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Alcoa to close two Spanish aluminium plants, cut jobs

Oct 17 2018

MADRID Alcoa said on Wednesday it would close two of its three aluminium plants in Spain with a combined annual production of 180,000 metric tonnes, resulting in the lay off of almost 700 workers.

UPDATE 1-Alcoa to close two Spanish aluminium plants, cut jobs

Oct 17 2018

MADRID, Oct 17 Alcoa said on Wednesday it would close two of its three aluminium plants in Spain with a combined annual production of 180,000 metric tonnes, resulting in the lay off of almost 700 workers.

Floods kill at least ten on the Spanish island of Mallorca

Oct 10 2018

MADRID At least 10 people including two Britons were killed as heavy rain and flash floods hit the Spanish island of Mallorca, authorities said on Wednesday. | Video

Brexit talks going ahead in 'spirit of good cooperation': EU's Barnier

Sep 17 2018

MADRID Talks between the European Union and Britain on Brexit are being conducted in a spirit of "good cooperation", Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator on the issue, said on Monday.

Brexit talks going ahead in 'spirit of good cooperation' - EU's Barnier

Sep 17 2018

MADRID Talks between the European Union and Britain on Brexit are being conducted in a spirit of "good cooperation", Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator on the issue, said on Monday.

Spain's new government lifts budget controls on Catalonia

Jun 08 2018

MADRID Spain's new Socialist government said on Friday it had lifted financial controls on Catalonia and would seek dialogue with the region's administration to relieve tensions over an independence bid which pitched the country into political crisis.

Peugeot owner PSA strikes Opel plant deal with Spanish unions

Jan 30 2018

PARIS/MADRID PSA Group struck a cost-cutting deal with Spanish unions at its newly acquired Opel division, as the French carmaker's chief executive Carlos Tavares wrings concessions from workers in return for investment.

Warm autumn cools sales growth at Zara owner Inditex

Dec 13 2017

MADRID Inditex , the world's biggest clothes retailer and owner of Zara, reported a slowdown in sales growth in its third quarter as Europe's warm autumn kept shoppers away, though it pointed to a brighter end of the year.

Zara-owner Inditex's sales may be slowing after upbeat first quarter

Jun 14 2017

MADRID Inditex , the world's biggest clothing retailer and owner of the Zara brand, stretched its lead over rivals like H&M with an 18 percent rise in first-quarter profit, but saw sales growth slow slightly in recent weeks. | Video

Atlantia to submit takeover bid for Abertis within days: sources

May 09 2017

LONDON/MILAN/MADRID Italian toll road operator Atlantia is planning to submit a takeover bid for Spanish rival Abertis within days, two sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, hoping to bridge differences over price that have held up negotiations in the past few weeks.

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