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    Catalan economy hits 19% of Spanish GDP for first time this century

    Catalonia’s economy now makes up more than 19% of the Spanish economy, says a Catalan chambers of commerce report. The 19% figure is the highest percentage this century, finds the study published on Thursday, with an increase from 18.7% to 19.03% since 2011. “The 2016 economic balance was very positive and in 2017 a similar performance by f the Catalan economy is expected, with a growth of about 3%,” stated the report. Furthermore, the chambers of commerce point out that the country is coming out of the crisis “very quickly” and that 2016 GDP exceeded that of 2007 for the first time in this period. The statement also shows that the Catalan economy has been growing faster than the Spanish one since 2013, with a 1.9% average increase in GDP, four decimal points higher.

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Tourists leaving their hotel in Lloret de Mar, in Girona's region (by ACN)

23.06.17 - 18:55

Catalonia braces for record number of tourists

Catalonia is preparing for yet another mass arrival of tourists this summer. The sector is expecting record-breaking occupancy figures, with Barcelona city apartments at nearly a 100% in for the whole summer. Meanwhile, the main coastal towns and...
the Port of Barcelona (by ACN)

20.06.17 - 15:39

Catalan exports increase by 9.2% between January and April

Catalan exports increased by 9.2% in April compared to January and reached 5.5 billion euros, according to data released today by the Spanish ministry of economy, industry and competitiveness, but dropped by 2.7% compared to April 2016. Catalan...
The Commission for Economic Affairs of the Catalan Parliament (by Rafa Garrido)

15.06.17 - 08:11

Catalan Tax Agency strengthened in preparation for independence

The Commission for Economic Affairs in the Catalan Parliament passed a draft law on Wednesday that will strengthen the Catalan Tax Agency and prepare it for eventual independence. The Tributary Code Law will be the basis for the fiscal system that...
Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull during ESPO Conference in Barcelona (by ACN)

01.06.17 - 16:44

Mediterranean Railway Corridor has more “allies” in Europe than in Spain

The so-called Mediterranean Railway Corridor, a long-awaited infrastructure which is set to connect the ports along the Mediterranean coast and through Europe, continues to be one of the Catalan Government priorities for Spanish Government...

Nissan's new electric van being built in Barcelona (by J. Pujolar)

22.06.17 - 18:14

Catalan economy hits 19% of Spanish GDP for first time this century

Catalonia’s economy now makes up more than 19% of the Spanish economy, says a Catalan chambers of commerce report. The 19% figure is the highest percentage this century, finds the study published on Thursday, with an increase from 18.7% to...
Abertis executives at press conference (by Maria Fernandez Noguera)

19.06.17 - 19:14

Abertis to invest in Argentina €223 million

The multinational Abertis has agreed with Argentina on an investment of $250 million (€223 million) into its Argentine subsidiary, the GCO network (Grupo Concesionario del Oeste), in exchange for a license extension, as the National Commission...
At the inauguration of the nonstop flight from Barcelona to Los Angeles (by Mar Martí)

05.06.17 - 19:59

Norwegian inaugurates its first flight from Barcelona to the US

Norwegian Airlines inaugurated their nonstop transoceanic flights between Barcelona and the United States this Monday. More specifically, at half past two this afternoon, the first flight connecting the Catalan capital with Los Angeles took off...

The Catalan Vice President, Oriol Junqueras, in Sitges (by ACN)

26.05.17 - 21:50

Catalan economy to grow even faster than expected

The Catalan Minister of Economy and Finance, Oriol Junqueras, defended the good health of the Catalan economy on Friday and insisted on the Catalan executive’s commitment to continue within the European Union in case of independence. At the 33th...
Amazons' logistics centre at Castellbisbal, 30 kilometres from Barcelona (by ACN)

20.06.17 - 17:27

Record-breaking €5bn of foreign investment in Catalonia

Catalonia received more than five billion euros of foreign investment for the first time ever, according to data released by the Spanish ministry of economy earlier today. Investment reached €5.05 billion, a slightly higher figure than in 2015,...
the Port of Barcelona (by ACN)

15.06.17 - 17:10

Barcelona Port’s goods and passenger traffic beat records

The Port of Barcelona has beaten records only 5 months into the current year. As one of the main Catalan infrastructures, the Port of Barcelona has transported a total of 23.7 million tons of goods during the first 5 months of 2017. This figure...
A LEVEL aircraft at Iberia's hangar, at Barcelona El Prat airport (by ACN)

01.06.17 - 16:57

LEVEL starts long-haul services from Barcelona with Los Angeles flight

The new low-cost long-haul airliner LEVEL began its services from Barcelona on Thursday with a direct connection to Los Angeles. The airliner, from the IAG group, has already sold 134,000 tickets for its flights from the Catalan capital, which...

Airbus A380 about to take off at Barcelona's El Prat airport (by ACN)

26.05.17 - 12:44

Is Barcelona airport prepared to become an international hub?

Barcelona’s El Prat Airport registered 32.2 million international passengers last year, more than huge airports like JFK in New York or Narita in Tokyo. Barcelona has the 17th most transited airport in the world, according to the Airports...
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