Friday, April 15, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 15 , 2016 ) Friday Quick Hits ( 1. Fitch & Moody's Upgrade Argentina , Fitch Maintains Present Ratings On Norway & Russia. 2. Oil - Top News Items For Friday. 3. Brazil Political Update Impeachment Weekend Drama. 4. Brexit Items On Tap For Today. 5. Macedonia / Fyrom Political Drama - Apart From Refugee Situation. 6. Refugee Crisis Items For Friday. 7. MENA Items For Friday. 8. Japan After Shocks - Southwest Japan . 9. New Dutch Referendum Looming On TTIP Trade Pact ? 10. Germany Surrenders To Sultan Erdogan On Comedian "Insult Law" Demands. )



Overview......





Ratings News.....













Fitch affirms at BBB-, one notch above junk; outlk neg as external risks have abated















Fitch rates 's upcoming Dollar bonds 'B,' citing improved sustainability of policy





Oil.....






Wall Street's Crash, a Story Told in Charts via








How $315 billion evaporated in the oil industry






drops before Doha as analysts calls the prospect of an output freeze an absolute farce.







Turns to IMF as and Slump Exposes Poor Policy









Brazil ....










Dilma Rousseff asks Brazil supreme court to delay impeachment process












Brazil's Lower House Begins Presidential Impeachment Debate - ABC News - via








With Rousseff's impeachment trial on the way, meet the man who might run Brazil:






BRAZIL'S ROUSSEFF CANCELS TONIGHT'S SPEECH: ESTADAO. chartering a private jet instead ?






Brexit......




Huge turnout today at all of our Vote Leave events across the country. Today is just the beginning.







Like millions of people across the UK, Justice Minister Michael Gove wants to








| *OSBORNE TO PUBLISH TREASURY BREXIT ANALYSIS BY APRIL 22: TYRIE









Macedonia / FYROM......








Angry demonstrators are set to return to the streets again tomorrow after opposition calls to intensify protests








Massive protest against presidential amnesty for politicians in wire-tap scandal in ends peacefully









Macedonian president stands by wiretapping pardons









Refugee Crisis ......







Turkey 'fires live rounds to drive away Syrian refugees fleeing Islamic State'










The idealists of Lesbos: volunteers at the heart of the refugee crisis








Week in pictures: From deadly Japan earthquake to refugee crisis on Macedonia-Greece border















MENA Items.......






EU to deploy security mission in Libya if requested
















Iraq PM warns political crisis could harm fight against ISIL: Iraq’s Prime Minister has warned that a politica...








30,000 people fled ISIS advance in N Aleppo in past 48 hours. Turkey kept border closed







HoR orders CBL Beida to continue dealing with Thinni government until GNA is approved -
















Japan Aftershocks......








Aftershocks rattle southwestern Japan after quake kills nine:








Kumamoto - Some fires are breaking out now -- witnesses (via )









ALERT: No irregularities reported at Japanese nuclear plants after 2nd powerful earthquake on Saturday morning - Reuters …





New Dutch Referendum Looming ?












Dutch want another referendum - this time on the deal










EXCLUSIVE via : Dutch voters demanding referendum on - 100K already signed petition (300K needed):






German - Turkey "Comedian" Tiff .....








Germany once again bows to Sultan Erdogan , grants Turkey's request for prosecution.








apologized on Germans' behalf, calling 's poem "deliberate insult"







Comedian faces one year for defamation , 5 years for insulting a foreign leader.