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Castile and León looks to exploit low costs and stability

Castile and León in Spain is banking on its low-cost land and political stability to attract investors. Its established sectors of carmaking, agriculture and pharma are enjoying growth, along with tourism, which is on the rise. Jason Mitchell reports.

Catalonia crisis unnerves business sector

The ongoing row over independence between the Spanish government and Catalonia is sparking an exodus of company headquarters from the region, with predictions of economic disruption for both parties if the dispute is not settled soon. Greg Campbell-Cohen reports.

Catalonia referendum result could spook investors in short term

The uncertainty that the Catalonian referendum has sparked over independence from Spain is likely to result in a slowdown in FDI, economic experts say. Jason Mitchell reports.

in dispute

In Dispute: the pain of Spain

A handful of arbitration cases against Spain regarding its renewable energy policies have been settled, but many more are to come in what will prove a costly process for the country, win or lose, writes Luke Peterson.

Basque businesses eye a post-Brexit UK

Spain’s Basque Country is taking steps to cement links with the UK, the fourth biggest market for its services

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Bilbao mayor looks to build on smart technology

Hit by high unemployment levels among its younger population, Bilbao's mayor, Juan Maria Aburto, tells Courtney Fingar how the city is looking to the digital sector and tourism to reverse its fortunes.

Artur Mas

Catalonia presses its case

Artur Mas was president of Catalonia from 2010 until early 2016. On a visit to London he spoke to fDi about the region’s continued push for independence from Spain and what parallels could be drawn with Brexit and Scotland’s status within the UK.

Catalonia’s FDI on the Rise

The region and its capital Barcelona are showing strong growth, both nationally and in the context of Europe.

Barcelona tops cities list

Barcelona leads investment rankings for Spanish and Portuguese cities

With Spain and Portugal attracting more than 8% of Europe’s FDI last year, cities from the two countries are proving to be increasingly attractive to foreign investors. Barcelona ranked top of the major cities, while Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canaries led the medium-sized table. Geraldine Ewing and Christine McMillan analyse the results.

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Madrid region acts as FDI magnet

Spain's capital region of Madrid continues to lead the country's return to prosperity after the crisis of 2008 thanks to its favourable business climate and pool of talent. Now the challenge is to bring leisure industry investment into line to keep up with soaring tourist numbers. 

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