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  1. Spain starts to sparkle once again

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson The rain may still be falling on Spain's beleaguered property market, but it seems that overseas buyers are prepared to wade in for a bargain. Following three years of collapsing prices and few, if any, takers for that once-so-aspirational Spanish villa in the sun, investors are returning, according to Bank of Spain figures. Latest data indicates that last year ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Economy - SPAIN

    S&P drops Spain bond ranking to near 'junk'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Madrid Economy also is given a negative outlook for long-term ranking as it ponders ECB bailout S&P downgrades Spain to just above junk Spain's debt rating has ... to A-3 from A-2. "The negative outlook on the long-term rating reflects our view of the significant risks to Spain's economic growth and budgetary performance, and the lack of a clear ...

  4. Investors from HK, mainland shun Spain

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland Chinese investments in the euro zone fell sharply this year, with investors spooked by Spain's debt troubles. The Spanish senior trade commissioner in the city expects the trend to continue. 'Given the situation in Spain and the European Union, we can presume these investments may not be as high ...

  5. Asian markets flat as Spain worries rise

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com Asian markets were flat yesterday as worries over Spain replaced the euphoria over Greece's breakthrough in resolving the political impasse. The Hang Seng ... in light of the lingering crisis in Spain. The country's short-term borrowing costs rose to their highest level since 1997 in a debt sale. Spain succeeded in raising Euro3.04 billion (HK$29.8 ...

  6. Sands opens new Macau resort, and looks to Spain

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu in Macau sophie.yu@scmp.com Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he planned to invest US$35 billion to build gambling resorts in Spain, after opening the US$4.4 billion Sands Cotai ... but who is counting?' he quipped. Adelson said he plans to spend US$35 billion on a mini-Las Vegas strip in Spain, where he is looking at Barcelona and Madrid as possible locations. ...

  7. Spain's holiday homes market faces slowdown

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London The boom times are over for Spain's most famous holiday homes market- the Costa del Sol. A Marbella auctioneer is being flooded with property from developers ... 'Forget all the overdeveloped areas and high-density developments- do not buy in a project of a thousand units, it is madness.' The downturn is spreading across Spain. Rita Fryer, ...

  8. Bombs in Spain cause sharp fall in early trade

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with $21.43 billion on Thursday. A broker said sentiment had been overshadowed by the terrorist attack in Spain but this would also present a good buying opportunity. Travel shares lost heavily ...

  9. Fashion debut

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Carmen Li

    ... What shopaholics have been anticipating with bated breath: the open doors of Spanish-based fashion chain Zara, which yesterday made its Hong Kong debut at the IFC mall in Central. Founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega, the fashion chain, which is part of the Inditex group, has expanded into a global phenomenon, making Mr Ortega one of Spain's richest people. The brand, which ...

  10. Market slide leaves glut of new homes

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susie Watkins Polakova The Spanish real estate slump was one of the worst on record and, to date, private-equity investors, property analysts and even Spain's prime minister agree ... of those polled predict Spain would be the worst-performing property market in Europe this year- with the best performers expected to be Britain, Germany and France. The Bank of Spain estimates ...




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