Monday, April 18, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 18 , 2016 ) Overview - Top News For Monday ( 1. Oil After Doha - Geopolitics , Supply & Demand And the View Moving Forward. 2. Refugee Crisis - Key Global Updates To Consider. 3. Libya Political Updates. 4. Greece Updates - Creditor Talks , Collective Actions Against Further Austerity. 5. Odds & Ends - Syria Truce End Called By Syria Armed Opposition , Earthquake Items - Ecuador And Japan , Iraq , Brazil , Saudis & ISIS. )


Overview.....





Oil Post Doha Meeting Fiasco ....






minister "had no authority to decide on anything" in -









Aiming at , 's Deputy Crown Prince Mixes With Politics









5 questions after collapse of to freeze oil output (inc. would a deal have made any difference?)







KUWAIT OIL CO. SAYS OUTPUT FROM NORTHERN FIELDS BACK TO NORMAL







What Couldn't Do for Market, Does by Accident via









re-establishes exports with a 3rd European country: (after and )








IMF warned it would need to mitigate impact of energy subsidies reform






Refugee Crisis ....







Turkey threatens to torpedo Refugee Agreement with EU unless it follows through on the visa free travel promise.










BREAKING PM of UN-backed Libya government appeals to EU for help combatting migrant smugglers








Swexit? Swedish support for EU plummets amid tensions over migrant crisis








Former German chancellor: 'EU can't be new home for millions of refugees'








Migrants reoccupy border rail crossing







European Commission: Only 615 Out of 66,400 Asylum Seekers Have Been Relocated from Greece







Greece ......






The will also discuss (on Apr 22) the next steps & timeline for the completion of first review.














Talks with creditors to resume but review up in the air as Athens rejects fresh austerity








Media protests social security reform with two-day strike








Accountants' protest action affects tax declarations







PNO to Go on 48-hour Strike With a Possibility of Rising Actions








European Commission VP Dombrovskis: Agreement With Greece Feasible ‘Within Weeks’







German MinFin: ’s involvement in third Greek bailout program continues to be “indispensable” for Germany






German MinFin: Germany is hopeful that the review of Greece’s program can be completed by Greece’s Easter holidays at the beginning of May





Libya.....




BREAKING PM of UN-backed Libya government appeals to EU for help combatting migrant smugglers






Recognised parliament (Tobruk) postpones vote on UN-backed government (Note: some states no longer recognise)







UK + France both saying recognise UN-backed GNA government Tripoli, parliament (Tobruk) vote not necessary. Status of LPA unclear.






French president says GNA recognised without need of parliament vote. But also says general Haftar important.






UK foreign secretary Hammond in Tripoli: UK to help army, coastguard, NOC, CBL, LIA, power generation + oil production.






Odds & Ends .....







Syria's armed opposition officially announces 'end of truce'






QUAKE DEATH TOLL RISES TO 350, SECURITY MIN. TELLS AP





earthquakes hit major manufacturers








UPDATE: Firebrand cleric’s supporters shut down six








Report: 'Islamic State' sees financial hemorrhage








Quote (): Nice summary on the political situation in Brazil - "from house of cards to the walking dead"








Saudis have an army of lobbyists for fight against 9/11 bill