Spain to raise minimum wage 22% in 2019
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday his cabinet would approve next week a 22 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage to 1,050 euros ($1,192) in 2019.
Madrid threatens to send national police to Catalonia to provide order
Spain's government has warned authorities in Catalonia that it could take over responsibility for law and order in the region after radical separatists blocked a highway.
Q3 trade report reflects Nigeria’s continued dependence on oil revenue
Despite commitments by the federal and state governments to the diversification agenda, Nigeria’s exports remain heavily dependent on crude oil, accounting for 85.4 per cent of export transactions in the third quarter (Q3). While Europe and Asia remain the choice destination for Nigerian exports, trade within Africa in terms of exports, stood at N341.1billion…
Spain to inject 2bn euros into tackling youth unemployment
Spain's Socialist government said Friday it would inject two billion euros ($2.3 billion) into fighting sky-high youth unemployment in a country where one in every three youngsters is out of a job. "We need our youth," Labour Minister Magdalena Valerio told reporters, pointing out that many people in their 20s were "dependent on their parents,…
May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit deal
Spain's demand for a veto on the future of Gibraltar loomed on Saturday as the final stumbling block standing in the way of a smooth Brexit deal, as Theresa May headed to Brussels for 11th-hour talks. The British premier plans to meet EU leaders Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, even though European diplomats insist the…
Mercedes-Benz begins fourth quarter with new sales record
Mercedes-Benz started the fourth quarter with a new record in unit sales. Worldwide, the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 190,021 vehicles, surpassing the previous best October unit sales from last year by 3.9 per cent. In the first 10 months of the year, deliveries of 1,905,108 units by Mercedes-Benz were slightly above the high…
One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train in Spain
One person was killed and 44 others were injured, three seriously, on Tuesday when a commuter train derailed near Barcelona due to a landslide caused by heavy rains, emergency services and Spain's rail operator said.
Spain, Portugal, considering joint 2030 World Cup bid with Morocco
Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said yesterday. According to Reuters, Sanchez was on a visit to the Moroccan capital of Rabat and met with Prime Minister Saadedin Al Othmani and King Mohamed to discuss the possibility of bidding…
Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists
Spanish prosecutors called Friday for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last year's failed secession bid.
Spain Supreme Court orders trial of former Catalan leaders
Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered 18 former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in last year's declaration of independence.