Sunday, February 25, 2018

Foreign investors control 43% of Spanish shares

It is the highest level of foreign investment in Spain ever seen

‘Vulture’ investment funds scoop up small solar panel plants

New government regulations are forcing small-sized plant owners to sell up as they can no longer make a profit from the energy they produce

Toyota recalls 12,000 faulty hybrid cars in Spain

Toyota stated that the malfunction could cause overheating of transmitters

Price of Spain’s urban land is on the up

In the first quarter of 2015, the average price per square metre climbed by 5.9% to €150

Spain’s wealthy class on the rise

Spain’s upper class grew by 10% in 2014

Madrid’s new mayor wants to turn renowned golf course into ‘urban farm’

Manuel Carmena, of Podemos-backed Ahora Madrid, has made the Club de Campo a symbolic target for the country’s political reform

Spain’s youngsters ARE actively seeking work

Spain's youths are shaking off the ‘lazy’ label harshly attributed to under 25s

Wanda group eyes Madrid investment

CHINESE property giant Wanda is eyeing up an investment in Madrid worth billions of euros. The real estate agent and entertainment group has expressed its...

Making money can be plain sailing says new Olive Press investment columnist

New Olive Press columnist Douglas Chadwick of Salty Dog is rocking boats with his upfront advice for those all at sea with their investments

Expansion well underway at Yorkshire Linen

With new shop Beds and More recently opened, the girls from Yorkshire Linen are expanding at a decent rate

Conman who duped Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is identified as Dutchman

The fraudster, who hoodwinked Status Quo guitarist out of €2,930 for two sets of pots and pans, drives a dark blue Range Rover Sport

Cash used for 80% of Spanish transactions

Spain lags behind Europe in plastic and e-transactions

Online travel agent Iglu expanding overseas

The UK’s largest independent specialist ski and cruise travel agency is planning to grow

Rogue trader? Expat publisher being sued by former sales boss is a serial non-payer of staff with a chequered...

Olive Press investigates media boss Stan Israel and his confusing business history

New £1.1 billion marina development set for Gibraltar’s Eastern side

Blue Water Gibraltar will be built on reclaimed land alongside Catalan Bay

EasyJet opens new Barcelona base creating 120 new jobs

The airline currently links 14 European airports with the north-eastern Spanish city

Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona to create 4,000 new jobs this summer

The jobs are mostly temporary contracts and will run from June to September, with a net monthly salary of €1,100

EXCLUSIVE: Baron Rothschild indicted in France over fraud case

French police have been ordered to track down one of Europe’s wealthiest aristocrats over a fraud involving hundreds of British pensioners

Spanish cities among cheapest for expat living in Europe

Spanish cities are ranked among the cheapest in Europe for expat living

British mobile networks to make changes to stop shock holiday roaming fees

Hidden roaming costs and internet charges running into thousands of pounds and euros have left countless holidaymakers in financial ruin

Centro Plaza: Quarter century of business

Centro Plaza - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - is a truly international commercial hub, discovers Iona Napier

Spain named as top summer destination for Europeans

The Iberian Penisular is still a favourite among French, Italian, English, German and even Spanish tourists themselves

La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among world’s top paid sportsmen

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the only sportsmen richer than the La Liga duo

Cars no longer the key to freedom for Spain’s youngsters

Cars are no longer the ultimate key to freedom for Spain’s young adults

Marbella set to boom again this summer

Marbella resident of three decades Giles Brown on the reasons why the town is set to boom again this summer

Expat media boss taken to court by Sevilla printers over non-payment

Sunsearch Media, run by Stan Israel at the time, is being chased for the non-payment of €8,000 dating back to 2013
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