US Items today.....
2-year Treasury yields sees steepest decline in 6 years http://on.mktw.net/1m2dnyl
$18,989,803,014,663.70 (+) #nationaldebt
APOLLO’S HARRIS SAYS LBO FINANCING MARKET HAS ’SHUT DOWN’.
NEW: State Dept.: 22 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server have been marked "Top Secret", won't be released. http://nbcnews.to/1QxMEor
Clinton now complaining of over-classification. In 2011, Clinton, condemning Manning, said: https://theintercept.com/2015/08/12/hillary-clinton-sanctity-protecting-classified-information/ …
U.S. OIL RIG COUNT DOWN 12 TO 498, BAKER HUGHES SAYS
Even when not at the last debate before the,Iowa Caucus , Trump still "big footed" everyone else.
Fed hiking into this would be spitting into a fierce wind.
UMich 92.0, Exp. 93.0, Exp. 93.3
Chicago PMI Spikes Most Since 1980... Yeah, Seriously http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-29/chicago-pmi-spikes-most-1980-yeah-seriously …
@TedCruz was target at #GOPdebate while @realDonaldTrump avoided blowback for skipping, writes @KObradovich
BREAKING: CDC confirms 6 cases of Zika virus in Texas. http://bit.ly/1Qydblg
Europe At Large , ECB & NIRP ......
10 countries have 5Y govt bonds with negative yields
$5.5 Trillion In Government Bonds Now Have Negative Yields, Covering 23% Of Global GDP http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-29/55-trillion-government-bonds-now-have-negative-yields-covering-23-global-gdp …
Greek sailors' strike strands migrants on islands http://f24.my/1PZQOT8
Still no pickup in Greek retail sales http://dlvr.it/KLwbcC
Greek producer prices down 7.8 pct y-on-y in December http://dlvr.it/KLwbT2
Mediterranean deaths soar as people-smugglers get crueller, IOM says http://dlvr.it/KLw1ZK
Problem presented by Dutch solution is that it violates asylum laws and undermines fundamental obligations.
Cameron and Juncker hold 'difficult' Brexit meeting, onto the next -- @martinschulz! http://www.politico.eu/article/david-cameron-and-juncker-hold-difficult-brexit-meeting-eu-referendum/ … via @POLITICOEurope
What Oil Production Cuts: Iran Says It Won't Support Any Supply Cut Or An Emergency OPEC Meeting http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-29/what-oil-production-cuts-iran-says-it-wont-support-any-supply-cut-or-emergency-opec- …
EU referendum poll: Remain: 55% (-3) Leave: 36% (+4) (via Ipsos Mori / 23 - 25 Jan) Chgs. from December.
Athens transport to be disrupted on Tuesday as workers strike http://dlvr.it/KLsRSC
Farmers set up Attica road block as minister hints at little prospect for pension concessions http://dlvr.it/KLr1fK
Greek bank deposits rise 2 pct in December http://dlvr.it/KLpbQX
Catalan separatist party CDC currently inclined to vote against PSOE-Podemos gov't in Spanish parliament. Crucial.
British MEPs rip into potential EU renegotiation "emergency brake" deal | The Parliament https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/british-eurosceptic-meps-rip-potential-eu-renegotiation-emergency-brake-deal …
Poland against "emergency brake" solution on UK migrant workers http://bit.ly/1NFdtCx
Lenders to start Greek reform review next week, EC says http://dlvr.it/KLnpz5
40 % in Focus OnLine Poll think Merkel should resign , 45 % say she should stay.
Grenade thrown at refugee shelter in Germany: police http://nbcnews.to/1SNC0gy @carloangerer reports
Eurozone inflation accelerates to 0.4% BUT way below #ECB target despite bal sheet expansion http://bloom.bg/20x15h6
Oops! #Eurozone credit growth slows in Dec to 0.6% from 1.2% as Bank lending to Corp growth 0.3% YoY vs 0.9% in Nov.
#Spain's economy grows 0.8% in Q4 2015 (Q3: +0.8%). #GDP up 3.2% over 2015. Charted against our #PMI here
German retail sales up 1.5% y/y in December, down from +2.4% in Nov and slowest pace of growth for 7 months
MENA/ Emerging Nations/ Oil ......
Doesn't Turkey want the end of sieges impacting Syrian Cities & Towns though ?
#BREAKING Main Syrian opposition group says will participate in Geneva talks after receiving assurances http://ara.tv/zuakw
BREAKING: Canada has four recent cases of #Zika, all from travelers: Public health agency
This is what Iran has been repeatedly saying since bef sanctions were set to be lifted & since sanctions were lifted
3bn pledged to Turkey not paid yet. Turkey tapping its foot and waiting on the EU to fulfill all of their promises.
#NEWSGRAPHIC Updated figures on Syria's 4.6 million refugees
Bloomberg: #Opec increases #oil production by 48k barrel per day in Jan. Output hits fresh high at 33.113mln bbl/d.
#WinterRefugees: Migrant crisis: 26 drown off Samos island near Turkey - BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35430667 …
"@NikolajNielsen: @TimmermansEU blunders migrant figures #migrantcrisis http://bit.ly/1P0dpz3 " Timmerman's statement looks incorrect.
"@Eljarh: Q & A about the situation in #Libya with @thecipherbrief - A Country in Chaos - The Cipher Brief http://thecipherbrief.com/article/countr … #Libya"
ISIS-Nusra clashes reignite on Lebanon-Syria border, 3 dead http://bit.ly/1Qx0F5H
Death toll in al-Ahsa mosque bombing rises: at least 4 killed and 18 injured.
BALTIC DRY INDEX FALLS 2.5 PERCENT TO 317 POINTS
Moderate opposition can't attend Geneva talks without ceasefire, Erdoğan says http://sabahdai.ly/Qzyzx3
So , will all producers agree ?
Japan & China......
Bank of Japan adopts unprecedented negative interest rate http://on.mktw.net/1NEAW6D BOJ cuts to minus 0.1
#China stock markets closed higher as Bank of #Japan surprised investors w/ adoption of negative interest rates.
Nikkei ends up 2.8% at 17518.30 while Yen weakens by 1.5% vs Dollar after BoJ stunned mkts w/ adoption of neg rates.
BOJ NIRP?? Poor Japanese banks share prices plunging to new 52-week lows... 哀れな...
Nikkei Crashes 1000 Points Post-Kuroda After BoJ Adopts NIRP, Fails To Increase QE http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-28/markets-turmoil-after-nikkei-reports-bank-japan-discussed-negative-interest-rate-pol …
Well that was fun while it lasted. Nikkei reverses course sharply, drops 850 points after initial post-BOJ euphoria.
Other than US HSBC halted Tuhao mortgage, QDII products have been restricted too. 1 word-- No capital outflow!
Good morning from Berlin. Asia risk mkts mixed despite Japan has adopted negative rates as investors a bit concerned