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Spain gets a nine out of ten from foreign investors

Spain gets a nine out of ten from foreign investors

More than nine out of ten foreign investors now recommend Spain as an investment destination with 96.6% of those asked having a very positive perception about the Spanish economy. Even with last year’s encouraging results, that figure was still only at 65.5%. This is according to a report entitled Spain as Investment Opportunity, prepared for the second year by commercial consultants Kreab which canvassed the views of 29 international investment…

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Spain’s positive investment paradox

Spain’s positive investment paradox

That Spain may have some way to go before it can claim full financial recovery could be exactly what makes it so attractive to foreign investors. It’s something of a paradox but one very much worth looking at. It’s precisely because Spain is taking measures to continue to fight its way back to full prosperity that it is being looked upon so favourably.

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Spain enjoys huge international investor confidence

Spain enjoys huge international investor confidence

Spain is enjoying high confidence from foreign markets with more than ninety percent of foreign companies expected to maintain or increase their investments in the country. This includes the number of employees that will be kept on as Spain continues to surge forward.

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Spain one of top property investment hubs

Spain one of top property investment hubs

It’s not really surprising that Spain’s real estate market has become one of the most attractive in the world, given that property prices are still only slowly recovering from an almost 40 percent decline at the height of the crisis, and the country’s economy is now back on the path to growth. According to consultancy firm CBRE, Spain is now the sixth largest real estate investment market in the world.

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Fujitsu Invests in Madrid Data Laboratory

Fujitsu Invests in Madrid Data Laboratory

Fujitsu recently inaugurated a data laboratory in Spain, a move which clearly indicates the multinational’s confidence in the country’s innovation capabilities. With an initial investment of some 5 million euros, the Madrid-based data centre will support business agility for Fujitsu’s customers world-wide. Apart from its Fujitsu Laboratories subsidiary in London, the company has data labs in Japan, China and the US.

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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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Basf to Expand Investment in Tarragona

Basf to Expand Investment in Tarragona

With the Spanish economy continuing to expand at a faster rate than its European neighbours, there was further good news on the foreign investment side for Spain. Basf, the largest chemical producer in the world, has announced that it is planning to invest 21 million euros with the opening of a new line at their agrochemical plant in Tarragona, in the country’s Cataluña region. Currently the plant is the largest…

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AXA Completes Buy of Santander Assets

AXA Completes Buy of Santander Assets

Axa Real Estate has given a vote of confidence to Spain’s recovering property market with the acquisition of 381 branch offices from the country’s biggest bank Santander. Axa Real Estate, the largest real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, brokered the 308 million euros deal on behalf of a joint venture involving two of its institutional clients. Most of the offices are located in major cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, but there are also some in prime locations in smaller towns across Spain.

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Spain Still Attracts Foreign Investors

Spain Still Attracts Foreign Investors

Spain’s recovering economy and the increasing competitiveness of its industries are driving a fresh inflow of foreign investment. In 2014, Spain came 9th in the rankings of countries which attracted the largest amount of global investment. No mean feat for a country which only two years previously was teetering close to the brink of a bailout as its risk premium hit historic highs amid doubts over its ability to balance its books.

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Nestle Hikes Capacity at Spain Coffee Plant

Nestle Hikes Capacity at Spain Coffee Plant

Nestle has recently become the latest international firm to bet on Spain as an investment hotspot! In March it announced a 102 million euros investment in a new coffee production facility at its plant in Girona, north east Spain. The project is expected to create around 300 jobs in the construction phase and an additional 40 at the plant when it is fully operative at end-2017.

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