Emerging Nations and Asia......
OFFSHORE YUAN EXTENDS LOSSES, NOW DOWN 0.42% VS DOLLAR
China's Currency Continues To Tumble As AsiaPac Credit Markets Plunge, EM Stocks Lowest Since 2009 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-13/chinas-currency-continues-tumble-asiapac-credit-markets-plunge-em-stocks-lowest-2009 …
Missing chairman mystery solved, but Fosun International stock -13.5% in HK pre-market, Shanghai Fosun -13.1% after trading halt on Friday.
FOSUN INTL FALLS 13.5% AFTER CHAIRMAN GUO ASSISTED PROBE
#PBoC lowers the CNY fix to its weakest since July 2011
CHINA SETS YUAN REFERENCE RATE AT 6.4495 AGAINST U.S. DOLLAR
Lost & found- Fosun chairman Guo Guangchang has gone home after assisting probe (said to be into fmr Shanghai vice-mayor Ai Baojun) @Caijing
#Nikkei 225 extends declines to trade lower by 3%
Australian shares fall 1.3% as iron ore and oil routs continue http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-14/australian-shares-to-fall-as-iron-oil-rout-continues/7025194?section=business … via
#Asia markets open lower led by energy weakness after last week's 10% declines in crude prices weigh on energy stocks and risk sentiment
Adidas wants to make sneakers with more robots and fewer Chinese factories http://qz.com/569774/adidas-wants-to-make-sneakers-with-more-robots-and-fewer-chinese-factories/ … via @qz
https://www.zawya.com/story/Almost_half_of_undergrads_are_jobless_in_Saudi_Arabia_Survey-ZAWYA20151212032922/ … Where are the jobs going
https://www.zawya.com/story/Fitch_Oil_takes_its_toll_on_GCC_banks-ZAWYA20151213033156/ … Falling oil prices hitting Saudi Banks in particular
Japan picked over China to build India's high-speed rail link in $15-billion deal http://jtim.es/VOMF8
Fosun International tries to reassure investors, as chairman Guo Guangchang held by police http://ow.ly/VOUWR
Markets face renewed sell-off;oil below $40 saps risk appetite: Middle East markets face further sell-offs on ... http://bit.ly/1Qd5LH1
Middle-East Opens Weak: Dubai Stocks Slump To 2-Year Lows As Financials Tumble http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-13/middle-east-opens-weak-dubai-stocks-slump-2-year-lows-financials-tumble …
A rocky road to the Casa Rosada: Things haven't been easy for Argentina's new president http://econ.st/1QyjKVV
Macri meets governors amid change of tone for Argentina: Buenos Aires: Argentina`s new Preside... http://bit.ly/1Ukj2Mk @argentina_star
Euro starts unchg to the week as #France’s National Front failed to win any regional assemblies in runoff elections
France Election Update - participation jumps higher !
#Frenchelections underway in key vote. Will #FrontNational end up strongest party? Polls close at 8:00. Updates on http://dw.com .
Turnout in second round of French regional elections was 19.59% at noon, interior ministry says -… http://dlvr.it/D0KTwT #News
French regional elections: voting begins as polls suggest far right will struggle http://trib.al/JPUHd1l
French vote for regions with an electorate battered by near-record unemployment. http://bloom.bg/1QivzRE
French regional election tests far-right strength http://bit.ly/1QdfkFP
Risk premium of #Spain over Italy rises as Spain's new parties gain ground ahead of election http://reut.rs/1SVqZqr
Greek review must be completed with IMF on board, top EU official tells @Elbarbie after gov criticism of Fund's role http://www.ekathimerini.com/204296/article
Gov’t seeks help with migrants as tensions rise http://dlvr.it/D0Kn4r
Cameron in humiliating back down on EU renegotiation as over half of Conservative Party MPs set to back Brexit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/12047809/David-Camerons-climbdown-on-EU-benefits.html …
Cameron mocked over threat to leave EU over migrant workers' benefits | Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3356127/Half-hearted-David-Cameron-won-t-follow-threat-leave-EU.html … #bbcsp
The five routes to a Brexit: how the UK might leave the European Union http://buff.ly/1YZ1nwn
#Dubai leads slump in Mideast stocks after #Oil sinks to 2008-Low. DFM at lowest since 2013. http://bloom.bg/1Qm62Ha
69 police officers injured in leftist protestors’ riot in eastern German city of Leipzig http://sabahdai.ly/Mwhotj
Dozens of German police officers injured in clash with left-wing protesters http://fxn.ws/1RLj8NE
62% of Germans are favor of a limit to number of refugees country can take in, BamS reported ahead of CDU congress.
Good morning from Berlin where Merkel prepares important speech as she faces critics at CDU congress in Karlsruhe over open-door refugee pol
Irish PM's party strengthens poll lead as elections near http://reut.rs/1J40SIl
With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels http://reut.rs/1QDKPqO
Thousands march against Polish government as constitutional spat drags on http://reut.rs/1J3GhDQ
@HugoDixon @bill_emmott @williamnhutton #Brexit Danes struggle to recover EU cooperation on policing post No vote http://goo.gl/MTLLw9
Big Plans for Libya.....
Eye on Islamic State, Western powers coax Libyans to accord http://reut.rs/1J3vxp2
#Libya Ahead of Rome conference Tripoli-based government rejects UN plan and disowns those who signed it https://www.libyaherald.com/2015/12/12/gnc-rejects-latest-unsmil-deal-and-members-who-signed-it/ …
Report: Isis fighters briefly enter a major Libyan ppl-smuggling hub to retrieve one of their captured fighters. http://migrantreport.org/brief-isis-presence-libyan-coastal-city-of-sabratha-raises-alert/ …
#Libya - HoR/GNC presidencies have both prevented democratic votes from taking place on political agreement, but everyone wants to move on.
#Libya - Rome conference is meant to bring together moderates from the HoR/GNC with or without approval from HoR/GNC presidencies. #Libya
Great use of our #ISIS data in the @FT today! What is at stake in #Libya talks? http://on.ft.com/1lTYFtw