Monthly Archives: April 2013

Spain joblessness hits record highs

Data released on April 25 revealed Spanish unemployment to have reached 27.2 percent, the highest such figure at least since the nation’s transition to democracy in 1976 – when records began. The report has fuelled European debate in questioning the proven effectiveness of austerity, with many wishing to switch conversely to reviving economic growth. The…

Earth Day: Green Gadgets for Conscious Living

Earth Day, the day we celebrate the planet and do activities to try to protect it, has continued to gain popularity. This year, more than 1 billion people were expected to partake in activities like recycling old gadgets or planting trees. But the truth is, Earth Day should be every day! For those interested in…

Qatar gives Egypt $3bn aid package in return for bonds

After short negotiations, Qatar has agreed to buy Egyptian bonds worth $3bn, part of an aid package that will help Egypt from sinking into financial turmoil. The announcement was made after an unexpected trip to Egypt by the Qatari premier Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, and has surprised many observers. Qatar’s bond purchase comes on…

What You Should and Shouldn’t Believe in Real Estate

If you just entered the real estate market as a prospective buyer or seller, you’ve probably lost track of all the real estate tips you’ve heard from friends and family. Unfortunately, many of the tips that have been passed onto you by house-hunting TV show addicts won’t be extremely useful in today’s real-world housing market. Much of…