Friday, January 22, 2016

Economic News , Data & views ( January 22 , 2016 ) Emerging Nations / MENA/ Asia Updates ( 1. China Items Of Note. 2. Around the MENA/ISIS Horn - Syria / Iraq/ Somalia / Tunisia / ISIS Items Of The Day. 3. Refugee / Economic Migration Items Of The day. 4. Japan / BOJ In Focus . 5. Venezuela Inflation To Hit 720 % in 2016 - As Per The IMF. 7. Iran Preparing To ship 1ML Barrels To Europe. 8. Odds & Ends. )



Evening wrap........



Emerging Nations , MENA  & Asia......




UPDATE: 4 tanks at 's largest oil terminal Ras Lanuf still burning after yesterday's /Daesh sabotage



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": Mysterious and terrifying Zika Virus is stumping scientists and spreading: "


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Petrobras Rescue Could Cost Brazil $21 Billion, Citigroup Says












Keep your eyes on China...










- reports that Col. Mahdi al-Barghathi (MoD candidate for GNA) will be meeting with Gen. Haftar & Agilah Saleh before Monday.








Captured IS Commander: Militants Changing Tactics Because of Coalition Bombings






Syrian opposition balks at talks, reiterates demands


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"China 2016 Is US 2008" Felix Zulauf Warns "The Outcome Of A Major Yuan Devaluation Would Be Disastrous"









This Is What The Death Of A Nation Looks Like: Venezuela Prepares For 720% Hyperinflation











Maduro "Wake Up" Call For OPEC As Venezuela Crude Crashes To 13 Year Lows


























VENEZUELA OIL PRICE REACHED $20.20/BBL YESTERDAY, MADURO SAYS














Why am I not surprised to see another half baked idea backfire ?












Pentagon Chief Says "Boots On The Ground" Part Of "Accelerated" Strategy For ISIS Fight











New wave of ISIS attacks in effectively slashed country's production capacity by one-third












17 dead after Al Shabaab gunmen storm a popular beachfront restaurant in Somalia:


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(update) opposition rules out talks before end to Russian air raids via









/n Army inches closer to the Turkish border as the rebel defenses fall apart









When BOJ gets to point where it holds 2/3rds of the bond market , BOJ essentially will be trading with itself.










"at the current pace, the BOJ will hold about 40 percent of the bond market by end-2016 and close to 60 percent by end-2018." - IMF









Nigerians now the top nationality for migrants taking the Central Med (Libya-Italy) route:










Tunisia announces nationwide curfew after protests

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*IMF SEES VENEZUELA 2016 INFLATION AT 720% AFTER 275% IN 2015 ...consensus still at 184%


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Kremlin rejects FT article from earlier today.











Russia's ( and Putin's ) complicated relationship with Syria and Assad.










| *IRAN PREPS TO RESTART EU CRUDE SHIPMENTS AS SOON AS FEB:DJ/CNBC... PREPARING SHIPMENT OF 1M+ BARRELS TO EU: CNBC/DJ












IRAN CO. PREPARING SHIPMENT OF 1M+ BARRELS TO EU: DJ










Map shows where protests have erupted across , in many cities anger aimed at police



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Protests Benghazi after defection of army spokesman












- However, fact that Haftar's candidate for Prez Council suspended his membership of the council, he might not be happy with GNA.










- However, Col. Hejazi is making some big & damaging claims against Haftar. It will be interesting how Haftar manages the situation.












- Col. Mohamed Hejazi, spokesperson for the Operation Dignity renounced Haftar today & accused him of corruption.