Hedge Funds Fight The PBOC: There Can Be Only Yuan http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-03/hedge-funds-fight-pboc-there-can-be-only-yuan …
(URGENT) N. Korea preparing long-range missile launch at Dongchang-ri site: Defense Ministry http://bit.ly/1PBi1iN
PBOC Strengthens Yuan By Most In 2 Months As Golden Week Looms http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-03/pboc-strengthens-yuan-most-2-months-golden-week-looms …
CHINA SETS YUAN REFERENCE RATE AT 6.5419 AGAINST U.S. DOLLAR VS 6.5521
China's Biggest Ponzi Scheme Shows Rot in Internet Financing http://bloom.bg/1TDya95
CHINA MERCHANTS BANK TO LIMIT ACCESS TO ONLINE LENDING: TENCENT
Caixin #China General Services Business Activity Index at 52.4 in Jan’16, up from 17-month low of 50.2 in Dec’15 http://ow.ly/XSKly
Nikkei #HongKong #PMI weakens to 4-month low of 46.1 in Jan’16, down from 46.4 in Dec’15 http://ow.ly/XSLax
Nikkei #Japan Services #PMI rises to 52.4 (5-month high) in Jan’16 from 51.5 in Dec’15 http://ow.ly/XSKMd
Nikkei #Singapore #PMI improves to 11-month high of 52.5 in Jan’16 (52.1 in Dec’15) http://ow.ly/XSLoV
Nikkei #India Composite #PMI Output Index at 53.3 (11-month high) in Jan’16 (51.6 in Dec’15) http://ow.ly/XSNx1
$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!
‘The stupid burns my eyes’: Marie Harf blames math error for giving Iran $50 billion bonus http://bit.ly/1TF5v3H
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.
#Syria says #Saudi, #Qatar, #Turkey told opposition to quit #Geneva talks. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Feb-03/335475-syria-says-saudi-qatar-turkey-told-opposition-to-quit-geneva-talks.ashx?utm_content=buffer293fe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer …
.2/ Acc 2 #BasharJaafari, they knew hrs b4 tt the #Saudi-formed opp was planning on leaving, charges #De_Mistura with sugar coating reasons.
Syria cease-fire possible ‘if Turkey seals border’ http://bit.ly/1JYaSJg
BREAKING: Idlib province 'on verge of a catastrophe' as regime severs vital supply route. http://syriadirect.org/news/idlib-on-the-verge-of-a-catastrophe-as-regime-severs-vital-supply-route-and-with-it-cuts-off-fuel-access/ …
NEW MAP: #SAA , #Hezbollah + #IRGC lifted the siege of #Nubbol and #Zahraa. #Aleppo HD:https://imgur.com/7nYCGes
Anti-IS coalition debates Libya while Syria peace talks stall http://dw.com/p/1HoFO
Libya: ENI workers and rigs protected, defense minister 'Mare Sicuro mission for this purpose' http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2016/02/03/libya-eni-workers-and-rigs-protected-defense-minister_7a1276ac-27fa-4b8f-a905-b1df4f9d73f2.html …?
#Misrata Brigades say they support #Libya political agreement on the condition that it avoids controversial figures
#Libya 3 capitals
#Libya Tunis-based government will now be Morocco-based government.
#Libya Draft constitution published. Suggests 3 capital cities. As Libya presently has 3 governments....
Brazil Congress Takes First Step Toward Hiking Capital Gains Tax http://bloom.bg/1nHHPyS
Black-Market Bolivars Crash Past 1,000 Per Dollar in Venezuela http://bloom.bg/1nH5IXn
Brazil's downturn shows signs of moderating at start of year. More here: http://ow.ly/XT95s
Markit #Brazil Services #PMI at 44.4 in Jan'16 (43.5 - Dec'15). 11th monthly drop in output in Brazil service sector http://ow.ly/XT8Oj
RTRS - IRAN CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES BETWEEN RUSSIA, IRAQ AND VENEZUELA ON ENERGY ISSUES - RIA QUOTES AIDE TO IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER
#Brazil | Brazil Govt Members Said to Expect Downgrade by Moody’s: Estado