WRAPUP 2-U.S. new home sales jump, median price surges to record high
WASHINGTON, June 23 New U.S. single-family home sales rose in May and the median sales price surged to an all-time high, suggesting the housing market had regained momentum.
MADRID, March 21 Spanish economic growth could be as much as 1.8 percent next year, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday, above the government's previous estimates of 1.5 percent.
"We believe, that in 2015, and analyst consensus points to this too, that growth could be 1.8 percent," Rajoy said during a press conference in Brussels.
Spain's economy shrank by 1.2 percent in 2013, though is expected to grow by about 1 percent this year after emerging from recession in the second half of last year. (Reporting by Andres Gonzalez; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Tracy Rucinski)
* Indexes up: Dow 0.07 pct, S&P 0.19 pct, Nasdaq 0.22 pct (Adds details, comment, updates price)