Archives for February 2012

February 29th, 2012

After our deploy on Monday, we've uncovered and fixed a few glitches with our new Enhanced Agent Directory  product  - sorry for the inconvenience.  For the record - here's what they were .. Google maps not centring, drop-pin not displaying, maps opening in same browser window Cookies getting set / reset incorrectly and ...

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February 29th, 2012

94% of Spanish family businesses believe that their sales figures will improve in 2012 or at least be the same as last year, according to the first 'Big Spanish Family Business Barometer 2011' conducted by the IE Business School and Signum International. The report reveals that most family businesses questioned recognised ...

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February 29th, 2012

During the presentation of a report on real estate trends for this year, the president of CBRE, Eduardo Fernandez-Cuesta said they anticipated that real estate activity during 2012 will exceed the previous year, while housing prices will continue their downward trend throughout the year. In addition, Fernandez-Cuesta pointed out that ...

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February 28th, 2012

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced that the State Budget to be presented by the Government on 30 March "will be realistic and contain a sensible and reasonable revenue forecast". Furthermore, he reiterated that Spain will meet its deficit targets and that he has no intention of raising taxes. Mariano Rajoy ...

Continue reading Brussels Growth Forecast for Spain as Expected, Says Rajoy

February 28th, 2012

World Bank Rules Out Bailout for Spain, Italy and Portugal Top Spanish Properties This Week on Kyero Brussels Forecasts Mild Recession for Spain in 2012 'Green' Spanish Construction Company Gets EU Award SIMA Winter 2012 Just Around the Corner Spanish Economy Shrinks 0.3% in Last Quarter In last week's property news, results and forecasts for the ...

Continue reading Property Pulse Issue 366 – 28th February, 2012

February 28th, 2012

World Bank President, Robert Zoellick, on Saturday ruled out the possibility that Italy, Spain and Portugal would need a bailout, but emphasised the importance of economic growth to strengthen the recovery. "The situation of each of these countries is different and they really have three interconnected problems", Zoellick maintained. "For some ...

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February 27th, 2012

Kyero.com will be down for around 10 mins as we deploy a system upgrade.  Sorry for any inconvenience. .. And we're back at 14:20 CET.  We deployed a small database migration to enable our new enhanced agent directory product. If you pre-ordered, got the discounted rate, and sent us your content - ...

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February 27th, 2012

Each day, we record the popularity of every Spanish property advertised on Kyero. We measure how fresh and complete the advert is, and how visitors interact with it. This week, thousands of new properties were advertised on Kyero.com. Here's this week's top 3 Spanish properties - as voted by you. Property priced under €250,000:   €69,900 Alicante 2 ...

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February 27th, 2012

Orange España registered a turnover of 3,993 million euros in 2011, which represents a 4.5% increase over the previous year, and an improvement of 9.8% in its gross operating profit (EBITDA) reaching 839 million euros. As for commercial activity, the company closed the year with 13.7 million customers. In the mobile ...

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February 27th, 2012

According to economic forecasts published by the European Commission last week, the Spanish economy will shrink by 1% in 2012 and a mild recession will last until the end of the year due to the impact of the debt crisis, the cuts in the public sector and private consumption, due ...

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February 24th, 2012

Petrol and diesel prices have maintained their climb this week marking two separate record highs, according to the EU Oil Bulletin. Specifically, a litre of petrol rose above 1.4 euros for the first time and marked a second consecutive week at a record 1.415 euros, after prices increased by ...

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February 24th, 2012

Noem has won the first European Entrepreneurship Award from the EU for its proposal on "sustainable construction". Another Spanish company, ParkGreen was also a finalist. The company Noem received the award in the category "InnoEnergy" for projects focusing on renewable energy. In the same category, the other finalists were a ...

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February 23rd, 2012

According to the Survey of Tourist Movements (Frontur) released on Wednesday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Spain received a total of 2.77 million international tourists in January, which represents a 4.6% increase over the same month of 2011. The main source markets experiencing good results remained the ...

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February 23rd, 2012

The countdown has started to the new winter edition of the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition (SIMA), which is to be held on 24th, 25th and 26th February at the Palco de Honor at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. According to the organisers of the fair, SIMA Winter will have a total of ...

Continue reading SIMA Winter 2012 Just Around the Corner

February 22nd, 2012

According to a survey carried out by the human resources company, Randstad, after the Government announced the proposed the labour reform, 84% of Spanish do not believe that more jobs will be created this year or that the unemployment rate will lower. Given the unfavourable forecasts of official institutions and ...

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