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15:02

Opinion

Terms and conditions

Mark Nayler

...and keep it balanced until at least 2040. No wonder, then, that the Socialist government of Pedro Sánchez has set its sights on as much as €140 billion from the EU, around €74 billion of which could be in the form of grants that don't need to be

22:13

Opinion

Spending spree

Mark Nayler

This week saw some big numbers being thrown around by the Spanish government. Prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced that his leftist coalition plans public investment of €150 billion throughout 2021 and 2022, a level of spending that heavily ... depends on Spain receiving an EU bailout package of €140 billion, €74 billion of which would be in grants, the rest in repayable loans. This hefty injection of funds into the country's post-Covid economy, according to Sánchez's administration, could in ... turn act as a stimulus to private investment worth €500 billion. You wouldn't necessarily guess, staring goggle-eyed at these enormous figures, that Spain is currently weathering a global health crisis with the potential to become, at least in its

14:02

National

Court to investigate emeritus king over commissions

Mateo Balín

...trains in Saudi Arabia. Some 80 million euros in commissions has been reported as part of the 6.7 billion deal for the prestigious AVE rail system in 2011. A court report says there could be evidence against the king, who abdicated in 2014 in favour

13:44

National

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

SUR

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

14:50

National

Supermarket chain Mercadona announces strong annual results

LUCÍA PALACIOS

Valencia-based chain had an income of 25.5 billion euros, an increase of 5% on 2018. This puts it back as the Spanish company with the highest sales. Annual profits also increased by 5% to 623 million euros, despite an increase in investment costs of 46% to ... 2.2 billion euros, paid for from its own funds. An average shop has 2,200 customers a day, an increase of 80 on 2018. The chain is rolling out new-look stores and in the three years since it started its revamp it has an average of 200 shoppers a day

14:24

Local

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

SUR

...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

15:40

National

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

EDURNE MARTÍNEZ

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

14:54

National

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

JOSÉ ANTONIO BRAVO

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

17:02

Opinion

All I want for Christmas

Tony Bryant

...gifts, 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

14:11

National

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

EUROPA PRESS

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

11:46

Local

Caution on Costa over troubles at Thomas Cook

PILAR MARTÍNEZ

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

20:12

Local

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

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

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

11:31

Local

Tourism brought in 7 billion to the Costa this summer

P. MARTÍNEZ

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

14:25

LifeStyle

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

EFE

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

12:57

National

Telefónica announces 3.1 billion euro profit in 2017 at AGM

SUR

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

12:18

National

Two Spanish retail giants announce big profits in 2018

L. PALACIOS / E. MARTÍNEZ

...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

13:45

Opinion

Man of the match

REVD ADRIAN LOW

...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

11:43

Local

An avalanche of similar cases could cost the government billions

SUR madrid

...although each one has to be treated on its own merits, if it finds in their favour it could cost the government more than one billion euros in compensation. With so many cases arising in response to its energy reforms, Ciadri is examining more claims

12:03

Local

Malaga's exports beat the two-billion-euro mark in one year for the first time

SUR

The 'Made in Malaga' label is gaining strength as the province beat the two-billion-euro mark in exports last year. Between January and November 2017, Malaga sent products to the value of 2.05 billion euros out of the country, 216.8 million more ... and Andalusian [exporting] firms are small and medium-sized enterprises,” he added. The Malaga products that are most sold outside Spain are olive oil, fruit and vegetables, meat products, electrical equipment and textiles. Of the 2.5 billion

13:18

National

Zara and five other Spanish brands among the world top 500

SUR

According to the survey, the highest valued Spanish brand is Zara, with a value of 17.5 billion dollars (14 billion euros) and an annual increase of 21.2%. Santander is close behind, increasing 1.7% to 16.2 billion dollars (13 billion euros). Within the ... ranking, Zara, which is part of the larger Inditex group, is number 82, rising eight places in the year, while Santander falls from 81st to 92nd place. BBVA (11.6 billion dollars) rises from 177th to 131st, Movistar (11.4 billion dollars) from 136th to ... 132nd and Repsol (four billion dollars) from 483rd to 443rd; Iberdrola (3.9 billion) fell back from 407th to 468th position. Department store group, El Corte Inglés has entered the list for the first time in 434th position, with a value of 4.1 billion

