Saturday, January 16, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 16, 2016 ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee / Border Security Items - Greece / Germany / EZ & EU . 2. Brexit & EU Negotiation Items Of Note. 3. Poland In Cross-Hairs Of EU. 4. Greece Items Of Note- Economic / Negotiations With Troika AKA Quad / Swiss Account Investigations & Tax Evasion / Domestic Politics . 5. Implementation Day - Oil Companies Stream Toward Tehran. 6. Terror Watch For Europe - ISIS/ Jihadists Generally . 7. Risk / Black Swans . 8. German Politics - Rise of AFD , Falling CDU/ CSU. 9. Spanish Politics . 10. Italian Politics. 11. Odds & Ends. ) Asia / Emerging Nations / Commodities ( 1. ISIS/ Taliban / MENA Impacting Global Security & Economies . 2. Taiwan Elects New President - Tsai Ing - wen . 3. China Items Of the day - AIB Launches Today . 4. Commodity Crunch Continues. 5. Venezuela In Focus . 6. Petrobras Going To Need A Bailout. 7. Subprime Auto Probed By DB. 8. Odds & Ends. )



Europe ........






Russia seeks Rosneft stake sale to ease budget woes: minister








Greek workers march to Parliament to protest pension reform


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Poland has a new media law. The EU is not happy

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Merkel allies step up pressure over welcoming refugee policy








'Juncker strays from pantomime script', says editorial in UK Daily Mail

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Russia's road to disaster! FinMin: budget to be short of over $38bn at current .

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Strategic defaulters at 20% of non-performing exposure (NPE) corresponding to ~€20bln of total NPE of ~€100bln (via )









Tsipras gives North Rhine-Westphalia FinMin Walter-Borjans a royal treatmnt ovr his Swiss accnts list ~


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Finance Ministry started asking for taxes from the Borjans list










Total, Shell executives arrive in Tehran ahead of sanctions relief: Mehr









Sanctions against Iran may be lifted sooner than many thought

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600 Extremists Stopped From Going To To Try To Join , Quoted By .

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“Black Swan” watch continuing. Keep an eye on the TED spread.

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"Risk (...) has morphed and migrated to new parts of the financial system":
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Britain's EU referendum: the strengths and weaknesses of both campaigns


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poll []: CDU/CSU 37 -2 SPD 24 AfD 11 +2 Grüne 10 Die Linke 8 -1 FDP 5 +1 AfD surpasses the Greens.
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Crystal Cruises cancels stops in Turkey over security issues

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SPD MP rejects Schäuble idea of gasoline tax for , suggests FTT instead.








Is It Over Yet? Two Weeks In, 2016 Feels Like Year of the Bear!

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From April, anyone from a non-EU country living in the UK must earn more than £35,000 if they want to stay











Forming different parl groups to satisfy regional alliances proves highly problematic for Podemos /via








SCHAEUBLE WANTS GASOLINE TAX TO AID MIGRANT FLOW: SUEDDEUTSCHE









M5S high %s in polls forces Renzi to go full Tsipras. GLWT










PM Tsipras and ND leader Mitsotakis to meet Jan 19 over govt's pension reform plan, reports










Asia / Commodities &  Emerging Nations









Dep Natl Security Adviser Ben Rhodes yesterday: "IAEA certification will trigger what's known as 'Implementation Day'"






Iran says it will not moderate its plans to boost oil exports: IRNA











ASALI SAYS IRAN WILL RAISE OIL OUTPUT BY 500,000 BPD POST-SANCTIONS, AND BY ANOTHER 500,000 BPD SHORTLY AFTER THAT - IRNA










Ghwell ordering the arrest of the security team another wrinkle for making Tripoli the GNA's base & for formal takeoff of GNA.








Deputy PM Talabani: 's economic woes threaten fight


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Warns The Role Of Coalition Forces In Ongoing Fighting Could Derail The Peace.
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For the latest on the attacks in follow FRANCE 24's live blog

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: continues to advance in area.. Duwayrikah, Rweiset Al-Nimr and Touma recaptured.
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Confusion over appointment of temporary security arrangements committee appointed by presidential council - question over consensus.









election live: Tsai Ing-wen on course for landslide victory in presidential poll:










Taiwan's new president is a female academic who loves cats and supports gay rights










You know you've made it when your name's blocked on weibo













CSRC's Xiao Gang: Chinese market is immature with imperfect trading systems, inappropriate supervision mechanisms.










Price change over past week. Crude oil: -10.3% Natural gas: -11.7% Gasoline: -11% Rice: -8% Coal: -2.1% Copper: -4% Iron ore: -4.6%








China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launches in Beijing on Saturday


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"Sabre Room Service..." ...French SpecOps taking order before retaking Splendid Hotel - Ouagadougou

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Iranian FM Zarif says sanctions to be lifted today; plans to meet 's Mogherini & Kerry in Vienna









Jakarta attacks show Islamic terrorists are honing lethal edge










Bad sign for Libya's new UN appointed govt? Tripoli to arrest security detail if it sets foot in capital










Both Libya's rival governments deny carrying out six days of air strikes on IS in Sirte








Today is original deadline set by UN Security Council for new Libya government. UN says Tobruk parliament to vote on it next 10 days.









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Tripoli's Ghwell orders the arrest of all 18 members of the newly formed GNA security council upon entry to








Ramos Allup: Repeated mistakes may lead to bigger mistakes

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Maduro on increase of gasoline price: "The time has come"

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better and better: MADURO SAYS INFLATION STATS PUBLISHED TODAY ARE `CATASTROPHIC'









VENEZUELA'S MADURO SAYS PRICE WAR HURTING OIL MARKET. Maduro to Astenbeck











China vs US - the simple comparison - US bank assets: $16 trillion on $18 trillion GDP - China bank assets: $35 trillion on $10 trillion GDP



















Petrobras says to speed up asset sales; bailout 'last resort'









Deutsche Bank Said to Probe Subprime Auto Securitizations
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