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Tourism, retail and hairdressing see 'fewest Covid cases' in Spain, says ministry of health
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:06:53 +0200

TOURISM is responsible for fewer cases of Covid-19 in Spain than practically any other activity besides shopping and hairdressing salons, according to data ...
Anti-cancer drug enables 80% of Covid patients to be discharged within two weeks
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:36:42 +0200

A MEDICATION normally used to treat cancer is proving so successful among Covid-19 patients that more than ...
Police reunited with toddler whose life they saved: "Moments like this remind you why you joined the force"
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 03:13:45 +0200

TWO National Police officers have been reunited with a toddler whose life they saved and said: “This is ...
Spanish pupils 'some of the world's most accepting' of foreigners and different cultures, says PISA study
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:25:32 +0200

SPANISH teenagers are among the most 'respectful and accepting' of other cultures and nationalities in the world, scoring well above the average for ...
Primark gives staff a pay rise and publishes its salary scales
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:30:36 +0200

BUDGET clothing chain Primark has upped staff wages starting from this month's salary slips and has published its pay ...
Volunteers clean up Fuengirola beach
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:11:15 +0200

FIGHTING plastic pollution off Costa del Sol shores, over 80 ...
New algorithm may help trace origins of 'rootless' Basque language
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:19:29 +0200

AN ALGORITHM able to decipher 'dead languages' could throw light on one of Spain's biggest linguistic ...
Spanish researchers discover how to make a 'deadly' form of lung cancer 'curable' and double survival rates
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 20:25:35 +0200

SCIENTISTS in Spain have developed a form of treatment for a 'lethal' type of lung cancer which has made it ...
Decathlon and Primark seek 456 new employees
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:55:10 +0200

EVEN though it's more than two months away, high-street stores have already announced vacancies for staff to cover ...
Spanish hotels open as co-working offices with daily rates
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:23:26 +0200

HOTELS seeking to recoup their pandemic-related losses have started opening as co-working centres and 'luxury' ...
Bilbao nurse who came from Africa on a dinghy: From sleeping rough to saving lives
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:59:54 +0200

DIG below the surface of the migration drama and an abundance of 'rags-to-riches' tales begin to come to light. ...
GBP/EUR Exchange Rate Soars to Six-Week High as Brexit Talks Resume
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:27:36 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate rallied strongly this week, as the Pound was catapulted higher by renewed Brexit optimism. Pound Skyrockets as Brexit Deal ‘Within Reach’ After a fleeting rally at the very start of the session, the Pound spent most of the first half of (more…) The post GBP/EUR Exchange Rate Soars to Six-Week High as Brexit Talks Resume appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Higher property taxes on the way as Spain’s shaky foundations get hammered by Covid-19
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 16:23:29 +0000

Spain has a bad case of the coronavirus, and the economic cost will almost certainly be paid for by higher taxes on property and wealth, which the left wing in power are already pushing for with enthusiasm. When seen in (more…) The post Higher property taxes on the way as Spain’s shaky foundations get hammered by Covid-19 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Community spirit in the face of Covid-19 helps Barcelona win top spot in Time Out ranking of world’s coolest neighbourhoods
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:34:10 +0000

The left side of Barcelona’s Eixample district has been voted the coolest neighbourhood in the world by a survey of Time Out readers ranking places for fun, food, culture, and this year especially, community. It shows that Barcelona hasn’t lost (more…) The post Community spirit in the face of Covid-19 helps Barcelona win top spot in Time Out ranking of world’s coolest neighbourhoods appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish property market EXPERT forecasts house price declines of 16pc
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:45:55 +0000

Spanish house prices will fall an average of 16% nationwide, and rents by 18% in the next two years, as a result of the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus, forecasts property market expert and economics professor Gonzalo Bernardos, who (more…) The post Spanish property market EXPERT forecasts house price declines of 16pc appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Brexit and Coronavirus uncertainty infuse volatility in GBP/EUR exchange rate
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 15:09:27 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate has traded in a wide range again this week as Brexit and coronavirus uncertainty drove movement in the pairing. Pound’s Rocked by Brexit Uncertainty The Pound initially got off to a strong start this week, firming after Boris Johnson outlined a new tier based coronavirus (more…) The post Brexit and Coronavirus uncertainty infuse volatility in GBP/EUR exchange rate appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Contradictory figures for home sales in August help muddy the market at a turbulent time
Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:11:21 +0000

Spanish home sales in August went both up and down, reports the Spanish press. As usual, the reporting is mixing up different data sets, and leaving the public confused about the direction of the market at a turbulent. In the (more…) The post Contradictory figures for home sales in August help muddy the market at a turbulent time appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Brexit and US political uncertainty dominate Pound and Euro exchange rate movement
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 06:51:36 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate weakened slightly through the week as Brexit uncertainty continued and the Euro benefitted from a weak US Dollar due to the pairing’s negative correlation. Recovering Brexit Hopes Boost Pound The Pound (GBP) benefited from renewed Brexit (more…) The post Brexit and US political uncertainty dominate Pound and Euro exchange rate movement appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
British demand for Spanish property in Q2 – Part II: Comments from the front line
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 13:49:18 +0000

Having looked in part I at the key charts illustrating British demand for property in Spain in the second quarter, here are comments on the market from leading estate agents in areas popular with British investors. Read part I: British (more…) The post British demand for Spanish property in Q2 – Part II: Comments from the front line appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
British demand for Spanish property in Q2 – Part I: Key charts
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 10:53:25 +0000

The UK has long been the biggest foreign market for property in Spain, so how is the British market doing in the light of Covid-19 and Brexit? There’s a lot hanging on the answer, which turns out to be better (more…) The post British demand for Spanish property in Q2 – Part I: Key charts appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
British residents in Spain, don’t forget to apply for your TIE (Foreigner’s ID) card this year, just to be on the safe side
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:52:17 +0000

Just a reminder to British residents in Spain that you need to request your Foreigner’s ID card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero), and it might be wise to get it done before the transition period ends this year. Before Brexit, (more…) The post British residents in Spain, don’t forget to apply for your TIE (Foreigner’s ID) card this year, just to be on the safe side appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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