Thursday, January 21, 2016

Economic News , Data & views ( January 21 , 2016 ) Emerging Nations / Asia / Commodities ( 1. Brazil Protest - Sao Paulo transport fare hike. 2. Libya In focus - Haftar in cross-hairs / ISIS hits more oil tankers & another pipeline. 3. China items de jour . 4. Al Jazeera crew kidnapped in Yemen. 5. Syria political Talks - set for January 25th , delay very possible. 6. Russia / Ruble / Oil items. 7. Iraq/ ISIS Items. Odds & Ends. ) Europe ( Draghi & ECB in focus today. 2. Greece related items de jour. 3. Brexit 4. Refugee items of note.



Emerging Nations / Asia / Commodities...








Sao Paulo police deploy tear gas & rubber bullets against transport fare hike protesters
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Hijazi also accused Haftar's son of selling weapons to Ansar al-Sharia & deliberately prolonging fight in


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Army Spox Mohamed Hijazi accuses Gen. Khalifa Haftar of corruption, blames him for worsening situation in


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CHINA SETS YUAN CENTRAL PARITY AT 6.5572 FRI VS 6.5585






















George Soros says he expects hard landing for economy.

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Vice President vows to ‘look after’ stock market investors at .
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Al Jazeera crew abducted in Yemen
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Russian diplomat says if Syria’s opposition opts not to attend Geneva talks, Russia will back an alternative delegation











Another major ISIS attack on oil infrastructure. This time , another 5 oil storage tanks & a key pipeline on fire.










Ruble Plunges 26% in 90 days, Hits New Low, Government Says to Heck with it
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| Non-OPEC not impressed... *ALIYEV: AFTER EVERY OPEC MEETING, PRICE OF OIL GOES DOWN











At least 12 migrants killed in new tragedy off Turkey: reports













Iraq oil sales at record, unaffected by Iran's return to market:
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Autonomous regions will save from partition, says leader

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: Death of thousands of militants in three months has weakened the group

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Europe......









Europe's leaders starting to face enormity of Brexit. Moral question for Brits is whether it's squalid to pull plug











Tsipras told deeper reforms needed as IMF also stresses need for debt relief


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Over 120,000 homes close to repossession

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Exports hit hard by capital controls


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Shipowners react strongly to EU demand


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The Draghi put is back. 's Dax up >1.5%.

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Draghi: is carefully monitoring . He mentioned China PMI as measure to watch.

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Draghi w/ dovish inflation language: Says EZ dynamics weaker than exp. Inflation expectations at 1y low.


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Euro drops like a stone as 's Draghi emphasizes new risks, suggests more stimulus to come.


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's Tsipras has delivered a poor performance at Davos. 10y Greek yields jump to fresh 5mth high.


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UK's 5y default probability jumps on rising fears just ahead of Cameron performance at


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's Schäuble says fighting refugee crisis requires a lot more money. Says goal must be to manage EU's outer borders.













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