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Catalonia’s Post-“Independence” Economic Hangover Sets In

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wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Dec 6, 2017

Uncertainty, threats, and counter-threats.

By Don Quijones, Spain, UK, & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.

Catalonia’s recent declaration of independence may have been a largely symbolic act but the economic hangover it has left in its wake is very […]

Forget About Catalonia And Brexit, The Next European Black Swan Could Be Transylvania

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zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Nov 27, 2017

Via ValueWalk.com,

Over the past 100 years, the borders in Central and Eastern Europe have been redrawn time and time again, often leaving groups of people separated from their home country by new borders. Although land often changed hands […]

Geopolitical Risk: The New Normal

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schiffgold.com / BY SCHIFFGOLD / NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Over the last year, we’ve talked a lot about geopolitical risk. Could turmoil around the world now be the new normal?

Some analysts think so.

The focus has primarily been on tensions between the US and North Korea in recent […]

Russia-Gate Spreads To Europe

zerohedge.com / by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com / Nov 18, 2017

Ever since the U.S. government dangled $160 million last December to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, obscure academics and eager think tanks have been lining up for a shot at the loot, an unseemly rush to profit that is spreading the Russia-gate […]

Sicily votes 81% against the EU Status Quo – It Begins!

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Nov 10, 2017

The contagion from Catalonia is indeed spreading to Italy. The Democratic Party (PD) led by former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a severe defeat in Sicily. The Eurosceptic parties have won the election sending yet another warning sign to Brussels that they refuse […]

The Price of Chaos Rises in Spain

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Nov 9, 2017

The longer the toxic process between Catalonia and Spain drags on, the wider the gulf grows.

During a visit yesterday to Barcelona, the organizers of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile event, warned the City Council that unless the political situation stabilizes in Catalonia, […]

Eight Catalonia Ministers Jailed, Madrid Seeks European Arrest Warrant for Catalan Leader

themaven.net / by Mike Mish Shedlock / November 3, 2017

Spain, a country that supports a two-state solution in Palestine, detained eight Catalan ministers on trumped up charges of sedition. Prosecutors also seek an arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

We all knew it would come down to this: Sacked Catalonia Ministers […]

Spain Invades Catalonia – Nullifies the Democratic Vote

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Nov 1, 2017

The Spanish Police have invaded Catalonia and the rigged high court of Spain nullifies its independence. It really is astonishing when you compare these actions to Russia and Crimea. At least Crimea the population were Russian speaking and not Ukrainian. Here we have Catalonia has […]

EU Support Madrid Refuses to Acknowledge Catalonia

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Oct 31, 2017

Madrid has seized Catalonia by force and the EU, of course, backs Madrid saying they do not recognize Catalonia as a free state. This is demonstrating that human rights in Europe mean nothing when it comes to protecting the jobs of those in Brussels. This […]

The Catalan Revolt of 2017

mauldineconomics.com / BY JACOB SHAPIRO / OCTOBER 30, 2017

Catalonia is vying to become Europe’s newest nation-state, but this is a battle Catalonia ultimately can’t win. On Oct. 27, Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence—barely. Only 51.8% of members in the Catalan parliament supported the declaration. That means even Catalans themselves are divided over whether […]

Fragmenting Countries, Part 1: Catalonia Is Just The Beginning

dollarcollapse.com / by John Rubino / OCTOBER 30, 2017

Picture a life where you do most of your shopping through Amazon.com and the local farmers’ market, most of your communicating through Facebook and Instagram, much of your travel via Uber, and much of your saving and transacting with bitcoin, gold and silver.

