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Making masks compulsory everywhere bad for tourism, Balearic lobby group says

10 Jul 2020

MADRID Making face masks mandatory everywhere is likely to chase off tourists when Spain badly needs them, the Balearic Islands' business association said on Friday.

Spanish builders vie to revamp Barcelona's Camp Nou

08 Jul 2020

MADRID Four of Spain's largest construction firms are competing for a contract to upgrade soccer club Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium, having submitted preliminary offers last week, five sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 exposed deep flaws in Spain's anti-poverty system - U.N. expert

06 Jul 2020

MADRID The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted serious weaknesses in Spain's social security system and a failure to address the plight of the poorest people, a UN expert said on Monday.

Spaniards took out 18.4% fewer residential mortgages in April

26 Jun 2020

MADRID, June 26 Spaniards took out 18.4% fewer house mortgages in April, Spain's first full month under one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns, compared with the same period last year, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Friday.

From Canary Islands, Spanish royals push to save tourism

23 Jun 2020

* Madrid zoo reopens, PM hosts more media at news conferences

Spanish property prices grow slowly but new-builds are booming

09 Jun 2020

MADRID Spanish property prices grew at their lowest rate for five years during the first quarter of 2020, the National Statistics Institute said on Tuesday, as the coronavirus outbreak dampened demand across the sector except for new-builds.

Half-freed from lockdown, Spaniards rush to shops, card payments show

05 Jun 2020

MADRID The easing of Spain's coronavirus lockdown led Spaniards to spend with gusto in May after halting buying for a month and a half, bank-card transaction data from Spain's second-largest bank BBVA showed on Friday.

Spain extends its state of emergency until June 21

03 Jun 2020

MADRID The Spanish government on Wednesday secured parliament's backing for a final extension to the state of emergency imposed to tackle the coronavirus epidemic and which will now last until June 21.

RPT-Big investors sniff bargains in tottering Spanish property market

29 May 2020

* As prices flatline, wealthy buyers scan "opportunity lists"

Big investors sniff bargains in tottering Spanish property market

28 May 2020

MADRID The coronavirus crisis has halted a stellar recovery in Spain's property market and left most sellers floundering, but major investors have stayed active and poised themselves to take advantage of faltering prices.

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