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Spanish economy shrinks


August 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy shrank 0.4 percent in the second quarter after a contraction of 0.3 percent in the first three months of the year, the National ... Read more...

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Downward revision of Spain’s GDP data


August 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy grew by 0.4 percent last year, less than the initial estimate of 0.7 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said.The INE also ... Read more...

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Home sales in Spain fall


August 10th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) The volume of home sales in Spain fell last month to 25,405, a drop of 11.4 percent compared with July 2011, the National Statistics Institute said.Sales ... Read more...

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Bankruptcies remain at record level in Spain


August 7th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) A record 2,272 Spanish individuals and firms declared bankruptcy in the second quarter, up 28.6 percent from the same period in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, ... Read more...

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Spain’s unemployment rate edges up


July 28th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic crisis continued to take its toll on employment in the second quarter, with the jobless rate edging up to 24.6 percent overall and more ... Read more...

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Italy’s public debt rises to record high


July 17th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 17 (IANS) Italy's public debt hit a record high in May despite Rome's recent efforts to ease the overstretched finances, showed a central bank report.The national debt stood ... Read more...

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Housing prices dip in Spain


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Housing prices fell 11.2 percent in 2011 in Spain on a year-on-year basis, marking the biggest drop since the economic indicator first started to be reported ... Read more...

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Italy’s 2011 debt-to-GDP ratio at record levels


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Italy's debt rose to 120.1 percent of GDP last year from 118.7 percent in 2010, the highest level since 1996, the national statistics institute Istat said.The ... Read more...

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Bankruptcies soar in Spain


February 8th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) The number of Spanish firms and individuals declaring bankruptcy rose 13.3 percent last year to 6,755, the highest total since the country's bankruptcy law took effect ... Read more...

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French households’ consumption drops in December


February 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 1 (IANS) French households' commodity consumption dropped by 0.7 percent in December, thanks to lower expenditure in food and energy products, the national statistics institute Insee said. In ... Read more...

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Italian police clamp down on tax evaders


January 30th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 30 (IANS) Italian police, in a bid to clamp down upon widespread tax evasion, Sunday carried out massive checks on bars, restaurants and shops in Milan, the ... Read more...

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More than five mn out of work in Spain


January 28th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed grew by 295,300 in the fourth quarter of 2011 to a record 5.27 million, the National Statistics Institute said Friday in ... Read more...

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Births continue to decline in Spain


January 19th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year ... Read more...

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Mortgage activity in Spain falls


December 29th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) The number of new residential mortgages in Spain fell 43.6 percent in October compared with the year before, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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More people leaving than immigrating to Spain


November 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The economic crisis that broke out in 2008 will result in a net outflow of people from Spain seeking work, the first time since figures have ... Read more...

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Spain’s poverty rates up


October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Nearly a quarter of Spain's 45 million people are poor, and the figures have been steadily rising since 2009. The National Statistics Institute or INE said Thursday ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel gets license for 2G, 3G services in Rwanda


September 8th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel said Thursday it has been awarded a license by Rwanda's telecom regulator to operate 2G and 3G GSM mobile services in ... Read more...

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Home sales fall in Spain


August 11th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Home sales in Spain fell in June by 7.7 percent from the previous month and by a whopping 22.9 percent compared with June 2010, authorities said.Sales ... Read more...

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One in four Italians face poverty due to recession


May 24th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 24 (IANS/AKI) One in four Italians currently face poverty as a result of the global financial crisis and their country's chronically low growth, the national statistics institute Isat ... Read more...

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Spain posts positive revision of 2010 GDP figure


February 12th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy shrank 0.1 percent in 2010, a better showing than the 0.3 percent contraction forecast by the government, said the National Statistics Institute, or INE.The INE's ... Read more...

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Home sales dip in Spain


December 14th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Home sales fell 17.7 percent year-on-year to 27,198 units in Spain in October, hitting the lowest level since January 2007, authorities said.The October figures indicate that the downward ... Read more...

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Over 4.5 mn jobless in Spain


October 30th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Spain has over 4.5 million unemployed people, said a survey that attributed joblessness to the collapse of the country's real-estate sector during the recession.According to a survey released ... Read more...

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Spanish home sales up 30 percent in August


October 14th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Home sales in Spain grew 29.6 percent in August compared with the same month of 2009, the eighth-consecutive month that indicator has risen on an annual basis, although ... Read more...

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Spain to raise retirement age to 67


January 30th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government has approved a draft bill that will increase the retirement age from 65 to 67 years. The move is strongly opposed by the country's labour ... Read more...

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Spain’s economy contracts at slower pace in third quarter


November 19th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 19 (EFE) Spain's Gross Domestic Product contracted at a slower pace in the third quarter, declining 0.3 percent relative to the previous three-month period and four percent year-on-year, according to ... Read more...

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Industrial output down 17.4 percent in Spain


September 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 9 (EFE) Industrial production in Spain fell 17.4 percent in July compared with the same month in 2008, the National Statistics Institute has said. The 12-month decline in July - the ... Read more...

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Spanish economy shrinks 4.2 percent


August 28th, 2009 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (EFE) Spain's gross domestic product fell 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2009 compared with the same period in 2008, the largest such decline since 1970, the National ... Read more...

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Over 3,000 bankruptcies in Spain in first half of this year


August 6th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 6 (EFE) The number of businesses and individuals filing for bankruptcy in Spain reached a record 3,285 in the first half of this year, or triple the figure in the ... Read more...

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Spanish industry logs record decline


December 6th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 6 (IANS) Spain's industrial output plunged to a record 12.8 percent in October, EFE reported Saturday quoting official statistics.Data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed that the decline ... Read more...

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Spanish economy contracts for first time in 15 years


November 14th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 14 (DPA) The Spanish economy contracted for the first time in 15 years in the third quarter, leaving the country on the verge of recession.The gross domestic product (GDP) shrank ... Read more...

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