#HappyFriday Asia!! Japan back after 3-day close.. Note: S&P500 and Nky futures down 0.73% & 0.65% respectively since last Nikkei cash close
Europe Markets: European stocks break four-day losing run as oil prices rally: <br>European stock markets ros... http://bit.ly/24vgrrL
European shares edge higher led by BT and Repsol | Reuters http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL5N1825NJ …
Sinko Day Stocko - Crude Pump'n'Dump Leads Trannie Slump http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-05/sinko-day-stocko-crude-pumpndump-leads-trannie-slump …
ECB first moved to negative rates in June '14, almost 2 years ago. The German $DAX trading below those levels.
NIRP toll - 24 BN annually...
fred walton @fredwalton216
Atlantic City could run out of money in ten days....this has been brewing for awhile.
A number of mainland stocks in HXC plunge >10% over rumor that CSRC is banning backdoor listing !
Mainland commodities are falling like stones... Coke almost LIMIT DOWN !!
HK existing residential property price is plunging like no return!! I wonder why media is not reporting on this?
#HK | Mar Retail Sales Value Y/Y: -9.8% v -8.8%e; Volume Y/Y: -8.8% v -6.9%e
General strike to affect public transport, ferry schedules http://dlvr.it/LDtLyR
#Greece's 2 main unions GSEE+ADEDY call 48hr strike against tax+pension reform bills 2 b voted on weekd, starting Frid. No ships either
Manos Giakoumis @ManosGiakoumis
44.3% relate to #Greece farmers' pension fund (OGA), 26.8% to IKA (private sector) and ~10% to self-employed (OAEE)
#Greece draft bill on personal income tax and pension reforms may be voted in Parliament on Sun evening. #economy #politics #ec #imf
@paytheline11 The key pending issue is the tax-free threshold
fred walton @fredwalton216
Greek Deputy Def Min Vitsas-We have made it clear that for procedural and substantive reasons, this cannot be done.
An interesting read regarding UK negotiating a trade deal with the EU. Both sides need such a deal.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/04/david-cameron-chilcot-report-to-be-published-after-eu-referendum/ … Another shameless effort. Delaying Chilcot report until after Referendum-so as to not sully the "Remain" cheerleader
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36199811 … Important conditions , qualifiers , procedural hurdles and effective timing regarding visa free travel for Turkey.
An important to understand what TTIP can jam down the throats of Europe..
Now Japan's Prime Minister warns UK voters not to vote for BREXIT....
#Libya UN envoy returning to Libya. Inbox includes tanker dispute, clashes western-eastern armies and IS offensive.
Nobody wants to discuss impact of ongoing instability , despite installation of GNA.
As Western Balkan land route remains closed , Libya becomes focal point for smuggling organizations.
#Libya Economist reports Italy considering military intervention in Libya. Italy PM this week said it would not.
#Libya Note: Original planned Libya International Assistance Mission called for 3,000 Italian 1,000 UK troops train local forces.
Timing not yet right for #Libya intervention, #Italy says https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/timing-not-yet-right-for-libya-intervention-italy-says/2016/05/04/aabad31c-113e-11e6-a9b5-bf703a5a7191_story.html …
Brazil continues to be a political hotmess of a cowpie , as today's NYT piece reveals.
Note - temporary injunction. Ratification by the Supreme Court still required. Still , another earthquake.
Odds & Ends.........
There isn't really any good reason Sanders should drop out: http://53eig.ht/1NZbwb9
FBI investigation moving along. Top Aides interviewed..
Using charities ( without their knowledge ) to hide money...
Turkey freezes assets of al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan http://bit.ly/1SQZeOT
Jordan's changes seem radical steps backward fr prior progressive steps. One wonder why this was rushed through now?
Political consensus among voters , on at least one thing.
On his resignation " not my choice , but a necessity. "
More fuel to referendum fire..