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Meeting 7th April 2011 Ian Sinclair Advertising Sales and Marketing, RTN Newsgroup Tom Parkinson Jacksons Chartered Accountants Óscar Antón Xàbia Democrática Marie Smith Xàbia Democrática Georgina Rodríguez Xàbia Democrática Norman Reeley Xàbia Democrática Sue Le Breton Copi Shop (Grapevine) Derek Le Breton Copi Shop (Grapevine) Corinne The Sign Shop, Javea Tony Phoenix Computers @ The Sign Shop Glen Tullett Rabbit FX Sally Marsden Retail Consultant Kevin Wright Money Corp Mark Murrell MIVO - Mi Virtual Office, Denia Mai Griffin Artist & Author Tracy & Guiseppe Peri Pera Matthias Piscator Catalunya Caixa Maria Montoya Catalunya Caixa Navid Arnold Catalunya Caixa Phil West Consultancy - Cullera Bob Mather Fonicatec Group Paul Kilby Costa Blanca Homes Magazine

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The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.25 percent on Thursday, announcing its first hike since July 2008 to counter firming inflation pressures in the 17-country euro zone. However Bank of England holds firm April 7 2011 Spanish and Irish banks that depend on the European Central Bank for liquidity could see their profits squeezed as rising interests rates hike funding costs and push more borrowers into arrears. A series of ECB hikes will likely increase non-performing loans in Spain and Ireland as borrowers are already stretched due to high unemployment and weak economic growth. April 7 2011 The Euribor rate, the rate used to set mortgages in Spain, has now risen to 2% making life in Spain more difficult as many families cope with increased mortgage costs. April 7 2011 A British fire engine and its crew have reached Torrevieja on an epic fund-raising journey through 28 countries Apr 6 2011 Ángel Luna in court for Gürtel revelations The PSOE Spokesman in the Valencia Parliament has been accused by the Partido Popular Apr 6 2011 Alicante - Ryanair announces 80% cutbacks at its Alicante base in row over airbridges 31 routes could go if AENA does not reverse its decision obliging airlines to use passenger bridges at the new terminal Apr 5 2011 Francisco Camps. Judge Flors is moving ahead with the pre-trial hearing in the Valencia section of the Gürtel case Apr 5 2011 Calpe woman was rescued after six hours on the rock face when her paraglider canopy became caught on the Peñón Apr 4, 2011

April 7th Local News Jalon unveils a new sparkling Moscatel originating in the Marina Alta. The Cooperativa Virgen Pobre of Jalon has used the “champenoise” method to make 10,000 bottles of a new type of wine - “Bahía de Dénia Brut Nature” - a sparkling wine 100% moscatel grape, typical of the region. From Las Provincias: Bodegas Xaló.... April 6th Javea Mayoral Debates. Young people group called “Xàbia Viva” has organised a public debate among all the mayoral candidates of Jávea on Saturday, April 16th in the Casa de Cultura at 11.00am. Questions will be posed by the public who are invited to send their questions to xabiaviva@gmail. com or through their Facebook link http://

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El Altet in profit but AENA action threatens stability ON the same day that AENA lists Alicante’s airport El Altet as the second most profitable in Spain, AENA’s stubborness could bring the tourist industry crashing down. Ryanair have threatened to destabilise the airport by cutting back 80% of its services to this part of Spain in a stand against the enforced use of passenger bridges. It is easy to see why AENA considers the use of passenger bridges preferable to having us wandering all over the tarmac, but it will slow turnround time on the ground, positioning planes adjacent to the terminal, instead of the ‘park in the gap’, bus and walk system most of us are now used to. The cut backs announced by Ryanair from October are: an 80% reduction in its base aircraft, from 11 down to 2; the loss of 31 routes, down from 62 to 31; down to less than 200 weekly flights from the current 600 plus; from over 4 million to fewer than 1.5 million passengers a year; and finally, the loss of over 2,500 jobs at Alicante. Gaile 7/4/2011

El Altet Airport

Alicante’s El Altet is the second most profitable airport in Spain, the AENA Spanish Airports Authority has announced. It brought in before-tax profits of 43.78 € last year, with growth of more than 5%. Passenger volume was up by 2.7%, and the number of flights by 0.3% on 2009. Close to 9.4 million people used El Altet’s facilities last year, EFE reports. Ryanair’s threatened cutbacks would lose the airport more than €18 million a year in passenger and turnaround fees plus €12 million in lost commercial revenue from the 2.5 million passengers a year who will not be travelling to Alicante by Ryanair from October. 5 & 7 April 2011

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MABC Bulletin April 7 2011  

Marina Alta Business Club - Meeting notes and local news - April 7th 2011

MABC Bulletin April 7 2011  

Marina Alta Business Club - Meeting notes and local news - April 7th 2011