News of the day 2 December 2015
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Transport

Construction demand adds to major increase in port freight traffic

Both the Acciona and Baleária shipping companies are reporting greatly increased business as a consequence of higher demand, in particular from the construction industry.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Economy

Bank of Spain stresses importance of consolidating economic recovery

“Domestically, the main risks are associated with the uncertainty of economic policies in the medium term.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Retail

Dad is the most difficult to buy for at Balearic Christmas time

The islands’ residents put dad at number one in the difficulty rankings, followed by partners (a quarter of them) and mums (only 14%).

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fairs and fiestas

Traders indignant at delay to Palma’s Christmas markets

Until this year, it had been usual for the market to be up and running in the last week of November, but the tender competition for putting the stalls in place had to be called off and a new one launched; hence the delay.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Employment

Unemployment in the Balearics rises but doesn't everywhere

The actual number of registered unemployed people in the Balearics, as of November, was 77,187.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourist tax

Tourist board attacks the government’s tourist tax

“To the high tax burden to which the tourism sector is being subjected, on account of local, island and government taxes, we have to add the imminent introduction of a new tourist tax.”

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Edition of 2 December 2015
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