Next Thursday 22 of November, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, will be held in EAE Barcelona the Conference: "Overview of the economic situation in Spain". The conference will be conducted in English. The purpose of the conference is to provide an update on the economic situation in Spain in general and the response of businesses to this situation in Catalonia and Barcelona in particular. Although the conference is given in the context of the economic crisis, it will highlight the efforts of local businesses to adapt to the situation and identify areas of opportunity and signs of recovery. The conference will also address what Barcelona requires to maintain its position of global competitiveness and the strains that these needs put on its domestic resources and relationships, especially in a time of crisis. The conference will cover the following areas: Global imbalances and the financial crisis Public and private finances in Spain The role of the EU in the Spanish crisis Internal devaluation and competitiveness Crisis and recovery in Catalonia Barcelona decouples Speaker: John Wetherell, profesor in Economics and International Business.