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Expats seize the day amid Spain’s property market uncertainty

Spain's Costa Brava

Home prices are still dropping across the country. But foreign buyers need to read carefully between the lines of the figures and forecasts being offered.

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

Fear and resignation in Spain’s deficit cap

Zapatero is likely to further alienate Socialist voters with the constitutional amendment. Photo:

An unprecedented agreement by the Socialists and opposition Popular Party seeks to alter the Constitution and keep jittery markets happy. So why aren’t Spaniards celebrating?

September 6th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

All too predictable

Absolutely true to recent form, a week ago Tuesday the two immediately upcoming Spanish government bond auctions which were to lead up to the weekend’s municipal and regional elections were put into journalistic – and might we add – speculative play by an article in one of the world’s news sources of reference.

May 25th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

The market tears up Zapatero’s social contract

The Spanish prime minister has been forced to abandon a cornerstone of his government’s policies and introduce harsh austerity measures. He must now find other ways of wooing the electorate.

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | 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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