Posts Tagged ‘growth’

Companies. Size does matter

Companies. Size does matter

The size of a company is important if it is to generate sufficient cashflows to make it competitive with suitable levels of profitability and productivity. Large companies are also stronger because they offer more employment stability. The following points cover areas in which a larger company can be more effective.

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Investment Trends – Latest Figures Indicate A Brighter Future

Investment Trends – Latest Figures Indicate A Brighter Future

A report released by ICEX shows there are strong foundations for sustainable economic growth in Spain. According to the report, there have been many reforms leading to the country becoming more competitive in the European market place.

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Spain’s Top Bosses See Three-Year Growth

Spain’s Top Bosses See Three-Year Growth

Spain’s top businessmen are upbeat about the country’s economic growth potential, particularly over the next three years, according to KPMG’s report “Global CEO Outlook”. In fact, the 50 Spanish CEOs interviewed by the consultancy firm were the most optimistic amongst their global peers, with 90 percent forecasting that the upcoming triennium will be more prosperous than the past few years. The lack of inflationary pressures, lower oil prices and the European Central Bank’s liquidity injections have all contributed to boosting the economic environment in Europe. As a result, top executives’ business ambitions have flourished.

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Spain Export Push Sparks Trade Deficit Drop

Spain Export Push Sparks Trade Deficit Drop

As Spain’s economic growth continues to outpace that of its three main eurozone partners – Germany, France and Italy – exports are on the rise and producing a welcome shift in the country’s trade balance. In the five months to May, the trade deficit declined 9.3 percent to 9.434 billion euros from a year earlier, according to Economy Ministry data released last month. Aided by the depreciation of the euro and Spanish firms’ increasing competitiveness, exports grew 4.3 percent to 102.916 billion euros, the highest figure since 1971 for the January-May period.

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Spanish Tourism Continues to Grow

Spanish Tourism Continues to Grow

Spain is on course for another record tourist season! In the second quarter to June, the tourism business grew 3.8 percent from a year earlier, marking the ninth consecutive quarter of over 2.5 percent growth. And it is not just foreign visitors who have been enjoying the sights! According to tourist company lobby group Exceltur, Spaniards have also been holidaying on their home turf as the country’s economic situation continues to improve.

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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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Orange Buys Up Jazztel in Spanish Market

Orange Buys Up Jazztel in Spanish Market

As Spain’s economic recovery continues, and both the government and international organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) upgrade their growth forecasts, M&A deals are thriving! The latest protagonist is French telecoms operator Orange which last month won approval from Spanish regulators for its 3.4 billion euros buyout of local broadband and cellphone operator Jazztel PLC. The European Commission gave the deal its green light after Orange agreed to a package of divestments and network-sharing agreements to help launch a new telecoms operator in Spain.

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Volkswagen Increases Spain Investment

Volkswagen Increases Spain Investment

Spain’s automobile industry received a double dose of good news last month: another extension to the government’s sector subsidy scheme and a 4.2 billion euros five-year investment commitment from Volkswagen! The German car manufacturer has earmarked the cash for improving installations and R&D at its two plants, one of which is its Seat factory in Martorell, near Barcelona, and the other in Pamplona in Navarre, home to the VW Polo. Spain is a key market for Volkswagen and its latest project – which has been touted as the largest ever industrial investment in the country – will guarantee the future of the group’s facilities.

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Banca March Strengthens Growth Prospects

Banca March Strengthens Growth Prospects

Spanish private bank Banca March continues to outperform its competitors thanks to its strict risk control policy, exclusive products and value creation for clients. The unlisted lender emerged as the most solvent bank in Europe in two stress tests carried out by the European Banking Authority in 2011 and 2012. And this solvency, coupled with its excellent reputation, has allowed it to grow organically over the past few years while its peers have been on the acquisition trail.

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Spain Economy to Outperform Eurozone Peers

Spain Economy to Outperform Eurozone Peers

Spain’s economy is set to outpace that of its eurozone rivals in the next two years, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As the country’s recovery continues and the outlook for the jobs market improves, albeit slowly, Spanish GDP will grow 2.5 percent this year, up from a January estimate of 2.0 percent, the IMF said in its April World Economic Outlook. For 2016, growth is forecast at 2.0 percent compared with a previous estimate for 1.8 percent.

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