Thursday, April 19, 2018

Spanish construction firms to connect Australian outback

Ferrovial and Acciona have won a €1.1 billion contract to connect a town to the main highway

‘Call me Pepe’: Exclusive interview with new Marbella mayor Jose Bernal

The Olive Press meets Marbella’s new headbanging mayor Jose Bernal, after sacking his predecessor’s FIVE bodyguards, €20,000 in personal parking spaces and iron-fisted press control

Spain’s economy minister calls for fresh negotiations on a Greece eurozone bail-out

He claimed Spain is ‘absolutely not contemplating’ the possibility Greece will leave the Eurozone

Potential EasyJet strike could spell chaos for Spanish airports

Over a thousand of the airline’s crew members affiliated with the union Unite are threatening to strike during the peak summer season

Investment in hotel sector booms in Spain

The total investment in 2015 is set to reach record levels

Richest and poorest towns named in Spain

With just 12% unemployment and an average income of €54,000 it comes as no surprise that those with most cash in their wallets live in Madrid’s Pozuelo de Alarcon

Spain’s most ‘reputable’ bosses named

Chairman of supermarket chain Mercadona, Juan Roig, has been crowned top dog for ‘corporate reputation’

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


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