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Turbo-charged exports won’t drive Spain out of the crisis

Seat

There is a growing chorus of voices claiming that Spain’s exports are pushing the country out of economic trouble; but the reality suggests that much more than a healthy trade balance is needed.

June 11th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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 »

What now for the “PIGS”?

Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain have all been grouped together by some market watchers as potentially unstable economies due, supposedly, to their deficit and debt levels. But a closer look at the figures tells a different story.

April 24th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

History repeats in Portugal

Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates successfully cleaned up messy budget deficits when he came to power in 2005. But dealing with the deficit may not be quite so easy this time around.

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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