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Zara launches online shopping in China

MADRID | After its first shop opening in China in 2006, Zara has this month started online retail activity with a dedicated website. Inditex, the parent company, expands towards emerging economies to avoid the European recession.

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Vossloh España chosen main locomotive provider by Israel Railways

Israel Railways will activate a contract option with Vossloh España, the Spanish subsidiary of the German Vossloh Group, and purchase nine more train Euro3000 locomotives . Last year, Vossloh España provided 15 Euro3000 units and 14 Euro4000 ones. Israel Railways has already been delivered 73 locomotives designed and manufactured in Vossloh España’s factory in Valencia. The €100-million initial operation has now been extended at a further €30 million value. Israel Railways…


EuroVegas gambles on Spain’s recovery

Negotiations must be already under way, but it looks as though the regional government of Madrid has somehow begun to surrender to the seduction and glitter of Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s much awaited arrival. Indeed, a deal that involves €18 billion of investment and 12 hotels, six casinos and three golf courses built by 2022 sounds appetising in the economically depressed surroundings of southern Europe. Esperanza Aguirre, president of the autonomous…


Mainstream Renewable Power plugs Canadian investors

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global solar and wind energy company, announced it is successfully tapping credit lines to increase its capital base. Mainstream, which is Europe’s leading independent offshore wind developer, signed this week a corporate facility for up to €60 million provided by Macquarie Group. According to the terms of the transaction, Mainstream will receive an initial €40 million corporate loan with provision for an additional €20 million at a future date…

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City National Bank of Florida, Bankia’s green shoot in the US

FLORIDA | with informations from Brian Bandell | City National Bank of Florida reported improved earnings in the second quarter of the year as it announced plans for four new branches. The Miami-based bank earned $10.3 million in the second quarter, up from $9.4 million in the first quarter. Its net interest income grew to $30.6 million in the second quarter from $30.2 million. Still, figures are 8.8 percent lower than last year in the same…

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Basque firm CAF awarded new Australian light rail vehicles delivery contract

GUIPÚZCOA | Australia’s minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian announced CAF has been selected for the $20 million contract for the supply of new vehicles to run on the Inner West Light Rail Extension. The project is due to be completed in 2014. The new light rail vehicles will operate on the Inner West Extension and integrate with the rest of the light rail network. “The Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar…


Spain’s ACS, OHL clash in New York

Next Autumn, a panel of arbitrators will open hearings over the New York dispute confronting Spanish construction giants OHL and ACS, which blame each other for the mismanagement of tunnel excavation costs in their joint venture for a subway project. But its outcome is unfortunately known, already: it is set to please nobody. Least of all investors in both companies, analysts in Madrid say. Works to extend the Long Island metropolitan…