More than 42% of mainland bank lending in Jul~Aug are mortgage loans! Oh, only 42%?
HK July Retail Sales -7.7% (last -8.9%), 17 consecutive down. CX the worst airline. But mini-sized flat price new record high! This is HK.
JAPAN JULY RETAIL SALES FALL 0.2% Y/Y
The Dow finished up more than 100 points http://on.mktw.net/2c0y9ML
Time to hike rates
Risk-Parity Panic Looms As Bonds, Stocks, Gold Rally; Reject Fed Hawkish Chatter http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-29/risk-parity-panic-looms-bonds-stocks-gold-rally-reject-fed-hawkish-chatter …
Mexico hedges oil for 2017 at $38 for its oil basket !
Controversial tender for broadcasting licenses to get under way http://dlvr.it/M83V0n
New inflows stretching migrant, refugee centers on islands http://dlvr.it/M83V6g
Greek GDP contraction in H1 was worse than thought http://dlvr.it/M833pw
Anyone surprised ?
Huge rescue operation , thousands saved...
4 of 9 members of PC meet today (previously set for Sunday.) New proposed GNA allegedly to be named Wednesday. #GLWT
#Libya 2 of 9 members UN-backed government continue to boycott. New cabinet to be offered to parliament in days.
#Libya Libyan forces capture 1 of 2 remaining districts held by IS in Sirte
#Libya Libya Update 1: UN-backed government navy says it intercepted+ fired warning shots at MSF migrant rescue ship Aug 17. MSF protesting.
#Libya Libya Update 2: Offensives against IS in Sirte and Benghazi continue, Casualties mounting. US air strikes continue Sirte.
#Libya Libya Upate 3: UN-backed government to present new cabinet for parliament approval this week after previous cabinet rejected.
#Libya Libya Update 4: Standoff over eastern Zueitina oil port continues. Tripoli-based govt holds port, Tobruk-based govt says will take it
#Libya Navy chief of UN-backed govt explains objections to EU Operation Sophia migration operation (Aug 24) http://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/navy-spokesman-operation-sophia-propaganda-italy-wants-have-more-time-continue-stealing-libya …’s
#Libya Most recent statement from MSF, saying will continue migrant rescue ops off Libya despite attack.
PKK threatens to directing intervene against Turkey unless Turkey stops fighting YPG. PKK distinction w/ YPG fading.
DOD: We want to make clear that we find these clashes -- in areas where #ISIL is not located -- unacceptable and a source of deep concern.
DOD: The United States was not involved in these activities, they were not coordinated with U.S. forces, and we do not support them.
DOD: Accordingly, we call on all armed actors to stand down and take appropriate measures to deconflict & open channels of communication.
Not surprisingly , Kurds not playing ball with US after Jarablus. SDF not heading to Raqqa.
Around The Horn In Europe ( Excluding Greece ) ....
Turkey sets conditions for German access to Incirlik http://bit.ly/2buwdPQ
In light of the ongoing terror & refugee related concerns hitting Europe , not a shocker.
Merkel striking out on plan of getting German companies to hire refugees.
Rajoy doing historic damage to Spain as well.
Spain PSOE Party's Leader: Will Oppose Rajoy’s Re-Election In Investiture Vote On Aug 31 - RTRS
We agree with Paul de Grauwe the EU should offer the UK a binary choice: EEA or FTA but nothing in between http://eurointelligence.com/public
There's been silence ahead of next ECBmeeting as Draghi has failed so far to boost inflation http://bloom.bg/2bKbQgJ