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Photo of Prices raise 3 decimals in May in Catalonia and set the annual inflation at 2%

11 June 2010 11:57 PM

Prices raise 3 decimals in May in Catalonia and set the annual inflation at 2%

According to the Spanish statistics institute, annual inflation in Spain is fixed at 1.8% and prices have risen in May in the same proportion than in Catalonia, 3 decimals. The subjacent inflation in Spain has abandoned its negative sign and is...
Photo of Banc Sabadell's last talks to absorb Banco Guipuzcoano

11 June 2010 11:47 PM

Banc Sabadell's last talks to absorb Banco Guipuzcoano

The first Catalan private bank is coming to an agreement to merge with Banco Guipuzcoano, from the Basque Country. Banc Sabadell would absorb the Basque bank through an exchange of actions. If the merging comes to an end, it will be the first...
The managing director of Grifols, Víctor Grifols

11 June 2010 04:08 AM

Catalan healthcare company to acquire US firm Talecris

The 3.4 billion dollar purchase of Talecris Biotherapeutics will allow Grifols to occupy third spot in the US. Grifols already leads the production in Europe. While the operation will generate millions of euros, it is expected to raise Grifols?...
Castells, with José Montilla, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia

09 June 2010 08:39 PM

Catalan Parliament gives go-ahead for wage cuts in public sector

This measure is part of a plan to cut the public deficit at all levels of government. It has passed with the only positive votes from the parties in the Government´s Left-Wing coalition.
Pyrenees-La Seu d'Urgell airport

05 June 2010 07:33 AM

The Pyrenees-La Seu d'Urgell airport reopens after 16 years

The Catalan Government wants to reach an agreement with Andorra for future development of the project. Only small-sized planes can currently land. However, with a further investment, medium-sized planes could operate out of the Catalan Pyrenees.
Josep Huguet has made a positive balance of the diagnosis

04 June 2010 04:09 PM

The OECD examines the R&D model in Catalonia

Research and Development in Catalonia is on the good track but still presents important weaknesses to be solved. The Catalan Government stresses the strengths underlined in the OECD study and says that the report is in line with its own action plan.
Photo of Catalan Euro MP asks the EU to intervene in Spanish infrastructure policies

03 June 2010 08:41 PM

Catalan Euro MP asks the EU to intervene in Spanish infrastructure policies

Ramon Tremosa stresses the ?strategic importance of the Mediterranean railway corridor for Catalonia and Europe? for passengers and freight. The Spanish Government has given priority to other projects connecting Madrid with Spain?s South and West.
The service sector has recovered the most in May. PHOTO: CNA File

03 June 2010 01:36 PM

Unemployment in Catalonia drops by 3.19% in May

In the rest of Spain, unemployment has decreased 1.84% in the last month. However, both Catalan and Spanish figures remain at highest rates of the last decade: about 575,000 Catalans are unemployed. In overall Spain, about 4.07 million people are...
The Catalan ministers Castells, Montilla and Nadal at the Generalitat.

02 June 2010 03:27 AM

Catalan government raises income tax of higher earners

In 2011, people earning more than ?120,000 will see an increase of 2 points and those with wages higher than ?175,000 will see an increase of 4 points. This measure is part of a plan to reduce public deficit.
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