Saturday, February 28, 2015

Financial and Political Wrap ( February 28 , 2015 , March 1 , 2015 ) China cuts interest rates ....Ukraine - Russia in Focus ( Nemtsov / Chechetov deaths , weapons for Kiev in focus ) ..... Greece situation in focus ( Negotiations with Institutions aka Troika , Financial travails for March in focus , political program being unveiled by Tsipras ) ......


Austerity Kills: Economic Distress Seen as Culprit in Sharp Rise in Suicide Rate Among Middle Aged: I'm surpri...

Stirring of anti-Western Hellenism in Greece. "200 yrs of European crimes". Syriza still defying. EMU not off hook.  

may begin QE purchases March 9, Il Sole 24 Ore Reports. (BBG)

2/28/15  Tweets.......

China Cuts Interest Rates, Takes Number Of Central Banks Easing In 2015 To 21

We will do everything we can to find, punish killers - Putin


As points out, a week ago in Moscow, anti-Maidan crowd carried Nemtsov sign reading "Maidan organizer"

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Image of car purported to have carried Nemtsov's murderers has Ingush plates.
15:38 GMT:
Police have interviewed the owner of the Lada Priora, which was earlier identified as the possible getaway vehicle for Nemtsov's murderer, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
The owner of the car said he had parked it in central Moscow on Saturday afternoon, and had nothing to do with the hit.
12:49 GMT:
The car that carried the assassins of Boris Nemtsov has reportedly been found by police, according to REN TV news channel. The vehicle was found not far from the place where the opposition leader was killed. Now the officers are investigating the car.
The vehicle was allegedly identified as a Lada Priora. It carries license plates from Ingushetia, a republic of Russia in the North Caucasus region.

Ukraine hopes to get $10 bln as first tranche from IMF: IFX

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Panic in Ukraine Over Food, Empty Stores and Protests; Strategic Fo via

Takeaways - real exchange rate ( 34-42 ) , riots in Lviv , Strategic Food Reserve empty - the rabbit hole is very deep.

Former Ukrainian MP from Party of Regions commits suicide in Kiev

deal with Dubai includes no weapons supplies - UAE Foreign Ministry

to send arms to using private contractors - hacker group

to make prepayments for Russian gas if supply uninterrupted – Naftogaz

US hammers out ‘bottom lines’ for Iran nuclear deal

Protesters in , call for resignation of govt at anti-immigration rally

‘Forget about a third bailout’ – Greek PM

Deposits do not appear to be returning to Greek banks yet. Withdrawn €64m this week: JPMorgan ~

RT : our only allies are russia (until it denies free loans) and venezuela (until it denies free oil)

PM Tsipras accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis' /via

PM Tsipras says his gov't will negotiate w creditors in June a new agreement that will see no strict monitoring by the Institutions.

FinMin Varoufakis says he's already talking to lenders abt March payments, has asked for SMP profits to b returned now ~

FinMin Varoufakis says an emergency tax could be introduced acc to circumstances "but only for the 'haves' ~ TV

Greece seeks negotiations on ECB bond repayment

Tsipras unveils coalition's first bills, due next week

Speaking to Skai TV, Varoufakis says already talking to lenders about March IMF payment, has asked for ECB's SMP profits to be used

AGS: After 7yrs of declining real income splinter pol parties on left & right are challenging mainstream politicians.

New Varoufakis comments have infuriated German officials.He told that vagueness in agreement was intentionally vague