Articles tagged as "Working in Spain"

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Sky launches low-cost streaming service in Spain

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good - but will the content be able to match Netflix?

€10 per month and available across three connected devices, the new Sky streaming service could be good – but will the content be able to match Netflix?

The increasingly crowded pay TV space in Spain has welcomed a new player following the launch of a new streaming service by Sky.

The broadcasting giant – owned by Rupert Murdoch – this month launched its new service for €10 per month, with programming taken from 12 local pay-TV channels including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Syfy, TNT, Fox and National Geographic…

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Author: 14/09/2017 [0] Comments 

48% of Brits who moved to Spain last year retired, data shows

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

New data analysis by Spain’s Office for National Statistics (INE) has revealed that of the nearly 300,000 British citizens who took up residence in Spain in 2016, 48% were retired…

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Author: 08/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s fruit oversupply to help the country’s poor

Everything is peachy for Spain's agricultural sector, but oversupply headaches still persist.

Everything is peachy for Spain’s agricultural sector, but oversupply headaches still persist.

The production of fruit in Spain is legendary. In the southeastern corner of the country, vast amounts of land are given over to farmers producing everything from strawberries to peaches and watermelons…

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Author: 31/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Does the siesta really increase Spaniards’ life expectancy?

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old - and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old – and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Ah, the siesta: a much admired, mythologised portion of daily Spanish life that most other European nationalities look at with not a little envy and bemusement.

Aside from the very simple fact that nothing is really stopping Brits, Germans or Scandinavians from adopting their own siesta culture, the very notion of taking a two-to-three hour snooze break in the middle of the day is an alien concept to most cultures, but could the Spanish have been on to something all this time?…

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Author: 16/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain sees record tourism and foreign property activity in first half of 2017

Foreign investors are snapping up Spanish property in record volumes... and using it for their very own holiday enjoyment, data shows.

Foreign investors are snapping up Spanish property in record volumes… and using it for their very own holiday enjoyment, data shows.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Spain’s property market and tourism industry is in rude health, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and the National Statistics Institute (INE) showing that the first half of 2017 was a record year in many ways…

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Author: 15/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s economy growing three times faster than UK’s

Spain is booming, particularly in Madrid, Barcelona, and along its ever-popular Mediterranean coastline.

Spain is booming, particularly in Madrid, Barcelona, and along its ever-popular Mediterranean coastline.

The New York Times calls it the “end of a nightmare”, while elsewhere in the international press the official economic data published by the Spanish government on Friday was reported a little more sedately: Spain’s economy is not only growing, but surging ahead of most of the rest of Europe…

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Author: 01/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Number of pensionable-age Brits living in Spain doubles in past decade

Pensionable-age Brits living in Spain have risen steadily each year since 2007.

Pensionable-age Brits living in Spain have risen steadily each year since 2007.

A recent joint study conducted by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) has found that the number of Britons aged 65 and over living in Spain has more than doubled over the last ten years…

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Author: 24/07/2017 [0] Comments 

IMF forecasts even greater economic improvement for Spain in 2017

Confidence is coursing through the veins of Spain's economy thanks to buoyancy in the tourism, export and property sectors in particular.

Confidence is coursing through the veins of Spain’s economy thanks to buoyancy in the tourism, export and property sectors in particular.

The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has this week upgraded Spain’s economic outlook for 2017 on the back of its booming tourism sector, growing domestic consumer demand and extremely strong export market…

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Author: 21/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish government to create 20,000 public sector jobs over next two years

Thousands of new seats will be filled across Spain's public sector over the next couple of years.

Thousands of new seats will be filled across Spain’s public sector over the next couple of years.

The government of Spain has pledged to create an additional 20,000 jobs in the public sector between now and 2019 in an effort to offer greater support for much of the country’s official authorities and services.

According to the El Mundo newspaper, 7,000 posts will be created for general state administration, with a further 3,360 positions added to the judiciary…

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Author: 10/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain opens first nap bar in Madrid

By being well rested during the day, employees are more creative, more energetic, and less likely to make mistakes.

By being well rested during the day, employees are more creative, more energetic, and less likely to make mistakes.

While Spain may have given the world the siesta, the world repaid the favour with the office-bound 9-to-5, forcing workers to near-on burn themselves out from dawn until dusk in strip-lit open-plan offices where even resting one’s eyes is immediately frowned upon…

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Author: 07/07/2017 [0] Comments 
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