Friday, January 22, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 22 , 2016 - Part Two ) Europe In Focus ( Greece Economic & Political Items Of the Day . Spain Political Updates. 3. Refugee Items / Border Security Items / 4. Commodities In Focus - Crazy Week For Oil / Baltic Dry Index Keeps Falling Down & Can't Get Up . 5. Poland In focus. 6. Odds & Ends. )




Overview / Europe & Commodities......













China, Draghi and Kuroda. Next week: the Fed


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OPEC split over oil production cuts
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Four key leaders of Moldovan revolutionary opposition: Andrei Nastase, Maya Sandu, Renato Usatyi, Igor Dodon.



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"Migrant Invasion" causes closure of port of says ferry company. "Spirit of Britain" ship stormed, say .













threatens with exit from Schengen because of 'failure to protect borders' /via











Update: port of closed due to illegal migrants storming a ship.


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considers ringfencing to stop flow of migrants: /via /ht












Different Opinion Polls Show Greeks Pessimistic About Future











Greek Refiner ELPE Signs Deal with Iran’s NIOC for Crude Oil Deliveries













S&P hugely optimistic on . Bets bailout's 1st review will be successfully concluded by end March. Sees 2015 GDP @ -0.3%, flat in 2016











Keep it coming: wants more EU money to tackle



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Exports made easier through supermarkets


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Japan accepts 27 refugees in 2015, rejects 99 percent

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North Africans the target of fury after Cologne assaults










Desperate women and children fleeing conflict in


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to block passage for migrants, calls for fences
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China, Draghi and Kuroda. Next week: the Fed
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Crude up over 21% in the past 2 days, one of the largest 2-day gains in history.

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- Rajoy rejected mandate to form gov't. King Felipe VI will therefore start new round of talks with political parties on Wednesday.














PSOE is very annoyed with Rajoy's decison to decline the King's offer to form a govt., labels it "irresponsible".



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More taxes wrung out of Greeks
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Greece still has work ahead on pension reform


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Baltic Dry has no predictive power anymore. Global GDP growth & Baltic Dry Index diverge since GFC. Sorry, !

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S&P upgrades Greek to B - status - Statement



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heading for left bloc or new elections


























FYROM Authorities Again Bar Passage to Refugees at Idomeni













Battle between Renzi and EU intensifies.












Eurogroup Chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem Talks from Both Sides of Mouth On Greek Debt and Pension Reform Proposal












S&P says Greek public debt to rise to 187.4% of GDP in 2016










VIDEO - Europe refugee crisis: multiple boats sink off Greece, scores dead



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BREAKING: At least 42 migrants, including 17 children, drowned when their boat capsized off a Greek island: Coastguard















LME said to be in talks with banks, and World Gold Council to launch London gold contracts.



























Brent crude prices rallying 6% above $31 a barrel

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*PADOAN SAYS TALKS ON BAD BANK STATE GUARANTEES 'INTENSE': ANSA














Bohuslav Sobotka says should consider "emergency brake" on migration if a member state's welfare system is under pressure.











- Huge development. Podemos leader Iglesias says he sees himself as Deputy PM in a gov't led by Socialist leader Sánchez.





































































Cameron not in a hurry to secure deal with EU but calls on business to back him when he does


















































Draghi Sees Major Central Banks Pursuing Divergent Monetary Policies 'For a While'











Moody's puts 175 commodity firms on review over bleak outlook - RTRS












Deutsche on the ECB's March "easing" - "many will end up being once bitten twice shy this time round."











“People are bleeding cash,” Glencore’s Glasenberg said. “Big cash, it’s not small amount."
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US and Iraqi officials discuss deployments to retake Mosul from ISIS.


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: puts rating of 120 companies on review for downgrade. Stress-testing at $25 a barrel.
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BHP may need $10b (!) equity raise to keep rating in slump: top-ranked analyst |


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