Film industry finally gets some relief

Government and sector pact to raise investor tax breaks from 18 to 25 percent

This week’s movie releases

After the Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, Juan José Campanella returns with Foosball Avengers director Joss Whedon downsizes in Much Ado About Nothing

Why Spanish cinema fails to make the Bechdel test grade

Men direct 90 percent of films and star in six of every 10

LATIN AMERICA

Currency controls force airlines to ground passengers in Venezuela

Carriers demand that people pay for their tickets in dollars rather than bolivars

THE BLESA CASE

Messages reveal how PP officials used Caja Madrid as their personal bank

Bosses at lender were pressured to agree to a range of questionable deals

MARKETS

Bourses buoyed by the Fed’s monetary policy move

Ibex 35 up over two percent as Spanish Treasury enjoys smooth last bond auction of 2013

“There is a campaign against Spain”

Real Madrid and Barcelona presidents hit back over allegations engulfing clubs

Editorials

The bank was a farm, after all

The Popular Party’s mismanagement turned Caja Madrid into its private watering hole

SOCCER

Andrés Iniesta extends Barça contract until 2018

World Cup hero ends speculation over a possible winter transfer window move to the Premier League

ART

All looking up at the Prado

The museum's latest addition is a spectacular medieval coffered ceiling Donated by the Várez Fisa family, it depicts dragons, bear hunts and busty maidens

“It’s been 30 horrible years. Every day I remember what happened”

Three decades on, the victims of the Alcalá 20 nightclub fire only want to forget

opinion

Opportunity

The announcement of inter-party agreement on the Catalan referendum has brought politics back into focus

ENERGY COSTS

Government opens inquiry into proposed electricity hikes

Rates due to increase by over 11 percent in January