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Spanish Firms’Internationalisation Changes Dramatically In 20 Years

The picture of the Spanish economy is changing thanks to the international activities of its companies, which has been increasing since the end of last year. Those firms which already operate overseas are expanding their business, but there is a risk that the uptick in domestic demand could dissuade new companies from leaving their home market.

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Spanish companies take Modinomics pace

MADRID | By Julia Pastor | What can small countries’ firms do in the world biggest democracy, built on 28 nations more than regions? Some Spanish companies in India have been able to manage big four toll roads (Isolux), control 80% of its airspace safety (Indra), excel in the olive oil market (Borges), or even list in the Bombay’s stock exchange (CIE Automotive). After the historical victory of Narendra Modi their prospects are even better, considering that India’s middle-upper class ranges between 50 and 300 million people.

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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…


FCC holds revenue in spite of demand contraction in Spain

MADRID | The Spanish infrastructure and services company FCC reported this week it had obtained €2.4 billion in revenues in the first quarter of 2012, on par with the same period last year, with international revenues increasing by 15.6%. FCC obtained a net attributable profit of €16.6 million in the first quarter, suffering a decline of €23.9 million year-on-year, reflecting the impact of the company’s most cyclical activities. Earnings before interest,…

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The rain in Spain is fairly plain

By Julia Pastor, in Madrid | The bank with the greater economic weight in the euro zone is Spanish, Spain’s national football team won the World Championship, and so did the national basket team; the number two in the tennis ranking is from Majorca, Spanish chefs are in the covers of the most important newspapers of the world, foreign tourists and no tourists adore the jamón ibérico… The history of…

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Spanish construction firms may replicate in India the Meca-Medina HSR deal

As published on Monday in the Spanish business press, India is planning a 1,800 km high-speed line to alleviate its saturated freight train network, as well as to strengthen the country’s industrial development. The Spanish construction companies OHL, ACS, San José, Isolux, Sacyr, Aldesa and Assignia have all signed several alliances in India in order to bid on this contract. “The Spanish engineering and construction sectors are seeking to replicate in…

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FCC’s foreign income exceeds domestic for the first time in its history

Report by Julia Pastor, in Madrid | FCC has obtained €178 million in the first nine months of 2011, which means a 6,9% less than in in the same period of 2010, according to a  Friday’s company press release. Nevertheless, FCC’s internationalisation process, with a growing income from foreign markets of almost 9,9% reaching €4.309 billion, represents a milestone in FCC’s 100 years history: for the first time, income coming…