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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 »

A slice of Vegas in Spain stirs controversy

Eurovegas

Plans by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson to build a massive gambling complex in Madrid or Barcelona have fuelled the rivalry between the two cities. But they have also drawn criticism for the economic model the project would introduce to the winning city.

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured | Read More »

Euro holds firm as crisis drags on

The euro has held more or less stable over the past week. Of course, this doesn’t mean to say nothing’s happening in Europe. So why isn’t the exchange rate changing? Why aren’t the markets reacting?

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Spanish wine bucks recession

Spaniards are increasingly adventurous when it comes to wine.

Despite the economic crisis, some wine sellers are finding that consumption is booming and that drinkers are increasingly willing to explore new flavours.

April 27th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Read my lips: Why did Rajoy break one of his few campaign promises?

Rajoy gets moving. The new prime minister hasn't wasted any time with his austerity measures.

The transition from Spain’s outgoing Socialist government to the new conservative administration has been marred by an apparent lack of openness on both sides about the public accounts. This does not auger well for Spain’s political horizon or its economy.

January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Rajoy must take reins swiftly to avoid economic chaos

Rajoy supporters celebrate in Madrid after the election result.

In the wake of the Popular Party’s overwhelming election win, the prime minister-elect must act decisively ahead of his instatement in order to calm the markets.

November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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