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Can the liberalisation of trading hours create jobs in Spain?

The 2012/06/01 at 10:25
A survey estimates that 20,000 jobs could be created, but small shop-owners reject liberalisation.

Spanish CCIs: Social networks to draw businesses

The 2012/05/15 at 07:45
Given that businesses are no longer required to pay Chambers membership fees, Spanish CCIs have been for...

Spain: The Mediterranean Corridor adapts to the crisis

The 2012/04/30 at 07:43
Budgetary cuts and the recession force the government to go for a transitional solution.

Rail transport: the EU supports the Mediterranean corridor

The 2011/11/10 at 14:06
The European Commission has included the Mediterranean Corridor in the Trans-European Transport Network.

Cold shower for Spanish banks

The 2011/11/02 at 05:50
The agreement settled on by the European States in Brussels forces Spanish banks to recapitalise. Santan...

Spanish businesses recover confidence slightly in the second quarter of 2012

The 2012/04/20 at 05:40
Employers expect this quarter to improve, though it will remain negative.

Spain: Essentially regional streams

The 2012/03/28 at 16:08
Streams have historically been organised into regional clusters. The previous government and the new one have multiplied initiatives for changing the situation. The globalisation policy of SMEs is soon to be backed up.

Spanish budget: austerity but little stimulus

The 2012/04/06 at 05:49
Spain's 2012 budget leaves little room for reactivating the economy.

Young Spaniards forced to emigrate

The 2012/03/15 at 06:40
Over 300,000 persons have left Spain since the start of the crisis.

Innovation imposed upon Spanish CCIs

The 2012/03/07 at 06:45
The end of compulsory membership fees is forcing Spain’s CCIs to vie with one another in imagination to seduce businesses.

Spanish businesses to be paid by town hall offices

The 2012/02/29 at 08:58
The Spanish government is setting up a system to deal with the prickly issue of invoices unpaid by town hall offices.

Spain reforms its employment market

The 2012/02/17 at 06:50
A new bill has been passed, with the aim of reducing dismissal costs and bringing greater flexibility to businesses.

2012, the deep unknown for the Spanish Chambers of Commerce

The 2012/02/20 at 06:50
After a year 2011 marked by retrenchments, Spanish CCIs may well have to play it by ear this year.

Spanish embassies invited to play an economic role

The 2012/02/06 at 06:00
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is encouraging embassies to support Spanish businesses.

No bright spell for the Spanish economy before June 2013

The 2012/02/13 at 06:50
Austerity measures alone will not suffice. Growth stimulus remains essential for avoiding economic asphyxia.

US companies in Spain express concern

The 2012/01/16 at 06:50
he President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain demands that the new government implement measures.
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