Search for Spain and
  1. NEW

    2:16PM

    Spain calls Scottish independence a ‘torpedo’ against Europe

    The Spanish government on Wednesday launched its most outspoken attack yet on Scotland’s bid for independence, describing...

  2. NEW

    1:49PM

    Madrid is determined to prevent ‘secession contagion’

    They are too polite to say so directly, even in private. But Spanish officials find it hard to disguise their baffled...

Special Reports

  1. Investing in Spain

    As its bankers find renewed confidence, the property market stirs and large constructi...
  2. Spain 2012

    An economy in good shape, with great strengths, has fallen in the world’s estimation...
Search more Special Reports on this topic.

  1. 3 hours ago

    Fact and friction in Catalonia’s quest for independence

    I’m in a Scottish-themed bar in Barcelona, staring at the tartan-patterned chairs, listening to an old Phil Collins tune and...

  2. 7 hours ago

    Scots’ choice: independence or sterling

    If Scotland votes Yes to independence the knee-jerk response in the markets is easy to predict: sell sterling, sell UK...

  3. 15 hours ago

    Scotland warned rejoining European Union ‘will take years’

    The leader of the centre-left bloc in the European Parliament has poured scorn on Scottish independence advocates’ claims...

  4. 22 hours ago

    Orange / Jazztel: swing time

    The band’s tempo quickens as the night goes on. Feeling the anticipation, the dancers respond, all reticence lost. Orange,...

  5. 23 hours ago

    European energy nominee sells oil holdings to appease MEPs

    Spain’s nominee to become the EU’s next energy and climate change commissioner has sold two large shareholdings in oil...

  6. September 16, 2014

    Orange bid for Spain’s Jazztel signals telecoms consolidation

    Orange has confirmed a €3.4bn bid to acquire Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, bringing to an end a long pursuit that will...

  7. September 16, 2014

    Airbus to streamline defence and space division through disposals

    Airbus is streamlining its defence and space business in an attempt to boost profit margins hit by weak European military...

  8. September 16, 2014

    G20 governments agree to crackdown on tax avoidance

    Governments have thrown their weight behind sweeping rules to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, including steps to...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    September 15, 2014

    Andres Sarda at Madrid Fashion Week

    Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid’s...

  10. September 15, 2014

    Ana Botín reassures Santander investors on strategy

    Ana Botín, the new executive chairwoman of Banco Santander, sent a message of continuity and reassurance to shareholders on...

  11. September 14, 2014

    Hopes & fears: Maria Nadal Dargallo

    At 7am on a summer’s Monday, I am queueing up in front of a boarding gate. I am flying from my hometown of Barcelona back to...

  12. September 14, 2014

    Álvarez of El Corte Inglés dies aged 79

    Spain has lost its second veteran business leader in less than a week, after the death on Sunday of Isidoro Álvarez,...

  13. September 14, 2014

    Scottish separatism fuels movements in Spain and Italy

    From Spain’s Basque Country to Veneto in north-eastern Italy, independence-minded European regions are licking their lips at...

  14. September 14, 2014

    Catalan activists look to Scottish campaign as an object lesson

    It hangs from thousands of balconies overlooking the great avenues of Barcelona. It flutters outside millionaires’ beach...

  15. September 14, 2014

    Scotland faces running gauntlet to join EU

    After he was named the next president of the European Commission, one of the first things Jean-Claude Juncker did was to...

  16. September 12, 2014

    A worldly scion of Spanish finance picks up the torch

    When her father died on Tuesday night, Ana Botín contacted staff Santander’s London headquarters.“The chairman has died,”...

  17. September 11, 2014

    Catalans stage mass protest in Barcelona to back referendum

    The Catalan independence movement held a mass rally in Barcelona on Thursday as part of an intensifying campaign in support...

  18. The A-List

    September 11, 2014

    To survive, the eurozone must embrace an "all for one, one for all" mindset

    Can monetary policy alone really solve the eurozone’s deep-rooted problems? Certainly, Mario Draghi appears to have the...

  19. September 10, 2014

    Bankers expect smooth transition of power

    The death of Emilio Botín caught Banco Santander by surprise – but also at a rare moment of tranquillity and stability for...

  20. September 10, 2014

    Ana Botín to succeed father at Santander

    Emilio Botín: Santander patriarch Ana Botín is set to succeed her father as chairman of Banco Santander, ensuring that...

  21. September 10, 2014

    Catalonia: Another country

    Lluís Ballús knows perfectly well that Berga, a small town in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees, is still part of Spain....

  22. MBA blog

    September 10, 2014

    Is an EMBA worth its hefty price tag?

    In October the FT will publish its 2014 Executive MBA magazine and, as part of our research, we would like to hear your...

  23. September 10, 2014

    Emilio Botín carried on family tradition in leading Spanish banking

    Emilio Botín, who died on Tuesday night, was one of the world’s most respected financiers and a man often characterised as...

  24. September 10, 2014

    Ana Patricia Botín named Banco Santander chairman

    Ana Patricia Botín has been nominated as the next chairman of Banco Santander, Spain’s largest bank, following the death of...

  25. September 9, 2014

    Google launches public meetings on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

    Google on Tuesday held the first in a series of public meetings across Europe to debate how the technology company should...

  26. September 9, 2014

    Mas looks to Scottish referendum as a springboard for Catalonia

    A Yes vote in the Scottish referendum would boost Catalonia’s own independence campaign by paving the way towards...

  27. September 9, 2014

    Spanish yields jump on Catalan jitters

    The prospect of Scotland seceding from the UK has reawakened simmering investor concerns over a similar independence...

  28. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2014

    How to spend it: ECB bond-buying edition

    Securitisation has gotten a bad rap thanks to its association with dodgy underwriting during the bubble. Yet bundling loans...

  29. September 8, 2014

    Spain’s house prices rise for first time in 6 years

    Spanish house prices are rising for the first time in more than six years, suggesting that the country’s nascent economic...

  30. September 5, 2014

    Fonda Sala and Els Casals, Catalonia, Spain

    There are two constant features of our annual restaurant foray across the Pyrenees from southwest France into northeast...

  31. September 5, 2014

    Relabelling European wine: what’s in a name?

    I wonder whether you ever look at the small print on wine labels? If you do, you may well be a bit puzzled by a recent...

  32. September 5, 2014

    How Cuba left its mark on the Spanish town of Begur

    This weekend the narrow streets of Begur on Spain’s Costa Brava will be transformed into a corner of Havana for a festival...

  33. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2014

    Estados Unidos and Spanish bond yields

    Those looking for excess in financial markets have lots of examples to choose from, but a recent favourite has been the...

  34. September 3, 2014

    Growth in jobs outstrips rest of EU

    The UK has seen more net employment growth over the past four years than the rest of the EU put together, according to...

  35. September 3, 2014

    OECD warns wage cuts create deflation risk

    Further cuts in real wages in countries whose labour markets have been hardest hit by the economic crisis would risk...

  36. September 2, 2014

    Madrid takes aim at Pujol over tax evasion

    The Spanish government has launched a blistering attack on Jordi Pujol, the former Catalan president at the centre of a tax...

  37. September 1, 2014

    Barclays sale of Spanish arm allows chief to hit year-end target

    Barclays’ chief executive took a big step forward in dismantling the bank’s unprofitable European retail banking operations...

  38. September 1, 2014

    Ashya King’s case casts light on challenges for UK health policy

    The case of a five-year-old brain tumour sufferer, taken to Spain by his parents in an attempt to secure a therapy not...

Search for Spain and