• Ship at Tarragona's Port (by ACN)

    Foreign investments in Catalonia in 2016 reach €4.8 billion

    Foreign investment in Catalonia throughout 2016 totaled €4.8billion, 1.3% less than in 2015. Indeed, 2015 had set a historic record in terms of foreign investment, registering a 57.8% growth in comparison to the previous year. Despite this slight decrease, 2016 represents the second best year in the historic series, according to data published this Tuesday by the Spanish Ministry for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. Moreover, Catalonia ranks second in terms of foreign investment in Spain, Accounting for 20% of the investment and only surpassed by Madrid, which attracts 46.7% of foreign capital. Regarding Catalan exports, they totaled €5.3 billion in January, the highest figure for this month since 2000. This data confirms Catalonia as the leading territory in Spain in terms of exports followed by Andalusia, whose exports totaled €2.5 billion.


Cranes working at Port de Barcelona (by ACN)

30.11.16 - 19:51

Catalonia, the third most important destination for British investment in Spain

There has been a recent turn in British investment in Catalonia. While Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the United Kingdom in the region was on a downward trend between 2013 and last June, the situation has reversed and...

The Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, assessing the deal with Korean Air (by ACN)

23.11.16 - 18:42

Korean Air announces three weekly direct flights between Barcelona and Seoul from next April

Barcelona and Seoul will be connected through three direct flights per week from the 28th of April 2017. The Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, announced this Wednesday that next year Korean Air, the largest airline in...

Freight traffic at Barcelona's Port (by ACN)

21.11.16 - 14:26

New record for Catalan exports in September

Exports from companies based in Catalonia reached €48.58 billion during the first 9 months of 2016, a 2.1% increase compared to the same period last year. According to the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness, this figure...

Electricity prices rise by 1% (by ACN)

15.11.16 - 14:17

Prices in Catalonia rise by 1% and contribute to a 0.9% annual inflation rate in October

Prices went up by 1% in October, in comparison to September, and left the annual inflation rate in Catalonia at 0.9%, according to the definitive data released on Tuesday by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE). The products that...

Norwegian airplane at Lleida-Alguaire airport, western Catalonia (by ACN).

28.11.16 - 18:26

Norwegian Airlines to double its workforce at Barcelona Airport to 755 employees in 2017

Norwegian Airlines will double its workforce at Barcelona Airport, from the current 354 people to 755 in August 2017. The announcement was made this Monday by the Vice President of Human Resources of the company, Jan Dahm-Simonsen, during the...

Archive image of euro coins (by ACN)

23.11.16 - 18:18

Economic growth forecast for 2016 adjusted upward to 3.4%

The Catalan Ministry for Economy and Tax Office presented this Wednesday the data of the macroeconomic chart to be included in the budget for 2017, which the Catalan executive expects to pass next week.  According to this document, the...

Catalan Vice President and Minister for Economy, Oriol Junqueras during the report to face poverty's presentation (by ACN)

17.11.16 - 19:11

Catalonia not able to fight poverty within the “autonomic framework”, report finds

According to a study released this Thursday by the Catalan Ministry for Economy and Tax Office, the “autonomic framework” does not leave “enough room” to cope with poverty and inequality in Catalonia. ‘Economy note...

1 and 2 euro's coins (by ACN)

08.11.16 - 15:00

Catalan economy posts 3.3% growth in third quarter of 2016

In annual terms, the Catalan economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter of 2016 according to official data released this week by the Catalan Ministry for Economy and Tax Office and the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat). This increase...

Catalan Minister for Territory and Sustainability, Josep Rull, at Cuba's Chamber of Commerce (by ACN)

25.11.16 - 14:38

Catalonia and Cuba sign agreement to boost trade relations

Catalan exports to Cuba grew by 50% in 2015, reaching €294 million. With this in mind, the Catalan Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, and the director of the centre for the promotion of foreign trade ProCuba, Roberto...

The Minister for Business and Knowledge, Jordi Baiget, and the president of the Port of Barcelona, Sixte Cambra, watching a ship passing through the Panama Canal (by ACN)

22.11.16 - 19:14

Catalonia strengthens trade ties with Japan and Central America

Catalonia and Japan have renewed their business, cultural, touristic and research ties for the next three years, through the so-called ‘Japan Plan 2016-2019’. The Government presented the agreement, approved last 25th of...

Image of the Microsoft exhibitor at the Smart City Expo World Congress on the 15th of November 2016 in Barcelona (by ACN)

15.11.16 - 19:42

Barcelona hosts the most international Smart City Expo World Congress to date

Autonomous vehicles or a device capable of detecting free parking spaces, intelligent lights that monitor traffic, headphones designed to facilitate the mobility of blind people in cities and charging spaces for mobile phones that take...

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

07.11.16 - 15:06

Minister Baiget celebrates in London that Catalonia’s political process “doesn’t concern at all” international investors

The Financial Times report FDi European Cities and Regions of the future 2016/2017, recognised Catalonia as the best Southern European region to invest in for 2016 and 2017. To make the most of this prognosis, the Catalan Minister for Business...

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