Sunday, February 7, 2016

Economic News & Views ( February 7 , 2016 ) Asia ( 1. China New Year Almost Here - Year Of The Monkey . 2. China - Pakistan Economic Corridor - Ex-IM Bank Of China To Lend Pakistan 11 BN To Build Roads . 3 HSBC Returning To East ? 4. TTP & China - Can US Isolate China In Trade ? 5. China Data - New Home / Existing Home Sales , Foreign Reserves Drop Almost 100 BN. 6. Chinese Strikes - January 2016 . ) North Korea ( 1. Starved For Attention From The World , North Korea Allegedly Launches A Satellite ) MENA - Economic News For Sunday ( 1. Gulf Bourses Take A Dip , Oil Prices And Global Markets Weigh . 2. Saudi Health Ministry Cuts Could Hit 50 % . 3. Qatar To Tap Global Debt Market To Plug Budget Deficit. 4. Low Oil Hammering All Sectors Of Gulf Economy - Yet They Various Gulf Nations Are Considering Sending Ground Troops To Syria ? )




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Happy Chinese New Year! 2016 is the year of the monkey.
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"Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the first month of the ancient lunar calendar…"
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South Gate of the fortifications of Xi'an, China (© eastphoto/Moment/Getty Images) © (Bing Australia)

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China-Pakistan econ corridor: Ex-Im Bank of CN lending PAK $11B @ 1.6% to build roads

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China eagerly anticipates HSBC's return to the East. Will the mega-bank go?


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Strategic trade rivalry: why US-led cannot isolate China

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2015 New Home Sales Beijing+Shanghai 783.6 bln RMB, +44%, Existing Home Sales BJ+SH 1.166 trln RMB. >100%!! So hot!!










Are global central banks starting to run out of effective weapons to scare off ... Comic -











China's foreign-exchange reserves down another $99b in Jan, albeit less than record $108b fall in Dec, to $3.23t- lowest reserves since 2012














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North Korea......










UN Security Council to Meet over North Korea Rocket Launch











Japan vows to 'take action' against North Korea following long-range rocket launch

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Moscow condemns rocket launch as "defiant disregard" for int'l law


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European Union says the long-range rocket launch by is an "outright and grave violation"











The US has warned of 'serious consequences' after North Korea's long-range rocket launch

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BREAKING: South Korea to start talks with Washington over deployment of a missile defense system after North Korea's missile test.










N. Korea launched satellite successful...
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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. agencies: Tracked "what we assess was a North Korean missile launch" at 7:29pm ET Saturday











North Korea test fires long range missile; Japan says missile flew over Okinawa island; South Korea convenes emergency meeting











Middle East - Economic Items ........







MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf bourses fall as oil, global markets weigh - Zawya via









Health Ministry cuts spending by 50 percent ....




















Qatar to tap global debt market to plug deficit .....






















Low oil price to hit all sectors as Gulf economies slowdown