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End of lockdown fails to boost jobs market in Spain

02 Jul 2020

The end of the coronavirus lockdown in Spain failed to bring a surge in employment as government data showed that the 900,000 jobs lost at the pandemic's peak had not been regained, while the tourism sector has not yet returned to regular activity.

Spain needs economic reforms to avoid 'chronic' debt, says central bank

30 Jun 2020

MADRID Spain's tourism-dependent economy needs profound structural reforms to avoid "chronic" levels of public debt that could hinder long-term growth, the Bank of Spain said on Tuesday.

Bank of Spain head wants economic reforms, sees late 2020 recovery

23 Jun 2020

MADRID Spain's damaged economy needs urgent structural reforms to cope with the coronavirus impact, including letting smaller companies grow to compete better in Europe, the central bank head said on Tuesday.

Spain revises COVID-19 deaths upwards to above 28,000

19 Jun 2020

MADRID Spain's health ministry raised its coronavirus death toll to 28,313 on Friday after ironing out database inconsistencies, and said the disease was under control in Spain's nine remaining active clusters as it prepared to reopen to tourism.

Fines, short jail terms for four ex-ICBC Spain employees in laundering case

16 Jun 2020

MADRID Four ex-employees and executives of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's (ICBC) Madrid branch reached a plea deal with Spanish prosecutors in a money-laundering case and accepted prison terms of between three and five months.

Spain not discussing UK travel corridor but will welcome thousands of German tourists

09 Jun 2020

MADRID Spain is not discussing a travel corridor with Britain, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters on Tuesday, but it will allow nearly 11,000 German tourists to visit the Balearic Islands two weeks before officially reopening its borders.

Spain heads for its worst recession on record, central bank says

08 Jun 2020

MADRID Spain's economy may shrink less than feared this year, but the recession will nevertheless be about three times as bad as the record contraction of 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis, the central bank said on Monday.

Jailed 'Wolf Pack' members sentenced for another sex crime in Spain

04 Jun 2020

MADRID Four of the five men serving 15-year jail terms for gang-raping a teenager at a Spanish bull-running festival in 2016 have been handed additional prison sentences in a separate sexual-assault case, a court in Cordoba said on Thursday.

Mortality spiked 155% in Spain in worst week of epidemic

03 Jun 2020

MADRID New official data in Spain showed on Wednesday that many more people have died than usual this year than the recorded number of coronavirus fatalities and revealed a shocking 155% spike in mortality at the epidemic's peak in early April.

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