Evening Wrap .......
Japan’s Recession Chances Highest Since Dec. 2012: BBG. Hasn't Japan been in three recessions since 2012?
Yield on Japan’s 10-year govt bonds drops 1.5 bps to 0.035%. Let's do this Peter Panic
Nomura Asset Management Suspends Money Market Funds Orders on BOJ Neg. Rates: BBG
Kyle Bass Asks If China Is Fine, Why Are They Worried About "Some Hedge Fund Manager In Texas" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-04/kyle-bass-asks-if-china-fine-why-are-they-worried-about-some-hedge-fund-manager-texa …
More "P"onzi-2-"P"onzi Blowups "Just A Matter Of Time" In China, Experts Warn http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-04/more-ponzi-2-ponzi-blowups-just-matter-time-china-experts-warn …
China's Jan FX reserves update this weekend may set the risk tone for months to come http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-04/event-could-unleash-vicious-bear-market-rally …
World's Biggest Containership "Hard Aground" As Baltic Dry Crashes Below 300 For First Time Ever http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-04/worlds-biggest-containership-hard-aground-baltic-dry-crashes-below-300-first-time-ev …
32 elderly bridge players arrested in Thailand for owning too many cards http://bbc.in/20IUDUn #BBCGoFigure
So , Japan's Banks are just supposed to just get hammered by NIRP ?
Jan securities houses revenue -78%, net profit -91% MoM. Citic Securities the worst, loss 600 mln RMB. What a great start 2016 !!
Headline game strong WSJ
Largest Chongqing P2P financing platform- Yi Jiu Financial Services, may face default risks (after Ezubao) after victims emerged
Busy week of jawboning *KURODA: DOESN'T THINK THERE IS LIMIT TO BOJ EASING PROGRAM, WON'T HESITATE TO EXPAND STIMULUS #WhateverItTakes $JPY
In Opinion: Syrian forces are poised to take control of Aleppo city http://bit.ly/20KbZjG
Guardian front page, Friday 5 February 2016: Fears over refugee exodus as Aleppo hovers on the brink
Syrian Army captures Mayir and Kafr Naya in new northern Aleppo offensive – Map update
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-captures-mayir-and-kafr-naya-in-new-northern-aleppo-offensive-map-update/ … via @thearabsource
REPORT: Amidst n. Aleppo chaos, thousands pour into "relative safety" of Kurdish-held Afrin. http://syriadirect.org/news/amidst-north-aleppo-chaos-thousands-of-displaced-syrians-pour-into-%E2%80%98relative-safety%E2%80%99-of-kurdish-held-afrin/ …
Headline #s-Turkey's refugee cost to date.10 BN for refugees in camps .20 BN more needed for refugees outside camps
The west previously questioned&discounted Libyan estimates of approximately 3,000 Daesh fighters (before the surge)
Simple, why many support Haftar in E #Libya? Why many support al-Qaeda affiliated DMSC in #Derna? Coz they did something others couldn't.
False info being spread by Libyan news channels. Libyan Army NOT involved in clashes in the South East.
Reports that the GNA will soon announce its newly formed government which consists of no more than 12 ministers #Libya
Long queues at Al-Wahda bank in Khums & Bayda. Civilians are having tough times receiving their salaries. #Libya
#Libya US considering air strikes and special forces to battle ISIS in Libya - New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/world/africa/isis-libya-us-special-ops.html?_r=0 …
EU Parliament to vote on recognizing #Libya's unity government as the sole legitimate governing body in the country
A government in exile, a govt in transit, a govt as caravan:
What exists of #Libya's unity govt till now relocates from Tunis to Morocco