Post NFP - what might the Fed do on December 16th ?
Dow soars >2% and Fear Index Vix plunges 17% as markets markets cheer US jobs data as goldilock-ish.
It's Happening: ’Goldilocks’ US NFPs Keep EUR/USD Steady; Fed Rate Hike a "Lock" https://beta.dailyfx.com/forex/market_alert/2015/12/04/Goldilocks-US-NFPs-Keep-EURUSD-Steady-Fed-Rate-Hike-a-Lock.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Vecchio&utm_campaign=twr …
Greece Loses Last Trace Of Sovereignty After EU Takes Control Over Greek Borders http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-05/greece-loses-last-trace-sovereignty-after-eu-takes-control-over-greek-borders …
Odd that Cameron cites the Bulgarian fence as good border protection. Thousands pass through
#Bulgaria every month http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/12034476/David-Cameron-may-campaign-for-Brexit-allies-say.html …
The strange spectacle of Sweden and Denmark sniping at each others’ immigration policies http://econ.st/1Nwmiib
States blocking #refugee solution take revenge for #Schäuble's stance in € crisis - says #Schulz, who wanted a technocrat gov't for #Greece.
Metro service to airport to be disrupted by stoppage on Monday http://dlvr.it/CwlT4K
Serb FM: OSCE meeting failed to agree on Ukraine, migrants http://bit.ly/1SECySM
Russia received official response from U.S. that it declined to guarantee Ukraine’s debt to restructure $3 billion of Ukrainian bonds
Russia to sue Ukraine if debt is not repaid by December 20 — Russia’s finance ministry http://tass.ru/en/economy/841838 …
Seven arrested in anti-US protest in downtown Athens http://dlvr.it/CwlPDz
Zeit’s “Germany in flames” about attacks on refugee shelters http://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2015-11/anti-immigrant-violence-germany … Dire number of attacks, even worse lack of prosecutions
BREAKING: Russia surprised by US 'blindness' to trucks delivering #Daesh oil to #Turkey http://sptnkne.ws/am9R
US statements on #Syria remind of "theater of the absurd" - @mod_russia http://sptnkne.ws/amAf #Daesh
#Greece EconMin Stathakis in trouble due to his personal wealth declaration. He reportedly 'forgot' to declare 38 real estate assets & €800k
France: Historic victory for Le Pen's Front National (ENF) expected in #Regionales2015 tomorrow. Latest poll: #LePen
#ECB Draghi: Combination of measures was not a package meant to address mkt expectations. It was meant to address reaching of our objectives
#Denmark's voters rejected Maastricht in 1992 and the #Euro in 2000. In retrospect, congratulations seem to be due.
Emerging Nations / Asia ......
BREAKING — PKK terrorist attack kills 2 soldiers in Turkey's southeastern Şırnak province
Imminent #security threat against US Consulate #Istanbul. Avoid area. https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=18675 … @ABDIstanbul @USEmbassyTurkey @TurkeyAmCham
Thousands march against govt in South Korea http://on.rt.com/6ynt
Russia says U.S. officially refused to provide guarantees for Ukraine's liabilities http://reut.rs/1QmljGC
Did Turkey Just Invade Iraq To Protect Erdogan's ISIS Oil Smuggling Routes? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-05/did-turkey-just-invade-iraq-protect-erdogans-isis-oil-smuggling-routes …
6 days to terror: Damning report as Sun investigator smuggles himself from Turkey to Paris http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6785268/Damning-report-as-Sun-investigator-smuggles-himself-from-Turkey-to-Paris-without-passport.html …
Opec unity shattered as Saudi-led policy leads to no limits. http://bloom.bg/1jEwzRN
US updates #travel warning for #Iraq to focus on #Mosul Dam integrity: https://www.osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=18672 … @USEmbBaghdad
Fitch cuts South Africa to BBB-; 1 notch > junk as GDP performance & estimates of growth potential weakened further. https://www.fitchratings.com/site/fitch-home/pressrelease?id=996021 …
#Russia Ruble ends the week on weakest level vs Dollar since Sep on Opec indecision and lower oil prices.
International election observers have been barred and the government has allowed only a regional group to “accompany” the vote #Venezuela
Nicolas Maduro: "If opposition wins a majority, we would govern with the people in a civil-military union" http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/12/maduro-venezuela-election-democracy/418860/ …
Zanganeh: Iran won't join future #OPEC discussions on cutting #crudeoil output until prodn up from 2.7-2.8 mil b/d to 4 mil b/d (capacity)
#China | *MERCHANTS ENERGY SHIPPING PLANS TO ORDER UP TO 10 VLCC TANKERS