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Spain’s Naturhouse opens PH branch

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Risotto with mushroom, a recipe by Naturhouse. PHOTO FROM NATURHOUSE.AE

Spanish dietetics specialist Naturhouse is scheduled to open its first shop in the Philippines on April 6, as part of plans to expand and strengthen its presence in Asia.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Spain plans to make PH investment hub in Asean

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Spain is looking at the possibility of making the Philippines its hub for trade and investments in the region and gateway to the other member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a senior Spanish government official said Monday.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Emperador buys 50% of Spanish brandy maker

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Tycoon Andrew Tan-led liquor firm Emperador Inc. has expanded its offshore business by buying a 50-percent stake in brandy producer Bodega Las Copas S.L., a unit of Spanish sherry producer González Byass, for P3.7 billion.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

$1.4B ‘ghost’ airport in Spain goes up for sale

The unused airport in Ciudad Real, Spain.  PHOTO FROM AIRPORTWATCH.ORG.UK

A huge airport in central Spain that cost one billion euros ($1.4 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 went up for auction Monday for just 100 million euros.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Emperador acquires more vineyards in Spain

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Andrew Tan  INQUIRER/AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Tycoon Andrew Tan’s liquor company Emperador, Inc. has boosted its offshore production capability with the acquisition of more vineyard land in Madrid, Spain alongside plans to break into new markets like Vietnam by next year.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Spain exits recession, raising timid hopes for Europe

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Spain inched out of its two-year recession with timid growth in the third quarter, the country’s central bank said on Wednesday, fuelling fragile hopes of a broader eurozone recovery.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

2 Spanish firms file graft raps vs CAAP execs

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Two Spanish companies and their local partner here have filed a complaint against officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for disqualifying them from a P1.24-billion airport fire truck procurement project.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Spain’s foreign tourist arrivals hits monthly record of 8.3M in August

Giant figures are carried out to start a parade in the streets during the last day of the Poble Nou fiestas in Barcelona , Spain Sunday, Sept 15, 2013. A record 8.3 million foreign tourists flocked to Spain in August, with the northeastern region of Catalonia—where Barcelona is—benefiting most, with 2.3 million foreigners heading there.  AP

A record 8.3 million foreign tourists flocked to Spain in August, with British, French and German holidaymakers leading the charge, the Spanish government said on Monday.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A year after bailout fears, Spain wins back investors

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Cast as the sick man of the eurozone a year ago, Spain seems at last to be luring back investors despite lingering threats to its recovery.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Eurozone’s longest-ever recession comes to an end

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Official figures confirm that the recession in the eurozone came to an end in the second quarter of the year. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, says the 17 European Union countries that use the eurozone saw their collective economic output grow by 0.3 percent in the April to June period from the previous quarter.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH liquor firm investing P5.8B in Spain

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Emperador Distillers Inc., the liquor manufacturing arm of tycoon Andrew Tan, is investing P5.8 billion to acquire more assets and scale up operations in Spain over the next 12 months as part of its goal to become a strong global brandy brand.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Spain’s Q1 unemployment jumps to record 27.2 pct

People enter an office to register for job placement in Madrid, Spain Thursday April 25, 2013. AP

Spain’s National Statistics Institute says the country’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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