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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 »

Beyond their ken?

The Spanish and EU flags.

Spain’s economic problems now form part of such a complex web of cause and effect, action and reaction, that it is getting increasingly difficult for laymen, journalists and politicians alike to get to the core of what is actually happening.

April 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Iberoblog, 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 »

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 »

Rajoy, reform and the burden of employment expectations

Rajoy's reform makes firing cheaper, but will it create jobs?

The government says its labour market reform will tackle the country’s soaring jobless rate, but it could be some time before the benefits are felt in the Spanish economy.

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Getting to the bottom of Spain’s daunting unemployment rate

A long queue to the unemployment office. But is the jobless issue in Spain really as bad as we are told?

The country has an official jobless rate of nearly 23 percent, the highest in Europe. But does that figure reflect the true state of the labour market and the Spanish economy? Apparently not.

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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