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Tales for Tapas: Reform and recovery

Low-cost doesn't have to be hellish...

The limits of Rajoy’s austerity, unveiling the king’s fortune and the pros and cons of flying low-cost.

April 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | 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 »

A victory for Hollande, a victory for Spain

Hollande's victory could help ease the deficit pressure building on Mariano Rajoy (right).

Conservative Mariano Rajoy will welcome the arrival of the French Socialist in power, given the unlikely deficit targets the Spanish economy is expected to meet.

May 7th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Energy debt burden looms large in Spain’s deficit reduction push

Spain's renewable industry has suffered a crisis of confidence in recent years.

Besides its many other budgetary worries, the new Spanish government has to solve the issue of a €24-billion debt in the energy sector.

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Tax hikes to hit residents

Spain: Tax hikes to hit residents

We all know that Spain, like many other EU countries, is in the doldrums as far as its economy is concerned and is expected to find the remedy, fast. Unsurprisingly, the PP government intends to try and address the deficit through cutting budgets and increasing revenue from taxes. A tidy sum of €8.9 billion is to be cut from government departments and €6.2 billion collected by the Tax Authority.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | 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 »

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