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Renfe wins six-billion-dollar deal for high-speed rail in Texas


The Spanish state-owned rail operator, Renfe, has won a contract worth six billion dollars, (5.56 billion euros), to help build and then run one of its AVE high-speed lines from Houston to Dallas in the American state of Texas. The deal was



Trade wars are good, according to Trump

ANDREW J. LINN lose customers, or pass it on and still lose customers. Either way it was almost certainly a prelude to closing down her business. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Association has projected the loss of 36,000 jobs and US$1.6 billion in ... wages, costing the US economy more than $5.3 billion. The saddest aspect of the whole matter is that the wine business is paying for the Boeing-Airbus spat that Trump has emphasised as being the main justification for the introduction of the taxes on



All I want for Christmas

Tony Bryant, yet today, it has become a multi-billion-euro industry synonymous with commercialism and consumption. The tradition of gift giving was embraced by retailers, for whom the weeks and, eventually, the entire month before Christmas became a very ... industry's sales. Retailers in the UK predict 1.1 billion will be spent on toys this Christmas, while researchers found that it was normal to spend as much as 500 pounds on each child in the UK. Although my own memories of Christmas include many of the



Owner of La Cañada mall named among Spain's richest but trails Zara's Ortega by far


...estimated fortune of 2.1 billion euros. However the wealth of Tomás Olivo pales into insignificance when standing alongside the man at the top of the list, Amancio Ortega, founder of the Inditex fashion group, which includes brands such as Zara, Pull and ... Bear and Bershka. His personal wealth is estimated at 63 billion euros. Put another way, this is more than the economies of 120 countries, or enough to give, if he wanted to, every man woman and child in Spain a cheque for 1,340 euros. Behind Ortega ... is his daughter, Sandra, with six billion euros. Also featuring near the top of the list are other well-known Spanish business people. In second place is Rafael del Pino, president of construction and services giant Ferrovial with four billion



Government claws back 15 billion in unpaid or fraudulent tax in 2018


The central government's tax collection service, the Agencia Tributaria, has said that it managed to get hold of an extra 15.1 billion euros in 2018 in its efforts to prevent and to counter tax fraud. This is up on 14.8 billion extra collected in ... 2017, but 500 million short of the expected figure. In most years since 2008, the government has fallen short of its target to recover unpaid tax. Since 2004, when current records began, it says it has got back 156.1 billion in unpaid taxes through its



Some 1.6 billion euros of old pesetas still not handed in and time is running out


The Spanish peseta may have been consigned to history in 2002 with the introduction of the euro, but a regular report that monitors the old notes and coins from the Banco de España says that in July people still had 268.5 billion pesetas (1.66 ... billion euros) in kitchen drawers and down the back of sofas, or much of it may have been lost forever. Last year only 10 million euros worth was handed in to the central bank to be swapped into euros, mostly notes, and a tiny amount compared to what is



Illnesses resulting from traffic pollution cost Spain more than 3.6 billion euros a year


Spain spends more than 3.6 billion euros a year treating illnesses related to air pollution from traffic. This is the second highest amount in Europe (Germany spends 13.38 billion), according to a report carried out by the European Public Health ... Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. In total, atmospheric contamination caused by traffic is resulting in EU countries spending more than 72 billion euros a year in health costs, of which 52.86 billion are subsidised by the ... prohibition of diesel cars on highways and higher taxes on diesel, would save Spain around 2.83 billion euros, reducing its spending to about 770 million euros a year. In the EU as a whole, the saving would be about 58 billion euros a year. "93% of the



Caution on Costa over troubles at Thomas Cook


The hotel sector on the Costa del Sol has reacted this week with measured concern over the financial troubles of leading tour operator Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook saw its six-month losses to March rise to 1.9 billion euros compared to 283 million



Low seasons


...taken four and a half billion years to produce 'champagne.' " Altogether a pitiful array of inaccurate and insulting assertions that one of Spain's leading businessmen should know better than to put in the public arena. There are many wine lovers who



