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Spain's economic growth continues apace

Spain's economy continues to be one of the fastest-expanding in Europe as GDP rose for the 14th quarter. GDP was up 0.8 percent.

Spain's economy continues to be one of the fastest-expanding in Europe as GDP rose for the 14th quarter. GDP was up 0.8 percent.

Business

Spanish retail sales slip as inflation rises

There's an indication that higher inflation is hitting retail sales in Spain. They were up by just 0.1 percent in January from a year earlier.

There's an indication that higher inflation is hitting retail sales in Spain. They were up by just 0.1 percent in January from a year earlier.

Business

Prices spike in Spain but government says it's temporary

Spanish inflation hit 3 percent in February compared to the same month in 2016. The government said that was temporary and energy costs will decline.

Spanish inflation hit 3 percent in February compared to the same month in 2016. The government said that was temporary and energy costs will decline.

Business

Spanish economy shows strong 2016 growth

Spain's economy hit one of the eurozone's fastest growth rates for 2016 but its consumer-led recovery may slow in the coming months

Spain's economy hit one of the eurozone's fastest growth rates for 2016 but its consumer-led recovery may slow in the coming months

Business

Madrid tourism trade fair focuses on sustainable travel

The International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid showcases destinations worldwide with a particular emphasis this year on sustainable travel.

The International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid showcases destinations worldwide with a particular emphasis this year on sustainable travel.

Business

The secret to successful business transfers

Up to one in every three business transfers fail, resulting in the loss of about 600,000 jobs every year in Europe.

Up to one in every three business transfers fail, resulting in the loss of about 600,000 jobs every year in Europe.

Business

Spanish banks lose mortgage interest rate case

The European Court of Justice has ruled that two million Spanish mortgage holders are entitled to bank refunds because they paid too much interest.

The European Court of Justice has ruled that two million Spanish mortgage holders are entitled to bank refunds because they paid too much interest.

Business

Spain's economy still growing but expansion slows slightly

Spain's economy continues to grow, but it expanded at a slightly slower pace from July to September, rising 0.7 percent from the previous quarter.

Spain's economy continues to grow, but it expanded at a slightly slower pace from July to September, rising 0.7 percent from the previous quarter.

News

Is TTIP dead?

We are in the Spanish city of Barcelona – one of those left-leaning cities around in Europe with a vivid protest scene – where Lucia distributes flyers against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Inv

We are in the Spanish city of Barcelona – one of those left-leaning cities around in Europe with a vivid protest scene – where Lucia distributes flyers against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Inv

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Lucía Bárcena: TTIP threatens democracy

Barcelona-based Lucía Bárcena Menéndez coordinates protest actions all over Spain, “Ecologists in Action” her group is called.

Barcelona-based Lucía Bárcena Menéndez coordinates protest actions all over Spain, “Ecologists in Action” her group is called.

Business

Spain's jobless rate fall below 20%

A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.

A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.

News

Spain's Rajoy welcomes Socialists' decision to end political deadlock

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

News

Spain's taxpayers will never get most of bank bailout money back - report

Spain's government has reportedly admitted it will never get back much of the more than 50 billion euros used to bail out the countries' banks according to a report the newspaper El Pais.

Spain's government has reportedly admitted it will never get back much of the more than 50 billion euros used to bail out the countries' banks according to a report the newspaper El Pais.

Business

Tourism boom bring down Spanish jobless total

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.

Business

Holiday jobs mean big fall in Spanish unemployment

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

News

Spain seeks jobs and a government after general election

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain in the European Union has dominated the news headlines over recent weeks.

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain in the European Union has dominated the news headlines over recent weeks.

Europe

EU gives Spain, Portugal more time on deficits

The European Commission has shied away from punishing Spain and Portugal over their excessive budget deficits.

The European Commission has shied away from punishing Spain and Portugal over their excessive budget deficits.

Business

Services and construction jobs reduce Spanish unemployment total for April

Seasonal factors meant the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in April by 83,599, but remains above four million where it has been for since 2010.

Seasonal factors meant the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in April by 83,599, but remains above four million where it has been for since 2010.

Special_reports

Unemployment in Spain: a life without hope?

Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to

Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to

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Spain: long road to recovery

Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as

Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as

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Mariano Rajoy, Spanish conservative rolls with the punches

Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got

Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got

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Spain's sweet economy: alive, well and living in Alicante

The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean

The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean

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Spanish election debate descends into row ahead of Sunday's poll

Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy

Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy