New Year's Eve - Be safe out there , folks !
Around The Horn Today .......
Munich police on Facebook: Emptied stations will not be operating, will be kept sealed off http://on.rt.com/70s5
BREAKING: Munich threat may involve several groups of attackers in various locations - local broadcaster http://bit.ly/1YUMZDB
GERMANY: UPDATE - Police say current info indicates that a terrorist attack has been planned in Munich, train stations are being evacuated.
DEVELOPING: Munich Police evacuate two train stations due to terror attack threat; ask people to not gather in crowds - @NBCNews
Dubai: "The left side of the hotel is completely gone," Al Jazeera's Diana al-Rifai reports http://aje.io/kf2d
Live pictures from Al Arabiya TV (a few minutes ago) show Dubai tower fire still burning 3 hours after it broke out
Definitely " That's The Way Of The World " - 2015 ....
2015 Commodity Returns. http://stks.co/j3gzQ
'15 Summary Easing: Europe/Canada/Korea/Australia/China/India Tightening: US/Mexico/Colombia/South Africa/Brazil
Global 10-Year Yields: new all-time lows in 2015 in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, South Korea, & New Zealand.
2-Year yields hit all-time lows throughout Europe in 2015. In the US: 38 bps higher. http://stks.co/f3gur
The 70 central bank easing measures of 2015. http://stks.co/x0tH
#Syrian army launches assault against rebels near border with #Israel http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-golan-idUSKBN0UE10J20151231 …
#Nigeria ready to negotiate with #BokoHaram, says president #BringBackOurGirls http://dw.com/p/1HWMm
#Libya UN envoy visiting Tripoli Jan 1 to discuss when new UN-brokered govt. of national accord can come to the city https://www.libyaherald.com/2015/12/30/kobler-demands-abu-sahmain-meeting-on-new-years-day-in-tripoli/ …
Head of the #Benghaz municipality, Omar al-Barassi, denies meeting with the GNC's Nouri Abusahmain.
Catalan Socialists call on Podemos to drop referendum demand and create "alternative" to PP http://cort.as/ae5V
Chicago PMI comes in at 42.9. Has never been this low outside of recession. http://stks.co/j3gsf
From earlier today ....
Poland’s new leader seems hungry for total control. The west can’t look away | Remi Adekoya http://trib.al/cMn8SR7
#VIDEO: Three officers wounded as police disperse ‘unauthorized’ march with water cannons http://bit.ly/1OyTuw8
Are clashes spreading to western Turkey? http://almon.co/2kne
Erdogan vows no respite in Turkey's war on Kurds http://bit.ly/1MIsrqW
Germany's largest newspaper: Authorities downplay refugee crime surge to avoid fueling anti-immigrant sentiment http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3378985/Police-Germany-covering-extent-migrant-crime-claim-Bild-country-revealed-taken-1-1-MILLION-people-2015.html …
Good riddance 2015. Bloomberg Commodity Index down 25% http://www.bloomberg.com
Greek retail sales fall 2.5 pct year on year in October http://dlvr.it/D8PVRJ
WTI CRUDE EXTENDS LOSS, DROPPING 27 CENTS TO $36.33/BBL: BBG
Oil ends 2015 in downbeat mood; hangover to be long, painful http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-idUSKBN0UE02D20151231 …
#UPDATE: Six more held over alleged New Year's 'attack plot' in Brussels http://u.afp.com/Zd75 #Brussels
IS says it carried out gun attack in Dagestan, Russia, that left 1 dead & 11 injured http://bbc.in/1RaGyLI
Germany's Merkel calls refugee influx ‘an opportunity’ http://f24.my/1Ou9N7p
Emerging market currencies had worst year since Asian financial crisis of late 1990s http://bloom.bg/1P14cG9
World's best currency in 2015? Not US Dollar or Swiss Franc. #Bitcoin comes out on top of the rank.
#StormFrank batters Scotland causing severe flooding and leaving thousands without power - @acbphoto in #Dumfries
Good Riddance 2015. Gold down three years in a row. Longest run of losses since turn of century.
Crude Oil Prices Suffer Biggest 2-Year Bloodbath On Record http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-30/crude-oil-prices-suffer-biggest-2-year-bloodbath-record …
Belgium makes tenth arrest in Paris attacks investigation http://f24.my/1Ou6xc6
'No human rights policy discount for Turkey' declares German human rights commissioner http://on.rt.com/70q5
Four suspected of stealing tax refunds: Stole tax agency letters, impersonated recipients http://bit.ly/1Ravgah
OPEC DEC. PRODUCTION RISES TO 32.635M B/D, JBC ENERGY ESTIMATES
BREAKING — All City Lines ferry services in Istanbul have been cancelled due to heavy snow storm
Record-breaking 13,000 asylum seekers arrive in Spain in 2015 http://bit.ly/1MIiDNx #refugeecrisis #migrantcrisis
Belgium cancels New Year fireworks over terror threat: http://bit.ly/1SnQVgd
Ouch! #Russia services PMI contracts more than expected in december as consumers cut back. http://bloom.bg/1IFEf2e
Kiev hikes transit fees for Gazprom http://on.rt.com/70q6
#StormFrank: Aftermath will see sub-zero temps and heavy rain for New Year's celebrations http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12075562/UK-floods-Storm-Frank-Sir-Philip-Dilley-jeremy-corbyn-live.html …
Madrid steps up security for New Year festivities - access to Sol area limited for 1st time http://cort.as/adYl
Polish government moves to control public media http://dw.com/p/1HWM2
Podemos' Catalan list consider blocking coalitn w PSOE ovr referendum http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2015/12/30/actualidad/1451508637_235359.html … As I wrote 3 days ago
#China cracks whip on foreign banks w/ forex shut-out to stem capital flight as CNH plunges. http://reut.rs/1RajJb6
#China stocks end 2015 up 9.4%, beating Wall Street after a very volatile year. http://reut.rs/1Ra63wO
Investors prepare to bid farewell to a volatile 2015. Asian + EM stocks head for 2015 loss. http://bloom.bg/1P0JYfz
Good morning from Berlin. Asia markets mixed as oil trades below $37/bbl and #China has further devalued the Yuan.