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17 January 2011 11:09 PM

Catalonia housing prices plummet by 8.04% in 2010

The average price per square meter was 2681 euros at the end of last year. Catalonia has the third most expensive property market within Spain, after the Basque Country and Madrid.
Adrià Boada, in his pork farm (by X. Pi)

14 January 2011 10:04 PM

The rise in cereal prices is threatening 25% of the pig farms in Catalonia

The sector records a global loss of 312 million euros over the last four years. The main reason is the increase of the cereal price and thus the increase of feeding costs. Catalonia has a traditional strong pork meat sector, one of the pillars of...
Tobacco was one of the products responsible for the price increase (by ACN)

14 January 2011 09:50 PM

Inflation rate in Catalonia set at 3% for 2010

Prices increased by 7 decimals last December. The monthly price increase was of tobacco and transport.
A plane over Barcelona Airport's Terminal 1 (by ACN)

13 January 2011 10:09 PM

Barcelona airport saw an increase of 6.5% in passenger traffic last year

Barcelona-El Prat Airport had 29.1 million passengers, which means that Barcelona’s is Europe’s 9th airport. Girona airport saw a decrease of 8% in passenger traffic and Reus airport one of 16.7%.
John Hoffman presenting this year's Mobile World Congress (by A. Recolons)

13 January 2011 01:27 PM

The world’s top cell phone trade fair will attract 55.000 people to Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress will be held in the Catalan capital for the seventh time. It will take place between 14th and 17th of February and will bring have an economic impact of 200 million euros on the city. Visitors are predicted to occupy...
The new white tower located in the Forum area is Telefonica's new headquarters in Barcelona (by ACN)

12 January 2011 10:59 PM

A 110-meter-high tower is Telefonica’s new headquarters in Barcelona

The tower is located beside the sea in the first number of Diagonal Avenue in the Forum area. It will host the company’s I+D centre and will bring together all the Telefonica offices from around the city.
An airplane from Vueling landing at Barcelona's airport (by ACN)

12 January 2011 10:52 PM

Catalan airline company Vueling transports more than 11 million passengers in 2010

It is a record figure for the company and represents a 35 percent increase in passengers since 2009. Vueling plans to offer 10.5 million seats for the 2011 summer season, almost 7% more than the same period in 2009. The company plans to open new...
Skiers at Baqueira ski resort (by ACN)

11 January 2011 10:55 PM

Thousands of skiers enjoy the Catalan Pyrenees this Christmas two-week holiday

Catalan ski slopes attracted thousands of tourists this holiday season. Between the 24th December and the 9th January, heavy snow and pleasant weather conditions ensured an increase in visitors compared to this time last year. Ski-resorts in the...
Spanish Vice President for Economy, Elena Salgado (by ACN)

11 January 2011 10:43 PM

Spanish Government rejects proposals to protect mortgage holders who cannot pay their debt

The Spanish Vice President for Economy Elena Salgado refused the idea proposed by three Catalan parties to allow mortgage holders end their debt by returning their house to the bank. This measure already exists in the US and other countries. In...
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