Economy

Barcelona's 'top manta' street sellers denounce a return to "brutal" police persecution

Barcelona's 'top manta' street sellers denounce a return to "brutal" police persecution

City council law and order head, Albert Batlle, defends the "pressure" but says it has been "continuous since 2019"

ACN

Friday, 11 of august of 2023 - 21:28

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Catalan government blocks a third golf course at Caldes, and the 2031 Ryder Cup looks further away

Catalan government blocks a third golf course at Caldes, and the 2031 Ryder Cup looks further away

Catalonia already has enough golf facilities, says executive, regarding the Cup bid as an "excuse" for property development

Quim Riera Guitart

Tuesday, 1 of august of 2023 - 21:34

Sales of luxury apartments in Barcelona are soaring: €6,350 per square metre

Sales of luxury apartments in Barcelona are soaring: €6,350 per square metre

The economic crisis has not dampened high-end real estate investors, especially foreigners, in buying flats in Barcelona

Núria Casas

Tuesday, 27 of june of 2023 - 20:22

Eleven Catalan firms are to try out a four-day work week with five days' pay

Eleven Catalan firms are to try out a four-day work week with five days' pay

A Spanish government trial will subsidize firms for two years to see the effects on productivity and work-life balance

Joel Calero / El Nacional

Thursday, 18 of may of 2023 - 00:39

Prime minister, why not come by commuter train?

Prime minister, why not come by commuter train?

José Antich

Thursday, 4 of may of 2023 - 17:24

Thousands of Barcelona rail commuters face a month of disruption after signal box fire

Thousands of Barcelona rail commuters face a month of disruption after signal box fire

Adif's claim that lightning caused the grave problem on Barcelona's R2 South suburban line is contradicted by weather data

El Nacional

Wednesday, 3 of may of 2023 - 22:20

The Canal d'Urgell closes

The Canal d'Urgell closes

José Antich

Tuesday, 25 of april of 2023 - 16:24

Pedro Sánchez, still sitting on the EU Covid funds which he presented as Spain's panacea

Pedro Sánchez, still sitting on the EU Covid funds which he presented as Spain's panacea

Of the €77 billion of EU funding agreed, less than 12% has actually reached companies, according to Reuters

Lluís Bou

Friday, 21 of april of 2023 - 19:46

The keys to Spain's new housing law: "rent stress" areas and "large" owners

The keys to Spain's new housing law: "rent stress" areas and "large" owners

Text of housing bill about to enter Spanish Congress includes 3% limit on rent rises for 2024 and a new index after that

Joel Calero

Friday, 14 of april of 2023 - 22:07

Spanish multinational Ferrovial shifts business address to Netherlands after shareholder vote

Spanish multinational Ferrovial shifts business address to Netherlands after shareholder vote

The infrastructure giant went ahead with its plan despite the Spanish government's counter-arguments over the decision

Alejandro Montero

Thursday, 13 of april of 2023 - 17:34

Switzerland fights to stop the bank crisis

Switzerland fights to stop the bank crisis

José Antich

Monday, 20 of march of 2023 - 14:27

A second scare

A second scare

José Antich

Thursday, 16 of march of 2023 - 17:25

The EU, country by country: how many years do you need to work to get a full pension?

The EU, country by country: how many years do you need to work to get a full pension?

Spain has announced a reform of its retirement pension calculations. How does its system compare with other EU countries?

Joel Calero

Friday, 10 of march of 2023 - 22:41

What salary do you need to pay the rent (and live decently) in and around Barcelona?

What salary do you need to pay the rent (and live decently) in and around Barcelona?

A single person in Barcelona city can expect to spend at least 883 euros a month on housing

Germán Aranda

Thursday, 2 of march of 2023 - 22:19

Spanish cabinet designates area off the Costa Brava as a priority for offshore wind power

Spanish cabinet designates area off the Costa Brava as a priority for offshore wind power

New maritime plans approved by Spanish cabinet define priority offshore wind power areas, including Catalonia's Gulf of Roses

Abel Degà

Tuesday, 28 of february of 2023 - 19:41

Another MWC without Apple: why does the US giant stay away from the huge tech event?

Another MWC without Apple: why does the US giant stay away from the huge tech event?

Apple goes its own way throughout the rest of the world and, in Barcelona, it makes no exception

Núria Casas

Monday, 27 of february of 2023 - 22:51

Catalana Occidente loses Catalana

Catalana Occidente loses Catalana

José Antich

Friday, 24 of february of 2023 - 17:50

Barcelona airport working group to consider plan for new runway on sea platform

Barcelona airport working group to consider plan for new runway on sea platform

Committee set up by Foment employers group warns of problems with sea platform plan, but insists on need for airport growth

El Nacional

Thursday, 16 of february of 2023 - 23:26

The McCarthyism of Feijóo

The McCarthyism of Feijóo

José Antich

Thursday, 16 of february of 2023 - 17:24

Fira, the prize for successful management

Fira, the prize for successful management

José Antich

Monday, 13 of february of 2023 - 17:35

Judges oblige Spanish government to include bullfighting in cultural grant for youth

