The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Staff/Remote
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The euro and the Spanish stock market slid Monday as voting in a banned Catalonia independence referendum was marked by a violent police crackdown. But most other European markets rose as the weaker euro is positive for exporters in the region, analysts said.Madrid stocks, however, shed nearly 2 percent on the back of the disputed Catalonia vote, and the European single currency fell sharply against the dollar.Catalan President Carles Puigdemont declared late Sunday that Catalonia had won the right to break away from Spain after 90 percent of voters taking part in the referendum voted for independence, defying a sometimes violent police crackdown and fierce opposition from Madrid.
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