IAG accepts mediator proposal in Iberia labor disputeBank of Spain starts proceedings over Santander CEOSpain's Bankia shows recovery signs after record loss
Madrid, March 9 (IANS) Spain's industrial production fell by 3.6 percent between January 2012 and January 2013, according to official figures. However, on a monthly basis industrial production rate increased by 11.5 percent between December 2012 and the first month of this year, which is the highest increase over the last five years, indicated the General Industrial Production Index published by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), reported Xinhua
Madrid, March 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Spain have discussed ways to promote cultural relations between them. The discussions were held between UAE's ambassador Hessa Abdullah Ahmed Al Otaiba and Spanish Education, Culture and Sport Minister Jose Ignacio Wert Ortega.
Iberia staff have staged a series of strikes and protests throughout the week against a restructuring plan that will axe 3,807 jobs. Over 1000 thousand flights have been cancelled. How much damage has it caused the airline and it there any hope of turning Spain's flagship carrier around? Joel Flynn reports
Madrid, March 8 (IANS) FC Barcelona star Leo Messi admits that his side will have a difficult task if they want to remain in this season's Champions League. Barca travelled to play AC Milan three weeks ago as favorites to win the competition, but returned home from Italy on the back of a 0-2 defeat which will make it very tough for them to progress into the last eight, reports Xinhua. Perhaps more worrying for Barca was the form they showed in the San Siro Stadium where they looked tired and lacking energy and ideas.
Madrid, March 8 (IANS) Will the real FC Barcelona stand up and be counted and even if they do, will it make much difference? Harsh questions for sure, but after the past three weeks of uncertainty surrounding the performances of the leaders of the BBVA Primera Liga football, perhaps fair ones, reports Xinhua. Barca have suffered two defeats to Real Madrid and one to AC Milan in the past three weeks, but it is not the fact they have lost that is so worrying, it is the way Barca have lost, playing flat-footed, tired football and not looking anything like the sprightly side that opened up such a huge lead at the top of the table.
Port of Spain (Trinidad), March 8 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago will play two Central American opponents later this month as they continue preparations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July. The Trinidadians will take on Belize at home March 22 and travel to Lima to face Peru three days later, reports CMC. The March 26 encounter against Peru is a return friendly after the Caribbean side lost to them 0-2 here last month.
Barcelona, March 8 (IANS/EFE) Barcelona's Picasso Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the Spanish master's work and documents belonging to Jaume Sabartes, personal secretary and friend to the artist, and the moving force behind the museum. The museum was founded thanks to the efforts of Sabartes, the artist's wife, Jacqueline, the people of Barcelona and the northeastern Spanish city's government, exhibition curator Silvia Domenech said.
La Paz, March 8 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil company YPFB and private firms operating in Bolivia plan to drill a record 14 wells this year as part of oil and gas exploration projects, officials said. "It is a record to be able to drill 14 wells, (a figure) that represents a great effort and an even greater challenge. As a result, we expect to make important natural gas and liquids reserves discoveries at depths that range from 2,000 to 6,000 meters," YPFB vice president for operations Jorge Marquez Ostria said.
Lausanne, March 6 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Tuesday awarded India the hosting rights of the men's Junior World Cup and the World League Finals. The Junior World Cup will be held Dec 6-15 and it will be followed by the World League Finals Jan 10-18. The Hero Hockey Junior World Cup is held once every four years and will feature the top 16 men's junior teams battling for the supreme title