Cataloni’as independence movement back on track as new separatist leader is sworn in

Catalonia’s parliament is due to swear in a new separatist leader, putting the pro-independence movement’s resolve to break with Spain over the next 18 months back on track after months of political deadlock. The 11th-hour decision on Sunday evening played into a fraught national political scene since an inconclusive election last month in which the ruling People’s party (PP) won most seats but lost its parliamentary majority…

Catalonia to continue drive for independence from Spain: Artur Mas

Catalonia’s government will continue its drive for independence, its acting head said on Thursday, a day after Spain’s Constitutional Court annulled a Catalan assembly resolution calling for a republic to be established within 18 months. The court was ruling on an appeal by the Spanish government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who has said Catalonian independence is “nonsense” and will never happen…

Spain, Catalonia to try to dialogue after Catalan independence vote

(Reuters) – Two years into a political and legal battle over Catalonia’s future that entered a new phase with a disputed independence vote, Spain’s central government and regional authorities in Barcelona are preparing to try something new: dialogue. Amid mutual accusations of undemocratic behavior, Catalans cast ballots in Sunday’s referendum…

Spain takes first step to block Catalonia’s ‘consultation of citizens’

(Reuters) – Spain’s central government took the first step on Monday towards blocking a “consultation of citizens” that the Catalonia region intends to hold next month in the place of a full referendum on independence from Spain that was barred by a court…

Top 10 Weekly Forex Market Headlines – 10.17.2014

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Catalonia leader to push forward unofficial poll in place of vote

Catalonia will push forward with a planned November vote on independence, leader Artur Mas said on Tuesday, but in a modified way in an attempt to skirt restrictions imposed by the Spanish courts. The poll will be open to Catalans aged 16 and over and organised by volunteers, without any formal electoral roll…

Catalonia will decide by Oct 15 whether to push ahead with referendum vote

(Reuters) – The government of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia will decide by October 15 whether to push ahead with a contested referendum on separation from the rest of Spain, a spokesman said on Monday. Catalonia, with a population of 7.5 million people, its own language and accounting for a fifth of Spain’s economy…

Daily Forex Market Review 10/03/14 (+20 pips)

Today’s Trade Result: +20 pips July 2013: +160 pips June 2013: +336 pips May 2013: -50.5 pips April 2013: +851.5 pips March 2013: +327.5 pips February 2013: +127.5 pips January 2013: +1107.5 pips December 2012: +29 pips November 2012: +35.5 pips October 2012: +259.5 pips September 2012: +112.5 pips August 2012: +365.5 pips July 2012: […]

Daily Forex Market Review 09/29/14 (+25 pips)

Today’s Trade Result: +25 pips July 2013: +160 pips June 2013: +336 pips May 2013: -50.5 pips April 2013: +851.5 pips March 2013: +327.5 pips February 2013: +127.5 pips January 2013: +1107.5 pips December 2012: +29 pips November 2012: +35.5 pips October 2012: +259.5 pips September 2012: +112.5 pips August 2012: +365.5 pips July 2012: […]

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