El Guardian y la agencia Reuters temen que la economía española esté entrando en recesión, con un costo social creciente.
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MADRID, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Spain was hit by a wave of bleak economic news on Tuesday, five weeks before national elections, and economists feared the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy might fall into recession.
The services sector, which accounts for over 70 percent of the economy, suffered its sharpest ever fall in activity during January, a survey showed, and consumer confidence fell to a record low in January as inflation has reached a 12 year high.
On a terrible day of economic woe for the Socialist government, which faces elections on March 9, official data showed that industrial production suffered its sharpest fall in 5-1/2 years in December as the end of a 10 year housing boom has cut demand for Spanish goods.
The government reported on Monday that the number of registered jobless saw its biggest monthly rise on record last month.
“At this point the risk of a recession is significant,” said Veronique Riches-Flores at Societe Generale. [Guardian / Reuters, 5 feb. 08. Andrew Hay. Spanish economic slowdown deepens, recession feared].
Las negritas son mías.
● Economía en este Infierno.