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  • Gerard Pique insists he will not bring his Spain career to a premature end despite facing criticism from fans following Catalonia’s independence referendum.Barcelona defender Pique was whistled at and jeered as he took to the field during a public training session in Madrid ahead of Spain’s final World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel, after the 30-year-old Catalan voted in the referendum on Sunday.Speaking at a press conference ahead of Friday’s Albania clash, 2010 World Cup winner Pique reaffirmed his commitment to the national team.Ja he votat. Junts som imparables defensant la democràcia. pic.twitter.com/mGXf7Qj1TM— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) October 1, 2017Pique, quoted by Marca, said: “To leave now would give reason to those who whistle and make them happy but I don’t think that they are the majority in Spain. I won’t give them that luxury because I want to turn this around and my team-mates are also in favour of me staying.“I’ve even been thinking about staying ..

    Gerard says ending Spain career would be a fit of pique after jeers at training

    Gerard Pique insists he will not bring his Spain career to a premature end despite facing criticism from fans following Catalonia’s independence referendum.Barcelona defender Pique was whistled at and jeered as he took to the field during a public training session in Madrid ahead of Spain’s final World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel, after the 30-year-old Catalan voted in the referendum on Sunday.Speaking at a press conference ahead of Friday’s Albania clash, 2010 World Cup winner Pique reaffirmed his commitment to the national team.Ja he votat. Junts som imparables defensant la democràcia. pic.twitter.com/mGXf7Qj1TM— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) October 1, 2017Pique, quoted by Marca, said: “To leave now would give reason to those who whistle and make them happy but I don’t think that they are the majority in Spain. I won’t give them that luxury because I want to turn this around and my team-mates are also in favour of me staying.“I’ve even been thinking about staying ..
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  • Spain's IBEX down 2.4% Spanish stocks are at the lowest since March with Catalan leaders saying they will declare independence. Naturally the central government is against it and the EU is siding with Madrid. It's rare that a country separates without turmoil and I think that after the crackdown last week, it's going to take a long

    So far the fallout in Spain is limited to the stock market

    Spain's IBEX down 2.4% Spanish stocks are at the lowest since March with Catalan leaders saying they will declare independence. Naturally the central government is against it and the EU is siding with Madrid. It's rare that a country separates without turmoil and I think that after the crackdown last week, it's going to take a long
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  • Spain's Service Sector Growth Accelerates In September Spain's service sector activity expanded at a faster pace in September on new order growth, data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The headline services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 56.7 in September from 56.0 in August. Activity has now risen in each of the past 47 months. New orders climbed across the service sector for the fiftieth month running, with the latest growth strongest since August 2015. Responding to higher workloads, service providers increased their staffing levels solidly in September. Input prices rose at a solid pace, albeit one that was the weakest for a year. While input cost inflation eased in September, the pace at which service providers increased their output prices quickened. "Over the quarter as a whole, we look to have seen only a slight slowdown from second quarter, suggesting a further robust GDP reading is likely," Andrew Harker, an associate director at IHS Markit ..

    Spain's Service Sector Growth Accelerates In September

    Spain's Service Sector Growth Accelerates In September Spain's service sector activity expanded at a faster pace in September on new order growth, data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The headline services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 56.7 in September from 56.0 in August. Activity has now risen in each of the past 47 months. New orders climbed across the service sector for the fiftieth month running, with the latest growth strongest since August 2015. Responding to higher workloads, service providers increased their staffing levels solidly in September. Input prices rose at a solid pace, albeit one that was the weakest for a year. While input cost inflation eased in September, the pace at which service providers increased their output prices quickened. "Over the quarter as a whole, we look to have seen only a slight slowdown from second quarter, suggesting a further robust GDP reading is likely," Andrew Harker, an associate director at IHS Markit ..
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  • *Spain Sep Services PMI 56.7 Vs. 56.0 In August Spain Sep Services PMI 56.7 Vs. 56.0 In August

    *Spain Sep Services PMI 56.7 Vs. 56.0 In August

    *Spain Sep Services PMI 56.7 Vs. 56.0 In August Spain Sep Services PMI 56.7 Vs. 56.0 In August
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  • ICYMI - this from overnight: Spain - Catalonia leader says region will declare independence in a matter of days & More from Puigdemont: - Says will declare independence once all official results are counted Puigdemont will be holding a press conference at midday Spain time

    Spain’s economy minister says business has nothing to fear from Catalan crisis

    ICYMI - this from overnight: Spain - Catalonia leader says region will declare independence in a matter of days & More from Puigdemont: - Says will declare independence once all official results are counted Puigdemont will be holding a press conference at midday Spain time
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  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he is ready to stand down from Spain duty if he is deemed a “problem” by national team coach Julen Lopetegui or the Spanish Football Federation as a result of his support for Catalan independence.Pique made the claim in an emotional interview following Barca’s home match against Las Palmas, which was played behind closed doors as a protest on a day when violent scenes broke out during Catalonia’s unofficial independence referendum.According to Catalan health officials, more than 750 people were injured as security forces used rubber bullets and baton charges as they clashed with protesters.Pique, having been pictured casting his vote in the election earlier in the day, played the full match against Las Palmas before speaking to reporters about the decision to go ahead with the fixture, his international future and Sunday’s events in the region.Ja he votat. Junts som imparables defensant la democràcia. pic.twitter.com/mGXf7Qj1TM— Gerard Piqué (@..

