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While Spain’s exports aid the start of an albeit joyless and jobless recovery, public trust in politicians, the judiciary and even the monarchy has fallen sharply

Spain’s economy revives in gloomy mood

While exports aid the start of a recovery, trust in politicians, the judiciary and even the monarchy has fallen sharply

Banks await European fitness test

Restructuring appears to have left the sector in healthier shape

Property: Deals struck by foreign investors raise revival hopes

Private equity groups are buying up real estate portfolios

Tourism bears ever greater economic load

Diversification beyond the old limits of beach and sun needed to keep visitors coming once rivals recover

Spain suffers a crisis of confidence

Brand Spain or ‘Marca España’ – an important yet intangible economic asset – has suffered severe damage

Construction leaders export expertise

Experience gained during the boom helps win contracts abroad

Alejandro Ortiz of Linklaters law firm in Madrid

Private equity specialists spot opportunities

Focus put on high-quality Spanish businesses that suffered during domestic crunch

Education goes back to basics in bid to boost quality

Jobless figures show a rethink is needed