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Vueling desks at Barcelona El Prat airport (by B. Cazorla)

05 October 2011 12:06 AM

Vueling to offer 370,000 more seats through Barcelona Airport this winter

The Catalan low cost airline, which is based in Barcelona, has announced new destinations from Barcelona, as well as an increase in frequency on other routes. Vueling’s President, Josep Piqué, presented the airline's latest news for next...
Mango's logistics centre in Catalonia, where the Catalan brand has its headquarters (by J. Pujolar)

04 October 2011 12:17 AM

Catalan economy grew by 0.7% from June 2010 to June 2011

Catalan GDP grew by 0.7% during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. However, in the first quarter it grew by 1.1%. The export sector continues being the Catalan economy’s engine, while internal demand fell. Catalan...
The Bank of Spain's Governor during the press conference announcing Unnim's and CatalunyaCaixa intervention (by J. Font)

30 September 2011 11:42 PM

The Spanish State to control savings banks Unnim and CatalunyaCaixa

After not having found the needed private investors to meet the required levels of core capital, the Bank of Spain’s Governor announced that the Spanish State would intervene in four savings banks, including two from Catalonia. The State will...
A Bankpime branch in Barcelona's Pau Claris Street (by O. Campuzano)

30 September 2011 10:28 PM

CaixaBank buys Bankpime’s banking and fund management business

Barcelona-based CaixaBank, the private bank of ‘La Caixa’, will pay 16 million euros for the purchase of both businesses. Bankpime is a bank for small and medium-sized companies. CaixaBank will control a total volume of 1,200 million euros....
Spanair has Barcelona El Prat as its base and wants to transform the airport in an international hub (by A. Sierra)

29 September 2011 11:40 PM

Spanair strengthens international connections during the winter

The Catalan airline wants to consolidate its hub at Barcelona Airport. Spanair, partially owned by the Catalan Government, plans to transform Barcelona El Prat into an international hub in its own right.
MANGO's logistic centre. MANGO headquarters are in Greater Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

23 September 2011 10:48 PM

Catalan exports grew by 16% between January and July in relation to the same period last year

Sales abroad accumulate 19 consecutive months of two digit increases compared to the same period last year. In July, exports increased by 14% in relation to July 2010. The export sector is becoming the main engine of the Catalan economy, together...
Barcelona Port is connected by international-width train with Central Europe since last January (by J.R. Torné))

23 September 2011 12:48 AM

Historic record in August of export containers at Barcelona Port

The Port of Barcelona registered a record in the number of containers destined to international exports. China has consolidated its position as the main destination of containers departing from Barcelona. In addition, the number of cruisers boomed...
Tourists at Barcelona's Les Rambles (by R. Pagano)

22 September 2011 11:40 PM

Almost 2 million international tourists visited Catalonia last August

1.9 million foreign tourists visited Catalonia in August, representing a 2.9% increase on the same month in 2010. Catalonia hosted almost a quarter of all international tourists visiting Spain. The number of international visitors who came to...
The new Volkswagen 'Up', which has inspired a new model by SEAT (by Volkswagen)

16 September 2011 10:41 PM

SEAT will present a small car designed for urban environments before the end of the year

The car is inspired by the car ‘Up!’ that Volkswagen presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Car manufacturer SEAT is based in Greater Barcelona, which is the main automobile cluster in Spain.
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