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The Spanish Economy Continues To Grow

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

The Spanish government have announced some good news for the economy. The Economy Minister said that the economy is expected to grow at a similar rate to previous quarters. This means a year on year growth in the economy of 3.3%, just above the government´s projected growth of 3.2%.  The Minister said that the economy […]

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Spain´s Second Largest Bank Says the Data Shows Signs for Optimism

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

The research arm of the BBVA Spain´s second largest bank are reporting that data accumulated over the past few months gives them signs of optimism in the Spanish property market. Some of the reasons have already been reported in this blog. They include a rise in consumer confidence, a decrease in unemployment and more licences […]

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More positive data regarding property in Spain

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

UK residents reaping the benefit of 7 year high in the exchange rate The first bit of good news for purchasers outside of the Euro zone. If you are using sterling you would have seen a 10% rise in the value of the GBP against the Euro, which is currently at a 7 year high, […]

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More optimistic growth forecast from the European Union for Spain

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

Spain seen as a role model for the Euro zone. The European Union has just raised it forecast for Spanish growth and is hailing Spain as a role model for other European countries. The forecast is now been raised to 2.3%  from a lower 1.7% just three months ago. This is the biggest upward forecast […]

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Increase in demand for residential property

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

Bank research shows increase in demand According to research carried out by the BBVA Bank using figures for September 2014 there is an increase in demand for residential property in Spain. The uplift in the people employed along with an increase in consumer confidence appear to be the factors underpinning the increase in demand. These […]

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Sterling increases by 8% against the Euro in the last year

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance, Uncategorized

In the last year the Great British pound has increased in value against the Euro. There have been many factors contributing to it´s rise, however the bonus for those outside of the Euro zone is that Spanish properties are even cheaper which has led to a rise in non Euro zone buyers looking to Spain, […]

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12% incease in expats buying second homes in Spain

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance, Uncategorized

Figures released by the Spanish government show that in the first half of 2014 the number of ex pats buying second homes in Spain has risen by 12%. The Valencian Community saw the highest amount of activity and the Alicante region had the lions share of this activity at 88.9% of the Valencian Community’s property […]

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Survey Confirms Investor Confidence Growing For 4th Quarter In A Row

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance, Uncategorized

JP Morgan Stanley Asset Management survey shows that for the forth quarter in row there has been an increase in confidence of investors in Spain. The survey shows that Spanish Investors confidence is 22.1% in the European Market and  18.6% have confidence in the Spanish Market.  The increase in confidence is a good sign for […]

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Spain Tops IMF Economic Growth Forecast for 2015

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

Spain has been placed top of the economic growth forecast for 2015 by the International Monetary Fund. Beating all of it´s European neighbours despite high unemployment. The IMF say that the growth for this year, 2014, is 1.3% and 1.7% in 2015. The drivers for growth in Spain are mainly from external demand and increased […]

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Spain and Italy Lead Recovery In Manufacturing Growth

posted by: Ian Merridan in FInance

Spain is one of two countries that has shown growth in their manufacturing sector in the last quarter. This means that Spain along with Italy are beating the usual big guns of the Eurozone France and Germany when it comes to increasing production. Whilst optimism is cautious it shows that the basis of growth is […]

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