Monday, July 24, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views ...... July 24 , 2017 ....... Quick Hits For Monday -1) Markets : Asia - Economic Calendar For Tuesday , Market Moving Data & News ; US - Mixed Markets For US Stocks With Dow & S&P Down But Nasdaq In The Green Today , US Crude And Gold Up A Tad , FOMC On Tap Mid-Week. 2) US Politics : Jared Kushner Interviewed By Senate Investigators And Gives Statement Afterwards ; Rudy Giuliani Squashes Rumor He Might Replace Sessions As AG ; Tillerson Rumored To Be Looking To Leave As SoS ; Senate HC Bill Gets First Major Test Tuesday With Vote On Whether To Open Debate ; Additional Swampland News. 3) Europe - Fifteen Items To Consider On Monday From Across Europe. 4) MENA Items For Monday





Markets.......




Asia......





Couple of China headlines this morning - exports forecast, liquidity easing










BOJ June meeting minutes out now (a bit dated given July meeting last week)







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Australian Q2 inflation data due this week - preview



Japan press - Abe adviser urges reappointment of BOJ Governor Kuroda



Join us for a grand tour through Asian economic data due today!



South Korea, US: Clash of Alliance, Trade



US.....






Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Dollar is little changed as market await Fed decision





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FOMC meeting this week, what to expect (more previews)





Nasdaq closes at record high. Alphabet earnings after the close.



Crude oil futures settlement at $46.34/BBL


US Politics....




McCain office: Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation





Trump job approval tops 50% in WV, ND, SD, MT, WY, AL, OK, KS, KY, AR, ID, NE, TN, LA, and AK via new Gallup data.





U.S. SENATE WILL VOTE TUESDAY ON WHETHER TO OPEN DEBATE ON HEALTHCARE BILL, SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL SAYS





McConnell on the floor: "The vote will occur tomorrow." But he doesn't say when the vote to proceed to the health care bill will unfold






Giuliani squashes rumor re: AG post & supports Jeff Session's recusal decision on matters related to 2016 Election.






Jared gives a statement today related to his interview for the ongoing Russia probes..









Tillerson thinking about resigning soon: report






WH says Trump today will urge Senate to go ahead this wk w/"motion to proceed" to health care bill even though fate of the vote is unclear






Scaramucci seemingly takes pardons off the table. Fwiw.





Kushner-just 4 contacts with Russians during presidential campaign & transition , none improper. Never colluded with any Foreign Gov't.








Europe.....





How the Catholic Church ties in to Poland's judicial reform







Japan inks defense deal with Germany amid China threat







David Davis favourite among Tory members to succeed Theresa May - but more favour "don't know"








Why the ACM panels were not in breach of the building regulations (although they should have been):



Call for public agencies to use state properties







Tsipras and Varoufakis go public with spat







Rosier outlook for Italian economy as IMF ups forecast








Ryanair makes 'non-binding' offer for Alitalia







Macron set for celeb-filled week as Bono and Rihanna visit Elysée







Protesters wall off access to French migrant shelter






How the German car industry is trying to avoid a 'total meltdown' of its reputation







Turkey backtracks on terror financing charge against German companies






Italy, Ipsos poll: M5S-EFDD: 28% PD-S&D: 27% ↓ FI-EPP: 15% ↑ LN-ENF: 15% FdI-*: 5% ↑ MDP-S&D: 4% ↑ AP-EPP: 2%...





Update on the chainsaw attack incident...









Catalan First Minister Puigdemont has gone on a bit of a tweet rant against Spanish government (ministerial) spokesman: a fight over money.








MENA...





The nine individuals added to the -backed terror list








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BREAKING: Israeli forces begin removal of metal detectors from al-Aqsa gates, says director of mosque, more soon on







Libyan Coast Guard rescues 278 immigrants off west Tripoli shores








Will calls for direct talks to end the Gulf crisis work? via








Taliban Bomb Attack Kills 35 in Afghan Capital, Kabul







Opinion: How Omar Khayyam and Maryam Mizrakhani are exemplars of Iran's beautiful minds by







Hezbollah Fighters Make Rapid Advances against Terrorists in Arsal






Iran, Iraq Sign Pact to Enhance Military Ties




Syrian Army Advances Towards ISIS Stronghold of Raqqa







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BREAKING! ★ SAA take control of Station near Syria/Iraq border & move directly to Abu-Kemal town






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💥 'Sovereignty rights should be respected', Muslim states should act in unity: Turkish & Qatari joint statement. "






Emir’s speech: Dispute does not lie in different points of view





+ MONITORING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED POSSIBILITY OF EXTENDING AGREEMENT BEYOND Q1 2018 IF NEEDED - NOVAK: IFX.





KUWAITI OIL MINISTER SAYS VOLUNTARILY SAID THEY WILL CAP OUTPUT AT 1.8 MLN BPD WHEN REACH IT: RTRS.





ENERGY MIN SAYS TODAY WE HAD VERY SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS WITH COUNTRIES WITH WEAK COMPLIANCE WITH OUTPUT CUTS: RTRS.






NO DEEPER CUT RECOMMENDATIONS BY JOINT COMMITTEE - SOURCE: RTRS.





LIBYA CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION IS SAID TO RISE TO 1.083M B/D





Besides visits by senior US military 2region, officials practically absent in ME. US slack picked up by TK, Iran & officials





According to police the migrants are all from Syria and the boat is believed to have come from Mersin in Turkey.






A map showing SAA progress on northern axis to Dayr az Zawr....progress on southern axis by SAA not shown but SAA approaching As Suhknah.






OIL MIN: TIME FOR LIBYA NIGERIA TO CUT PROD. NON-COMPLIANT MEMBERS NEED TO BE DEALT WITH. LONGER/DEEPER CUTS UNNECESSARY: PLATTS








SAA captures hilltops that will give pro-government forces total fire control over al-Sukhnah.






Not surprising. Any good journalist with sources on the ground knew that Nusra was the De facto ruler already long time ago.