Brazil mobilizes 220,000 troops to help fight Zika virus, with just weeks to go before Carnival celebrations http://cort.as/bS2E
China Injects Another $50 Billion Liquidity As Mysterious Panic Buyer Reappears In Offshore Yuan http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/china-injects-another-50-billion-liquidity-mysterious-panic-buyer-reappears-offshore …
ABU DHABI TO BOOST OIL
OUTPUT TO 3.5M B/D BY END-2017: ADNOC. Is this the balance that the Saudi guy was talking about?
Bad miss on Japan December retail numbers. Retail sales y/y -1.1% (est +0.2%, prior -1.0%) Retail sales m/m -0.2% (est +1.0%, prior -2.5%)
Alberta Loses Most Jobs In 34 Years As Oil Crunch Cripples Labor Market http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/alberta-loses-most-jobs-34-years-oil-crunch-cripples-labor-market …
US, Britain, France Ready Military Action In Libya As ISIS Closes In On Country's Oil http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/us-britain-france-ready-military-action-libya-isis-closes-countrys-oil …
Europe Faces Another Million Refugees This Year, UN Report Says http://bloom.bg/1QrOcQE via @business
FOMC: "economic growth slowed late last year" - which explains the rate hike
Fed Back-Pedals Hawkishness, Hints At Policy Error http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/fed-back-pedals-hawkishness-hints-policy-error …
Market Reaction To "Not Dovish Enough Statement" - Disappointment http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/market-reaction-not-dovish-enough-statement-disappointment …
FED FUND FUTURES PRICE NEXT RATE HIKE IN 2H 2016
FOMC redline http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/fed-back-pedals-hawkishness-hints-policy-error …
FOMC: KEEPS POLICY RATE UNCH AT 0.25-0.5%, VOTE 10-0 FOMC:'CLOSELY MONITORING GLOBAL ECON,FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENTS'
"@AllenElectric: Top 5 Ways Putin has won big in Syria and why Europe is embracing him http://ln.is/www.juancole.c …"
#BREAKING - French unemployment rate rises 0.4% in December to new record of 3.59 million http://f24.my/1PEBrFB
Stocks Storm Green, Oil Surges After Russia Says Will Discuss Production Cuts With OPEC http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/stocks-storm-green-oil-surges-after-russia-says-will-discuss-production-cuts-opec …
Oil Oscillates As Inventories Surge Most In 9 Months And Demand Plunges http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/oil-oscillates-inventories-surge-most-9-months-and-demand-plunges …
#Iraq ready to cut oil production if other producers agree http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=189771 …
It's #brexit crunchtime: Cameron & Juncker have reform talks Friday, days before conclusions due http://www.politico.eu/article/cameron-juncker-set-reform-talks-referendum-faull/ … @POLITICOEurope
#Denmark faces massive backlash over 'despicable' and 'shameless' 'jewellery law' http://bit.ly/1nnL3rd #dkpol
Italian Banks Sink As "Bad Bank" Plan Underwhelms http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-27/italian-banks-sink-bad-bank-plan-underwhelms …
Cameron scraps Denmark-Sweden trip to visit Juncker in Brussels on Friday and discuss Brexit negotiations http://news.yahoo.com/cameron-meet-juncker-friday-over-brexit-negotiations-130348767.html … @AFP
Germany warns Russia against 'exploiting' teen 'rape' case http://bit.ly/1lRKx3O
German govt cuts 2016 GDP growth forecast to 1.7% from 1.8% on lower export growth. BBG consensus see 1.8% for 2016.
"Sometimes resisting means leaving" - French Justice Minister quits over terror row http://bbc.in/20skuzP
Appears as if UN is used to carry out the agendas of its UNSC permanent members, especially the US,UK,&FR in #Libya
Greece has "seriously neglected" obligations to control external borders, European Commission says in draft report http://bbc.in/1RNjUec
.@VDombrovskis "@EU_Commission is not mixing future #Greece debt talks with efforts needed to tackle #refugeecrisis. Two separate things."
BRITISH PM CXLS TRIP TO SWEDEN, DENMARK FRI, INSTEAD WILL MEET JUNCKER IN BRUSSELS-SPOKESWMN...think I'd have preferred the pickled herring
Ride-booking service Uber has been ordered to pay €1.2 million to the National Taxi Union: http://www.thelocal.fr/20160127/uber-ordered-to-pay-12-million-to-french-taxi-group …
Fact of offering guarantee - whether or not it ultimately returns a profit - is clearly state aid. #badbank #Italy
Britain's Unions sold out. #VoteLeave
#Libya BREAKING: UN envoy says changes possible to UN unity govt. plan. Previously said no changes permitted (AP).http://news.yahoo.com/un-libya-envoy-says-changes-could-made-peace-104710160.html …
#Libya Summary: Deadline for UN unity govt. expires tonight. Both existing governments reject plan in current form. EU considering sanctions
BANCO POPOLARE HALTED, LIMIT DOWN -4.4% FINMECCANICA HALTED, LIMIT DOWN -6.6% Time for bad stock price bank
Greek MigrationMin Mouzalas says Turkey has not yet accepted Greek proposal. 'More incentives needed for Turkey'. #refugeecrisis
Greek MigrationMin Mouzalas says #Greece proposes a rapid readmission plan from Aegean islands directly to Turkey within 24/48hrs of arrival
Another Bund auction failed. #Germany got €952mln bids for €1bn offer in Aug2046 Bund. Sold €806mln at 1.18%.
#Germany poll [@sternde-@RTLde-Forsa]: CDU/CSU 36 -1 SPD 24 +1 Die Linke 10 Grüne 10 AfD 10 FDP 5 Merkel support: CDU voters 86% CSU 53%
Over 50% refugees in Europe are economic migrants – top EU official http://on.rt.com/72uk
#Libya Tripoli-based parliament refuses demand by Tobruk-based (recognised) parliament to change UN government plan http://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/new-deadlock-awaits-un-imposed-presidency-council …
Hammond suggests EU deal might not be reached at February summit http://openeurope.org.uk/daily-shakeup/hammond-suggests-eu-deal-might-not-be-reached-at-february-summit/ …
Determining the composition of a representative Opposition for the Peace Talks still a major stumbling block.
Military parade took place last night in #Tripoli after EU considers sanctions against some politicians #Libya #PRT
#France justice min. Christiane Taubira resigns over law to strip terrorists of nationality http://dw.com/p/1HkWk
Draghi Drives $1 Trillion of Euro Debt Below Deposit Rate: Chart http://bloom.bg/1QrwSve via @markets
#Spain | Mortgage Statistics Total capital loaned...+16.2% ...sounds good
#Finland | Dec Unemployment Rate: 9.2% v 8.2% prior
Swedish police demand 4,100 more employees to keep it 'nice and quiet' after recent attack http://on.rt.com/72t3
Asia/ Emerging Nations.....
Even with an alleged agreement by major shareholders not to sell - margin calls force selling anyway.
#Brazil | Jan FGV Consumer Confidence: 67.9 v 75.2 prior
Nikkei ends up 2.7% at 17163.92 while Yen strengthens.
Good Morning from Berlin. Asia stock markets rise while oil slips BUT #China head for biggest 2d drop since Aug rout
#China stocks closed lower after another set of soft econ numbers BUT narrow losses in late trade rally.
#China | *SHANGHAI COMPOSITE INDEX ERASES LOSS OF AS MUCH AS 4.1% ..."erases"