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22 de març 2011

Barcelona: Innovative and Creative Business (Financial Times)


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Art and industry make for a gaudy mix. Victor Mallet examines how creative and design businesses are coping in the wake of the financial crisis
Automotive: From car door panels to hybrid batteries. Globalisation has forced traditional manufacturers to explore new avenues, says Miles Johnson
Biotechnology: Hub faces intense competition. Lack of local leader and funding raise questions, writes Miles Johnson
Sport: The goal is success without the debt. Miles Johnson looks at the financial challenges of running the city’s football team
La Caixa: Lender weathers storm. Bank remains a dominant financial power in the city, says Victor Mallet
Graffiti: Vandalism or oppressed street art?. Stubborn street artists now find they have little choice, given the hostile reception in the streets, writes Pascale Davies
Entrepreneurs talk: City vibrant despite economic stagnation. Victor Mallet meets some of the region’s movers and shakers
Alcohol: Spanish taste for premium gin gives duo a profit tonic. High-quality mixers go down well with consumers of tasty tipples, as market grows, says Victor Mallet
Trade fairs: Conferences provide €2.5bn boost to city. Private management helps city-owned Fira cope with tough economic times, says Miles Johnson
Publishing: A literary hub built on rich history and skills. Ángel Gurria-Quintana examines the city’s role as a publishing centre
Fashion retailing: Local textile tradition has gone global
Ferran Adrià: Reinventing the gourmet
Architecture: A well constructed city by design
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