Judges oblige Spanish government to include bullfighting in cultural grant for youth

Government's 400-euro cultural voucher for young Spaniards excluded bullfight entry, but the Supreme Court has reversed this

Júlia Peñascal

Tuesday, 7 of february of 2023 - 23:07

Spanish government cuts VAT on essential foods and keeps rents frozen in crisis package

Spanish government cuts VAT on essential foods and keeps rents frozen in crisis package

With an economically-difficult winter and an election year ahead, Sánchez extends most existing aid and adds new measures

Tuesday, 27 of december of 2022 - 18:47

The disappearance of emblematic establishments

The disappearance of emblematic establishments

José Antich

Monday, 5 of december of 2022 - 17:14

The Corridor, without a date

The Corridor, without a date

José Antich

Friday, 18 of november of 2022 - 17:21

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Train arrives late to Mediterranean rail corridor event, but the minister is proud

Train arrives late to Mediterranean rail corridor event, but the minister is proud

Spanish minister Raquel Sánchez faces business sphere's criticism of delays to key rail corridor at Barcelona event

Marta Lasalas

Thursday, 17 of november of 2022 - 20:37

Foment also broadens its base

Foment also broadens its base

José Antich

Tuesday, 8 of november of 2022 - 17:17

Spanish self-employed truck drivers announce an indefinite strike from Monday 14th

Spanish self-employed truck drivers announce an indefinite strike from Monday 14th

New strike called by the Spanish truck drivers' platform whose action in March over fuel prices caused supply chain problems

Núria Casas

Monday, 7 of november of 2022 - 20:02

The bad portents of the economy: high inflation or recession

The bad portents of the economy: high inflation or recession

José Antich

Wednesday, 2 of november of 2022 - 17:15

J.M. Campanera: "Catalan firms direct their gaze at the French market before the Spanish"

J.M. Campanera: "Catalan firms direct their gaze at the French market before the Spanish"

As Catalonia Trade & Investment holds its Internationalization Week, we speak to specialist Josep Maria Campanera

Núria Casas

Wednesday, 19 of october of 2022 - 22:16

EU blocks Spanish access to European funds due to Sánchez's failure to comply

EU blocks Spanish access to European funds due to Sánchez's failure to comply

Spanish government has not met the deadline for reforms required in order to receive remaining funds, reports Bloomberg

Sara Brull i Ortega

Friday, 14 of october of 2022 - 20:16

Catalonia's new digital connection to the world which doesn't pass through Spain

Catalonia's new digital connection to the world which doesn't pass through Spain

The new Barcelona Cable Landing Station is Catalonia's first land terminus for international submarine cables

Núria Casas

Thursday, 13 of october of 2022 - 21:50

Spanish government to apply tax benefits for incomes up to 21,000 euros a year

Spanish government to apply tax benefits for incomes up to 21,000 euros a year

Spanish minister Montero also announces that personal income tax will rise to 27% on incomes over 200,000 euros

Núria Casas

Thursday, 29 of september of 2022 - 20:10

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Giró responds to Andalusian president Moreno: "That's why we want to leave Spain"

Giró responds to Andalusian president Moreno: "That's why we want to leave Spain"

Catalan economy minister Giró criticises Andalusian leader for offering tax advantages to businesspeople from Catalonia

Abel Degà

Wednesday, 21 of september of 2022 - 22:53

A fiscal suffocation which amounts to plunder

A fiscal suffocation which amounts to plunder

José Antich

Friday, 2 of september of 2022 - 17:32

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Catalonia's fiscal deficit with Spanish state has risen to €20.2 billion

Catalonia's fiscal deficit with Spanish state has risen to €20.2 billion

Catalan economy minister Jaume Giró says the fiscal deficit is turning into a political control procedure to subdue Catalonia

Marta Lasalas

Thursday, 1 of september of 2022 - 19:39

The inflation rate is still horrific

The inflation rate is still horrific

José Antich

Wednesday, 31 of august of 2022 - 17:21

Catalan government announces a new rent subsidy for those aged up to 35

Catalan government announces a new rent subsidy for those aged up to 35

The minister Cervera says the Spanish state's rent scheme for young people created expectations but lacked resources

Alba Solé Ingla / Agencies

Friday, 26 of august of 2022 - 18:53

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Macron's grave message: "This is the end of abundance. We need to speak clearly"

Macron's grave message: "This is the end of abundance. We need to speak clearly"

President gives a frank overview of the situation facing France and the world: "I believe we are facing a great upheaval"

Lluís Bou

Friday, 26 of august of 2022 - 11:03

Free rail travel in Spain: regular Renfe users can now obtain their free passes

Free rail travel in Spain: regular Renfe users can now obtain their free passes

Until December 31st, Renfe rail users can make regular trips for free, while Barcelona's TMB passes will be at half-price

El Nacional

Wednesday, 24 of august of 2022 - 23:49

Spanish inflation hits 10.8%, highest figure since 1984

Spanish inflation hits 10.8%, highest figure since 1984

In Catalonia, consumer price index rises by 10.3% with milk, cereals and cooking oil all rising by over 20%

El Nacional

Friday, 12 of august of 2022 - 21:17