15:30

National

Shares in Zara-owner Inditex fall as company announces slowdown

SUR

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

21:16

National

Unicaja Banco profits surge by almost 40% in first half of 2018

JOSÉ VICENTE ASTORGA

...left the balance sheet, equivalent to 1.25 billion euros. Unicaja looks after 44.2 billion euros of clients' money. Some 27.3 billion is on instant access deposits and almost 13 billion in fixed-term deposits. A further 13.1 million is in investment

14:41

National

Construction firms call for all autovías to have tolls on them

CRISTINA VALLEJO madrid

Construction firms have said that Spain will have to spend 103 billion euros on its infrastructure in the coming years to meet UN climate-change objectives. This is equivalent to 8.3 per cent of the country's GDP and would mean an increase of 40 per ... below the European average for the amount of roads users pay for and the move could bring in 4.7 billion euros extra a year.

12:54

Local

Costa del Sol deserted at traditional start of peak season

Pilar Martínez

...vice president and regional minister for Tourism, Juan Marín, this week presented a new forecast report. This worst-case scenario, it said, would see the loss from tourism come in at 13.3 billion euros (compared to six billion mentioned in the first

11:30

National

Zara owner sees sales jump 12% and profits beat three billion euros

LUCÍA PALACIOS LA CORUÑA

Spanish retail giant, Inditex, carried on its upward march in 2016 and continued to beat its own sales records. The Galicia-based company, which owns brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear and Stradivarius, saw sales of 23.31 billion euros ... worldwide in the twelve months ending 31 January, an increase of 12 per cent. Over 15 billion of these sales came from the Zara brand. Group sales grew in each of the 93 countries where it operates. There were 279 net store openings last year and it now ... has 7,292 shops around the world. Inditex profits increased ten percent to 3.1 billion euros, helping it keep its market leadership and beating nearest rival H&M. Reporting the annual results this week, Pablo Isla, company chairman and CEO,

16:11

Sport

Life, not as we know it

Rob Palmer

billion-euro question. La Liga bosses say it will mean only 300 million euros is lost instead. Completing the season is complex, but far less complex than not completing the season. There have been complaints from some teams around Europe that the season

14:46

Opinion

A new approach

Mark Nayler

...that I took here a couple of weeks ago. Then, I argued that the EU needs to step in and help Spain deal with the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, in part by offering an aid package to bolster the €200 billion already pledged by the ... welfare policies contained within Sánchez's proposed budget for 2020, to the €200-billion emergency package and to the stringent fiscal demands that have been issued by Brussels for the next few years. We have to ask: how is Spain going to afford all of

10:51

LifeStyle

Andromeda

KEN CAMPBELL

...middle and spiral arms of stars gradually getting thinner towards the edges. It is huge, about 180,000 light years across and containing around 400 billion stars. Our solar system is located in one of the spiral arms about three quarters of the way out ... light years across and containing about 800 billion stars. When you see the Andromeda Galaxy you are seeing it as it was 2.5 million years ago, even before there were humans on the Earth.

12:20

LifeStyle

The last planet

KEN CAMPBELL

When Pluto was downgraded to dwarf planet status in 2006, it put Neptune as being the most distant planet from the Sun at almost 4.5 billion km. It is so far from the Sun that it takes almost 165 earth years to travel once around in its orbit.

19:23

Opinion

Intu the storm

PETER SANDERSON

163 million pounds, a mere fraction of the 8.4 billion pounds its assets are valued in its books. It is worth noting that in 2010 the company rejected a takeover bid from another property company worth 425 pence per share or three billion pounds. With ... its equity all but worthless, another problem is that its balance sheet is loaded with 4.7 billion pounds of debt. In an attempt to extricate itself from this untenable situation the company announced its intention to raise a billion pounds of

15:41

Sport

A dose of reality needed

Rob Palmer

...month. Even a club with a billion-euro budget needs to take stock. It isn’t just about football, it’s about business. The Nou Camp museum handles 10,000 visitors a day in peak season. Real Madrid employs eight hundred people in its many departments. ... It is reported that there are 184,626 jobs in Spanish football so that is 184,626 livelihoods that need some protection. The financial experts estimate it will cost one billion euros if the season is cancelled; 300 million if it resumes in empty