Articles tagged as "Economy of Spain"

Articles tagged as "Economy of Spain" : 9 articles

Good pricing and supply makes Spain a top real estate investment destination

Value for money, high quality and plenty of choice makes Spain a fine real estate investment destination.

Value for money, high quality and plenty of choice makes Spain a fine real estate investment destination.

It is easy to focus on the fantastic lifestyle attractions that make Spain such a popular choice for people wishing to buy a second home or overseas property.

Thanks to Spain’s excellent climate, its stunning cities, varied terrain and superb selection of beaches and beach resorts, imagining a new life in Spain is almost as easy as making it a reality: with cheap flights and plentiful property choices, thousands of sun-starved northern Europeans have already turned their dreams into reality by purchasing a home in Spain…

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Author: 27/10/2017 [0] Comments 

June home sales rise 19% in Spain compared to last year

June's registered home sales reached almost 40,000, which is an impressive number by any metric.

June’s registered home sales reached almost 40,000, which is an impressive number by any metric.

Data from Spain’s Land Register has revealed that 39,625 residential property sales were recorded in the country in June – a figure that is 19% higher than for the same month last year.

These figures differ from those recorded by other metrics because they measure the number of properties actually registered with the government, rather than the number of sales that took place in June…

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Author: 05/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s job revival has tourism and manufacturing to thank, data shows

Spain's tourism industry is vital to its economy, supporting thousands and thousands of jobs across the country.

Spain’s tourism industry is vital to its economy, supporting thousands and thousands of jobs across the country.

Figures are meaningless without context. Which is why news of Spain’s recovering GDP may sound good, but without actually understanding what it means, many people can be left cold…

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Author: 02/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain unemployment rate drops below 20% for first time in six years

 

Spain's job market is looking increasingly healthy, and next year holds more promise.

Spain’s job market is looking increasingly healthy, and next year holds more promise.

The signs that Spain’s economy is back on a trajectory of sustainable growth keep on stacking up, and the latest job news in the country is certainly cause for cautious celebration…

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Author: 28/10/2016 [0] Comments 

US investment fund snaps up €1.1 billion Spanish property portfolio

Bain Capital’s sizeable outlay is yet another positive sign for the health of the Spanish property market.

The enduring attraction of investing in Spanish property shows no sign of abating following the news this week that US private equity firm Bain Capital has purchased a loan and real estate portfolio in the country for €1.1 billion from three Spanish banks…

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Author: 05/08/2016 [0] Comments 

Job’s a good ‘un: June sees Spain’s unemployment rate fall furthest for ten years

Job numbers in Spain have swelled hugely in June, and many of the new jobs will be here to stay.

The summer always brings a boost for Spain’s job figures. After all, with millions of people descending upon the country between the months of June to September, there is quite simply more work to be done…

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Author: 06/07/2016 [0] Comments 

Waiter of the Year competition shines spotlight on Spain’s excellent service

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Spanish waiting staff pride themselves on their professionalism, and the results are there for all to see.

Frequent a British pub, café or restaurant with a non-Brit and two things are bound to happen. First, your foreign guest will likely gush at the surprisingly good quality of food and choice of drink on offer (it seems the old stereotype of the UK being a land of warm bitter and bland food stubbornly persists, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary), but secondly, they are likely to be left aghast at the lack of professionalism shown by your server…

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Author: 13/04/2016 [0] Comments 

Spain making strong economic progress, says IMF

Spain's economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery, according to the IMF

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. And there are also statistics from various, none-too-scrupulous sources. Of course, something called, let’s say, the One-Man-Band Bureau of Spain Do Good is going to report that everything is rosy in el Jardín of Spain. It’s called an agenda.

But one organisation that is resolutely agenda-free is the International Monetary Fund (IMF), who oversee world economic affairs with all the even-handed grace of an umpire at a cricket match…

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Author: 24/06/2013 [0] Comments 

Spain expected to shake off recession next year

Spain's economy is set to grow by the end of next year, according to financial analysts

It’s been a long time coming, with more false dawns than a French and Saunders tribute act, but there are strong and encouraging signs that Spain will be able to shake off the recession that has gripped hold of the country for the past five years.

Analysts at media giants Bloomberg have forecast that the Spanish economy will stabilise in 2014, before returning to accelerated growth in 2015. The findings are a result of the 32 median forecasts conducted every month by Bloomberg.

It is expected that Spain will experience economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 for the first time since a mini fillip of improved ecomonic activity in 2011 saw a brief period of unexpected growth. In total, the first few months of next year are expected to see the country’s economy grow by 0.5 per cent. By 2015, that growth could top one per cent, said the survey…

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Author: 17/06/2013 [2] Comments 
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