    Gerard Pique will stand down from Spain duty if his political stance is an issue

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he is ready to stand down from Spain duty if he is deemed a “problem” by national team coach Julen Lopetegui or the Spanish Football Federation as a result of his support for Catalan independence.Pique made the claim in an emotional interview following Barca’s home match against Las Palmas, which was played behind closed doors as a protest on a day when violent scenes broke out during Catalonia’s unofficial independence referendum.According to Catalan health officials, more than 750 people were injured as security forces used rubber bullets and baton charges as they clashed with protesters.Pique, having been pictured casting his vote in the election earlier in the day, played the full match against Las Palmas before speaking to reporters about the decision to go ahead with the fixture, his international future and Sunday’s events in the region.Ja he votat. Junts som imparables defensant la democràcia. pic.twitter.com/mGXf7Qj1TM— Gerard Piqué (@..
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  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique faced a hostile reception from some Spain supporters as he trained with the national side a day after Catalonia’s independence referendum.Pique was whistled at and jeered as he took to the field during a public training session in Madrid ahead of Spain’s final World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel.It came after the 30-year-old Catalan voted in the referendum on Sunday and later condemned the widespread brutality of police in trying to prevent others from doing so.. @3gerardpique: 'It was the hardest game to play' pic.twitter.com/GjlHuaGiTn— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 1, 2017Around 850 people were injured across the region in clashes with police, who were enforcing the Spanish government’s declaration the vote was illegal.Pique, who has previously been targeted by Spain supporters because of his feelings on the issue, said he would stand down from international duty if his presence caused a problem for the team.'&#..

    Gerard Pique faces hostile reception from Spain fans at open training

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique faced a hostile reception from some Spain supporters as he trained with the national side a day after Catalonia’s independence referendum.Pique was whistled at and jeered as he took to the field during a public training session in Madrid ahead of Spain’s final World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel.It came after the 30-year-old Catalan voted in the referendum on Sunday and later condemned the widespread brutality of police in trying to prevent others from doing so.. @3gerardpique: 'It was the hardest game to play' pic.twitter.com/GjlHuaGiTn— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 1, 2017Around 850 people were injured across the region in clashes with police, who were enforcing the Spanish government’s declaration the vote was illegal.Pique, who has previously been targeted by Spain supporters because of his feelings on the issue, said he would stand down from international duty if his presence caused a problem for the team.'&#..
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  • Reuters report on comments from Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont originally reported by the BBC EUR/USD is down a few points in the past half hour or so. Political instability in Spain should be a negative input for the euro in days and weeks ahead - with more to come from elections in Italy and Austria.

    Spain – Catalonia leader says region will declare independence in a matter of days

    Reuters report on comments from Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont originally reported by the BBC EUR/USD is down a few points in the past half hour or so. Political instability in Spain should be a negative input for the euro in days and weeks ahead - with more to come from elections in Italy and Austria.
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  • Spain's king Felipe with a rare national address - Catalan leaders have broken the laws of the state - Catalan society is fractured - Catalan leaders violated constitution Sounds like he's trying to put all the focus on the leaders in Catalonia in an attempt to single them out.

    Spain’s king Felipe says Catalan leaders showed an ‘inadmissible lack of loyalty’

    Spain's king Felipe with a rare national address - Catalan leaders have broken the laws of the state - Catalan society is fractured - Catalan leaders violated constitution Sounds like he's trying to put all the focus on the leaders in Catalonia in an attempt to single them out.
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  • Spain Sept mm jobless data just out 3 Oct - rise of 27,858 to 3.4mln - workers registered with social security system rises by 0.14mln - seasonally adj registered unemployed fell by 16,451 mm Meanwhile EURUSD up to 1.1720 from 1.1696 session lows with EURJPY and USDJPY also finding dip demand.

    Spain Sept mm jobless rises 0.82%

    Spain Sept mm jobless data just out 3 Oct - rise of 27,858 to 3.4mln - workers registered with social security system rises by 0.14mln - seasonally adj registered unemployed fell by 16,451 mm Meanwhile EURUSD up to 1.1720 from 1.1696 session lows with EURJPY and USDJPY also finding dip demand.
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