Friday, January 1, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 1 , 2016 ) Happy New Years Day & Gander Around The Global Horn for 2016 ( 1. Global Debt . 2. Refugee Crisis . 3 Terrorism / Fear Of Terror Events Ongoing In Various Locales . 4. Turkey Will Be A Hot Button . 5. Greece Will Continue To Be A Vassal State . 6. Russia & Ukraine Will Squabble . 7. Cyber Attacks & Scams Will Become More Sophisticated . 8. Brexit . 9. China Will Be At Center Of Financial Concerns for 2016 . 10. Saudi Peg To Dollar Could Be a Concern. 11. Commodities Crush Will continue. 12. Emerging Markets Pain Set To Continue . 13. Syria/ Iraq/ Afghanistan / Yemen / Libya - Any Answers For these Quagmires in 2016 ? 14. Which Way Will The US Go - Rates , Economy Politics ? )


Around The Horn......







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Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2



















World debt, by country. (Via Visual Capitalist)



















Death toll in tops 55,000 in 2015

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Greeks refuse to return savings to banks as deposit outflows continued in November for a second consecutive month









As 2016 dawns, refugee, migrant flows look set to continue

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Update: 4 terrorists, 2 Indian Air Force personnel killed in attack on air base in Punjab's Pathankot








Punjab is on high alert after pathankot terror attack. At least six terrorists attacked an air force base in...







Indian Air Force base attacked by gunmen in Punjab
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BREAKING: Several injured as French military guarding mosque open fire on ‘ramming’ car


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BREAKING: Suspected assailant behind Tel Aviv shooting is Israeli Arab from northern Israel


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Police confirm second death confirmed in Tel Aviv shooting







Police units searching tel aviv area for suspect who carried out shooting. All injured taken to tel aviv hospitals. 1 person pronounced dead







JUST IN: Shooting wounds 9 in Israeli city of Tel Aviv








BREAKING: At least 4 injured in Tel-Aviv shooting, terror attack suspected - reports

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LATEST - Two Moscow train stations evacuated after bomb threat









VIDEO: Police, special forces deployed to 2 of Munich train stations after terror alert
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Taliban suicide attack targets French restaurant in Kabul
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BREAKING: Loud blast in capital in area with foreign embassies, government buildings, Reuters witnesses say








Explosion targeted Le Jardin resturant in 9th street of Taimani Kabul

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Tyler Durden: Obama Folds To Iran (Again), Will Delay New Sanctions After Rouhani Threat







A look back at the story that has defined the year & possibly our generation

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LATEST - German police lift alert of imminent attack in Munich
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BREAKING: There are no concrete threats of an attack in , according to both Bavaria's Interior Minister and .









Wow ! Pretty amazing Erdogan actually praised Hitler for " Effective Gov't ".









Alexis Tsipras was not the dream Greece believed in
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suing in UK court over defaulted $3bn bond payment.










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YouGov Poll: EU referendum (ecl DKs) STAY - 49% LEAVE - 51% Poll conducted 28th-30th December








An unhappy New Year for Turkey's exporters to Russia
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Muslims in Switzerland demand the Cross in the Swiss flag be removed as it offends them.
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Dubai probes cause of massive New Year's Eve hotel fire as smoke still billows
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One soldier killed, two wounded in bomb attack
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5th biggest sovereign default in history: says defaulted on $3bn Eurobond.
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's bank-jog: Greek savers still wary of Tsipras after 2015 financial tumult.

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hard landing? Saudi deval? Fed aborts tightening? Bear mkt? What's in store for 2016.

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First U.S. Export Leaves Port, Marking End of 40-Year Ban via

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New year starts w/ horrible data: South Korea exports, a gauge for measuring health of global trade, tumble 13.8%.
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Global stocks close year lower w/ benchmark MSCI World down 3%; oil ends ugly 2015.


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2015 was a down year for stocks in Dollar terms w/ exception of , , and US tech stocks.

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The US economy is 'becoming more vulnerable', JPM says.
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