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After adopting the euro, the Spanish economy initially benefited from sharply lower interest rates, spurring a property bubble. However, with the onset of the global financial crisis, property prices collapsed, causing widespread layoffs, and pushing unemployment to more than 26 per cent by the end of 2012. Spain received a bank bailout from the European Central Bank in 2012. 

Investors from HK, mainland shun Spain

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.

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