Monday, March 16, 2015

Economic News , data and Views ( March 16 , 2015 ) - Greece takes center stage ( Jan / Feb Deficit hits 684 million euros , 580 million IMF loan tranche paid - even as cash reserves running low , Varoufakis controversy looms larger ) .....Putin appears in public after a ten day absence .... Currency watch ( dollar , euro and EM currencies in focus ) ..... oil slumping on storage concerns ..... QE no so great after all ? Ukraine troubles continue - this time at Kostyantynivka .....


Tweets.....


Ukrainian police get ‘shoot to kill orders’ amid unrest over army hit & run killing of 8yo









Japan Ties China As America's Largest Creditor As Foreigners Dump A Record Amount Of Treasurys








"Podemos needs to think about how it will govern now rather then only focusing on elections"





'Sorry, this time we pass': EU ministers balk on soldiers to Libya amid attacks







SCHAEUBLE SAYS GREECE WON’T GET MORE WAR REPARATIONS





It's not just : 's fin min says could survive & says others in agree





*MERKEL INVITED TSIPRAS TO VISIT BERLIN: GREEK GOVT OFFICIAL







| *GREEK CENTRAL GOVT JAN-FEB CASH DEFICIT EU684M: BANK OF GREECE





* Greece will pay 580 mln Euro tranche of IMF loan installment due March 16 later on monday- government Source - RTRS





Set for IMF Repayment as Cash Reserves Running Dry






Or somebody who looks a lot like him MT : BREAKING: has reappeared in public -







's Putin meets w/ Kyrgyz President in St Petersburg. Putin calls rumors of his Ill health 'Gossip.'





Greek 3yr yield heading towards 20% (again) as even optimist throws in towel.







ante portas: Germans tired of Greek demands want country to exit .








Euro near 12yr low as Hollande says “It makes things nice and clear: one euro equals a dollar”







slumps to 6yr low as US production seen filling tanks.






QE maybe not such a good idea as pushing already low long term rates even lower will not boost econ. (via HFE)








MS expects EM crisis to worsen over next 12-18 mths as US dollar bull run to gather further pace in 2015 & into 2016.











Varoufakis' "Strategy": "No Grexit, But Default Inside The Euro, And Stick The Middle Finger To Germany"