Articles tagged as "Madrid"

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Spanish cities among the most sustainable in the world

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London, Stockholm and Edinburgh top the list of the world’s most sustainable cities, with Madrid and Barcelona also featuring in the top 30.

According to the 2018 Sustainable Cities Index published this week by Arcadis, a global design and management consultancy firm, the two largest cities in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, both feature in the top 30

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Author: 23/11/2018 [0] Comments 

Where is the world’s coolest neighbourhood?

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One of the reasons why Lavapiés (in the Embajadores district of Madrid) is considered to be the most colourful, quirkiest and best place to visit in 2018.

Today’s blog title may sound a little cryptic – indeed the very concept of “cool” is certainly subjective – but Time Out magazine has indeed compiled a list of the world’s 50 coolest neighbourhoods to visit, and the results are rather surprising…

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Author: 26/09/2018 [0] Comments 

One of world’s wealthiest men pours €100 million into Spanish property

In addition to the €490 Cepsa Tower (left), Amancio Ortega owns a further €1.1 billion of Spanish property assets.

In addition to the €490 Cepsa Tower (left), Amancio Ortega owns a further €1.1 billion of Spanish property assets.

Amancio Ortega, the founder of the Inditex fashion empire (which owns, among other high street brands, Zara) and multibillionaire has poured some €100 million into the Spanish arm of Pontegadea España, which is his real estate business…

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Author: 05/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Online shopping hits the heights in Spain as Zara eyes store closures

Zara has enjoyed soaring success over the past decade, flexibly meeting the fashion needs of the cash-strapped and the comfortable, and now more and more people are shopping online.

Zara has enjoyed soaring success over the past decade, flexibly meeting the fashion needs of the cash-strapped and the comfortable, and now more and more people are shopping online.

Normally when a clothing chain announces it is to close 16 stores it is bad news. But Zara is not a normal clothing chain, so the revelation that Inditex – the brand’s owner – is seeking a buyer for 16 of its stores in Spain and Portugal should certainly not be classed as negative…

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Author: 15/12/2017 [0] Comments 

Marbella’s railway extension to be made top priority, says government

Marbella has been promised a railway station since the 1990s, but so far there has been no movement. Madrid now has the budget to build, experts say.

Marbella has been promised a railway station since the 1990s, but so far there has been no movement. Madrid now has the budget to build, experts say.

Marbella holds many noteworthy distinctions: exclusive resort getaway destination for the rich and famous; a place where carbs are allowed but frowned upon before arrival, and de facto ‘capital’ of the Costa del Sol

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Author: 24/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Madrid security rating soars as Spain boasts two of Europe’s safest cities

Madrid and Barcelona offer excellent levels of personal, infrastructural and digital safety, the study found.

Madrid and Barcelona offer excellent levels of personal, infrastructural and digital safety, the study found.

Despite the recent terrorist attack on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, Spain’s two largest cities have ranked among some of the safest in Europe in the latest Safe Cities Index 2017, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit…

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Author: 07/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish expats in UK contribute £802 million to British economy

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

The enduring love affair between Spain and the UK – the occasional Gibraltar-themed spats aside – should serve as a reminder to those who wish to paint a picture of a divided Europe that even countries as ‘different’ as Britain and Spain share a great deal of love, respect and admiration for one another…

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Author: 03/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Choose the right Spanish supermarket to save €3,000 a year, survey shows

Nationwide, Alcampo offers Spain's cheapest grocery prices, on average.

Nationwide, Alcampo offers Spain’s cheapest grocery prices, on average.

The price difference between Spain’s cheapest and most expensive supermarkets can be as much as €3,013 per year in some regions, a new consumer group study has found… Continue Reading

Author: 05/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s building industry to grow 4% annually, data shows

Madrid’s skyline changed dramatically a decade ago, and new activity could alter it once again.

Madrid’s skyline changed dramatically a decade ago, and new activity could alter it once again.

“A forest of cranes” is how Bloomberg describes the Madrid skyline, and while the Spanish capital looks nothing like Dubai’s crane-dappled visage of a decade ago, the burst of building work in and around the city is noteworthy…

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Author: 18/08/2017 [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 
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