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Spanish Property Prices Continue to Rise

Spanish Property Prices Continue to Rise

Spain’s property market is continuing the recovery started mid-2014, as the uptick in prices consolidates and foreign buyers return to the scene. Resales seem to be the flavour of the month, according to data from the Property Registrar’s Association for the first quarter of 2015. Prices rose 2.65 percent in January-March from a year earlier, with residential home sales increasing 9.05 percent to 90,534 transactions.

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Spanish Housing Market Sees Yearly Rise

Spanish Housing Market Sees Yearly Rise

For the first time in four years, the sale and purchase of houses in Spain rose in 2014, reflecting the improved outlook for the real estate sector and for the economy as a whole. The number of operations increased by 2.2 percent to 318,389 last year, with second-hand property transactions the main driver behind the recovery. So is the country’s property sector downturn finally a thing of the past?

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Spain M&A Sector Continues Growing

Spain M&A Sector Continues Growing

Companies across the globe are expected to show increased appetite for M&A in 2015, continuing the positive trend registered last year, consultancy firm KPMG said in its February M&A Predictor report. As the impact of the financial crisis has eased over the last two years or so, firms have been able to pay down debt and start building up cash to fund fresh acquisitions. Easier access to credit has also been a factor influencing the rise in deals in 2014.

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S&P Upbeat on Spanish Banks

S&P Upbeat on Spanish Banks

Spanish banks are on course to consolidate in 2015 the improvement in earnings seen last year, according to Standard and Poor (S&P). As the country continues its economic recovery, lenders’ bad debts will decline and profitability will improve, the ratings agency said in a report published in February. S&P expects the banks to post recurrent prextax profit of about 14 billion euros in 2015, up 25-30 percent from a year earlier.

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Madrid’s Canalejas Project Boosts Economy

Madrid’s Canalejas Project Boosts Economy

A major makeover is underway in the centre of Madrid which will boost the economy and create a substantial number of jobs! The so-called Canalejas project – referring to the emblematic Canalejas square at the heart of the new urban development – is spearheaded by Spanish businessman Juan Miguel Villar Mir, chairman of builder OHL and its private conglomerate parent Grupo Villar Mir. It already has attracted a slew of investors, both domestic and overseas, including top hotel group Four Seasons. The Canadian chain will open its first hotel in Spain, a luxury 215-room establishment.

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Spanish Banks’ Bad Loans Fall as Credit Rises

Spanish Banks’ Bad Loans Fall as Credit Rises

Over the last few months, Spanish banks have been showing that the economic recovery is slowly but surely filtering through to their balance sheets.

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Spain Grows Faster Than European Rivals

Spain Grows Faster Than European Rivals

Spain is expected to be the highest growth market in the eurozone in 2015, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s World Economic Outlook report published last month. No mean feat for a country which was once a protagonist of the region’s sovereign debt crisis and exited a two-year recession just 18 months ago. Spanish GDP is forecast to expand 2.0 percent in 2015, according to the IMF. This compares with the estimate released by the organisation last October for 1.7 percent growth.

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Spain M&A Boosted by Growing Optimism

Spain M&A Boosted by Growing Optimism

Spain has been a hub of M&A activity over the last 12 months and the outlook for 2015 is rosy as the economy continues to improve. Renewed foreign investor interest in Spanish assets, combined with local companies’ expansion ambitions at home, have helped fuel an increase in acquisitions across a range of sectors.

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2014 M&A Trends In Spain

2014 M&A Trends In Spain

The number of M&A transactions completed in Europe has rebounded this year following the slump that occurred towards the end of 2013.
And Spain has been a hub of activity as the country’s recovering economy has rekindled investor confidence.

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McCann Says Spain’s Economic Crisis is History

McCann Says Spain’s Economic Crisis is History

Global marketing firm McCann has joined the ranks of leading businesses, investors and economists confident about Spain’s economic recovery.
The revival in the country’s advertising market in 2014 is a good indication of how companies’ growth expectations are improving, according to Felix Vicente, head of McCann’s operations in southern Europe.

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