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Sara Carbonero 'operated on urgently', but best friend says: “Don't panic”
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 23:29:51

RADIO DJ and fashion designer Sara Carbonero's best friend has send out reassuring messages after the celebrity mum of two was admitted to hospital for an emergency operation on Monday, although full details of her surgery have not yet been released.
Joint-best extra-virgin olive oil in the world is Spanish 
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 23:00:29

AN OLIVE oil produced in Spain has been nominated the joint best extra-virgin in the world, along with another from Italy – and the two countries take up most of the top 10.
Reaching for the stars: Spain's 2023 Michelin restaurants 
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 23:42:22

WHEN SEEKING out the ideal restaurant for that extra-special celebration, one where the higher price you pay is worth every cent, and where the dishes you're served are so unique you won't find anything else like them on earth – often, so visually-attractive you feel the need to photograph them before tucking in – the annual Michelin guide can be your greatest ally.
'Black Friday' in Spain explored: How we plan to shop on 'discount day'
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 21:15:23

SHOPPERS in Spain are planning on making a head-start on their Christmas gift-buying on 'Black Friday', according to research, and will spend an average of more than €200 each on global 'discount day'.
Home for 47.6 million: Headcount swells in Spain thanks to foreign residents
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:50:35

SPAIN'S population has increased for the first time since the beginning of 2019, which followed several years of decline, and is now comfortably above the 47 million milestone, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
Electricity bills set to fall: Why energy prices are at their lowest since June 2021
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:05:07

RESIDENTS in Spain can breathe a huge sigh of relief this weekend – electricity costs will drop from Saturday to their lowest since June 2021.
Into the wild: 'Baby safari' at the BioParc
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 22:55:34

ELEPHANTS being born in the middle of Spain's third-largest city is not something that happens every day. In fact, until this month, it had never happened before.
Rural allure: Six villages that have paid people to move in
Sat, 12 Nov 2022 13:19:33

IMAGINE getting paid to live in Spain.
Fun facts about the Spanish language – and a guide for learners
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 14:52:24

IF YOU'RE planning on relocating to Spain, or buying a holiday home and spending a considerable chunk of your life there, you can't avoid learning the language. Even if you're going to be based in a very cosmopolitan or touristy area where multi-lingual shop and bar staff are frequently found, it can be costly having to pay a translator whenever you have a medical issue, or need to resolve complicated issues with utility boards, authorities or other service providers.
Princess of Asturias Awards: Spain's home-grown ‘Nobel Prizes’ and their winners
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 23:02:38

WINNING a Nobel Prize might be the highest form of prestige on earth and the ultimate goal of every artist, scientist or public figurehead – but the next best thing has to be earning Spain's national version, a Princess of Asturias Award.
Eva Longoria made a Dame by Asturias' Royal Corps
Sat, 05 Nov 2022 23:59:17

DESPERATE Housewife Eva Longoria is now a Dame – thanks to a prestigious distinction conferred on her in Oviedo, northern Spain.
CEPSA and Etihad work together on creating 'green' airline fuel 
Sat, 05 Nov 2022 22:54:16

SPANISH petroleum giant CEPSA has struck a deal with Etihad airlines to work on carbon-free flights in the near future, and will be undertaking extensive research on how to produce aircraft fuel from clean and renewable sources.
Who's who on the Forbes list: Spain's 100 wealthiest revealed
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 22:42:15

NAMES have been released for the richest residents in Spain, including Spaniards living abroad but with assets in the country, with long-running 'winner' Amancio Ortega still outstripping his compatriots by a considerable margin.
Enjoy Spain's autumnal colours with these five easy hikes 
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 18:36:07

Nature's colours are calling us! This is possibly the best time of year to dust off those hiking boots and get outside to enjoy the idyllic landscapes on offer. For the little ones, a carpet of freshly fallen, crisp autumn leaves that crunch underfoot adds another dimension of enjoyment.
World's largest wooden sailing ship moors up in Barcelona
Sun, 30 Oct 2022 18:24:47

The largest wooden ocean-going sailing ship in the world - the Götheborg of Sweden - moored up in Barcelona on Thursday morning.
FOREIGN DEMAND: which country has increased the most since the last boom?
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 19:18:49 +0000

