Saturday, January 23, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 23 , 2016 ) Storm Jonas Still Going Strong Along East Coast Of US ...... Refugee Crisis / Border Security Issues For Europe.......Oil Price Crush - The Global Implications ...... Odds & Ends !



Storm Jonas ........












Can all of the snowed in twirps digging out along the East Coast dig this ?




























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At least 19 die as epic storm sweeps East Coast (PHOTOS,VIDEOS)
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The Duquesne basketball team, stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, plays cards and makes a snow angel















"Snowzilla" Slams 85 Million Americans: Photos From The Snow-Covered East Coast
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7:10 am: Radar and current conditions for . 3"/hr snowfall rate at LaGuardia airport in last hour.
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NYC bridges and tunnels to close due to snow
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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares state of emergency as huge storm hits East Coast


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Snow threats cancel arts and cultural events in Philly
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Declares Snow Emergency. PA also under state of emergency. Stay in, stay safe.










Blizzard warning updates: Waking up to thundersnow as white stuff piles past 1 foot and counting










Some 85m people across 20 states warned Storm has "life and death implications"

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The heaviest bands of snow will shift from DC/Balt to Philly and into NYC on Saturday
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Latest run of the RAP blankets NYC, Philly, and DC with over 2 feet of snow at only a 10:1 ratio.
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Refugee Situation / Border Security










Russia tells Norway to halt return of asylum seekers : Deportations now on wait as refugees rejoice











Protesters at Greek border town chant "The fence means refugees drown" 

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| Merkel answers her critics from CSU: "How can I put up fences on sea borders?" ▶













77% of Austrians say country has reached its limits on accepting refugees [Unique/ poll]. /ht










[Opinion] A new anti- bloc is emerging: , , Republic, and .












to seize anything worth more than €1,340, including cash, from .










’s migration crisis claims another 46 lives

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OPINION: Europe’s future may depend on how it handles the refugee crisis. Columnist Chris Doyle writes












keeping self hostage in pension reform squabble while refugee crisis develops into far greater threat. Train wreck waiting to happen











Could the refugee crisis really break up the European Union?











Europe's refugee crisis could push the region past its breaking point by spring:
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keeping self hostage in pension reform squabble while refugee crisis develops into far greater threat. Train wreck waiting to happen






EconMin Macron warns risks falling apart without integration in fin, econ & defence policies /via









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









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










to block passage for migrants, calls for fences


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*DRAGHI: CONFIDENT THAT EU WILL FIND AGREEMENT ON REFUGEE CRISIS









Merkel's Bavarian 'allies' want to go the way of Hungary on







Energy .......

















We asked an expert what the hell is going on with the price of oil










Iran wants to reclaim its place as OPEC’s No. 2 producer. Can its oil fields keep up?



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Greece refiner agrees to resume Iran oil purchase Read:


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Among major oil producers, only has a sovereign hedging programme (at least, it's the only one known publicly)











As prices plunge to $30 a barrel, says it's considering hedging its revenues in the future (as does)









Countries most dependent on oil-producing & Break-even price for a balanced budget


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Falling oil prices mean Iraq needs IMF support to keep fighting Islamic State, PM says


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Oil's whiplash above $30: dead cat bounce or double-bottom base?












Oil decline rates, 2017 US shale: 40% US conventional: 15% Russia: 10% Off-shore: 10% OPEC: 3% (Macquarie Capital)
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Why cheap oil could be bad for Democrats | AP Photo


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Oil must pass $34 to prove the rally isn't just short-lived


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








Odds & Ends........







Puerto Rico utility, Prepa, terminates negotiations after 18 months of talks. Ad Hoc Bond Statement
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Spread of Zika virus prompts calls to delay pregnancies


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Biden says US prepared for military solution in Syria
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