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Do EU migration trends put Spain’s health and pensions system at risk?

Ecuadorian immigrants

There is a growing acknowledgement that economic and social impacts of migrant movements are greater than mainstream thought would have us believe.

March 7th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

The great Portuguese hollowing out

The Tagus river in Lisbon.

With every passing day Portugal has less and less economy left, while fewer and fewer people remain to pay down the debt.

February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

Has Spain’s economic contraction become self-perpetuating?

Pensions are putting increasing pressure on the Spanish economy.

The Spanish government has so far managed to avoid requesting a sovereign bailout and says growth will return by the end of 2013. But the bad news is that once again, recession still lurks on the horizon.

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rodrigo Rato: exiting through the revolving door

Rodrigo Rato

The former head of the IMF and Spanish economy minister has just landed a job at Telefónica, despite facing a judicial investigation into mismanagement while he was chairman of failed lender Bankia.

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Businessman’s arrest highlights Spanish corporate failings

Gerardo Díaz Ferrán.

For the last two decades, Gerardo Díaz Ferrán, the disgraced former head of the employers’ federation, was seen as all that was right about Spain.

December 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Spain News | Read More »

To be or not to be: Catalonia as an independent state

The Catalan independence flag.

The growing distance between Catalonia and the rest of Spain is becoming problematic, and could now be considered one of the most important tail risks facing the euro. When Spain finally asks the EU for a rescue, Europe’s leaders must use the opportunity to promote dialogue and search for viable solutions.

November 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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