Spain In Focus......
#Spain - Counting almost over (96.3%). Results: PP 121 seats, PSOE 92, Podemos 69, Ciudadanos 40. #20D
Spain election:Acc to JPM task of forming govt seems easier for left bloc given role of abstension in parl vote to elect govt amid stalemate
#SpanishElections PP and Citizens do not have a majority. PSOE+Podemos+ERC could make it. Didnt see this coming..
With 57% counted:
PSOE + Podemos: 165 seats PP + Ciudadanos: 156 seats Abs maj= 176
#Spain: No majority in seats for PP-Ciud. (Exit-poll) https://twitter.com/londonervince/status/678655808071008257 … Only PP-PSOE or PSOE-Podemos-Ciud. Otherwise new elections...
Rajoy will claim right to form gov't as leader of most voted party. Far from obvious how he would achieve majority.
AMPLIACIÓN: Sondeo TVE: PP 26,%; Podemos 21,7%; PSOE 20,5% y Ciudadanos 15,2% http://cort.as/aO9z
Antena 3 exit poll: PP 121-124; Ciudadanos 46-50; PSOE 79-83; Podemos 70-74 http://ow.ly/W8qaG
We explained before the #SpainElection what would happen if no stable govt could be formed http://openeurope.org.uk/blog/spain-heads-to-its-most-unpredictable-election-in-decades/ …
#Spain exit poll (@rtve): PP 114-118 seats, PSOE 81-85, Podemos 76-80, Ciudadanos 47-50. Podemos second most voted party. #20D
Full report on #SpanishElections so far: no major incidents but many anecdotes http://cort.as/aOHR #ELPAÍS20D
Spain: Turnout declines in #PSOE-#PP-strongholds, #Podemos-strongholds face increase. #EleccionesGenerales2015
Participation at 2.30pm down just under a point compared to 2011: Interior Ministry website
THE BIG PICTURE: This Is How Spain's Electoral System Works https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/533-151219225028-this-is-how-spain-s-electoral-system-works …
Spain Votes In "Watershed" Election As Three Decade "Duopoly" Falls: Full Election Preview http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-20/spain-votes-watershed-election-three-decade-duopoly-falls-full-election-preview …
Could Spain end up with a pony-tailed PM today? @Pablo_Iglesias_ casts his vote http://ow.ly/W8qaG #ELPAÍS20D
This candidate could be first Black MP in Spain, if things go #Podemos20Dic way today #SpainDecides #SpainElection
Spain votes today. If The Economist had a vote it would go to liberal Ciudadanos http://econ.st/1O65G10
#Spain - Polls close at 7pm GMT. I will be tweeting results from @OpenEurope and some initial thoughts from this account. Watch this space.
Here's all you need to know to follow today' legislative election in #Spain http://www.euronews.com/2015/12/16/spanish-election-2015-all-you-need-to-know/#.VnZ4JKvwG-I.twitter … #20D
Recent tiny underperformance of #Spain's govt bonds is mainly linked to late surge of Podemos in polls. (via RBS)
Good morning. #Spain goes to the polls today in too-close-to-call election w/ PP+Ciudadanos govt most likely outcome
392,000 people have voted in New Democracy's leadership ballot so far, reports @geoterzis. More than expected but less than in 2009 #Greece
New Democracy leadership elections extended until 20:00 tonight, due to high turnout. #Greece #eklogesND
€3Β supplementary budget required for Greece http://bit.ly/1RxmowY But how is this even possible? :-P
Europe Generally ....
Croatia turns to Christmas tourism for economic cheer http://f24.my/22i2QAz
Carpet-bagging, term used in UK "during the wave of demutualizations of building societies": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpetbagger#United_Kingdom …
Carpetbagging in UK: "speculators who pour money into building societies", hoping to benefit if they become banks: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/259819.stm …
Budget balance as % of GDP, 2015 Saudi: -12% Japan: -7% Brazil: -6% UK: -4.4% France: -4% S Africa: -4% India: -3.8% Italy: -3% Russia
Refugee Crisis .......
Danish MEP quits party over government plan to seize
#refugees' valuables, supposedly to help pay for their stay http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0U30EE20151220 …
Three images that defined the #migrantcrisis. Where are they now? We found out http://bbc.in/1T9Y6GX
The real reason for Merkel's U-turn over her open door policy for refugees is very simple.
Burundi's refugee crisis - Over 210,000 people fled Burundi since April http://aje.io/z6xm
Steinmeier: UNSC resolution to have positive effect on refugees in Germany http://sptnkne.ws/ass2 #refugeecrisis
Emerging Markets / Nations News ......
Rousseff's Impeachment Supported by 60%, Datafolha Poll Shows http://bloom.bg/1RxQGjg
MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf to face pressure as oil tests fresh lows https://www.zawya.com/story/Gulf_markets_to_face_pressure_on_oil_eyes_on_Saudi_budget-TR20151220nL8N14902LX2/ … via @zawya
Looks like a camel shaped stock market crash. #Dubai stocks drop after #oil extends losses. http://reut.rs/1QyyLcq
Update: Kenya Airports Authority updates statement to refer to 'suspicious object' and removes mention of 'bomb' found on board plane
Bomb found in Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris, plane made emergency landing in Kenya after discovery: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/air-france-bomb-kenya-confirms-explosive-device-found-in-toilets-of-plane-carrying-473-people-from-a6780366.html …
OPEC’s mkt-share strategy has cost global #oil industry $1.45tn as 2015 average Brent price 44% lower than 2014 avg.