Archives for January 2010

January 29th, 2010

Britons piled into Spanish property and got burnt. The Germans bided their time. Now they’re starting to come back, should we follow? We may fancy ourselves as a nation of hot shot property investors, but are we really any good at investing abroad? Not if our record in Spain is anything ...

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January 28th, 2010

Ferrari unveiled their new car this morning, the F10, with which Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will compete to win the 2010 FIA Formula One world Championship, starting on March the 14th in Bahrain. Ferrari has high hopes

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January 28th, 2010

The European Commission has today called on Spain to amend its tax legislation rules that require individuals and entities not resident in the country to appoint a tax representative within the Spanish territory. Brussels believes that certain requirements of the Spanish

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January 28th, 2010

Last night in Premia de Dalt, Barcelona, local police arrested a man who had driven for 26 kilometres in the wrong direction on the C-35, between Vidreres and Llagostera, with an alcohol level three times that

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January 27th, 2010

A farmer from Castril in Granada has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the poisoning of a female osprey; the osprey was released in 2007 under the Andalucian Ministry of Environment's Reintroduction Program. The ruling was accepted by all parties, and

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January 27th, 2010

According to the Ministry of Labour, a total of 765 workers died in workplace accidents last year (from January to November 2009), which is 219 less than the same period in 2008 (-22.2%). Of this amount, 586 workers died while on their jobs, 21.2% lower than the same period in

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January 27th, 2010

The European Commission has given the green light to government funding of the Spanish movie industry, which is to be granted 576 million euros until the 31st of December 2015, and which includes measures to support the production and distribution of Spanish based

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January 27th, 2010

The chairman of BBVA, Francisco González, said today that the Spanish economy is already growing in comparison with the last quarter of 2009, which means that Spain is soon to emerge from recession after six consecutive quarters where there has been a decrease in

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January 27th, 2010

According to data released today by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the number of home mortgages issued during November 2009 was 52,043, representing a growth of 1.8 percent over the same month in 2008 and the first recorded rise since April 2007. The volume of loan capital amounted to 6010.5 million, ...

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January 27th, 2010

New build property prices are going to carry on falling this year, at least as much as last year’s 6% decline, say the top management of Sociedad de Tasación, one of Spain’s leading appraisal companies. According to José Luis Estevas-Guilmain and Juan Fernández-Aceytuno, president and managing director respectively of Sociedad de ...

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January 26th, 2010

According to data released today by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the number of home mortgages issued during November 2009 was 52,043, representing a growth of 1.8 percent over the same month in 2008 and the first

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January 26th, 2010

Ascó City Council today voted to approve its candidature to host Spain's new centralised temporary storage (ATC), a facility that will house nuclear waste in Spain. However, the current President of the Generalitat

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January 26th, 2010

A right knee injury has forced Rafael Nadal to withdraw from his quarter-final clash with Andy Murray in the Australia Open, he retired while trailing 6-3, 7-6, 3-0. It was after two hours

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January 26th, 2010

A total of 74 cinemas in Catalonia, with 528 screens, will close their doors on February 1st in protest of a new law that owners believe will be the "death of cinema in Catalonia". The Catalonia Film Union presented

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January 26th, 2010

A Siberian cold snap will affect Spain today, leaving rain, wind, snow and falling temperatures in the mainland, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Specifically, on orange alert (significant risk) for snow, wind and coastal risk are Castellón, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. While there is risk of snow in the ...

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