in Greater Barcelona

The Catalan pharmaceutical company is the world’s leader in blood-derived products. After expanding in the United States by purchasing Talecris, Grifols needed a larger headquarters. It moved to three interconnected buildings in Sant Cugat del...
New housing stock in Barcelona is almost over and prices are expected to stabilise (by ACN)

21 June 2011 01:36 AM

Catalonia’s new housing stock decreases for the first time since 2006

In larger cities, the new housing stock is much smaller and in Barcelona it is almost non existent. However, in other towns and rural areas the current stock will not be completely absorbed until 2015, according to a study from CatalunyaCaixa....
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