Public Sector Union ADEDY Asks Top Court to Cancel Law Increasing Retirement Age http://dlvr.it/D7CXnD #Greece
#Greece new unpaid taxes at €1.45 bln in Nov (from €832 mln in Oct) & €11.83 bln year to date. Outstanding tax debt at €83.63 bln. #economy
Greek National Bank Chief: ‘It Is Not in the Interest of Any Bank to Proceed with Home Foreclosures’ http://dlvr.it/D71ZMd #Greece
#Spain | Ciudadanos do not exclude possibility of tolerance vote in case of a PSOE-Podemos coalition http://goo.gl/BhuJ7U via @larazon_es
PABLO IGLESIAS: Presser ends. Full round up here: https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/552-151228114947-pablo-iglesias-rejects-rajoy-government-says-podemos-to-table-social-emergencies-bill …
PABLO IGLESIAS: Says PSOE is "doing theatre" but Podemos wants to prevent PP govt. https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/552-151228114947-pablo-iglesias-rejects-rajoy-government-says-podemos-to-table-social-emergencies-bill …
PABLO IGLESIAS: Podemos supports Catalonia referendum, defends unity of Spain. https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/552-151228114947-pablo-iglesias-rejects-rajoy-government-says-podemos-to-table-social-emergencies-bill …
LATEST: Podemos rejects PP & Rajoy, to table social emergencies bill https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/552-151228114947-pablo-iglesias-rejects-rajoy-government-says-podemos-to-table-social-emergencies-bill …
Migration routes to Europe http://f24.my/1PsEhLX
QE infinity as ECB has failed to boost inflation expectations? #ECB’s Mersch says QE will run ‘as long as necessary'
#ECB's Mersch says deposit rate theoretically not at lower bound. (as SNB highlights).
Putin signs order on Turkey sanctions
#Russia GDP decline accelerates to 4% in November, economy shrinks 3.8% year-on-year: officials ~Interfax via @dmitryzaksAFP
German interior ministers alarmed by violence against #refugees, rise of right-wing http://dw.com/p/1HUJr
So all three opposition parties have rejected Rajoy and the PP now, and PSOE and Ciudadanos have drawn red lines in the sand over Catalonia.
After creditors raised concerns #Syriza used legislative decree act to pass parts of "parallel program" on Xmas eve.
Asia / Emerging Nations.....
Saudi Arabia cuts spending, raises domestic fuel prices as default probability has risen. http://on.mktw.net/1Pts2if
Saudi Arabia 2015 actual revenue 608b riyals vs 715b forecast; Expenditure Exceeds Target by 13%: BBG
#BREAKING: Saudi Arabia posts record $98 billion deficit in 2015: ministry
Iran plans to add 500,000 barrels a day of oil exports one week after sanctions are lifted, said Rokneddin Javadi, deputy oil minister
Hong Kong's November Exports Fall 3.5% From a Year Earlier ... Est. -2.8%
#UPDATE: Iraq military command declares Ramadi fully 'liberated', flag raised http://u.afp.com/Zdpj #Ramadi
#UPDATE: Taliban car bomber targets NATO convoy near Kabul airport, one dead http://u.afp.com/Zdcn #KabulAirport
#Libya - 12 days have passed since signing of the Skhirat agreement& formation of the GNA's presidential council. How close are we to a GNA?
Probe into China Telecom chairman related to his tenure at China Unicom, where execs took money & sex for influence. http://m.english.caixin.com/m/2015-12-28/100893572.html?m_referer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvL0RZb2k2SG1zV2Q= …
More #China doom: Shanghai B share index tumbles almost 8%. http://www.morningstar.com/news/dow-jones/TDJNDN_201512281016/asian-shares-china-shares-log-biggest-fall-in-a-month-3rd-update.html …
#Shale #Oil Is Running Out of Survival Tricks as #OPEC Ramps Up Pressure http://bloom.bg/1mlkP8h via @danmurtaugh
Holger Zschaepitz @Schuldensuehner
ROUBLE! Shanghai Comp plunges 2.6% as #China Yuan weakens to lowest level since 2011.
#Japan's Nikkei ends up 0.6% at 18873.35 even as industrial output slipped for first time in three months in Nov.
Good morning from Berlin. Asia stock markets higher in a quiet trading session w/ exception of greater #China.
China Nov. Railway Cargo Shipment Down 15.6% Y/y to 270m Tons
Shanghai Avg New Home Price Falls 2.96% on Week: Uwin