Re: Re: Any good news or opportunities

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DBMarcos99
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Strange to see this – the June fall in unemployment is a record. Of course you’d expect a fall at this time, but a record when European countries are struggling? I think the horrible weather in northern Europe is making for a good tourist season in Spain.

http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/03/spanish-unemployment-falls-more-austerity-promised/

The total number of people out of work there fell by nearly 100,000 in June.
That is traditionally a good month for employment as the tourism season begins but this was the best June on record. It was also the third month in a row the jobless rate has fallen.

Seems there are still plenty of busines investments taking place as shrewd (or naiive? ) businessfolk take advantage of the situation.

Siemens Enterprise Communications recently set up Southern European HQs in Madrid (Spanish article)
http://www.muycomputerpro.com/2012/05/21/javier-santos-empac-south-cluster-manager-siemens-enterprise-communications/

US-based web security company Blue Coat establishes Southern European Headquarters in Madrid (Spanish article)
http://www.redestelecom.es/gestion/noticias/1061251001403/blue-coat-refuerza-equipo-presencia-espana.1.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=20120705

Some nice rail export news
The Spanish company Assignia will build several sections of Morocco’s high speed train line
http://www.spaintechnology.com/icex/cda/controller/pageGen/0,3346,1549487_6719796_6728280_4599123,00.html

The web startup for pets, Miscota, has gained 500,000 euros in investment (spanish article)
http://loogic.com/500-000-euros-de-inversion-en-la-tienda-de-mascotas-miscota/

Lastly, this may be an opportunity for those seeking a house buyer in strange parts… A new site (well two) has been set up to sell real estate to Chinese…(ok you’ll have to know Spanish, but you already do if you live there, don’t you??)
http://www.eureka-startups.com/blog/2012/06/11/infochina-gestion-vender-inmuebles-a-ciudadanos-chinos/