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An airplane from Vueling

14 September 2010 11:48 PM

Companies reduce business trips and opt for low-cost airlines

Fewer trips, cheaper and shorter. More and more Spanish companies are choosing low-cost airlines when it comes to business travel. The Catalan company Vueling has felt the effects of this trend and already has 40% of its passengers travel for...
A flat being sold in Catalonia

13 September 2010 11:56 PM

Housing sales increased by 34% last July in Catalonia

The data compares to July of 2009 and confirms an 8-month trend of continuous increases. For the rest of Spain, there has been an increase of 16.4%. This data confirms construction market’s recovery.
Gas Natural Fenosa headquarters, located in Barcelona in a building designed by Benedetta Tagliabue

10 September 2010 11:30 PM

French energy giant GDF Suez pulls out of Gas Natural Fenosa

GDF Suez announces the selling of its 5.01% share in the Catalan energy company Gas Natural Fenosa. The share represents some 46,176,000 stocks that are worth some 560 million euros at yesterday’s price (12.140 euros).
Prices in a fruit shop

10 September 2010 11:26 PM

Inflation rises in August in Catalonia, reaching 2.1% in the last 12 months

Prices have risen 0.3% during August compared with July, levelling the annual rate. Tourist industries such as hotels, restaurants, bars and organised trips have contributed to the rise in prices. In July, prices dropped by 0.3% in relation to June.
The map of the new extension

09 September 2010 11:38 PM

The Catalan Government bids on plan to extend Barcelona metro line to Baix Llobregat county

The L3 will be extended and pass by Sant Just, Esplugues, Sant Joan d’Espí and Sant Feliu. The construction could start in 2012 or 2013 and the service will not be ready until 2015 or 2016.
Álvaro Middelmann, Air Berlin's director for Spain and Portugal

08 September 2010 11:12 PM

Air Berlin to fly from Barcelona to Stuttgart and Vienna

The German airline has announced today the opening of 2 new direct routes from Barcelona’s airport. In addition, Air Berlin has confirmed his aspirations to operate from the new main terminal T1. The airline’s passengers going through...
The Presidents of València's Chamber of Commerce, José Vicente Morata (left), and Barcelona's, Miquel Valls (right)

06 September 2010 10:44 PM

The Mediterranean railway corridor would return 11% of economic investment

Barcelona and València’s Chambers of Commerce have quantified the economic net benefit that building the Mediterranean railway corridor would represent, not speaking of the political, social and cultural consequences. The Mediterranean railway,...
Repsol's rack in Tarragona and BASF facilities in the background

03 September 2010 11:43 PM

Most important petrochemical pole of the Mediterranean nourished by training and innovation

The petrochemical sector in the Catalan region of Tarragona is doing well despite the effects of the economic crisis. The cluster is rapidly becoming one of the most important referents for knowledge and innovation on an international scale.
Sony factory workers were demonstrating last March in front of the company's facilities

02 September 2010 11:55 PM

Sony to close its only factory in Catalonia

The multinational Japanese company Sony plans to leave Catalonia, but the industry is seeking alternatives for employees that will soon be out of work. The company plans to close its television factory next to Barcelona, which will leave 1,030...
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