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  1. SPAIN reigns

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson For a country in the financial pages for the wrong reasons, Spain remains popular with investors who love what the beautiful country has to offer. While the Bank of Spain ... happening.' Builder Taylor Wimpey de Espana, a leading house builder, in Spain, agrees there is enough activity in the market to inspire a positive outlook. 'We are enjoying a very international ...

  2. Paws for thought

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Goodboy Last time the Young Post web editor went to Europe to visit her mother who lives in the Balearic Islands in Spain, she had quite a surprise when she opened her suitcase. Out I popped! Hehehe... You see, I had never been to Spain, much less to the Balearic Islands, so it was about time. To be honest, I did not know much- actually, anything- about the Balearic Islands. ...

  3. Go for the goals as England take on mighty Spain

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be performing for Spain, not their multi-national clubs, in the friendly against England at Wembley. Both countries qualified as group winners for Euro 2012 and this is the first warm-up match en route to the finals. Spain were the more impressive team in qualifying, being one of only two countries with a 100 per cent record (the other was Germany) and scoring at least two goals in each of their four ...

  4. Spain

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sarah Wong foodandwine@scmp.com The world's second-largest producer, Spain has been better known for the high volume rather than the high quality of wine it produces. This is changing- international wine critic Robert Parker has pointed to Spain as a rising star with innovative wines. For the wine lover, Spain still provides good quality and value for money. For those ...

  5. Cashed-up investors can reign in Spain

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Of late, Spain's property market seems to have moved faster than a flamenco dancer. First it was up- way up- during boom times that saw double-digit yearly price growth ... a property market crash, it is those who are cashed up and willing to go where others fear to tread. In Spain, this was to the doorsteps of the overstretched who had to bail out- often from luxury ...

  6. China Unicom shares soar on Spain deal then plunge

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Shares of China Unicom (Hong Kong) reached a two-year high in early trading before falling sharply a day after the mainland's second-largest telecommunications network operator expanded its strategic alliance with Spanish carrier Telefonic ...

  7. Officials receive fake pictures in blackmail bid

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Police are investigating blackmail attempts on at least 18 government officials and celebrities, who received letters containing photographs of them in compromising sexual positions. The pictures were said to be manipulated and ob ...

  8. Villarreal stars set for Kitchee friendly

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa La Liga side Villarreal will send their best players when they take on Kitchee in an exhibition match in May. A formal agreement was signed yesterday that, according to Kitchee boss Ken Ng Kin, includes financial penalties for non-appearance o ...

  9. Michelin-star chef serious about his Spanish tapas, but can't get enough of dim sum

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen For Spanish Michelin-star chef Alejandro Sanchez, tapas in Spain is like dim sum in Hong Kong. 'You can sit back and eat tapas with friends in a very casual atmosphere. Food comes in smaller portions, so you can try many different dishes for one meal. And oh, you eat with your hands,' said the 32-year-old, one of the youngest chefs in Spain to have ...

  10. China to be 'big player' in saving Spanish banks

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that hold about half the deposits in Spain's financial system. 'Wen said they would contribute to the restructuring of Spanish savings banks,' Zapatero said. 'But to give you a figure, in my view, is a little premature at this stage.' It will be the first time that Chinese firms participate in a fund to restructure Spain's savings banks. 'Premier Wen told ...




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