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October 20th, 2014

According to the World Wealth Report, prepared by Credit Suisse, the number of people in Spain with a net worth of at least one million dollars (740,000 euros) experienced a strong increase, of 24%, between mid-2013 and the first half of 2014, to reach a total of 465,000, which is ...

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October 20th, 2014

The latest statistics released by the General Council of Notaries for August, based on actual transactions closed during that period, show a new surge in real estate activity in Spain, with the number of housing transactions carried out reaching a total of 17,045, which is an increase of 13.9% over ...

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October 17th, 2014

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.2% in September compared to August, and increased by three tenths year-on-year, to -0.2%, due to higher prices of electricity, food and non-alcoholic beverages, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, the National Statistics Institute reported on Tuesday, thus confirming the year-on-year data estimates published ...

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October 17th, 2014

According to a recent report from real estate intermediation company, Tecnocasa, based on purchases that they have brokered, property price reductions have come to an end, at least where second hand homes in the city of Madrid are concerned. They reported that the average price of second hand property in ...

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October 16th, 2014

Of the 139,934 periods of maternity leave granted in Spain in the first six months of the year, only 2,446 were taken by fathers, despite since 2007 both parents being permitted to share this leave. Thus, up to the end of June, leave shared by fathers accounted for only 1.75% ...

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October 16th, 2014

According to a recent press release from the European Union statistical office, Eurostat, the price of housing in Spain rose by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, which is well behind countries such as Estonia, Ireland and the UK, where the prices ...

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October 15th, 2014

According to a study by multi-specialist recruitment consultancy, Randstad, prepared from more than 15,000 interviews with employed professionals in over 30 countries, 40% of Spanish employees hope to find a new job in the next six months, which is up slightly from the percentage registered a year earlier. Despite the positive ...

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October 15th, 2014

The average price of second hand housing in Spain stood at 1,647 euros per square metre in the third quarter of the year, which is 0.5% less than the previous quarter, and the lowest decline registered since the first quarter of 2010, according to a recent report by property portal, ...

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October 14th, 2014

Air passenger traffic in the first nine months of 2014 increased by 4.6%, to more than 153.2 million people, according to data released on Friday by the Spanish airports network, AENA. Also during September, the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport again stood as the airport with more users after being beaten ...

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October 14th, 2014

The National Institute of Statistics reported last week that the number of home sales in Spain fell by 1.1% in August, over the same month in 2013, to a total of 23,525 transactions, due to the decline in the number of transactions on new properties. This year-on-year decline is the first registered ...

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October 13th, 2014

Spanish tourism has enjoyed a good summer, according to Exceltur, the Alliance for Tourism Excellence, who on Thursday shared the Ministry of Industry’s optimism over the sector, following the publication of the foreign tourist arrivals figures, which showed an increase in visitors of 8.8% up to the end of August ...

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October 13th, 2014

According to the Sociedad de Tasación’s latest Quarterly Housing Situation Report, the average price of housing, new as well as second hand, stood at 1,309 euros per square metre in the third quarter of 2014, which is 4.1% more than in the same period in 2013, and confirms the recent ...

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October 10th, 2014

Spain is one of the countries where more people use the Internet to search for jobs, with 69% of users over the total number of people actively seeking work, according to an international survey carried out by recruitment organisation, Adecco, consulting over 17,270 job seekers and 1,500 recruiters from 24 countries ...

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October 10th, 2014

SIMA Autumn 2014 will be held from 24th to 26th October in the Feria de Madrid with mortgage financing at the forefront of the exhibition. Three financial institutions (Bankinter, EVO Bank and ING Direct) have so far confirmed their participation in the event. The availability of mortgage financing comes following official ...

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October 9th, 2014

Spanish tourists made ​​nearly 108 million journeys in the first eight months of the year, similar to the figure achieved in the same period last year, according to data from the Familitur Tourist Movement Survey, prepared by the Institute of Tourism Studies for the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. The ...

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