Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy gives a speech at the Spain Global Tourism Forum held in Madrid. Photograph: EPA/BALLESTEROS

Spain’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in seven years in the fourth quarter, defying the threat of deflation as lower prices helped boost domest(...)

Women look at clothes in a store in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain. Spanish consumer prices  fell 1.5 per cent in January from a year earlier, the most since 1997. (Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

Spain’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in seven years in the fourth quarter, defying the threat of deflation as lower prices helped boost domes(...)

Jobseekers line up at an employment office in Madrid, Spain. Spanish unemployment increased to 23.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014.  Photo: Bloomberg

Spanish unemployment unexpectedly rose in the fourth quarter, indicating the economic recovery isn’t strong enough yet for jobs growth to keep pace wi(...)

Spanish price growth has not topped 1 per cent for nine months

Excessively low inflation in the euro zone should be dealt with as firmly as high inflation, ECB governing council member Ignazio Visco said today, ad(...)

A cleaner sweeps the hall floor of Villena high speed railway station on July 11, 2013 in Villena, Spain. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Spain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell for the first time in two years in the second quarter, adding weight to the government’s contention that t(...)

Portugal's economy shrank for a ninth quarter in the three months through December as consumer spending fell and exports dropped with the euro-(...)