Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Asia , MENA & Emerging Nations ( February 3-4 , 2016 ) Asia ( China News Of Note - PMI Data From Tuesday . 2 North Korea Preparing Long Range Missile Launch. 3. Data Splash - Various PMI Reports For Region Including - Hong Kong / Japan / Singapore / India. 3.Japan Cancels 10 Yr JGB Auction - first time In History. 4. Odds & Ends ) MENA ( 1. LEAD - Syria Talks & Battlefield Updates 2. Libya Political Situation AKA " Cerberus Gov't ) Emerging Nations ( 1. Brazil In focus . 2. Venezuela Under The Gun due To Oil Naturally . 3. OPEC Intrigue. )



Asia ........














(URGENT) N. Korea preparing long-range missile launch at Dongchang-ri site: Defense Ministry


















CHINA SETS YUAN REFERENCE RATE AT 6.5419 AGAINST U.S. DOLLAR VS 6.5521











Bye-bye PBOC put *PBOC LU SAYS ROOM FOR MONETARY POLICY IS RELATIVELY SMALL, RATE/RRR CUT TO FUEL FINANCIAL RISK ACCUMULATION






China's Biggest Ponzi Scheme Shows Rot in Internet Financing








CHINA MERCHANTS BANK TO LIMIT ACCESS TO ONLINE LENDING: TENCENT










Caixin General Services Business Activity Index at 52.4 in Jan’16, up from 17-month low of 50.2 in Dec’15









Caixin Composite posts 50.1 in Jan’16 (49.4 in Dec’15)
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Nikkei weakens to 4-month low of 46.1 in Jan’16, down from 46.4 in Dec’15


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Nikkei Services rises to 52.4 (5-month high) in Jan’16 from 51.5 in Dec’15
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Nikkei improves to 11-month high of 52.5 in Jan’16 (52.1 in Dec’15)

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Nikkei Composite Output Index at 53.3 (11-month high) in Jan’16 (51.6 in Dec’15)
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$5,000 cap on each overseas insurance purchase transaction using UnionPay, but no limit on no of transactions (yet).









BOJ canceled 10-yr JGB auction amid historical low yield, 1st time in history!









MENA..........









‘The stupid burns my eyes’: Marie Harf blames math error for giving Iran $50 billion bonus


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Syria Talks / Battlefield Updates ......









Opposition vows to stay away until conditions on ground improve. So , that may take awhile.








Al -Nusra Territory is in the cross hairs of SAA , et al.



















.2/ Acc 2 , they knew hrs b4 tt the -formed opp was planning on leaving, charges with sugar coating reasons.










Syria cease-fire possible ‘if Turkey seals border’


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BREAKING: Idlib province 'on verge of a catastrophe' as regime severs vital supply route.

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NEW MAP: , + lifted the siege of and . HD:

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Libya.......







Anti-IS coalition debates Libya while Syria peace talks stall
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Brigades say they support political agreement on the condition that it avoids controversial figures

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3 capitals










Tunis-based government will now be Morocco-based government.









Draft constitution published. Suggests 3 capital cities. As Libya presently has 3 governments....










Emerging Nations...........






Brazil Congress Takes First Step Toward Hiking Capital Gains Tax







Black-Market Bolivars Crash Past 1,000 Per Dollar in Venezuela











Brazil's downturn shows signs of moderating at start of year. More here:


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Markit Services at 44.4 in Jan'16 (43.5 - Dec'15). 11th monthly drop in output in Brazil service sector













RTRS - IRAN CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES BETWEEN RUSSIA, IRAQ AND VENEZUELA ON ENERGY ISSUES - RIA QUOTES AIDE TO IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER











| Brazil Govt Members Said to Expect Downgrade by Moody’s: Estado

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