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      Spain’s political deadlock has gone on far too long

      Spain has held two general elections in six months, and it may yet hold a third vote before the year is out. It has...

    2. August 24, 2016

      Madrid, Spain — Start-ups spawned from economic crisis

      Population (city / metropolitan area): 3.3m / 6.5m Private funding for Spanish start-ups 2015: €659.4m Fundraising for...

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    1. August 19, 2016

      Spain calls time on alcohol-fuelled stag parties

      If you are going to Mojácar, be sure not to wear a penis costume in the street. That, in essence, is the message being...

    2. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Abengoa in pact with creditors; shares jump

      Abengoa, the Spanish renewables company, on Thursday announced a deal with its creditors that staves off the threat of...

    3. August 9, 2016

      Spain and Portugal win clemency over deficits

      EU governments have drawn a final line under months of squabbling over the excessive budget deficits of Spain and...

    4. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      EU confirms no budget fines for Spain and Portugal

      Spain and Portugal will avoid becoming the first EU member states to be fined for budgetary failings as the European...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      August 8, 2016


      Bullfighters and assistants walk along the ring during the “paseillo” or ritual entrance to the arena prior a bullfight...

    6. August 8, 2016

      Spain enjoys tourism boom as terror fears stifle rival regions

      Balancing shakily on her two-wheeled Segway, Valerie Matthews, who has travelled from the US city of Nashville to Spain...

    7. July 28, 2016

      Telefónica profits plunge more than 50%

      Spanish telecoms group Telefónica blamed a 50 per cent plunge in second-quarter profit on damaging exchange rates and a...

    8. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Repsol beats profit forecast on rising oil prices

      Cost cutting and the incorporation of a full quarter of revenues from its Talisman assets helped Repsol slightly...

    9. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    10. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    11. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Spanish retail sales grow ahead of expectations

      Spanish retail sales grew faster than expected in June, with the biggest monthly increase since November 2014. Sales...

    12. July 22, 2016

      Madrid steps closer to banishing Franco tributes

      Spain’s long-running and often fractious campaign to banish memorials and tributes to the Franco dictatorship has taken...

    13. MBA blog

      July 20, 2016

      Business school rankings count, but location matters

      When I first thought about pursuing an MBA two years ago, I made a common mistake. I scrutinised all the MBA rankings...

    14. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Fainé steps down as Caixabank executive chair

      Isidro Fainé has stepped down from his post as non-executive chairman of Caixabank, as part of a long-awaited shake-up...

    15. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Google's Spanish offices raided by tax inspectors

      Spanish tax inspectors raided the offices of Google in Spain on Thursday, the latest in a series of regulatory worries...

    16. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Rajoy dashes Scottish hopes of EU membership

      Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has dashed Scottish hopes of retaining EU membership in the case of a British...

    17. June 26, 2016

      Island, tower, town hall: the new MBA campus

      The front steps of the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London are known to Beatles fans for the 1969 wedding of Paul and...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      June 26, 2016

      Posting the ballot in Spain's general election

      A woman prepares her ballot in a polling booth before voting in Spain’s general election at the Bernadette college...

    19. June 26, 2016

      Spanish voters go to polls for second time in six months

      Spanish voters returned to the polls on Sunday, six months after an inconclusive general election that plunged the...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      June 25, 2016

      Pablo Iglesias plays basketball

      Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, plays basketball on the eve of Spain’s general election in Madrid, Spain   ...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      June 24, 2016

      Pedro Sanchez campaigns with Felipe Gonzalez

      Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez (L) stands with former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez as...

    22. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Gibraltar closer to co-sovereignty after Brexit - Spain foreign minister

      Spain’s foreign minister said he regrets the UK’s decision to leave the EU, but suggested a Brexit would give a boost...

    23. June 15, 2016

      New store openings help Zara owner Inditex fashion sales surge

      Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has beaten market expectations with a 12 per cent rise in first-quarter revenues, on...

    24. June 6, 2016

      Coca-Cola cans talk of sugar tax fight in favour of collaboration

      Coca-Cola will collaborate with the UK government in fighting obesity and not go to court over a proposed sugar tax on...

    25. Brussels Blog

      May 31, 2016

      Brussels briefing: shared lessons

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    26. May 19, 2016

      Flexible budget rules are in the eurozone’s interest

      Spain and Portugal are off the hook — at least for the time being. Wary of fuelling public resentment against austerity...

    27. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Portugal, Spain win budget reprieve from Brussels

      The European Commission has avoided imposing its first ever fine on member states despite a consistent breach of its...

    28. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Political deficits

      Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign...

    29. May 17, 2016

      Invisible Man Mariano Rajoy makes his presence felt

      For much of this year, Mariano Rajoy has been the Invisible Man of Spanish politics, watching and waiting while his...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2016

      Tyre dump fire

      A helicopter drops water over tyres burning in an uncontrolled dump near the town of Sesena, after a fire brokeout. A...

    31. May 10, 2016

      Spanish leftwing deal spells trouble for Socialists

      The deal was sealed with a theatrical flourish with the two party leaders embracing on the very square where Spain’s...

    32. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Spain set for June election after political impasse

      Spain will return to the polls on June 26, after party leaders made clear to the king on Tuesday that there was no...

    33. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Spain concedes it will miss budget target by wide margin

      The Spanish government acknowledged on Tuesday that it will miss this year’s budget deficit target by a wide margin –...

    34. April 12, 2016

      Spain values good service with a side order of respect

      It is not the most glamorous of contests, nor is it especially lucrative. The winner stands to take away prize money of...

    35. April 6, 2016

      Spanish left battles bank for €6bn urban wasteland project

      Few visitors to Madrid would notice the vast urban wasteland on the northern fringes of the Spanish capital. About the...

    36. Brussels Blog

      April 1, 2016

      Brussels Blog: More pain in Spain

      Welcome to Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    37. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Spanish deficit balloons past forecasts to 5.2% of GDP

      Spain has veered sharply off course in its protracted battle to reduce the public deficit, unveiling a 5.2 per cent...

    38. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Abengoa wins breathing room in bid to avoid bankruptcy

      Abengoa, Spain’s heavily indebted renewable energy giant, has won approval from 75 per cent of creditors for its plan...

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