Financial Center in Spain So Big You Need Robot Guides

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Turns out that there’s a financial center in Madrid, Spain which is so  big and confusing to navigate that you’ll desperately need these multilingual robots to guide you around.  El Faro” Visitors Center, is the gateway to Santander Group”s financial complex, one of the largest financial institutions in the Euro zone. The center is a creative mix of advanced robotics, hi-res LED paneled columns and interactive interface design that offer visitors memorable and impactful forms of exploring the group”s history and global presence. Here’s how it works—in-action video and all:

 

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Could There Be A Euro-Zone Breakup?

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The first leg of the financial crisis seems to be behind us and most European economies are reemerging from recession. Attention is now shifting towards the sustainability of public finances. The latest European Commission forecasts show the public debt-to-GDP ratio for euro-zone countries rising to 88% in 2011 from 69% as recently as 2008. Government borrowing is increasing sharply, fed by dwindling revenues and the cost of supporting the financial and other sectors.

 

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