Saturday, March 12, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 12 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Charts of the Day From Charlie Biello - Global Equities and Fed Expectations. 2. US Political Intrigues - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 3. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - 5 Years Later. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. German State Elections Set For March 13th - Recent Polling Data & Related News / Views. 2. EU- Turkey Refugee Plan For A Deal Updates. 3. Refugee Crisis Items . )


. Update: world did not end, S&P +12% off the lows, down <1% YTD. 14 Global equity indices pos YTD...

What a difference a month (and an 11% S&P 500 gain) makes. Fed hike expectations move from June '18 to June '16.

FBI Morale "Very Good" As 'Immune' Hillary IT-Staffer Reportedly A "Devastating Witness"

GOP front runner Donald Trump says "it's all over" if he wins Florida and Ohio on Tuesday

Trump Cancels Chicago Speech After Violent "Make America Hate Again" Protests Erupt - Live Feed

Fukushima Five Years Later: "The Fuel Rods Melted Through Containment And Nobody Knows Where They Are Now"

5 years later , the Fukushima disaster continues , with unabated releases occurring daily.

The full cleanup from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is expected to take at least 40 years

Haunting photos from Fukushima, 5 years after nuclear disaster

Europe ......

German State Elections.....

State Election - Baden-Württemberg

State Election - Rheinland-Pfalz.

State Election - Saxony-Anhalt ....

's forced to cut speech tonight short as event interrupted by protestors chanting 'Nazis Out'.

": Merkel under pressure as regional campaigns enter home straight " Stay tuned !

EU-Turkey Plan For A Deal......

Hollande vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey on rights, visas in migrant deal

Minister confirms Turkish observers will be assigned to centers

As mentioned-there will be no deal next week between EU and Turkey. The serious , thorny problems haven't gone away.

Turkey claims that UNHCR will be involved in the implementation of 'one for one' refugee deal with the EU:

Opposition leader criticizes EU -Turkey Refugee /Migrant Plan , observes Turkey itself becoming a "Buffer Province."

Much too early for Turkish officials to take victory laps. No actual deal has been agreed & elements controversial.

EU-Turkey deal: Is it legal and can it work? Robin Cohen explores

“I will never accept being forced, and I will never give my consent ..." Mr Anastasiades said in an interview.

Cypriot President says if he lifted veto on Turkey's EU accession talks, support for reunification in Greek half of island could fade. ()

Refugee Crisis ........

Report: German police told not to take refugees to Turkey via What ?

'Borders closing just means the price goes up. There are always ways', people smuggler warns

EU and the refugee crisis, in one cartoon. (Ingram Pinn/)

'We pay for EU mistakes': accuses EU of 'careless attitude'

"For you, it was a game. For them, it's hell on Earth everyday."

Europe intends to surrender itself to Erdogan to solve the refugee crisis. A big mistake. My editorial