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The Governor of the Bank of Spain, Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez (by M. Codolar)

17 December 2010 09:58 PM

Catalonia’s public debt represents 15.4% of its GDP in 3rd term of 2010

For the whole of Spain, Autonomous Communities’ public debt represents 10.2% of Spain’s GDP in the 3rd term of 2010. It is the highest it has been since 1990. However, the largest part of the public debt comes from the Spanish Government,...

17 December 2010 09:19 PM

Barcelona's airport is growing despite the global financial crisis

The main Catalan airport received 15,1% more passengers in November, in comparison with last year. However, Girona and Reus airports are losing passengers.
The Autoocasión Fair, organised by Fira de Barcelona (by ACN)

16 December 2010 10:20 PM

Fira de Barcelona to organise fairs in countries around the world

Fira de Barcelona has just approved a new strategic plan for the next four years. The plan foresees increasing the turnover rate by around 50% and includes taking the Fira de Barcelona brand name to countries around the world.
Clothing and shoes were responsible of the November increase (by ACN)

15 December 2010 09:23 PM

Prices rose 5 decimals in November and Catalonia reaches 2.5% yearly inflation rate

The price increase is the result of the start of the winter season, in particular regarding clothing and shoe sales.
An office of La Caixa savings bank (by ACN)

14 December 2010 11:21 PM

La Caixa savings bank says greater structural reforms are needed at world level in 2011

The last monthly report by La Caixa, the main Catalan financial institution, also stresses that the currency war should end in order to avoid a protectionism escalation. It foresees a Spanish GDP growth of 0.7% for 2011.
A train set from the Alstom model for Santo Domingo's metro (by Alstom)

14 December 2010 09:50 PM

Alstom signs a 101 million euro contract to supply Santo Domingo metro with 15 train sets

The metro wagons will be fabricated in Alstom Transport’s industrial centre, located in the Catalan town of Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, in Barcelona metropolitan area.
The BASF plant in Tarragona, focused on industrial chemicals and not affected by this decision (by ACN)

13 December 2010 11:19 PM

BASF to close its factory in Barcelona metropolitan area

The German chemical company will concentrate its production in Madrid and Guadalajara. BASF will also restructure its sales, marketing and administrations departments, also located close to Barcelona, in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat.
Real estate sales fall 14% in October (by ACN)

13 December 2010 11:15 PM

Real estate sales fall 14% in October

Information published by the Catalan Ministry of Public Works shows that real estate transcations went down 22% in the third trimester after 3 trimesters of consecutive increases.
Christmas tree growers in Sant Hilari Sacalm (by T. Tàpia)

10 December 2010 10:38 PM

Christmas tree growers see increase in sales

Catalan Christmas tree growers have been greatly affected by the crisis, with an almost 50% sales drop in recent years. Growers hope that exporting Christmas trees to countries like France and Portugal will help them come out of the crisis.
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