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Spanair may begin operating a daily flight between Girona and Madrid in autumn (by ACN)

10 May 2011 01:43 PM

Girona airport goes East with direct flights to Moscow, Belgrade, Warsaw, Gdansk and Katowice

Tourists from Eastern Europe will increase their presence in Catalonia this summer season, according to experts in the sector. Girona is now linked with 60 destinations while at the same Ryanair is reducing its flights from the airport and in a...
The entrance to an office of the Catalan Public Employment Service (by O. Campuzano)

05 May 2011 06:33 PM

Unemployment in Catalonia fell by 9,728 people in April

April numbers have broken a three-month continuous trend of unemployment increases. In total there were 601,541 people registered as unemployed at the end of April.
The Catalan economy will grow by 0.9% in 2011 (by ACN)

04 May 2011 03:49 PM

Exports will drive Catalan economy to 0.9% growth in 2011

The Catalan Ministry of Economy and Knowledge has released its macroeconomic outlook for 2011. At the end of the current year, the unemployment rate will be 18%, up from 2010.
An image of Barcelona's port with containers, taken from Montjuïc hill (by ACN)

02 May 2011 11:37 PM

Container traffic passing through Barcelona Port increases by 23% between January and March

East Asian and South Mediterranean countries are the two regions with the largest cargo exchange at Barcelona Port. In total, 538,700 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) passed through Barcelona during the first quarter of 2011.
An office from the Catalan Public Employment Service in Barcelona (by ACN)

30 April 2011 01:55 AM

Unemployment increases in the first quarter of the year and reaches 19.01% of the active population in Catalonia

More than 727,000 people were unemployed at the end of March 2011 in Catalonia, 40,900 jobseekers more than at the end of 2010. In Spain as a whole, the unemployment rate has reached 4.91 million people, a rate of 21.29%.
The new crossover Audi Q3 (by Audi / ACN)

27 April 2011 07:55 PM

Barcelona car industry present at the Shanghai Automobile Fair

Car manufacturer SEAT, whose factory is in Barcelona, is present for the first time in Shanghai. Its cars will be seen in China’s roads as of 2012. Audi also officially introduced its new crossover model, the Audi Q3, which will be entirely...
Gas Natural Fenosa's logo on the top of its headquarters (by R. Pagano)

22 April 2011 06:06 PM

Gas Natural Fenosa and Criteria Caixa are among the top 10 Spanish companies according to ‘Forbes’

The Catalan firms have their headquarters in Barcelona. Gas Natural Fenosa is Spain’s sixth largest company and Criteria Caixa the seventh according to the magazine. In the ‘Forbes’ Global 2,000 List, which ranks the 2,000 world’s largest...
The interview with Kenneth Rogoff at the 'Capital' magazine (by ACN / Capital)

20 April 2011 10:56 PM

Former IMF Chief Economist says Catalonia would be “one of the richest countries in the world” if it were independent

Kenneth Rogoff, currently professor at Harvard, predicts that Spain has a “high chance” of being rescued by the European Union. He also ads that, if it were not rescued, even France could fall.
Pau Garcia-Milà, at just 18 years old, created a new operating system to modify files from another computer (by T. Bardia)

19 April 2011 11:04 PM

New generation of young entrepreneurs fight economic crisis

The economic crisis that has dragged on since 2008 has led many young professionals to create their own businesses. Such is the case of four Catalan entrepreneurs in new technologies, all of whom have built their own companies in recent months.
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