Articles tagged as: spain economy

October 29th, 2014

The Spanish Government’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in collaboration with SEGITTUR, has announced the 2014/2015 Europe Senior Tourism Program, which is a travel program to be implemented throughout Spain in the low and medium tourist seasons for those over the age of 55 and resident in the European ...

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October 28th, 2014

In 2013, Spain granted a total of 196,200 first residence permits to non-EU citizens, representing 8.3% of the total granted in the EU. The United Kingdom accounted for 30.7% of the total number of permits granted to non-EU citizens, followed by Poland (11.6%), Italy (10.3%), France (9%) and Germany (8.5%). ...

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October 27th, 2014

The National Statistics Institute’s Economically Active Population Survey (EAPS) published on Thursday shows that unemployment in Spain fell by 195,200 people in the third quarter, over the previous quarter (-3.5%), representing the biggest decline in a third quarter in the historical series. This brings the total number of people registered ...

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October 24th, 2014

The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, announced on Wednesday that Spain received 52.4 million foreign tourists up to the end of September, which represents an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year, and noted that with the September data Spain has closed "the best ...

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October 24th, 2014

During the third quarter of 2014, Spain registered a record volume of investment in tertiary real estate, of nearly 3,500 million euros, according to the leading international consultancy CBRE. Higher activity levels had previously only been recorded during the real estate bubble in 2007. Spain is the third country in Europe ...

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October 23rd, 2014

Passenger car registrations in the European Union in September grew by 6.4% compared with a year earlier, to reach a total of 1,235,501, according to the latest data released by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). This is the thirteenth consecutive increase registered, and represents an accumulated increase for the ...

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October 23rd, 2014

The price of housing in Spain is still above the historical average, according to the House Price-to-Income ratio used by the International Monetary Fund in their quarterly Global Housing Watch report. According to this ratio (updated to the second quarter of 2014), the price of housing in Spain stands at 15% ...

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October 22nd, 2014

Long term unemployment in Spain increased at double the rate of the EU-28 between 2010 and 2013, according to a recent report from the Institute of Economic Studies (IEE). Thus, in 2013, Spain registered a long term unemployment rate (of more than a year duration) of 49.7%, following growth of ...

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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 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 9th, 2014

The number of mortgages on property rose by 19% in June and by 29% in July to 18,107, and 25% of the purchases were made by real estate companies, attracted by lower prices. The Spanish National Statistics Institute’s latest calculations indicate that the real estate market in Spain has begun to ...

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October 7th, 2014

The number of unemployed people registered at the Public Employment Services offices stood at 4,447,650 at the end of September, after rising by 19,720 people over the previous month, the lowest increase in the month of September since 2007, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security announced on Thursday. With the ...

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October 7th, 2014

The average price of second-hand housing stood at 1,600 euros per square metre at the end of September, according to property portal, idealista.com, which represents a decrease of 4.4% compared with the same period last year. Between the months of June and September generalised price decreases were registered in all regions ...

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October 3rd, 2014

Spain stands once again in 2014 as the 18th country with the best reputation among the 55 largest economies in the world, a position the country has held since last year, according to the ranking prepared by the Reputation Institute, which lists Switzerland as the country with the best reputation ...

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October 3rd, 2014

The number of foreclosures initiated on primary residences stood at 9,611 in the second quarter of the year, a figure which is 1.5% higher than the previous quarter and 8.4% higher than the same period of 2013, according to provisional foreclosure statistics published this week by the National Statistics Institute. The ...

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