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NewsletterFebruary 2018 Num 87



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Imagen Regiones News Febrero 2018

Key Sectors

Imagen Sectores News Febrero 2018
Ford prepares its Valencia plant for the next generation of the Kuga
Inauguration of the Aeronautics Advanced Manufacturing Center in the Basque Country
Covestro opens its new logistics distribution center
Xiaomi selects Spain to start its entry into Western Europe

Business Climate

Foreign companies in Spain account for over a quarter of the country's total turnover

2 % of the companies in Spain have a foreign parent company and represent 27 % of total sales.
There are currently 18,205 foreign companies operating in Spain, a little over 2% of the total.
Imagen clima negocios News Febrero 2018

Success story

Imagen caso exito News Febrero 2018

Fujifilm invests 7% of its sales revenue in R&D, and its office in Spain employs 110 professionals

The multinational company has been able to adapt to the digital transformation to change from being a photograph production company to a global hi-tech company

Gustavo Caspueñas, Medical Systems Director at Fujifilm for Iberia

Imagen caso exito News Febrero 2018


News in Brief


The British company Victoria acquires the tile manufacturer Keraben

It will pay 274 million euros, which it will finance with a capital increase in which it hopes to raise 204 million


Spanish renewables triple Spain's investment in R+D

The sector contributed 8.51 billion euros to the national GDP in 2016 and corrected the trade balance


Santander, the best bank in the world according to The Banker

It was chosen for its recent performance and its spectacular growth forecasts

Events section

Evento 4YFN

26/02/18 - 28/02/18

4YFN 2018

4 Years From Now (4YFN)is the global business platform for the growing community of technology startups promoted by Mobile World Capital Barcelona. In its three years of existence, 4YFN has now become a landmark event that enables startups, investors, companies and public institutions to interact and create new businesses together. Throughout the year, 4YFN organizes a series of activities to promote the entrepreneurship sector by forging links at the local and international level.

The event is aimed at technology startups seeking investors or who want to connect with major corporations promoting innovation. The purpose of the event is to help startups looking for first investment rounds, are interested in receiving specialized advice, and who want to internationalize or accelerate their online business.

ICEX-Invest in Spain and, in collaboration with the State Secretariat for the Information Society and Digital Agenda, jointly run the Spain Pavilion at 4YFN, where Spanish technology startups can benefit from all the services of the fair, and from specific activities within the Spain Pavilion.

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