Government 'may exclude' Donald Trump after 565,000 sign petition calling for UK entry ban http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/donald-trump/12074314/Government-may-exclude-Donald-Trump-after-565000-sign-petition-calling-for-UK-entry-ban.html …
Is Denmark now the trend setter for Scandinavian asylum policy? http://www.thelocal.dk/20151230/norway-copying-denmarks-asylum-policies-expert …
French Labour Ministry released latest jobless claims on Christmas Eve. Total claims +2.5% Y/Y to 3.57m. Wider measure rose 5.1% to 5.44m
Josh #Cohen: #Corruption in #Ukraine is so bad, a Nigerian prince would be embarrassed http://bit.ly/1mQo9ZD
Comment: 'The governance of flooding in Britain is a mess' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12074148/The-governance-of-flooding-in-Britain-is-a-mess.html … #StormFrank
Best piece i've read on Italian bank rescue that leaves bitter families marooned http://reut.rs/1S765qb via
Un año en Bruselas: Ataques de París ✓ Grecia y sus 8 eurogrupos en 25 días ✓ Crisis de refugiados ✓ Celac ✓ COP21 ✓
Watch: #StormFrank sends huge waves crashing onto promenade in Galway, Ireland http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12074170/Storm-Frank-sends-huge-waves-crashing-onto-promenade-in-Galway-Ireland.html …
Power cuts, travel chaos and more flood warnings issued as Storm Frank hits UK http://trib.al/xhoQTQF
#Greece Nov credit contraction at 2.2% YoY from rev 2% in Oct. Net deductions at €458 mln in Nov from €412 mln in Oct. #economy #banking
Scandal in Greek Parliament: retired MPs to get €100K retroactive since 2008 http://goo.gl/fb/PE96JJ
Territorial integrity of Spain “not up for debate,” says Socialist leader http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/12/28/inenglish/1451310221_233637.html … via
UN: Over one million reach Europe by sea in 2015 http://dlvr.it/D7vdMs
French security chief condemns anti-Muslim acts in Corsica http://bit.ly/1IDgY0Y
Welcome to the EZ,the land of bail in."Portugal Imposes Losses on Some Novo Banco Senior Bondholders (via
@business) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-29/portugal-imposes-losses-on-some-novo-banco-senior-bondholders …
Bavaria's CSU gov party considers pushing back at borders refugees without passports. http://www.tagesschau.de/inland/fluechtlingspolitik-165.html …
Frontex sends staff to Aegean as Lesvos struggles http://dlvr.it/D7tszs
Pension cuts back on the table http://dlvr.it/D7tprv
Eurozone lending improves further in November BUT credit growth still way below money growth http://reut.rs/1kscZIP
Norway to turn back migrants approaching from Sweden: http://www.thelocal.se/20151230/migrants-to-be-turned-back-on-sweden-border … #refugeecrisis
The #Euro has to fall to at least $1.05 as 2y Bund/US Treasury yield spread has widen to a whopping 141bps.
Emerging Nations / Asia.......
Computer servers in
#Turkey have been the targets of a major cyberattack for the past two weeks @barinkayaoglu http://almon.co/2klg
Brazil is suffering. Rousseff and her party have made a bad situation much worse http://econ.st/1NQnQa4
Youth unemployment Greece: 49.5% Spain: 48% Italy: 40% Iran: 25% France: 24.7% Turkey: 18.3% UK: 13.5% US: 11.2% Germany: 7.1% Japan: 5.5%
Turkey arrests 2 ISIS suspects over NYE attack plot http://ara.tv/n9haz
In past 48hrs, #RussiaVsISIL strikes hit 424 terrorist targets in #Syria - @mod_russia http://sptnkne.ws/av4t
Maduro challenges opposition election victories before Venezuela’s top court http://cort.as/acL9
Global Stocks, Futures Dragged Lower By Commodities As Oil Slumps Back Under $37 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-30/global-stocks-futures-dragged-lower-commodities-oil-slumps-back-under-37 …
Kim Jong-un's closest aide dies in car crash http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/12073842/Kim-Jong-uns-closest-aide-dies-in-car-crash.html …
China Copper Producers Said to Plan 200,000MT Cut in 1Q Sales http://bloom.bg/1JGWAa4
@minefornothing Nine Chinese copper smelters agree reduction in sales, according to people with knowledge of the plan
Steel price. ($ per metric ton) June, 2008: $1265 One year ago: $485 Current: $210
Apple won't pull out China over this. a) make iMessage tappable b) discontinue service in China (regional lock) c) ?
China Telecom's chairman resigns after being targeted by anti-corruption inquiry http://bloom.bg/1QXyBva
#Japan's Nikkei ends 2015 9.1% higher and 8.4% in Dollar terms.
Good morning from Berlin. Asia stock markets mixed as #oil rebound fizzles and w/ #China Yuan hits fresh 4.5y low.