Sunday, January 3, 2016

Economic News , Data & views ( January 3 , 2016 ) Around The Horn ( 1. Debt Outlook Item for 2016. 2. Childbirth concern - Italy. 3. Spain Political Updates . Ukraine/ Russian Items Of Note . 5. Poland In focus . 6. Refugee Items Of Interest . 8. Turkey / Erdogan In focus . 9. Saudi Arabia / Iran In Focus . 10. Odd& Ends. )



Around The Horn.......

















Overview......







We are entering 2016 w/ debt ratios at all-time records, 35ppts higher than pre-.
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Europe.....




















Catalonia heads to new election in March /via

























After 1 million migrants, Europe's borders are back.


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UN: Record 60 million people displaced worldwide this year. Voluntary returns are at lowest levels in 30 years









Italy in shock over spate of childbirth deaths














EU referendum: Brexit group claims 10 Scottish Labour MSPs could join campaign via











"CUP still stuck"













La Vanguardia, El Periódico report a draw in the first new CUP vote. More debate, then another vote.










EU chief warns Poland on new media law


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Sberbank chief hits out at regulation: Says EU sector will have ‘very difficult period’
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"under supervision".












: European Commission to debate rule of law in Poland on January











Bavarian leader Seehofer says Germany can take in maximum of 200,000 refugees











Renzi's Jobs Act isn't getting Italy to work









Greece defiant on pension cuts ahead of key talks with creditors
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PM Tsipras reiterated on Sunday that Greece will not agree to "unreasonable" demands from creditors on additional pension cuts









According to Greece’s finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos, the IMF isn’t convinced how the country will meet its fiscal targets








Troubles crowded in on Europe in 2015. In 2016, they could shake foundations of integration.

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Toddler drowns while fleeing to Europe, the first refugee to die in 2016











Ukraine bans import of Russian food











Senior TV managers resign in Poland in anticipation of new media law










’s crude output set another post-Soviet record in Dec amid plunging prices.

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The benefits of the UK leaving the EU and joining EFTA - i.e. the Norway option

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Emerging Nations / Asia .....



















Turkey tipped off Germany in New Year's Eve attack plot in Munich

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NEWS GUIDE: Demonstrations erupt across Mideast as Shiites protest Saudis' execution of prominent cleric:







Tripoli Spox Zubia halts Kobler presser for not having a permit, police escorts UN envoy to plane to exit












Erdogan backs criminal probe into Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition

















Grand Ayatollah Sistani statement on Sheikh Nimr's execution & his message to the people of Qatif, Saudi Arabia.









Tripoli Spox Zubia halts Kobler presser for not having a permit, police escorts UN envoy to plane to exit











Ali Tekbali: Khalifa Haftar may be appointed as Defense Minister for the Unity Government.

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Council of Senior Scholars condemns Iranian remarks
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and r in control of Albu Alwan, East part of , progressing into the city. Destruction is huge








Good morning from Berlin. Stock markets in the Middle East drop as hostility between and Saudi Arabia worsens.

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UPDATE: gives Iran’s envoy to Riyadh 24 hrs to leave state (pic by )

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Iran reacts with fury after Saudis execute Shi'ite cleric

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White House: more time needed for new Iran missile sanctions

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says post-sanctions crude output boost won't hurt prices.

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Protests today in Tehran at embassy over execution, ahead of tomorrow's larger, planned demo















Consequences of the martyrdom of won't be seen just in 's east but also , & ..



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