Joan Faus

Spain, Catalonia still 'far apart' on independence as talks resume

Sep 15 2021

BARCELONA Spain's prime minister and Catalonia's regional leader said their positions on independence remained "very far apart," after restarting talks on Wednesday aimed at improving ties damaged by the northeastern's region failed 2017 separatist bid.

EXCLUSIVE-Glovo plans to double investment in Africa in next 12 months

Sep 07 2021

BARCELONA, Sept 7 Spanish delivery app Glovo is expanding its operations in Africa, its leading region for growth, and plans to double its existing investment there to 50 million euros ($59.3 million) over the next 12 months, its co-founder said.

Storm hits Spain, flooding towns, cutting electricity, rail services

Sep 02 2021

ALCANAR, Spain (Reuters) -An intense rain storm on Wednesday wreaked havoc in several parts of Spain, causing severe flooding in some towns, leaving thousands of people without electricity and forcing the closure of some roads and rail links.

Despite government ban, eviction threat looms for Spanish family

Aug 11 2021

BARCELONA By the door to their humble apartment, a Spanish family beset by disabilities keeps a few bags with essential belongings in case the threat of eviction turns real.

Spain allows 40% maximum occupancy in outdoor sports events in August

Aug 04 2021

MADRID Fans will be allowed in August to attend sports events in Spain, with a 40% maximum occupancy rate in open-air stadiums and 30% in indoor facilities, Spain's health minister said on Wednesday in a relief to clubs keen to recover a key source of income.

Spurred by pandemic, Barcelona backs greener, car-free future

Aug 04 2021

BARCELONA When Spain lifted its strict pandemic lockdown in the middle of last year, residents of Barcelona found some of their streets were not as they remembered them.

UPDATE 1-Spain's Fluidra raises outlook as H1 net profit trebles thanks to strong demand

Jul 30 2021

BARCELONA, July 30 Spain's Fluidra, the world's largest swimming pool equipment maker, on Friday raised its guidance after first-half net profit trebled to 174.2 million euros ($206.88 million) as the pandemic fallout continued to boost demand for pools.

Spain's Cellnex raises outlook as it widens first-half loss

Jul 29 2021

BARCELONA Europe's largest mobile phone tower operator Cellnex reported a wider first-half net loss of 67 million euros ($79.15 million) on Thursday but raised its full-year revenue and core earnings outlook as it consolidates recent acquisitions.

UPDATE 2-Spain's Almirall posts unexpected first-half loss, shares tank

Jul 26 2021

BARCELONA, July 26 Spanish drugmaker Almirall reported an unexpected first-half loss on Monday after it had written down the value of its anti-acne drug Seysara, sending its shares down as much as 9% despite an improved earnings outlook.

Spaniards queue up for shots, hoping to leave COVID behind them

Jul 23 2021

MADRID Spaniards who took one of the biggest hits from COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic are now among some of the keenest when it comes to getting vaccines, figures show.

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