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A flight from Pyrenair taking off from Lleida-Alguaire (by R. Segura)

09 February 2011 10:19 PM

Pyrenair replaces the Lleida-Vigo route with a new flight to Galicia

The Catalan airline Pyrenair postponed all flights that were connecting Lleida and Vigo. For the moment, they will continue operating between Lleida-Alguaire airport and Madrid and will replace the previous flight with a new one to and from A Coruña.
Miquel Valls, Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce Chairman at today's presentation (by J. R. Torné)

09 February 2011 12:05 AM

Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce believes that reducing 15% of the public entities’ size would save Catalonia 3,000 million euros

The figure represents approximately 40% of the Catalan Government’s deficit in 2010. Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce maintains a growth forecast of 0.8% for the Catalan economy in 2011.
The 2nd Conference on Asian Tourism takes place in Barcelona between Monday and Tuesday (by P. Mateu)

08 February 2011 03:49 PM

Visa delays and a lack of direct connections hinder the arrival of Asian tourists

Companies and agencies from the tourism industry have joint together to highlight the potential of the Asian tourist market and stress the obstacles for its growth. Currently, Barcelona has only two direct flights with Asia per week, a figure that...
The Euro-Mediterranean lawyers' fair was held in Barcelona's Maritime Museum, the Medieval shipyards (by P. Solà)

04 February 2011 10:26 PM

Lawyers from all over the world flock to Barcelona this week

Barcelona is hosting lawyers and legal experts from all over the world this week for the international legal trade fair and the Euro Mediterranean's annual conference for lawyers.
Industry was one of the economy's engines this semester (by ACN)

03 February 2011 11:33 PM

Catalan economy grows by 0.2% in the 4th quarter of 2010

The industry sector consolidates its position as the main engine towards the recovery from the economic crisis. Despite this positive data, the 2010 GDP falls by 0.2% in comparison to 2009.
The savings bank model, which had a clear hegemony of the Catalan banking business, is over (by ACN)

03 February 2011 12:29 AM

CatalunyaCaixa’s announcement to become a bank puts an end to all the savings banks in Catalonia

All the Catalan savings banks are in the process of becoming regular banks. In the last 6 days, all the savings banks have been defining their future and they are all going in the same direction: transforming their structures into those of a...

02 February 2011 11:24 PM

Unemployment increased by 26,950 people in Catalonia, 4.79% more than in December

The total number of unemployed people in Catalonia is now 589,623. In Spain as a whole, registered unemployment increased by 130,930 people this January. The total number of unemployed people sets a new historical record, with 4.23 million....
Banc Sabadell's headquarters in Barcelona (by ACN)

01 February 2011 10:32 PM

Banc Sabadell extends its capital by 10% and sets its 'core capital' at 8.88%

The Catalan bank Banc Sabadell reaches the 8% milestone by issuing 126.4 million new shares, which represent 10% of its capital. The movement is part of the bank’s strategy to strengthen its capital, foreseeing the future stress tests and the...
17,300 more people lost their jobs in the fourth quarter of 2010 (by ACN)

28 January 2011 10:09 PM

Last year came to an end with 17,300 more unemployed and a rising unemployment rate of 17.98%

Unemployment in Catalonia rose in the fourth quarter of 2010. Although the industry sector had a good year, it is the only sector that provides jobs and is not enough to compensate the damage.
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