The answer juxtaposes the fortunes of the two biggest markets for property in Spain. Now that I have a Spanish property data hub at my fingertips, I decided to compare the performance of the main international markets for property in Spain from 2007 to the present. Using data from the notaries I created an index […] The post FOREIGN DEMAND: which country has increased the most since the last boom? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
‘Inside Track’ video podcasts looking under the bonnet of the Spanish property market
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:32:04 +0000

Introducing a monthly series of video podcasts looking under the bonnet of the Spanish property market, and discussing the latest trends seen in the data and at the coalface. I’m starting a monthly podcast / vodcast with Sean Woolley of Cloud Nine Spain discussing the Spanish property market from different perspectives. I’ll focus on the […] The post ‘Inside Track’ video podcasts looking under the bonnet of the Spanish property market appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Pound Euro exchange rate fluctuates as UK government publishes Autumn Statement
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 07:54:09 +0000

The Pound Euro exchange rate traded in a wide range over the past week, with the publication of the UK’s Autumn Statement acting as a particular source of volatility. Pound rocked by UK government’s Autumn Statement The Pound initially struggled this week, as some gloomy headlines regarding the UK retail sector stoked concerns over the […] The post Pound Euro exchange rate fluctuates as UK government publishes Autumn Statement appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Foreign demand hits all-time high in third quarter
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 07:47:06 +0000

Foreign demand for property in Spain hit an all-time high in the third quarter of the year, according to the latest figures from the land registrars. The deeds of 26,728 Spanish property sales involving a foreign buyer were inscribed in the land registry in Q3, up 61% on the same period last year. Compared to […] The post Foreign demand hits all-time high in third quarter appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
BBVA Research forecasts property market stability in 2023
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:17:15 +0000

One of Spain’s biggest banks forecasts a small decline in home sales and a small increase in prices in 2023 after this year’s boom. BBVA research, the research arm of BBVA, Spain’s second biggest bank, forecasts a modest decline in sales next year after this year’s big surge, and a similarly modest increase in house […] The post BBVA Research forecasts property market stability in 2023 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Pound Euro exchange rate fluctuates amid increased volatility
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 12:40:21 +0000

The Pound Euro exchange rate traded in a wide range over the past week as high-impact economic events saw heightened volatility in markets. Pound volatile as economic uncertainty remains Despite stronger-than-expected German data on Monday, the Euro slipped against the Pound. News from Ukraine weighed in the single currency, with Kyiv preparing for blackouts amid […] The post Pound Euro exchange rate fluctuates amid increased volatility appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
HOME SALES IN SEPTEMBER 2022: Growth dries up
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 12:37:46 +0000

As sales growth dried up in September it looks like the post-pandemic boom in home sales has gradually run its course. There were 55,968 home sales in September, up just 0.8% compared to the same time last year, according to figures just released by the Spanish notaries’ association. As you can see from the chart […] The post HOME SALES IN SEPTEMBER 2022: Growth dries up appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Pound Euro exchange rate collapses as BoE warns of prolonged UK recession
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 18:05:13 +0000

The Pound Euro exchange rate fell sharply this week, shedding roughly two cents in response to the Bank of England’s (BoE) warning of a two-year long recession Pound plummets on bleak BoE forecasts The Pound nosedived this week, with the GBP/EUR exchange rate relinquishing almost all of the gains made since Rishi Sunak became Prime […] The post Pound Euro exchange rate collapses as BoE warns of prolonged UK recession appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Mortgage interest rate continue steep climb
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 18:02:00 +0000

12-month Euribor, the rate normally used to calculate mortgage interest rates in Spain, continued its steep climb in October, and has now risen for 10 consecutive months, pushing up borrowing costs in the process. Euribor turned positive in April after 74 months in the red (since January 2016) and finished October on 2.629% As you […] The post Mortgage interest rate continue steep climb appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Planning approvals decline in the second quarter of 2022
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 16:42:35 +0000

Planning approvals in Spain declined by 15% in the Q2, the first double-digit decline since 2013 if you exclude the declines in 2020 caused by the pandemic and lockdown. There were 20,791 planning approvals (visados) in the second quarter, down 15% on the same time last year, and 20% compared to the pre-covid year of […] The post Planning approvals decline in the second quarter of 2022 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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