• Bouygues: Catalan independence “won't be a problem” for investing

    The independence process “won't be a problem” for investing in Catalonia, said Paul Cartuyvels, Director for European Affairs of the French multinational Bouygues, a company with more than 125,000 employees and delegations in 19 countries. Cartuyvels participated in a meeting on foreign investment with entrepreneurs and companies from Europe, the U.S. and Asia, organized by the Catalan government during the “European Business Summit”. Bouygues is interested in Catalonia’s Global 3D Priniting Hub and considers the country “a natural partner for high level innovation”. The Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, who explained Catalonia’s business assets during the meeting, said that the political debate is not negatively affecting foreign investment: in fact, in the last 5 years Catalonia has seen a 36% increase in foreign investment.

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Paul Cartuyvels, Director for European Affairs of Bouygues

23.05.17 - 16:08

Bouygues: Catalan independence “won't be a problem” for investing

The independence process “won't be a problem” for investing in Catalonia, said Paul Cartuyvels, Director for European Affairs of the French multinational Bouygues, a company with more than 125,000 employees and delegations in 19 countries....
Amazons' logistics centre at Castellbisbal, 30 kilometres from Barcelona (by ACN)

15.05.17 - 19:16

Alibaba may install its Southern Europe hub in Catalonia

Catalonia may host the logistics hub for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba for Southern Europe. According to Catalan Minister for Business Knowledge, Jordi Biaget, “no decision has been made yet” but the...

Visitor at 'Automobile Barcelona' testing the connectivity of a Tesla's prototype (by ACN)

11.05.17 - 13:26

New ‘Automobile Barcelona’ fair kicks off, focused on innovation

Barcelona’s car show, which has brought the main novelties of the automotive sector to the Catalan capital for nearly a century, has reinvented itself. The new ‘Automobile Barcelona’ fair opened its doors this Thursday focused...

Euro notes (by ACN)

04.05.17 - 13:40

Catalan GDP grows 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017

The Catalan economy is getting stronger, according to the latest growth figures published on Thursday by the Catalan Ministry of Economy and the Office of Statistics (IDESCAT). Catalan GDP grew 0.7% between January and March, a 0.2% increase in...
The Automobile Barcelona closed with record figures (by Julia Perez)

23.05.17 - 15:36

The Automobile Barcelona exceeds 755,000 visitors

The 39th edition of the Automobile Barcelona show closed its doors with a record figure of more than 755,000 visitors, about 5,000 more than in the past edition in 2015. Sales agreements increased 15% compared to the last edition, reaching almost...
Image of AP7 and A2, two of the main motorways in Catalonia, both managed by Abertis (by ACN)

15.05.17 - 12:01

Italian Atlantia launches €16.3bn bid to buy Abertis

Atlantia announced its decision on Monday to launch a tender offer on the entire share capital of Catalan company Abertis. A deal between both companies would create the largest toll road operator in Europe and one of the leading ones...

The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, during the Business Forum in Girona (by Xavier Pi)

05.05.17 - 19:32

Catalan president encourages businesses to get on board with independence

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, encouraged the business sector on Wednesday to break “the status quo” in Spain in order to “survive”. In a speech in a business forum in Girona, he argued that the only alternative to...
The Port of Miami and the Port of Barcelona have signed a cooperation agreement (by Marina López)

03.05.17 - 22:05

The Ports of Barcelona and Miami sign cooperation agreement

The ports of Barcelona and Miami have signed a deal to increase the quantity of cruises and cargo traffic. The agreement looks to exchange information in order to improve the areas of mobility, security, maritime management, and environment....
Queues at Barcelona airport's passport control (by Gemma Sánchez)

16.05.17 - 23:22

Catalan mobilization against Spain’s failure to solve chaos at Barcelona airport’s passport control

The Catalan Government has announced an “urgent meeting with all responsible parts involved” in order to address the collapse at the Barcelona airport’s passport control over the past 15 days. Government’s spokesperson Neus Munté...
The CEO of Parlem, Ernest Pérez-Mas (by ACN)

12.05.17 - 18:39

Catalan telecommunications operator ‘Parlem’ doubles annual turnover to 1.3 million euros

The Catalan telecommunications operator ‘Parlem’ closed fiscal year 2016 with 1.3 millions euros in profit, doubling its 2015 turnover of 641,000 euros, it said Thursday in a press release. Enrique Pérez-Mas, president and shareholder of...
The first plane connecting Shanghai and Barcelona landed at El Prat airport on Friday at 08:05 am (by Josep Maria Torné)

05.05.17 - 14:43

First direct flight from Shanghai lands in Barcelona

The first plane connecting Shanghai and Barcelona landed at El Prat airport on Friday at 08:05am. The route, operated by Air China, is offered all year round, three days a week: Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The plane, an Airbus 330-200, has...
The CEO of Abertis, Salvador Alemany (by ACN)

03.05.17 - 15:11

Abertis invests €125 million in A4 Holding and now controls 85% of its Italian subsidiary

The Catalan company Abertis reached an agreement with the minority shareholders of its Italian subsidary, A4 Holdings, to buy an additional 22.52% of the business' assets. The group will pay a total amount of €125 million, €89 million by the...
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