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February 27th, 2015

The 2015 Mobile World Congress is set to take place in Barcelona from 2nd to 5th March in the Fira Gran Vía, and will be officially opened by Spain’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria. One of the highlights of this international trade fair event, which showcases the ...

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February 27th, 2015

According to a study carried out by the online student rental accommodation portal, Uniplaces, owners of empty homes in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia are losing around 334.4 million euros a month by not renting out their properties to students. Specifically, these three provinces account for a total of 760,436 empty ...

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February 26th, 2015

Spanish hotel establishments recorded a total of 13.3 million overnight stays in January, and registered an increase of 4.2% over the same month of 2014, driven by both domestic and international tourism, according to figures published this week by the Spanish National Statistics Institute. In contrast, the average length of stay ...

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February 26th, 2015

Real estate investment in Spain reached 10,200 million euros in 2014, according to a report by real estate consultants, CBRE, a figure which was only previously exceeded in 2007. This places the Spanish real estate market as second in Europe, in terms of volume of investments, behind Sweden. The organisation explained ...

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February 25th, 2015

Spain’s tourism figures for the first month of 2015 were the best recorded for a month of January in the whole of the comparable historical series. According to data from the Frontur tourist border movements survey for January, prepared by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, the number of ...

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February 25th, 2015

After several months registering double-digit growth, the production in construction in Spain has once again slowed. The activity in this sector recorded an increase of just 1.6% in December 2014, compared with the same period in 2013, according to the European Union Statistical Office, Eurostat. This latest figure for Spanish construction ...

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February 24th, 2015

According to a recent study carried out by the real estate group, Tecnocasa, and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), it is the three bedroom apartments, and those which do not have a lift, which are offering the greatest return on the rental market in Spain, in excess of 6%. The report, ...

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February 24th, 2015

The demand for housing in Spain will pick up again in 2015, with an increase in transactions of 15%, which will raise real estate prices by an average of 1.5%, and by up to 5% more in 2016, according to the bi-annual report on the real estate market in Spain ...

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February 23rd, 2015

The number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,516,056 in January, which is a decline of 2.36% compared with the previous month, representing 36,583 contributors less, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. However, El Economista reported that the ...

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February 23rd, 2015

The latest Consumer Price Index data, published on Friday by the Spanish National Statistics Institute, reveals that the average price of rental housing fell by 0.6% during the month of January, which is one tenth less than in the previous month. This figure is almost half the rate of the ...

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February 20th, 2015

For the third consecutive year Playa de Ses Illetes in the Balearic Island of Formentera has been recognised at global level, and been awarded 5th place among the best beaches in the world, 2nd place in Europe and number one in Spain. Ranked in first place this year among the ...

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February 20th, 2015

Some 13.01% of all of the home purchases carried out in Spain in 2014 were made by foreigners, more than the figure registered in 2013, when they accounted for 11.15% of all transactions, according to the latest data from the College of Registrars. In fact, this 13.01% figure for transactions ...

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February 19th, 2015

According to the ‘Equal Work, Equal Pay’ report, prepared by the Spanish General Union of Workers (UGT), the wage gap between the sexes increased and reached 23.93% in 2012, bringing it back to 2002 levels in comparison to Europe, and the highest rate in the past five years. Female workers earned ...

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February 19th, 2015

According to the College of Registrars’ latest real estate registry statistics, released last week, the price of housing in Spain rose by 2.5% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014. The report notes that the data for the past few quarters show the changing trends in housing prices, indicating “a ...

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February 18th, 2015

The eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2014 to 0.3%, compared with the previous three months, when it grew by 0.2%, according to the preliminary data published by Eurostat on Friday, which puts Latvia, Spain and Germany in the lead of the growth in ...

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