Spain's constitution court has suspended Monday's highly anticipated session of the Catalan parliament.
Spain's fifth-biggest bank Sabadell will discuss on Thursday whether to shift its registered headquarters away from Catalonia due to leaders' threats to declare independence, a company spokesman said.
It was a king's speech that left many Catalans dismayed -- no mention of those hurt in police violence when they tried to vote in a banned weekend independence referendum, no mention of dialogue.
Will Catalonia's separatist leaders go ahead with a unilateral declaration of independence? What would Madrid's reaction be, and what of the consequences?
Catalan leaders are preparing to declare independence from Spain after a violence-hit referendum, defying a warning from the country's king that national stability was in peril.
The international credit rating agency Standard & Poors said it may downgrade the sovereign debt rating of Catalonia in the next three months as tensions with Madrid escalate over the region's push for independence.