• ‘4 Years From Now’, the meeting point for start-ups at Mobile World Congress

    4 Years From Now (4YFN), is the start-up business platform launched by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona that enables start-ups, investors and corporations to connect and launch new ventures together. During its opening this Monday within the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget described it as “great showcase” and emphasised its growing influence. “It has become a reference point in Europe”, he said. Indeed, this year the 4YFN has seen its surface area multiplied by 8 in comparison to its first edition, three years ago. Thus, it has gathered together a record 600 start-ups and 700 investors. In line with this expansion, the 4YFN promotors announced that the platform will also be launched in San Francisco.

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General shot of the '4 Years From Now' section of the MWC (by ACN)

28.02.17 - 15:08

‘4 Years From Now’, the meeting point for start-ups at Mobile World Congress

4 Years From Now (4YFN), is the start-up business platform launched by the Mobile World Capital Barcelona that enables start-ups, investors and corporations to connect and launch new ventures together. During its opening this Monday within the...

First day of the Mobile World Congress, at Barcelona L'Hospitalet Gran Via (by ACN)

14.02.17 - 18:36

More Catalan companies than ever at 2017 edition of Mobile World Congress

 

The number of Catalan companies which will attend the 12th edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), to take place from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March in Barcelona will be higher than ever. There will...

Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, at the Financial Times headquarters, in London (by ACN)

09.02.17 - 18:13

Government to open six new trade and investment offices worldwide

The Catalan Ministry for Business and Knowledge will invest 1.2 MEUR this year to increase Catalonia’s trade and investment office network abroad. In particular, six new centres will be opened in 2017, which will be added to the 36 which...

'Vallfirest' chairman, Javier Baena, and one of his collaborator showing the new survival kit for firefighters (by ACN)

01.02.17 - 19:25

Catalan company develops enhanced self-protection kit for firefighters

Catalan company ‘Vallfirest’ has designed and exported worldwide a self-protection kit for firefighters which increases their safety. The equipment “exponentially increases firefighters’ chances of survival” when...

Cranes in Barcelona's Port (by ACN)

21.02.17 - 18:13

New record for Catalan exports in 2016, exceeding 65 billion

Catalan exports totalled €65.14 billion in 2016 and set a new record for the sixth consecutive year, according to data released by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness. The figure not only represents a 2% increase in...

Around 300 businessmen from Catalonia and Valencia gathered together to defend the Mediterranean corridor (by ACN)

13.02.17 - 18:24

Catalan and Valencian businessmen urge Spanish Goverment to build Mediterranean Railway Corridor

The Valencian Association of Businessmen and ‘Cercle d’Economia’, the main Catalan economic forum open to businesspeople and academics organised a summit this Monday to urge the Spanish Government to build the...

A group of tourists walking along Portal de l'Angel in Barcelona (by ACN)

03.02.17 - 18:38

Catalonia, the region in Spain where international tourists spend the most

Tourists from outside of Spain spent 17,328 MEUR in Catalonia in 2016, which represents 3.7% more than in 2015. According to the Tourist Expenditure Poll (Egatur), published by the Spanish Statistics Institute, Catalonia achieved its best...

Freight traffic at Barcelona's Port (by ACN)

31.01.17 - 18:35

Record 2.2 million containers pass through the Port of Barcelona in 2016

The port of Barcelona closed last year with unprecedented figures. The transport of shipping containers rose by 14.5% with a record figure of 2.2 TEU containers handled. This according to the data presented on Tuesday by the Port President, Sixte...
Euro notes (by ACN)

16.02.17 - 16:34

Catalan Government collected nearly 3 billion euros in taxes in 2016

The Catalan Government’s tax take rose by 8.3% in 2016, totalling 2.9 billion euros. More than half of this came from the real estate sector, which contributed 1.6 billion euros to the treasury due to the growth registered in both the...

Passengers at Barcelona El Prat airport (by ACN)

13.02.17 - 13:56

El Prat Airport registers its best January ever

The number of passengers whom passed through Barcelona El Prat Airport this January grew by 11.4% in comparison to the same month last year. According to the Spanish Airport Authority (AENA) 2,804,092 passengers used...

A man outside one of Catalonia's job centre (by ACN)

02.02.17 - 18:37

Unemployment in Catalonia rose by 278 people in January

The number of people unemployed and registered as such with the Catalan Public Employment Service (SOC) at the end of January increased by 278 people compared to December’s figures, a slight growth of 0.06%, according to data released...

Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont during his first meeting with Current Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy (by ACN)

27.01.17 - 15:05

Rajoy rules out new fiscal deal for Catalonia

The Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, is not going to offer a new fiscal deal to Catalonia similar to the one already enjoyed by the Basque Country and Navarre. In an interview with Spanish radio, Rajoy said that he is against such a deal because...
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