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NewsletterApril 2019 Num 94



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Key Sectors

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The British company Solarcentury opens offices in Valencia and boosts employment in Cáceres
Luís Simões opens its new logistical operations center in Guadalajara
PSA invests over 100 million euros in its Vigo center
AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa sign a strategic agreement to promote the biotechnology sector

Business Climate

Spain climbs to 18th place in the ranking of best countries for doing business, according to Forbes

In its annual publication entitled “Best Countries for Business 2019”, the American magazine Forbes features Spain at number 18 in the best countries for doing business, behind the United States and ahead of Japan.Since the last edition – in 2018, when it included 153 countries – of this analysis of how easy it is to do business in each one, Spain has climbed two positions in this year's list, out of a total of 161 countries.
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Success story

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MSD Spain is in first place in clinical research activities for the company in Europe, and third worldwide

The pharmaceutical company MSD invests 76 million euros a year in R&D in Spain, where it has 1,330 employees

Ángel Fernández, CEO and general manager of MSD in Spain and Portugal

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News in Brief


The total accumulated investment in sovereign funds in Spain exceeds 40 billion euros for the first time

According to the report entitled “Sovereign Wealth Funds 2018", large-scale transactions in the chemical sector, consumption and eCommerce have edged out the construction sector as a destination for sovereign investment in 2018


Talent Garden, the European platform for digital innovation, comes to Spain

Talent Garden, Europe's largest networking and training platform for digital innovation, which was launched in Italy in 2011, has announced it has raised capital to promote its growth in Spain.


The Swiss company ERNI will create 100 new jobs in Catalonia

Most of the positions will go to engineers, who will join the 220 employees already recruited

Events section

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IICEX-Invest in Spain will participate in the sixth edition of the Iberian Private Equity Conference to be held in Madrid the 23th May. This is the only international private equity event on the Iberian Peninsula and attracts over 250 partners and senior executives from the world of risk capital from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, United States and Portugal, among others. The conference offers an ecosystem where over 70 risk capital funds and 90 limited partners will be represented.

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