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Spanair stopped flying and all its activity (by Reuters)

28 January 2012 12:31 AM

Spanair cancels all its flights and stops its activity for financial reasons

Due to the impossibility of finding extra capital, the Barcelona-based airline’s board has taken the decision to cancel all its flights and to suspend the company’s activity. Negotiations with Qatar Airways broke down, which forced Spanair’s...
The smaller tower in La Caixa's headquarters at Barcelona's Diagonal Avenue (by O. Campuzano)

27 January 2012 11:20 PM

CaixaBank closes 2011 with a net profit of €1.185 billion

CaixaBank, the main Catalan financial institution experienced a 12.8% drop in its net profit when compared to 2010. In 2011, it focused on increasing its core capital ratio to 12.5% -one of the highest levels in Europe- to strengthen its inner...
John Hoffman, GSMA CEO, presenting in Barcelona the 2012 Mobile World Congress (by J. Pueyo)

26 January 2012 11:54 PM

Final countdown to the world’s main mobile phone and technology congress

This year's edition Mobile World Congress will be the first after Barcelona was officially declared the Mobile World Capital, and the organising city of this annual event until at least 2018. The MWC will start on February 27th with the motto...
Exports from Barcelona's Port increased by 14% in 2011 (by ACN)

26 January 2012 02:33 PM

Barcelona Port increases container traffic by 4% and the number of passengers by 11% in 2011

Exports from the Catalan capital’s port have increased by 14% when compared to 2010. Car exports grew by 25%. 3.8 million people passed through Barcelona Port; 2.6 million were passengers of the 881 cruise ships that docked in the city harbour.
Emirates to link Barcelona and Dubai with a daily flight (by Thomas Peter / Reuters)

26 January 2012 02:18 PM

Barcelona Airport to be connected daily with Dubai

Emirates have announced they will link Barcelona with Dubai with a daily flight commencing in July. Furthermore, Spanair have announced connections with Beirut and Moscow, as well as more flights with Germany, France, Croatia and Serbia.
Desigual's CEO Manel Adell presenting the new collection designed in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil (by E. Romagosa)

23 January 2012 11:31 PM

Catalan clothing brand Desigual ends 2011 with a €560 million turnover

The company plans to open 60 new stores around the world in 2012, and build a new logistics centre in the town of Viladecans, located south of Barcelona. This year, the Catalan brand plans to launch a household linen collection and collaborate...
An image from Barcelona El Prat's Terminal 2B (by R. Pagano)

23 January 2012 11:10 PM

The privatisation of Barcelona El Prat and Madrid Barajas airports halted by the new Spanish Government

The participation of the Catalan business community and local governments in the management of Barcelona’s Airport has been halted. This has been a long-term claim by many in Catalonia, as they believe that the centralised management of the...
Prices increase by 0.2% in December in Catalonia (by ACN)

20 January 2012 10:38 PM

Prices in Catalonia rose by 2.5% in 2011

The 2011 price increase is 0.5 percentage points below the 3% inflation rate of 2010 thanks to a drop in the price of fuel and oil and the leveling off of tobacco prices. Inflation in December 2011 was 0.2 points higher compared to December 2010.
Catalonia's stand in the tourism fair FITUR (by M. Alcolea)

20 January 2012 12:17 AM

Catalonia had 23.5 million tourists in 2011

Foreign tourists generated a record amount of revenue last year. The number of visitors also grew by 5.7% in 2011, according to the Catalan Government. Furthermore, Catalonia’s stand at Europe’s most important tourist fair, FITUR, has been...
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