Do you really […]

Catalonia (Catalunya) – Legal or not Legal

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Oct 30, 2017

There are many who write in from Spain supporting Madrid against Catalonia. The core of their argument is that the call this movement an independent “socialistic movement” and they argue it is not at all but democratic. “There’s indeed a strong independence feel in Catalunya, they […]

Spain Showdown: Catalan Parliament To Decide On Independence Tomorrow, Chaos To Follow

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 26, 2017 1:36 PM

A dramatic rollercoaster of a day for Catalonia and Spain is ending ominously, with the Catalan president Puigdemont announcing that he would let the region’s parliament decide the fate of the Catalan declaration of independence from Spain, capping off a day of furious […]

Spain Prepares For Violent Take Over Of Catalonia

disobedientmedia.com / Elizabeth Vos / October 25, 2017

Tensions between Spain and Catalonia appear to be on the verge of a breaking point. Spain plans to enforce Direct Rule over Catalan, beginning this Friday. Meanwhile, The Independent reports that Catalonia’s Vice President has stated that “the Spanish government has given them “no choice” but […]

Catalonia Vice President Says “No Choice” But Declare Independence

themaven.net / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Oct 25, 2017

The crisis in Spain has reached the critical phase with neither Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy nor Catalan President Carles Puigdemont willing to back down. Article 155 takes effect on Friday with Spain taking over the Catalan government at that time. A declaration of independence may come […]

Catalonia is not Just About Spain – it is About Brussels!!

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Oct 23, 2017

There are of course those in Spain who side against Catalonia. Others write who are in Catalonia yet disagree with the separatists. Let me make this very clear. It is the government of Rajoy who has acted abusively, and this is all about protecting […]

“It Could Open A Pandora’s Box”: Italy’s 2 Richest Regions Are Voting In Historic Autonomy Referendums

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 22, 2017

Voters in Italy’s two wealthiest northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are voting on Sunday in referendums for greater autonomy from Rome, in which a positive outcome could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is cracking down to prevent […]

Are You Infuriated Yet?

peakprosperity.com / by Chris Martenson / Friday, October 20, 2017

More and more, I’m encountering people who are simply infuriated with how our “leaders” are running (or to put it more accurately, ruining) things right now. And I share that fury.

It’s perfectly normal human response to be infuriated when an outside agent hurts […]

Catalonia’s Political Crisis Snowballs into an Economic Crisis

wolfstreet.com / by Don Quijones / Oct 21, 2017

Independence would be “horrific” and amount to “financial suicide,” said Spain’s Economy Minister. But financial suicide for whom?

It’s not easy being a Catalan bank these days. In the last few weeks the region’s two biggest lenders, Caixabank and Sabadell, have lost €9 billion of […]

One Trader Warns “The Game Is Starting To Change Before Your Eyes”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 19, 2017 11:54 AM

In a market that can barely fog a mirror with its heartbeat, a sudden lurch lower – as we experienced overnight across all global risky asset classes – especially on the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, has sparked a cavalacade of “this is it” […]

Uncharted Territory, Spain to Take Over Catalonia Government: What’s the Libertarian Position?

themaven.net / by Mike Mish Shedlock / October 19, 2017

Madrid will suspend Catalonia autonomy on Saturday after Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president, refused to back down from a declaration of independence. What happens next is unknown. Spain fears violence but it may force new regional elections nonetheless. This is uncharted territory.

The Guardian […]

Spain To Activate Article 155 Process, Suspending Catalonia Autonomy

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 19, 2017

Spain announced it will trigger the so-called “nuclear option” of Article 155 under the Spanish Constitution, and move ahead with the process of suspending Catalan autonomy and the powers of the local government, after Regional President Carles Puigdemont for the second time in four […]

If Catalonia Fails, We All Fail

libertyblitzkrieg.com / Michael Krieger / Oct 17, 2017

While I’ve touched on the Catalan independence movement in several recent posts, I want to make one thing clear from the start. I don’t have a strong opinion on whether or not independence is the right move for the region and its people. It would be […]

Austria, Catalonia and Gold

sunshineprofits.com / ARKADIUSZ SIEROŃ / OCTOBER 17, 2017

On Sunday, there was an election in Austria, while on Monday, the Catalan leader failed to clarify the independence call. What do these events mean for the gold market?

After parliamentary election held on Sunday, Austria turned right. The conservative Austrian People’s Party emerged as the largest […]

Doug Casey on Catalonia’s Independence

caseyresearch.com / October 16 2017

Justin’s note: Catalonia wants independence.

As you probably know, Catalonia—the richest region of Spain—held a referendum on October 1. And the people voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence.

It’s now likely only a matter of time before Catalonia breaks off from the rest of the country.

When that happens, it […]