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Inditex: fast fashion for crisis-proof profits

Crisis? What crisis? Spanish clothing giant Inditex, now the world’s largest clothing retailer, bucks the downturn in consumer spending.

March 25th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Political turmoil threatens to rock Spain’s recovery

Spain is attempting to perform a tightrope act as it emerges from recession. However, current political developments risk upsetting the economy’s recovery.

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Ideology is first casualty of Spain’s economic crisis

Both the government and opposition have failed to rise to the policy challenges of the current crisis. This bodes badly for the next general election.

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

The curse of the EU presidency

Halfway through its six-month presidency of the European Union, Spain is struggling to score many positive marks at the helm of the 27-nation bloc. But given the tough political and economic circumstances, few observers should be surprised at the lacklustre performance.

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Time to end Spain’s labour market apartheid

As the Spanish government sets about reforming the labour market, it will struggle to balance the demands of the “haves” with those of the “have-nots.”

March 8th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Running on Ẽmpty

Austerity after stimulus. The government reigns in spending to calm jittery debt markets, but is an economy mired by recession and unemployment ready?

February 4th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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