HOUSING MARKET

S&P sees Spanish house prices continuing to fall into 2016

Agency believes Sareb bad bank will find it difficult to meet home sales target

MELILLA KILLINGS

Thousands take to streets of Melilla after Moroccan navy shooting deaths

Exclave unites to demand investigation into killings of two Spanish citizens

Beer makers ordered to post bond of 764 million euros

Damm patriarch Carceller and son may face tax fraud charges

Editorials

Capital inflows

The return of foreign investment to Spain is among the most encouraging indicators

UNIVERSITY FUNDING

State Erasmus grants to be slashed for most students

Only those with lowest economic means to continue receiving 180-euro monthly contribution

SMARTPHONES

Spain and Latin America turn their backs on the iPhone

Two regions have lowest market share of Apple devices, says Kantar Worldpanel report

ECONOMIC INDICATOR

New car sales remain buoyed by subsidy scheme

Purchases in October climb an annual 34 percent after further extension of government aid

Venezuela's debts threaten business in the second largest free port in the world

Business in the Colon Free Zone in Panama to shrink by 10 percent this year

Cuba bans private cinemas and the sale of imported goods

They say these are "necessary corrections" to protect small independent businesses

FORMULA 1

F1 star Alonso undergoes check-up after suffering 25g impact

Ferrari driver taken to hospital after being subjected to huge g-forces during Abu Dhabi race

Catalan government suspends eight police officers under investigation over death

Judge exonerates Moroccan man who had previously fought with arrested businessman Juan Andrés Benítez

business

Wholesale expansion

Costco is preparing to enter the Spanish market The giant American discount chain will be opening outlets in Seville and Madrid next year

INTERNET ACTIVISM

The online call for action

The campaign website Change.org was founded in San Francisco in 2007 Its purchase of Spanish site Actuable has seen it take off across the Atlantic

real estate

Time to swing the wrecking ball on Spain's vacant homes?

In the wake of the crisis, the country has been left with 800,000 unsold properties Demolishing unfinished buildings might be the only solution, say experts

interview

"Pope Francis is a man of action, and doesn't beat around the bush"

Forensic scientist José Antonio Lorente received an unexpected call from the Holy See

royal scandal

Nóos judge seizes duke and duchess of Palma’s €10m Barcelona mansion

Sixteen other properties also frozen by court Valencia mayor and former regional premier summoned as witnesses

ECONOMY

Crisis wipes 80,000 Spanish households off the map

Immigrants leaving the country and young people moving back home considered prime reasons

OPINION

Do-nothing policy

Rajoy lets problems fester because he thinks it desirable to let them harden into exasperation

Spanish families rein in their borrowing

Household debt drops to lowest level since 2007

CRIME

House vandalized in wake of Gypsy shooting in Girona

Police believe that murder suspect’s home was attacked by victim’s relatives

PP'S HIDDEN FINANCES

Bárcenas controlled PP accounts until 2011, court papers show

Filings by tax office with investigating judge contradict party’s version under which ex-treasurer had resigned two years earlier

TECHNOLOGY

Bloomfits: gifts that bring human benefits

Entrepreneur Santi Costa has created the non-business website People offer objects and services for free and expect nothing in return