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Abertis' headquarters, located in Barcelona (by ACN)

08 August 2012 09:27 PM

Abertis gets €250 million selling its shares in the Portuguese company Brisa

The Catalan highway, transport and telecommunication management company Abertis has accepted Tagus’ takeover of its shares in Brisa, which represent 15.02% of the Portuguese highway company. Abertis now wants to focus on projects that represent...
Cristina Faciaben, presenting CCOO report's results (by J. Molina)

07 August 2012 10:50 PM

Spanish Government’s budget cuts mean that those out of work will lose out on an average of €222 per month

According to a report by the trade union CCOO, with the Spanish Government’s last budget adjustment, after the sixth month of being unemployed people will no longer receive an average of €222 per month. The report points out that people aged...
Catalonia’s GDP dropped by 0.3% over the second quarter

06 August 2012 09:58 PM

Catalonia’s GDP dropped by 0.3% over the second quarter

The Catalan economy remains in recession and decreased by 1.1% compared to last year. Although tourism and the foreign sectors have seen an increase, internal demand has been reduced, decreasing business in the industrial, construction and...
The Catalan Cristina Gallach (by A. Matamoros)

04 August 2012 12:16 AM

The Spokesperson of the EU Council interprets Draghi’s announcement as a challenge to Germany

In an interview with Catalonia’s Public Radio Broadcaster, the Spokesperson for the Council of the European Union, Cristina Gallach said that the ECB will offer “unlimited” backing although the Bundesbank “doesn’t want this in any...
A branch of the Catalan Public Employment Service in Lleida, where unemployment decreased the most in percentage terms (by ACN)

02 August 2012 11:11 PM

Unemployment falls in Catalonia for the fifth consecutive month

Unemployment dropped in July by 784 people, which represents a 0.13% decrease compared to a month ago. It is the fifth consecutive month that the number of unemployed people has decreased in Catalonia, reaching 614,792 jobseekers. In the whole of...
The Catalan airline Vueling, based in Barcelona, increased by 16.2% the number of flights compared to a year ago (by B. Cazorla)

01 August 2012 09:20 PM

Vueling doubles its profit to €7.7 million in the second quarter

The Catalan airline Vueling, based in Barcelona, increased by 16.2% the number of flights compared to a year ago. The airline has defied the Spanish market trend with an increase in its global volume of passengers by nearly 19%. Vueling attributes...
An image from last year's unveilement of Grifols new headquarters in Greater Barcelona (by ACN)

31 July 2012 07:42 PM

Grifols makes net profit of €133.5 million in the first half of 2012

The Catalan pharmaceutical company Grifols, the third world leader in the production of blood plasma based technologies, has seen its turnover increase by 15% in the first half of 2012 to €1.32 billion. Its net profit for the first half of 2012...
People working in a bar in Barcelona (by ACN)

27 July 2012 09:31 PM

Unemployment in Catalonia is down in second quarter and set at 20.95%

Unemployment has fallen by 15,400 people in Catalonia during the second quarter according to the latest Labour Force Survey published this Friday by the National Statistics Institute. The overall totals indicate that 821,600 of the working...
A group of tourists in Barcelona (by ACN)

23 July 2012 09:49 PM

Spending by tourists in Barcelona increases by 124 euros and is close to 2007 levels, with an average of 741 euros

Barcelona is overcoming the effects of the economic crisis. So says, the President of Tourism of Barcelona, Joan Gaspart, who revealed spending by tourists in Barcelona in 2011 came to on average 741 euros, 124 euros more than in 2010. In the...
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