• Hotel Stays Up 3.8% to September

    According to data published last week by the National Statistics Institute, the number of overnight hotel stays registered in Spain increased by 3.8% to the end of September, and is in line with the 3.8% increase in the number of …

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  • Spanish Unemployment at Lowest Level Since 2011

    Unemployment in Spain fell by 5.8% in the third quarter of the year over the previous quarter, with 298,200 less people unemployed, representing its greatest decline in a third quarter since the economic crisis began, according to data from the …

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  • Spain Received Record 54.4 Million International Tourists to September

    In the nine month period from January to September, Spain received a record total of 54.4 million international tourists, representing an increase of 3.8% over the same period of last year, and an additional 2 million visitors. According to data …

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  • Government Awards New Licences for Free-to-Air Television

    The Spanish Government has agreed to award six new licences for digital terrestrial television (DTT), under a system of free-to-air TV broadcasting at a nationwide level. The new channels are expected to begin broadcasting in Spain within six months. Spain’s …

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  • Spain Ranks 13th Globally for Fewest Road Deaths

    According to ‘The Global status report on road safety 2015’ published by the World Health Organization this week, Spain ranks as the thirteenth country globally and the fifth in the EU with the lowest mortality rates in traffic accidents, with …

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  • Low Cost Airlines Transported 28.1 Million Passengers to September

    According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, low cost airlines transported 28.1 million passengers to the end of September, representing an increase of 8.7% over the same period of the previous year, and …

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  • Spain Loses 94,000 Millionaires in a Year

    The number of people in Spain with a net worth of at least one million dollars (893,000 euros) reached a total of  360,000 individuals in 2015, which is 20.7% lower than the figure from a year earlier, and represents a …

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  • In Which Countries Are House Prices Rising Most?

    According to data collected by the British weekly publication, The Economist, Hong Kong is the region at the top of the ranking of house price increases, with prices rising by 20.8% over the previous year. Since the first quarter of …

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  • Rajoy Inaugurates Final Section of A-7 Motorway

    During the ceremony to officially open the Carchuna-Castell de Ferro section of the A-7 Motorway in Granada last week, Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, said that the Spanish State has invested almost 6 billion euros in Andalucia over the last …

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  • Spanish Tourism Has Best Summer in a Decade

    According to data published last week by the tourism companies association, Exceltur, it would seem that Spanish tourism is taking advantage of the favourable macroeconomic environment in order to grow. The fall in the value of the euro, allowing British …

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  • Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. Offer Most Jobs to the Spanish

    According to a recent report compiled by the employment agencies, Adecco and Infoempleo, four out of every ten job offers published in Spain for work abroad, are for jobs in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The report highlights …

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  • Spanish Government Regulates ATM Commissions

    Through a Royal Decree on financial issues which came into force last Saturday, the Spanish Government’s Council of Ministers have regulated the commissions on withdrawing cash from ATMs from a financial institutional other than the issuer of the debit or …

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  • Unemployment Rose by 26,087 People in September

    The number of unemployed people registered at the Spanish public employment services offices increased by a total of 26,087 in September, bringing the total number of people unemployed in Spain to 4,094,042, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported …

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  • Spanish are the Europeans Who Move Home Least

    A recent study carried out by the RE/MAX Europe real estate network reveals that Spanish citizens are the Europeans who least change their residence throughout their life, with an average of two moves compared with four moves for the rest …

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  • 5.7% of Spain’s Population Over 80 Years Old

    According to data from a study published this week by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, Spain has the third most elderly population of the European Union countries, with 5.7% of the total population over 80 years of age in …

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