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January 27th, 2015

Following five months of declines, the number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system stood at a total of 1,552,639 in December, representing an increase of 0.21%, compared to the previous month, and 3,241 additional contributors. According to data published last week by the Ministry of Employment and Social ...

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January 26th, 2015

Spanish house prices registered an increase of 0.3% in the third quarter of last year (five tenths less than in the previous quarter) when compared to the same period in 2013, according to the data provided by the European Union Statistical Office, Eurostat. Moreover, Eurostat reported that prices in the eurozone ...

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January 22nd, 2015

Spain registered a 15.9% increase in production in the construction sector in November, over the same month of 2014, the largest increase recorded in the whole of the European Union (EU), according to the EU Statistical Office, Eurostat, and is even higher than the percentage registered in October (+13.9%). The EU ...

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January 13th, 2015

The economic confidence of Spain in December stood at its highest rate since June 2007, before the outbreak of the financial crisis that led to the great economic recession, reaching 105.6 points, compared with 104.2 the previous month, thanks to improvements experienced among consumers, services and the retail trade, according ...

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January 12th, 2015

The latest data from the European Union statistical agency, Eurostat, shows that the rate of unemployment in the eurozone in November remained stable at 11.5%, in comparison with the previous month, while in the whole of the European Union (EU) it fell by one-tenth, to 10%. Year-on-year the eurozone unemployment rate ...

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December 24th, 2014

During the month of October this year, construction sector activity in Spain registered a 13.9% increase in production compared to the same month of 2013, according to the European Union statistical office, Eurostat. This percentage corroborates the data of recent months, which placed Spain as a European reference in the ...

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December 23rd, 2014

According to recent European Commission forecasts, construction investment will improve in the whole of the European Union (EU) during 2015, after recording average growth of 0.7% in 2014. For next year the growth average is expected to reach 2.4% in the EU, but only 0.7% in the eurozone countries. In 2015, ...

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December 22nd, 2014

The latest Government figures, released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, show that a total of 1,549,398 foreign citizens were registered with the Spanish Social Security System in November, representing a decline of 0.27% over the previous month. The countries with the most citizens contributing to the Spanish Social ...

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December 17th, 2014

The European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, reported that employment rose by 0.2% in the eurozone and by 0.3% in the European Union (EU) between July and September, compared with the previous quarter. In the second quarter of the year, employment had risen by 0.3% in both the eurozone and in the ...

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December 8th, 2014

According to the second estimate published on Friday by Eurostat, which is in line with Bloomberg’s expectations and confirms the preliminary data published on 14th November, the gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone grew in the third quarter of the year by 0.2%, compared with 0.1% in the previous ...

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December 2nd, 2014

According to the latest data published by the European Union statistical office, Eurostat, the unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in October for the third consecutive month, at 11.5%, while among the EU Member States, Spain registered the second highest unemployment figure (24%), just behind Greece (25.9%). The unemployment rate ...

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November 25th, 2014

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism reported this week that, according to data collected by their tourism studies department, in the first ten months of this year the low cost airlines transported a total of 28.9 million passengers, which represents an increase of 10.3% over the same period of ...

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November 19th, 2014

According to Eurostat’s flash estimate for the third quarter of the year, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the eurozone grew by 0.2%, compared with the rise of 0.1% in the previous three months, and 0.3% in the first quarter, which places Greece, Slovakia and Spain as the economies with ...

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November 7th, 2014

Following the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held in Berlin last week, together with the political agreement reached at the EU ECOFIN Council meeting on 14th October for establishing this type of automatic exchange of information system within the European Union, a total of ...

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November 6th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in September for the fourth consecutive month, at 11.5%, although half a point below the rate recorded a year ago, according to data from the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, which places Spain once again (with 24%) as the country with the ...

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