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Rajoy turns up heat on Catalan President with threat to assume control of Spain's richest region
Spanish markets rally in Catalan relief trade, but Rajoy's response could dictate longer-term moves.
The rescue of two failing Italian lenders helped to lift European benchmarks higher Monday, with solid gains for lenders in Southern Europe in particular.
The European banking sector is facing a spat of fresh headwinds in Italy and now Spain.
European markets are expected to record a modest decline in early trading as volumes slow ahead of the Christmas holiday break.
Bank stocks in Spain fell sharply after Europe's highest court ordered them to repay mortgage customers
Better than expected economic data helps push Spain's IBEX and London's FTSE 250 higher, but many other indices close in the red.
Bloodletting renews in Europe on concerns over Italian banks, economic growth and UK property market
Continental European markets are closed for the May Day holiday, as London stocks were little changed. Mining stocks were among the strongest performers.
U.S. stock futures are trending upward Friday as investors regroup after a mixed trading day Thursday that hinged on oil price fears.
Europe's markets rose gently Friday, despite the continuing impasse over the Greek bailout, which sent yields rising dramatically on Greek debt.
European stock indices held recent gains on Friday, aided by expectations that the weak euro will help exporters and hopes that the U.S. Fed might postpone rate rises.
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