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NewsletterMay 2018 Num 88



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Key Sectors

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Madrid rises in the ranking of world financial centers
Japanese group Takahata is building its first European factory in Jaén
Spain remains the eighth vehicle manufacturer worldwide
Sonnedix purchases 12 photovoltaic plants in Spain

Business Climate

German companies give Spain's economic situation a positive rating

Nine out of ten German companies consider that the economic situation in Spain is good or satisfactory, and six out of ten believe it will continue improving in 2018 and 2019. These are the main conclusions of the survey carried out for Spain since 1993 by the German Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the International Center for Competitiveness at IESE Business School.
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Success story

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SMP employs over 1,100 people at its five factories in Spain, and has another two through a joint venture with Celulosa Fabril (Cefa)

24% of SMP's global turnover and 14% of its profits proceed from its nine Spanish plants

Andreas Heuser, Chairman of SMP Europe and Americas

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News in Brief


ICEX-Invest in Spain receives the award as the best public institution in Startup Olé 2018

During the closure of the contest that has taken place this Thursday.


Admiral will transfer its European business activity to Spain

This will enable it to bypass the operating restrictions for British insurance and banking companies in the EU following the Brexit


Knok Healthcare is recognized as one of the most innovative projects

In 2017, it was selected by Rising Startup Spain and has been acknowledged by Wired magazine

Events section


04/06/18 - 06/06/18

Investment Migration Forum 2018

For the second consecutive year, ICEX-Invest in Spain will take part in the Investment Migration Forum, a leading event worldwide organised by the Investment Migration Council and bringing together the main stakeholders in this field: governments, institutions, prestigious academics, professionals, multipliers, investment advisers and more.

ICEX-Invest in Spain will be present with an information stand where it will answer questions on legal issues. It will also field a panellist in the country discussions and serve as the keynote speaker in one of the plenary sessions. In parallel it will hold B2B meetings within the framework of the forum.

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The Managing Director of ICEX-Invest in Spain will attend the annual congress of the Spanish Capital Risk Association, which will see the release of the first investment figures for 2018 and an analysis of the trends for the sector in Spain. ICEX-Invest in Spain is the congress sponsor, and is a guest speaker on one of the panels to be held throughout the day, entitled “Europe and Latin America: building bridges”.


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