×

Europe Top News and Analysis Spain

  • MADRID— Spain's deputy prime minister: Catalan leader's call for dialogue is' not credible,' national parliament place to talk.

  • Oct 16- Gold slipped on Monday on a firmer dollar and stronger Asian equities, but stayed above the key psychological level of $1,300. President Donald Trump warned he might ultimately end a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and after data showed underlying inflation remained muted in the United States. The weaker-than-expected U.S. inflation print helped...

  • *Iraqi forces move towards oil fields held by Kurds in Kirkuk. *China in focus ahead of Communist Party congress, key data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained for a fifth day running to its highest level since late 2007..

  • TOKYO, Oct 16- The euro was on the defensive early on Monday after Austria's election and on concerns over Catalonia's confrontation with Madrid, though the dollar also lacked momentum after soft U.S. inflation data. Austria's young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become the country's next leader after an election on Sunday.

  • *Asian shares advanced to new highs on Monday following the lead of Wall Street, while U.S. oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month peak as escalating tensions between Iraq and Kurds threatened supply. *Senior Trump administration officials said on Sunday that the United States was committed to remaining part of the Iran nuclear accord for now, despite...

  • Iraqi forces move towards oil fields held by Kurds in Kirkuk. *China in focus ahead of Communist Party congress, key data. SYDNEY, Oct 16- Asian shares advanced to new highs on Monday following Wall Street's lead, while U.S. oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month peak as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply.

  • Tao Zhang, deputy MD, IMF, says China's economy is making the transition to consumer-led growth, but attention needs to be paid to credit trends.

  • MADRID, Oct 16- Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until 10:00 a.m. local on Monday to clarify whether he is calling for the region's independence from Spain, with Madrid threatening a return to direct rule if his stance remains ambiguous. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy then gave him a Monday deadline to clarify his position-- and until Thursday to...

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Catalonia's separatist movement is at risk of breaking apart over deepening infighting about the right strategy to culminate the long-held desire for the prosperous region to secede from Spain and become an independent state. The fault lines widened on Saturday, when the far-left CUP party demanded an unambiguous affirmation of Catalan...

  • MILAN/ DUESSELDORF, Oct 13- Italian toll-road operator Atlantia is prepared to raise its takeover bid for Spanish rival Abertis to up to about 17.8 billion euros should a rival offer by builder ACS materialise, three sources close to the matter said. Atlantia this week formally launched a cash and share offer that values Abertis at around 17 billion euros- or...

  • *Bayer gains after $7 billion disposal; BASF falls. *Profit warning hits UK engineer GKN. LONDON/ MILAN, Oct 13- European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer, after the German drugmaker sold assets that will pave the way for its acquisition of Monsanto.

  • MILAN, Oct 13- Milan is hoping that Spain's Catalonia crisis will give the Italian city a boost in getting to host the European Medicines Agency, the European Union agency quitting London because of Brexit. Roberto Maroni, government chief of Lombardia, whose capital is Milan, reckons the independence crisis has effectively eliminated Barcelona as EMA...

  • Top EU official on Brexit and Catalonia

    The European Commission's point person on structural reforms and capital markets discusses the tense situation in Catalonia and current Brexit talks.

  • *Profit warning hits UK engineer GKN. MILAN, Oct 13- European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer after an asset sale deal paving the way for the German drugmaker's $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. Germany's DAX index was flat, just below the all-time high hit in the previous session, while Britain's FTSE eased back...

  • Spain's deputy prime minister says that Catalonia's leader needs to answer "yes" or "no" to a demand for clarification from central authorities on whether he has declared independence in the northeastern region. The central government has given Carles Puigdemont a Monday deadline to make his stance clear and to fall in line with Spain's constitutional laws...

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Catalonia's leader faced mounting pressure Friday from all sides, with hardliners in the separatist movement demanding he definitively declare independence from Spain. Spain's government and the European Union, on the other hand, insisted he must abandon the region's secession plans. For Spain, Puigdemont simply has to say one of two words...

  • Catalan view on independence a tragicomedy of indecision: Borrell

    Josep Borrell, former president of the European Parliament, weighs in on Catalan independence.

  • CNBC's Willem Marx discusses how Catalan President Carles Puigdemont views the region's bid for independence.

  • Catalan crisis not a big focus on

    Longview Economics CEO and Chief Market Strategist Chris Watling speaks about the market reaction to the Catalan independence row.

  • EU ill-equipped to take a stand on Catalan independence, says one economist

    Claus Vistesen, chief euro zone economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, says that the Catalan independence movement has no international support for its cause.