Asia Updates....... As news comes through....
Japan Crude Imports From Iran More Than Double in Feb.: MOF
Japanese Industrial Production Crashes Most Since 2011 Tsunami http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-29/japanese-industrial-production-crashes-most-2011-tsunami …
JAPAN FEB. INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT FALLS 6.2% M/M, Nikkei should soar on this news
Currencies: Real, Ruble, Yen, Euro, Franc all higher vs. the US Dollar thus far in 2016. $DXY
Fed's Yellen helps S&P 500 to highest close for 2016 http://on.ft.com/1MQIlRI
Highest close since December 30th, 2015 for the S&P 500, up 1.1% YTD. Emerging Markets still leading in 2016.
June rate hike odds drop to 29.4%
"Buy It All" Uber-Dovish Yellen Sends Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Oil Surging http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-29/buy-it-all-uber-dovish-yellen-sends-stocks-bonds-gold-oil-surging …
FED FUND FUTURES FULLY PRICE NEXT RATE HIKE JAN. 2017
The impact of low #oil prices: #Iraq FX reserves fell 20% in 2015 to $54bn at year-end http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2016/pr16142.htm … #OPEC
Gasoline stocks -1.94MM, Distillates -95K
Oil inventories +2.6MM, Last +8.8MM, Cushing -319K, Last -1.4MM
This is a big blow against Rousseff...
Rousseff government is "finished", says Brazil opposition leader Neves http://u.afp.com/ZXYx
UPDATE: #EgyptAir passengers finally land in #Cairo, following hostage drama en route http://on.rt.com/78fg #MS181
NOT THE ONION: This British health & safety auditor actually took a selfie with the #EgyptAir hijacker this morning.
Refugee Crisis .......
IS kidnapping migrants at gunpoint to fight in Libya http://ow.ly/ZZKEZ
Authorities ‘encouraged’ by decreased refugee flow http://dlvr.it/KwJ5zW
Solution to refugee crisis impossible without Turkey: EU's Schulz http://sabahdai.ly/1zYyjC
It is too early for people to have got there, & the numbers do not include significant proportion of Syrians/Afghans
Now Libya playing "Turkish card " threatens to flood Europe unless "more support " given. 3 or 6 billion euros ?
Greece - Non Refugee Crisis......
Tax authorities to monitor Greeks’ bank accounts across the European Union http://dlvr.it/KwK9F9
Measures with opt-out clauses? http://dlvr.it/KwK9GR
New Democracy calls for Tsipras to resign and snap elections to be held http://dlvr.it/KwJ5rW
#Greece govt to agree to €5.4bn of austerity measures to help facilitate a successful conclusion of the bailout MoU review: govt spox
Ukraine's parliament sacks corruption-tainted prosecutor http://f24.my/1V27a3s
Reuters: Hopes fade of imminent deal to end Ukraine political crisis http://bit.ly/1WVplH8
Ukrainians feel badly served by government http://bit.ly/1SjT7l7
Ukraine General Prosecutor's resignation puts Yatsenyuk in firing line http://dw.com/p/1ILCV
Nigel Farage....... Europe Is Burning.....