Market Moving .......
#Libya's new unity govt won't be puppet of the west, I said to @PatrickKingsley for @guardian http://bit.ly/1IbQoM5
#PrideandPrejudice Meet 3 people: a former neo-Nazi, an independence activist and a woman displaced by conflict https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=650B9KE-UC8 …
Asia / Emerging markets....
Good morning. Mr Mkts mood has become gloomy, demonstrated in 2 charts: 10y UST ylds plunged in sync Baltic Dry Idx.
Fed hikes, but bond mkts had other ideas. In the longer term that could be cause of concern. http://on.wsj.com/1ObVoml
Prospect of negligence trial may complicate Christine Lagarde's bid to remain IMF chief http://bloom.bg/1UG5zi0
"Prepa will make its Jan. 1 debt payments, which will be refinanced by the bond insurers,"-The only way PREPA ever going to make the payment
@Coffeeisforclo1 Monolines for 3rd time in 6 months will be lending to PREPA since better to make a loan than payout on default insurance
Pre-election editorial: The Choice Spain Is About To Make https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/530-151218180059-the-choice-spain-is-about-to-make …
2015 general election campaign ends. Saturday is a day of reflection and on Sunday Spaniards will go to the polls. https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/530-151218180059-the-choice-spain-is-about-to-make …
10,000 asylum seekers missing and 5m foreign passport holders in UK. Has the gov't lost control of immigration?
@V5M1000 @dwnews Frank-Walter Steinmeier- "If it can't be done any other way, then things will have to be clarified using judicial means"
Refugee crisis warnings to eastern EU nations from Germany, Austria http://bit.ly/1RZeNXq
The @EU_Commission president @JunckerEU lied about #refugee figures, reports claim http://www.bild.de/politik/ausland/jean-claude-juncker/juncker-fluechtlinge-so-trickste-er-43843946.bild.html …
EU moves to extend sanctions on #Russia. 5y default probability has jumped to almost 20% http://on.wsj.com/1k7a9Zq
Deadline for the submission of binding bids for 67% stake in Piraeus Port (OLP) on Dec 21. #Greece #economy #HRADF #TAIPED #privatisation
Two-thirds of #SYRIZA voters in Sep are not satisfied with #Greece gov't, acc to University of Macedonia poll for @skaigr #politics
The disbursement of Greece's final loan tranche for 2015 has hit a last-minute snag http://www.ekathimerini.com/204473 #Greece
Fire shuts down Belgium's Tihange nuclear reactor http://bit.ly/1UMoTuj
#Spain heads to its most unpredictable election in decades. Check out my preview on the @OpenEurope blog. http://openeurope.org.uk/blog/spain-heads-to-its-most-unpredictable-election-in-decades/ … #20D
Opinion: #Poland will defend the nation's democracy, writes DW's Bartosz Dudek http://dw.com/p/1HQIz
#Spain - Ciudadanos would abstain to facilitate investiture of PP (or PSOE) minority gov't. Caveat: that's different from providing support.
BBC has received £2m in EU funding in run up to referendum, fueling accusations of bias http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12059280/BBC-has-received-2m-in-EU-funding-in-run-up-to-referendum-fueling-accusations-of-bias.html …
Cameron targets protocol but not treaty change, says Kenny http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/cameron-targets-protocol-but-not-treaty-change-says-kenny-1.2471292?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … via @IrishTimesWorld
Asia / Emerging markets....
Emerging powers rise in IMF as US unblocks reforms http://f24.my/1OdRp2k
Beijing issues red alert as 'worst smog of the year' headed for northern
Brazilian finance minister replaced: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff replaces pro-austerity F... http://bbc.in/1ULeFKG
Brazil's new fin. minister Barbosa quickly tried to dispel the view that he'd be fiscally less committed http://bloom.bg/1PbwjFh
Argentinians Are Now Poorer Than Citizens Of Equatorial Guinea After Massive Devaluation http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-
SAUDI ARABIA'S DEPUTY CROWN PRINCE HAS PRIVATELY OUTLINED PLANS TO RESHAPE SAUDI ECONOMY TO WITHSTAND LOW OIL PRICE - SOURCES
Fosun's Guo Guangchang pops up in New York having dinner a week after ‘assisting’ Chinese authorities http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1892596/guo-guangchang-boss-fosun-pops-new-york-having-dinner-week-after?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed … via
Mainland Copper enterprises may vote to purchase 400k tonnes of copper as reserves in a Saturday Shanghai conference underpins Shanghai CU.
JGB surges to new record high after BOJ decided to set up new ETF buying, extend duration of bond purchases...
EU19 Markit MFG PMI 53.1 needs QE1.5, US PMI 51.3 (3-yr low) needs rate hike? CBs are doing the opposite to PMI ??
Hike after FOMC: HK, Saudi, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Mexico, Chile, Cut rate after FOMC: Vietnam, Taiwan. Mainland??
CNY dropped 10 days in a row to 41/2-year low, longest plunge in 8 years.
#Argentina | *ARGENTINE PESO FALLS 29% TO 13.9/USD ON MAE IN BUENOS AIRES
#Brazil | Dec CNI Industrial Confidence: 36.0 v 36.4
#China | *CHINA INV FUND SUSPENDS DUTIES OF NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS ...PROBING INCIDENT INVOLVING BILLS OF EXCHANGE