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  1. August 17, 2014

    Europe pessimistic on income equality as Americans cling to dream

    Most Europeans think their societies are far less equal than they are, while Americans are unusual in believing that their...

  2. August 17, 2014

    Pujol scandal fractures Catalonia’s ruling coalition

    Jordi Pujol, the first democratically elected President of Catalonia after Franco’s death, embodied the economically...

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  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...
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  1. August 15, 2014

    Women in Business - Gabriela Galvano, EMBA graduate

    Gabriela Galvano is an executive MBA graduate of IE Business School in Spain and team leader of Green Light, one of the...

  2. August 14, 2014

    Orange looks to offload Spanish mobile masts to cut costs

    Orange has opened discussions with infrastructure groups about a sale of its mobile masts in Spain as it looks to cut costs...

  3. August 14, 2014

    Despite gloomy numbers the economy still has bounce

    It is perhaps a contradiction in terms, but it was an uplifting week for the Eeyores of economic commentary. Germany and...

  4. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone bond yields reach record lows

    Dismal economic data released by Europe sent government bond yields across the eurozone to record lows on Thursday. For a...

  5. August 13, 2014

    Spain approves €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canaries

    The Spanish government has given the go-ahead for a contentious €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canary Islands, a...

  6. August 12, 2014

    Catalonia’s shame, a stain on Spain

    Spaniards opposed to Catalan independence, who include Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, must be rubbing their hands in...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    August 12, 2014

    Fence to freedom in Spain's Melilla

    Jesus Blasco de Avellaneda/Reuters African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish...

  8. August 12, 2014

    Barcelona: sun, sea and start-ups

    With its internationally renowned architecture, a world famous football team and modern infrastructure, Barcelona has become...

  9. The A-List

    August 12, 2014

    The worrying data on Italy's recession

    The latest data release of the Italian second quarter gross domestic product shows that the economy shrank 0.2 per cent,...

  10. August 10, 2014

    Crisis of former Catalan leader Pujol deepens

    The legal storm surrounding a former president of Catalunya has significantly worsened in the past few days. On Friday a...

  11. The World

    August 8, 2014

    Food fight: EU weighs up risks of Russia's ban

    (Getty) By Christian Oliver and Richard Milne Europe’s leaders are preparing for a trade war with Russia by mapping out the...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    ECB policy meeting: tough questions for Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank is expected to stand pat at today’s monetary policy vote. Interest rates are very likely to...

  13. August 5, 2014

    Telefónica offers €6.7bn for Vivendi’s Brazil telecoms business

    Telefónica has offered €6.7bn to acquire Vivendi’s Brazilian fixed-line telecoms operations in a deal that would help...

  14. August 4, 2014

    Retail banks go digital with gusto

    When Britain’s first telephone bank opened in 1989, it claimed to be from the future. In a television advert marking the...

  15. August 1, 2014

    Five homes ideal for sailing enthusiasts

    Cala d’Or, Mallorca, Spain, €3.3m Where Just above Cala d’Or beach in the resort of Cala d’Or on the southeast coast of...

  16. July 31, 2014

    Santander quarterly profits rise on Spanish recovery

    Banco Santander capped an upbeat earnings season for the Spanish banking sector on Thursday by revealing a better than...

  17. July 31, 2014

    Eurozone inflation falls to fresh low of 0.4%

    Eurozone inflation has fallen to a fresh four-and-a-half-year low, moving the 18-country bloc a step closer to outright...

  18. July 30, 2014

    Bond markets hold a little bit of hope

    Government bonds of major economies are not supposed to see yields triple, then fall all the way back to where they started,...

  19. July 30, 2014

    Spain and Catalonia fail to narrow divide over breakaway quest

    The leaders of Spain and Catalonia launched a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to halt an escalating confrontation over the...

  20. July 30, 2014

    Easing price pressures point to even lower eurozone inflation

    Eurozone inflation, already at its lowest level in four years, may have fallen further last month, after price pressures in...

  21. July 30, 2014

    Bad US weather and Spanish strikes hit National Express profits

    Half-year profit has fallen a fifth at National Express after the bus and rail operator was hit by freezing weather in the...

  22. July 30, 2014

    BBVA earnings highlight Spanish market recovery

    BBVA provided fresh evidence of the turnround in the Spanish banking market, as the country’s second-largest lender by...

  23. July 28, 2014

    ‘Three arrows’ to put eurozone back on target

    It is two years since Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, made his seminal pledge to save the euro....

  24. July 27, 2014

    Funds scandal hits Catalan independence campaign

    Catalonia’s independence campaign has suffered a setback after a leading figure of Catalan nationalism admitted keeping...

  25. July 25, 2014

    Tax windfall of billions for European funds

    Investors in equity funds holding European shares are set to receive a major tax windfall of billions of pounds over the...

  26. July 25, 2014

    ‘El Greco and Modern Painting’

    One Sunday in May this year, 52 residents voted to change the name of their village near Burgos, in northern Spain. It had...

  27. July 25, 2014

    San Sebastián: the most expensive place in Spain to buy a home

    The Paseo de Miraconcha in the city of San Sebastián in northern Spain’s Basque Country is a special place. The seafront...

  28. July 25, 2014

    Vodafone sales hit by Spanish competition

    Tougher mobile competition in Spain led to a decline in revenues at Vodafone, which is in the middle of a £19bn...

  29. July 25, 2014

    Caixabank quarterly profits rise points to Spanish sector’s rally

    Caixabank gave fresh evidence of the upswing in Spain’s banking market on Friday, unveiling a rise in quarterly profits and...

  30. July 24, 2014

    Repsol looks to Canada as earnings double

    Repsol, the Spanish energy group, on Thursday released forecast-beating results for the second quarter, with net earnings...

  31. July 24, 2014

    Spaniards still waiting to feel recovery in their pockets

    Rosa Galvarro has not had a pay rise in the past five years in her job as a supermarket cashier in the Spanish capital. To...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy wonders if monopolies are ever a good thing and whether, if corporate monopolies...

  33. July 24, 2014

    Spain’s labour market turns the corner

    Spain’s economic recovery has finally started to spread into the labour market, which recorded its first annual rise in jobs...

  34. July 23, 2014

    Spain’s Gowex scandal raises ghost of a German defeat

    It is as if the ghost of Germany’s Neuer Markt has risen from its grave in Frankfurt and flown to Madrid, where it hovers...

  35. July 23, 2014

    A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt

    The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets in...

  36. July 22, 2014

    IG Group shares surge on raised dividend

    Shares in IG Group surged more than 8 per cent as the international online trading business unveiled a hefty full-year...

  37. July 22, 2014

    Real Madrid signs James Rodriguez for €80m

    Real Madrid snapped up Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s hottest property, in a six-year deal expected...

  38. July 22, 2014

    BBVA wins auction for state-owned Catalunya Banc

    BBVA has signalled its confidence in Spain’s economic recovery, outbidding its two main domestic rivals to acquire Catalunya...

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