S&P 500 Q4 sales growth by sector. Health Care/Consumer Discretionary leading, Materials/Utilities/Energy lagging.
With 98% of companies reported, S&P 500 sales down 3% year-over-year, the 4th consecutive YoY decline. $SPX
S&P Operating Earnings down 14% YoY, also declining for a 5th consecutive quarter.
With 98% of companies reported, S&P 500 earnings down 18% year-over-year, the 5th consecutive YoY decline. $SPX
Update: 35% of countries are above their 200-day MA & pos YTD. Very diff picture than Jan 20. Brazil: -13% to +12%.
Good morning from Berlin on #ECB decision day. Asia stock mkts mixed as Draghi has demonstrated capacity to surprise
Former Brazilian president Lula charged in connection to money laundering: http://bit.ly/1phe3m9
BRAZIL'S LULA CHARGED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING BY SP PROSECUTOR: G1.
3-mth SHIBOR 2.804%, lowest level since 2006/11/30 !! Debt, more debts with lower costs!!
Feb CPI +2.3% highest since 2014 July Feb PPI -4.9% , 48 consecutive months decline Vegetable +30.6%, Pork +25.4% !!
Chart (Nomura): China exports by destination -
China's powerhouses- $1 trillion GDP of Guangdong, Jiangsu and now Shandong among world's biggest emerging economies
RBNZ SAYS DRAMATIC BUILD-UP IN CHINA CORPORATE DEBT TO "ENORMOUS" LEVEL - RTRS
"Output Freeze A Joke", China Demand To Fall, And Other News That Should Be Moving Oil http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-09
Chinese ships keep close watch on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group in S. China Sea http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0309/c98649-9027715.html …
Europe ....... Top Items For today
( Many more items at twitter T.L )
Poland's top court strikes down 'unconstitutional' reforms @AFP http://news.yahoo.com/polands-top-court-strikes-down-unconstitutional-reforms-203813920.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=tw … via @YahooNews
Polish govt refuses to publish decisions of Constitutional Court; activists projected them onto cabinet office wall
The Western Balkans route has come to an end due to unilateral actions by certain countries. EU has no future if it goes on like that. (1/2)
We expect D. Tusk, president of EU28 to focus efforts on implementing our common decisions and not encourage those who ignore them. (2/2)
#Idomeni tonight: mud, rain, more than 12000 people and a closed border.
The EU-Turkey migration deal risks returning Europe to the ethical nadir of the 1930s. My piece today http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/09/the-eu-turkey-refugee-deal-is-a-far-cry-from-postwar-altruism …
"@dwnews: Upcoming state elections a litmus test for Merkel's refugee policies http://bit.ly/1YxxkeN " Something to track this weekend.
MORE: Hungary to deploy 1500 soldiers, "large #s" of police to reinforce border http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/europes-border-crisis/europes-refugee-crisis-hungary-declares-state-emergency-over-migrants-n534746 …
Govt to handout fliers in Idomeni, urging migrants to move to shelters, public order chief Toskas tells state TV
Austria's Vice Chancellor met today with Merkel re: #refugee. No results. Meanwhile Hungary declares state of emergency.
#Macedonia has closed its borders entirely, so has #Slovenia while #Hungary has mobilised 10,000 troops to repel #migrants. This is real.
FOCUS - Germany's anti-immigration AfD party boosted by migrant crisis http://f24.my/1QHaqjm
Merkel faces drubbing as German populists eye poll surge http://f24.my/1YwWCtw
New migration deal with Turkey meets with criticism in European Parliament http://bit.ly/21Zwf4W
Looks like Merkel plan for migration /refugees has been scuppered by various concerned countries.
#FYROM "completely closes border to illegal migrants: police official http://reut.rs/1p7eXkq via @Reuters #refugeecrisis
Merkel made the deal behind the backs her closest allies-including French President Hollande and EUC President Tusk
ConHome poll of Conservative Party members 58% Definitely LEAVE 17% Definitely REMAIN 13% Leaning to LEAVE 9% Leaning to REMAIN 09.03.16
EU referendum poll: Remain: 40% (-1) Leave: 41% (-) (via ICM / 04 - 06 Mar)
BCC's John Longworth explains why he quit in @TheTimes + that PM is talking down UK economy http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/thunderer/article4707641.ece?acs_cjd=true …
The Spain Report @thespainreport
Structurally, Rajoy has not done his homework over the last four years, says EC:
European Commission says Spain's distance from its EDP deficit target is set to increase in 2016, to 0.8% spread, not decrease.
SPAIN DEFICIT: Brussels Tells Spain To Strangle Regional Spending To Meet Targets https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/677-160309190824-brussels-tells-spain-to-strangle-regional-government-spending-to-meet-deficit-targets …
Spain deficit 4.8% in 2015, says Brussels, vs. agreed target of 4.2%.