Sunday, 30 April, 2017

Business & Finance

Enterprising Trevor Dine, 81, has just opened a casino in San Roque

Spanish airline now faces nine million euro fine after government launches legal action

Foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo has backed calls for Europe’s rescue fund to be boosted to one trillion euros

The budget deficit is predicted to be 6.8 per cent this year - although Rajoy sees things more positively

The Spanish bank is shifting from Microsoft to Google Apps

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor downgrade rating on Spain's debt from AA- to A

Government plans to reassess Brits who claim benefits abroad

Wealth divide in Spain is now bigger than the UK

Rajoy announces his first set of measures to address a predicted eight per cent budget deficit for 2011

New finance minister believes the final quarter of the year will show a negative growth of 0.3 per cent

Airlines hit as Europe follows the UK to ban the unpopular charges

The British Foreign Office considers ways of evacuating expats if they are suddenly denied access to their funds

But the cost of borrowing is the highest in a decade

Finally whispers of a return to the peseta and IMF bailouts if Rajoy doesn't get a move on to allay jittery markets

A group of 25 foreign residents, who could lose their homes, have filed a lawsuit in the High Court in Madrid against the banks for crimes of fraud and false advertising

Thanks to former dictator Franco, freedom of speech is well enshrined under Spanish law, writes Antonio Flores

Push to attract fresh investment in the Spanish property market is coming at the expense of solving the problems that have made it necessary

European leaders agree to cut Greek debt by 50 per cent while Spanish banks must raise 26.2 billion euros in capital

Barclays bank hopes to increase its Spanish market share to 4.5 per cent

Standard and Poor issues downgrade from AA to AA- as finance leaders come together for G20 summit

Bosses of mobile start up company MASmovil have got 100,000 customers in just four years – and now they are after the expat market

Andalucia among those affected as IMF issues fresh call for Spain to receive external support

The savvy pensioners beating the recession by putting their savings into tax-free canvas

Zapatero returns to Madrid to deal with crisis after cutting short his holiday in Andalucia's Donana National Park

Spain and Italy are seen as being too big to bail out

Unusual ‘shareholder’ hotel purchase, involving pop band Belle & Sebastian, finally falls victim to the recession



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