Hurricane Sandy's destruction becomes all the more evident today as at least 13 people are reported dead and thousands of people are left without electricity in New York (read story here). The Spanish economy's rate of inflation is reported today to stand at 3.5% for the month of October, which if confirmed in November will represent a national uptrend in the economy from July when the rate of inflation stood at 2.2% (read story here). FC Barcelona will play Deportivo Alavés today as the annual Copa del Rey begins, with captain Tito Vilanova selecting players Messi, Xavi and Valdés in hopes of a triumph after last year's defeat in the finals to Madrid (read story here).
A new anti-fraud law will come into effect on November 19th, with all cash transactions over €2,500 being made illegal unless at least one party is a business or professional (read story here). Doubt has been raised over the effectiveness of Barcelona's new bus network amongst its users, only a month after its inauguration (read story here). The Terral Association marks its 10th anniversary of supporting young women through education in Barcelona's Raval district (read story here).
After critisizing Madrid last week for its slow reaction to the financial crisis, President Barak Obama states he is concerned for the role of Spain within the EU and expects Germany to back Spanish reforms (read story here)