But there was quite a hiccup at the height of the crisis in October, when retail sales dropped and almost 3,000 companies moved their headquarters out of Catalonia.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is prepared to quit international football over Catalan referendum issue.
Spanish international forward Nolito has been officially presented as a Seville player following his switch from Manchester City, saying he 'needed a change'
More than 30 migrant boats left Libya for Europe on Sunday.
By a clear majority Spanish members of parliament have voted to remove the body of General Franco from a controversial Civil War cemetery.