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More jobs on the line in 2021 for Spain’s pandemic-hit small businesses and self-employed

OVER 300,000 jobs will be lost this year in Spain's small businesses and self-employed sector due to the economic hit caused by the COVID...

Expert predicts new Aldi-Lidl price war in fresh challenge to Mercadona’s place as Spain’s leading supermarket

A fresh supermarket price war between Aldi and Lidl has been predicted by one of Spain's major retail market research analysts. Florencio Garcia from Kantar...

Cut-price clothing retailer opens headquarters in Valencia with 400 shops planned to challenge Primark in Spain

A Polish-owned budget clothes retailer is to open 400 stores in Spain to challenge the likes of Primark. Pepco has 2,100 shops across 13 European...

Entrepreneurship grows as 163 companies close in just three months throughout Spain’s Vega Baja region

COSTA BLANCA South companies that had to close down during the third quarter of 2020 numbered 163, and yet even more people became self-employed. The...

Andalucia lost €9.6 BILLION in foreign tourist spending in 2020 as British visitor numbers to Spain plummeted by 82%

SPENDING by foreign tourists in Andalucia plummeted by at least €9.6 billion in 2020, new figures have revealed.  The most populous region, which includes the...

Douglas perfume chain in Spain to close 103 shops as online sales rise

DOUGLAS Perfumes are to shut 103 stores across Spain which will see up to 600 people lose their jobs. The company says that the move...

Big online sales rise for Spanish delivery ‘app’ leads to new Valencia area base

ON-DEMAND Spanish delivery app, Glovo, is looking to expand its 'dark stores' in Spain and across Europe. The pandemic has given a boost to on-line...

Spain unlikely to receive foreign tourists en masse until end of summer in dire news for tourism bosses following...

SPANISH tourism bosses have warned of ‘ruin’ after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said international travellers would be unlikely to return until the end of...

Valencia region leads industrial recovery in Spain

THE Valencia region is spearheading the gradual recovery of industry in Spain following the COVID-inflicted crash. Led by the energy sector, the Valencian Community registered...

FROM SILICON VALLEY TO THE CONVENT: Leading Valencian entrepreneur gives everything up to become a closed order nun

A 36-YEAR-OLD technological entrepreneur from Valencia who launched a hugely successful start-up company in the US’ Silicon Valley has given it all up to...

Top maritime equipment maker plumps for expansion on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ONE of the world's biggest nautical electronics firms will move its global marketing and digital transformation base to the Costa Blanca. Norwegian-based Navico already has...

Spain’s Air Europa gets official government approval for bailout loan

STRUGGLING carrier Air Europa is get a life-saving boost of €465 million from the Spanish government. The loan, which has to be repaid by 2026,...

Economic woe as billions of Euros disappear from Benidorm and Costa Blanca tourist industry in Spain

TOURIST INCOME has collapsed by 70 per cent across the Costa Blanca and Valencian Community during the first nine months of 2020 due to...

65,000 hospitality businesses to collapse in Spain this year with turnover plummeting by €67 BILLION due to coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 lockdown and a plummet in tourism numbers have already seen 40,000 hospitality businesses close their doors

Free parasols for bathers at popular tourist beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BATHERS enjoying their Covid-safe day on Torrevieja’s Playa del Cura were able to take away a free parasol yesterday, courtesy of the town’s Tourism...

Valencia led the way as the region in Spain with highest number of unemployment in June

VALENCIA has led the way as the region in Spain where the most people were thrown on the dole last month.

Business confidence in Spain’s Costa Blanca is ‘Big’ according to expanding local radio station

COSTA BLANCA businesses are gearing up for the new normality, a local company has reported. Big FM in Ciudad Quesada has seen a surge in...

Unemployment figures in Spain rose by more than 5,000 people in June

UNEMPLOYMENT in Spain has risen by over 5,000 people in June.

Primark opens its second largest store in Spain

PRIMARK has opened its second largest store in Spain.

US considers imposing extra tariffs on goods from Spain and UK

THE US has been considering imposing extra tariffs on goods from Spain and the UK.

Spain ranks 36th on list of most competitive countries worldwide, while the UK is 19th

SPAIN has ranked 36th on the list of most competitive countries in the world, while the UK came in 19th.

Gibraltar schools start to open from May 26 as active COVID-19 infections go down to THREE

STUDENTS on the Rock will soon be allowed to see their friends while keeping to social distancing rules as schools open for some of them new plans.

Spain’s Repsol suffers staggering losses of €487 million in the first quarter of 2020

REPSOL has suffered losses of €487 million between January and March.

EXCLUSIVE: British expat on Spain’s Costa del Sol is launching new flip flop brand this summer

A BRITISH expat on the Costa del Sol has announced he’s launching his own flip flop brand this summer.

‘UNLOCK THE ROCK’: Gibraltar eases COVID-19 restrictions on businesses from May 2 onward

LOCALS will be able to head to shops on main-street this Saturday for the first time in Gibraltar since the general lock-down that started on March 22.

Petrol stations in Spain ask the Government if they can close down due to drop in demand, as people...

PETROL stations in Spain have asked the Government whether they can close down due to a drop in demand.

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