Catalan company ‘Ciments Molins’ to invest 191 million euros this year in foreign plants for the first time

July 7, 2011 12:09 AM | CNA / Maite Cirera

Tunisia will benefit from the greatest investment with 73 million euros for the Kairouan factory. Besides, Ciments Molins is aiming to penetrate into the Chinese market with “a small two million euro investment” in prefabricated products, as a start. 87% of the investments will be channeled abroad, specifically in Tunisia, México, Argentina, Uruguay, Bangladesh, and China.

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

February 8, 2011 03:49 PM | CNA / Paula Mateu

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 is expected to largely increase. As an example of this potential, China exported almost 57 million of tourists abroad per year, but only 90,000 visit Barcelona.