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Spain's hard-pressed millennials move out of the city amid COVID

Nov 16 2020

By Clara-Laeila Laudette, Silvio Castellanos and Elena Rodriguez | Video

Beaches, mountains, COVID data: Spain's lesser-known regions shine amid pandemic

Nov 10 2020

MADRID The popularity of once under-the-radar regions like Asturias on Spain's northwestern coast has boomed as Spaniards factor in their handling of the pandemic alongside newfound priorities including sparse population and abundant natural spaces.

Blackstone offers sweetener as tries to sell $1.2 billion of Spanish properties

Oct 07 2020

(This October 6 story corrects date of Santander buying Banco Popular to 2017 from 2016; removes name of spokesman)

ACS shares soar after Vinci offers $6 billion for its industrial unit

Oct 02 2020

MADRID Shares of Spanish engineering and infrastructure group ACS surged 16% on Friday after French rival Vinci made a non-binding offer to buy ACS's industrial unit Cobra for 5.2 billion euros ($6.10 billion).

Madrid region orders partial lockdown in poorer areas hit by COVID-19

Sep 18 2020

MADRID The regional government of the Spanish capital Madrid ordered a lockdown from Monday in some of the poorer areas of the city and its outskirts that are home to about 850,000 people, after a surge in coronavirus infections there.

UPDATE 1-Spain's property portals see record usage despite real estate slump

Sep 04 2020

MADRID, Sept 4 Spain's property portals are betting historically low interest rates and incoming European aid will boost real estate, but data show sales diving, household debt rising and prices flatlining even after Spain's lockdown ended in June.

Making masks compulsory everywhere bad for tourism, Balearic lobby group says

Jul 10 2020

MADRID Making face masks mandatory everywhere is likely to chase off tourists when Spain badly needs them, the Balearic Islands' business association said on Friday.

Spanish builders vie to revamp Barcelona's Camp Nou

Jul 08 2020

MADRID Four of Spain's largest construction firms are competing for a contract to upgrade soccer club Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium, having submitted preliminary offers last week, five sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Trump to add China's SMIC and CNOOC to defense blacklist - sources

The Trump administration is poised to add China's top chipmaker SMIC and national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, according to a document and sources, curbing their access to U.S. investors and escalating tensions with Beijing weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.