Cocaine seized in Malaga would have had a street value of more than a billion euros


The cocaine seized in an industrial estate in Malaga on Tuesday would have had a street value of more than a billion euros, police have confirmed. Sixteen people have been arrested so far and a record amount of drugs seized in the police ... a refrigerated lorry, vans and a Chrysler Voyager people carrier. The cocaine, which would have had a value of more than 360 million euros on the black market (but more than a billion once cut and distributed on the street), is believed to have been



About 80% of men and 55% of women will be overweight or obese by the year 2030


2016 3 billion euros will be the cost of healthcare in 2030 if the situation continues as at present Their report warns that if the present trend continues, in 2030 the figure will be three million higher. It also points out that whereas in 2016 ... the direct cost to the health system in attending to health problems caused by excess weight was 1.95 billion euros, if things continue as they are then it will rise to over three billion euros in the next 12 years. The study was drawn up from about ... higher than it had been in 2006, at 1.95 billion euros. That figure is two per cent of the health budget in Spain in 2015 (95.72 billion) and seven per cent of the Catalonian government budget for 2017 (over 28 billion euros). "If the number of cases



Two Spanish retail giants announce big profits in 2018


...year grew six per cent to 24.3 billion euros. For the second year running, it is also Spain's top-selling company in all sectors, having beaten Repsol to the number-one spot last year. The company now had 27 per cent market share among large supermarket ... chains, three times its nearest rivals. The president and founder, Juan Roig, said that despite a 1.5 billion-euro investment programme in updating its store format, earning after costs rose 84 per cent to 593 million euros. Two years ago, Mercadona ... come from outside Spain, meaning they are affected by more factors. Last year profits grew 2.2 per cent on 2017 to 3.4 billion euros. Despite being record-breaking figures for the largest clothing group in the world, the rate of sales growth (three



Tourism brought in 7 billion to the Costa this summer


The tourist industry contributed 7.12 billion euros to the local economy this summer. President of Turismo Costa del Sol, Elías Bendodo and Luis Callejón Suñé from the Costa del Sol hoteliers association revealed that the Costa del Sol attracted 7



European Commission announces target of zero emissions by 2050


2030, which estimates suggest would require an annual investment of 260 billion euros, or 1.5 per cent of the EU's combined GDP in 2018. Von Der Leyen's new plans of 50 or even 55% reductions by 2030 would raise this cost further, but the German stressed ... the huge costs of inaction; droughts and floods currently cost EU countries 15 billion euros a year. The Commission's plan would involve a yearly investment of 100 billion euros, and also involves the European Investment Bank incentivising billions



Man of the match


...would be “doing a Curry” that morning. Certainly “doing a curry” will have a new meaning in our household from now on! If you missed it, watch it on catch up. When I heard that two billion watched the royal wedding (more than one quarter of the ... population of the world), I had to do a double take to hear the number again. Did two billion people really hear Bishop Curry talk about the power of love in Jesus Christ and how that power can revolutionise our world? There among the most shiny of people



Telefónica announces 3.1 billion euro profit in 2017 at AGM


Madrid that it had made a 3.13 billion euro profit in 2017. It added that despite the negative impact of exchange rates in some of the markets it operates in and less income from roaming charges now EU rules have changed, it was helped by the sale of ... assets, such as part of Telxius, a telco infrastructure operator, and fewer restructuring expenses during the year. Worldwide sales in 2017 were flat at just over 52,000 billion euros, hindered by the weakness of the British pound, Argentinean peso and



Shares in Zara-owner Inditex fall as company announces slowdown


2.4 billion euros profit to October, up four per cent on a year earlier. Sustained by a sales increase of three per cent, nevertheless, it upset some analysts. Last year it grew six per cent in the same period. "The current situation at the company ... off. Total sales in the nine-month period were18.4 billion euros coming from its 7,442 shops and internet. The Galicia-based company added that the winter season had started well and that in November it had launched a new web platform for Zara in 106