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Electricity price hikes take inflation in Spain to 13-year-high as government criticises the EU

SPAIN'S inflation rate has hit its highest mark since September 2008 due mainly to rising power prices. The National Statistics Institute(INE) said this Thursday that...

High electricity prices force major steelmaker in Spain to suspend production for 20 days

A leading Spanish steelmaker has slashed production at one of its factories due to the big hike in electricity prices. They say that power costs...

Valencia’s Iker Marcaide named on Forbes100 most influential people in Spain’s business world

VALENCIA’s Iker Marcaide have been named among the 100 most influential Spaniards in the business world. The founder of Flywire has been listed as one...

Spain looking at new ideas to reduce sky-high electricity prices

SPAIN'S government is looking at fresh moves to reduce sky-rocketing electricity prices. It's expected to announce targeted help for vulnerable customers and make attempts to...

Pedro Sanchez promises ‘immediate’ minimum wage rise for workers in Spain

SPAIN'S government is looking for an 'immediate' increase in the minimum wage to protect workers from rises in inflation. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the...

Electricity office windows smashed by man protesting against high prices in Galicia region of Spain

A man attacked an electricity office in the Galicia area of northern Spain after receiving a high bill. Wholesale electricity prices have reached record levels...

Fresh job losses expected at Sabadell Bank as Spain’s banking sector continues cost cutting

SABADELL Bank is set to announce a fresh round of redundancies this week, according to reports from the Reuters news agency. An internal memo sent...

Electricity wholesale prices to reach another new record high in Spain

WHOLESALE electricity prices in Spain will hit a new record figure tomorrow(August 26). The news comes as three small political parties in Congress- Mas Pais,...

NICE DROP OF PORT: Spain’s Valencia leads the way in international wine exports

VALENCIA port is currently enjoying a surge in activity regarding Spanish wine exports. Over the first six months of the year, shipments leaving the regional...

International fast food chain comes to Spain to give KFC a fried chicken challenge

A Filipino-based international fast food chain is opening its first store in Spain this autumn. Jollibee is considered one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in...

EU COVID-19 recovery money starts to pour into Spain for new green projects

SPAIN has received its first payout from the EU COVID Recovery Fund. The country has been transferred €9 billion of its €69.5 billion allocation. The money...

FOCUS: Meet the expat business owners who have survived and thrived during Spain’s Covid crisis

TIMES have been hard for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic but among the hardest hit are those businesses involved in a hospitality sector that...

New food delivery rider rules start for Glovo and Uber Eats in Spain

FOOD delivery companies in Spain have to hire drivers and riders as employees from today(August 12) as opposed to getting workers in as freelance...

La Liga in Spain set for massive €2.7 billion windfall in CVC equity firm deal

PRIVATE equity firm CVC has agreed a big €2.7 billion deal 'in principle' with La Liga which will see the investors get 10% of...

GDP grew 2.8% in the second quarter in Spain

THE Spanish economy is making its way towards a healthy recovery after a troublesome 18 months.  Spain’s gross domestic product grew by 2.8% in the...

Deliveroo set to pull out of Spain as new delivery rider employment rules start soon

HOME food delivery company Deliveroo is set to close down in Spain. The news comes two months after Spain passed a new law forcing delivery...

DEAR JENNIFER: Can you recommend a good travel insurance policy for British expats in Spain?

UNFORTUNATELY due to Brexit, the travel insurance company that we worked extremely well with for over 20 years is no longer able to offer...

Phone companies in Spain vow to stop ‘cold-calling’ during afternoon siesta

SPAIN'S top phone companies have promised to cut unsolicited calls pestering people to sign up to their services putting an end to the misery...

Amazon opens a new high-tech logistics centre in Alicante to serve the Costa Blanca area of Spain

ONLINE retail giant Amazon has opened its new logistics centre in Alicante, with 60 full-time jobs created. The 8,000 square metre facility is the company's...

Supermarkets say cutting back on alcohol sale hours does nothing to stop COVID-19 infections in Spain’s Costa Blanca

BIG supermarket chains in the Valencian Community have demanded the reversal of an 8.00 pm cut-off point for alcohol sales. The measure started last weekend...

Pedro Sanchez announces €4.3 billion boost to electric car production in Spain

SPAIN'S government is to spend €4.3 billion in a massive revamp of its car production industry in a switch to making electric vehicles. Prime Minister,...

Alcampo supermarkets in Spain will use UK’s Ocado to develop its online sales business

Spanish supermarket chain Alcampo is to link up with the British company Ocado to develop its online business. Alcampo has 310 stores in Spain as...

Amazon and Apple face collusion probe in Spain over stopping rivals from selling electrical products

AMAZON and Apple are being investigated over possible restrictive sales practices in Spain. The country's competition regulator, the CNMC, is looking into whether on-line retailer...

COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns slashed household spending in Spain by over 10% in 2020

HOUSEHOLD spending in Spain fell by 10.7% last year compared to 2019 figures. Average expenditure dropped to an average of €26,996 per household according to...

SPOILT FOR CHOICE: Spain’s Valencia area has double the amount of shopping space than other major European cities

VALENCIA Province has double the amount of shopping surface than any other major European region. This surprising statistic was revealed today (Thursday June 24) by...

Tesla opens first showroom in Spain’s Andalucia

MALAGA is gearing up to welcome customers to the first ever Telsa showroom on the Costa del Sol.  The luxury electric vehicles company, created by...

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