Spain's debt rating was upgraded one notch by rating agency S&P's on Friday, which said a strengthening economy would benefit public finances.» Read More
*Polling stations open at 0700 GMT, exit polls due at 1800 GMT. BARCELONA, Sept 27- Separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia's parliament in an election on Sunday, setting the region on course for a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain, which the central government says is impossible. The Spanish center-right government of Prime...
Soria said the Volkswagen Group has given its assurances that it would maintain its investments in Spain and that the emissions scandal would "not affect the activity or employment" there. In a statement Saturday, SEAT said it was appointing Luca de Meo as its new CEO and that Volkswagen Group's confidence was shown by its investment of 3.3 billion euros for...
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including reaction to Fed Chair Yellen's speech Thursday night.
Carlos Rivadulla, vice president at Empresaris de Catalunya, explains why an independent Catalonia makes no sense from an economic and business standpoint.
Carlos Rivadulla, vice president at Empresaris de Catalunya, explains why some Catalonian businesses not in favor of the separatist movement are afraid to declare their beliefs.
Alfred Bosch, president of pro-Catalonian independence party ERC Barcelona, responds to controversy caused by the display of Catalonia’s independence flag.
MADRID— A Spanish magistrate investigating former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato for alleged tax fraud has frozen 18 million euros of his assets plus his IMF pension. Rato headed the IMF from 2004-2007. He was a leading figure within the governing Popular Party who served as economy minister under ex-Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar between...
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a drop in the auto sector.
Ahead of this weekend's parliamentary elections in Catalonia, Artur Mas, the Catalonian president, says the region would not be expelled from the European Union if it became independent from Spain.
*Portuguese election "market neutral"- Citi. Portugal outperformed all the large euro zone debt markets, where yields were flat or slightly higher. "The latest polls are quite surprising, the data in the last week have pointed surprisingly to a much stronger outcome for the current government," said Christian Lenk, rate strategist at DZ Bank.
In an exclusive interview, Catalonia President Artur Mas tells CNBC why the majority of the Catalonia’s society want to be free.
In an exclusive interview, Catalonia President Artur Mas tells CNBC the Catalan economy is dynamic and would remain important even if the region separated from Spain.
CNBC’s Julia Chatterley spoke exclusively to the President of Catalonia Artur Mas ahead of a key regional vote this weekend.
Daniel Lacalle, CIO of Alpha Strategy, outlines the difficulties in determining the fate of Spain’s separatist Catalonia region.
AMHERST, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen scheduled to be at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Department of Economics' annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture- 2100 GMT. HELSINKI- European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen will speak about monetary policy at a Bank of Finland news conference- 0800 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States-...
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the resignation of Volkswagen's CEO.
MADRID— Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that a German pharmaceutical company does not have to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide. The court said Wednesday that it upheld a Madrid provincial tribunal's acceptance last year of an appeal by the company Gruenenthal that the statute of...
BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi speaks at the Quarterly Hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of European Parliament- 1300 GMT. COLUMBUS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the Columbus Rotary Club- 1630 GMT. AMHERST, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet...
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on the broad-based market retreat in Europe Tuesday, including a record low for mining giant Glencore.
MADRID— Spanish officials say a major power outage left some 100,000 people in the southwestern port city of Cadiz without electricity for up to four hours. A city spokesman said the outage between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday was caused by line failures in a city power station. He said it affected most city districts although not all at the same time.