U.S. stocks close slightly higher ahead of payrolls http://on.mktw.net/2bNuNfk
Good , bad or indifferent - we will find out Friday !
Bonds not proving a safe haven for savers...
Oil under pressure again. Rumors not getting the usual and customary response. HFTers hitting the beach early ?
Asia and Europe news and market movements , Wall Street prelude.
Chart shows money on the sideline is a myth. It's the CBers driving asset prices.
ISM New Orders 49.1, lowest since November 2015
US ISM Manufacturing PMI Aug: 49.4 (est 52.0; prev 52.6) -Prices Paid Aug: 53.0 (est 54.5; prev 55.0)
US Construction Spending (MoM) Jul: 0.00% (est 0.50%; rev prev 0.90%)
More cuts to auxiliary pensions to hit retirees on Friday http://dlvr.it/M9JqLr
After 3 years, IMF to resume Article 4 consultations with Greece. Findings expected to feed into its new DSA/ possible program participation
Germany, Infratest dimap poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 33% SPD-S&D: 23% ↑ AfD-ENF: 14% ↑ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 11% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 9% FDP-ALDE: 5% #ltwmv
Apple will repatriate its overseas cash pile next year, Tim Cook says http://on.ft.com/2bFzzi0
U.S. tax code may allow dramatic retaliation in EU Apple case http://nbcnews.to/2cg0w8E
Other shoe whistles in the wind...
Germany trade balance by country. Two helpful charts..
Turkey, Gazprom agree to accelerate Turkish Stream project http://hry.yt/UnG01
EDITORIAL: Spanish Politics Is Broken
British manufacturing staged one of its sharpest rebounds on record in August, helped by boost to exports from pound's post-Brexit fall 1/3
The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) jumped to a 10-month high of 53.3 in August (2/3)
The 5pt PMI surge joint-largest in manufacturing survey's 25-year history - far outstripped all forecasts in Reuters poll of economists 3/3
Most French don't want Macron to run for president: http://www.thelocal.fr/20160901/most-french-dont-want-macron-to-run-for-president …
Always an excuse for avoiding how Banksters feet to the fire..
AfD party (23%) ahead of CDU (20%.) SPD-retains its first place with 28%. Die Linke polls (15%) , Greens (6%.)
Tusk: 'The key issue is still irregular migration. Our aim must be clear: Never again allow chaos of 2015 to repeat in Europe'
Tusk hints EU army will be topic at Bratislava: 'Priority shd be to take back full control of internal security and external borders'
.@eucopresident: UK must trigger Art 50 before we discuss negotiations, we protect those who stay together, not the one leaving.
Protests intensify in Caracas for a new government #Venezuela
Violence erupts in #OPEC member #Gabon as opposition disputes poll results. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-01/violence-erupts-in-gabon-capital-after-election-as-un-urges-calm … @PaulMRichardson
Odds & Ends....
'Like it's been nuked': Millions of bees dead after spraying for Zika mosquitos http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article99238432.html#storylink=cpy …
Holy cow , Erdogan just went nuts today with the Purge !
Erdogan signs a new decree to seize thousands of companies and sack tens of thousands of public employees in a new wave of purge.
#BREAKING Erdogan says will not allow 'terror corridor' in northern Syria
THIS- Appointment of Nakua made in the name of PC acting as the corporate Supreme Commander of Libya Armed Forces
"I repeat ... Mr. Trump: Mexico will never pay for a wall," Mexican Peña Nieto tweets in response to Trump's tweet.
Map for September 1st -Syria
"I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite," Mark Zuckerberg says.
BREAKING: Florida finds Zika virus in trapped mosquitoes, a first for the continental US.
Germany -Turkey relationship almost as strained presently, as US -Turkey relationship.
Sheer number of migrants dwarfs refugees.10+migrants for every refugee. 241million migrants/21million #refugees.
Turkey will stand its ground -no changes will be made to Turkey's anti-terror laws. EU-Turkey deal in trouble.
Trump and Clinton race to popularity bottom continues..
After meeting with Mexican president, Trump advocates mass deportation, extreme vetting and wall in hardline speech.
Russia blocks UN move to sanction Syrian government for chemical weapon attacks http://ow.ly/1r7R303MWE4
Refugees mass in Libya in a 'race against time' to reach Europe http://ow.ly/bsYf303KJLS
Purge update !
National Reconciliation Conference not advancing cause of national reconciliation....
UN invites one party in an ongoing conflict to a "national" reconciliation conference & participants boycott http://alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/116587/ … #Libya
#Sudan arrests 800 migrants, smugglers near #Libya border http://africa.tvcnews.tv/2016/08/31/sudan-arrests-800-migrants-smugglers-near-libyan-border/#.V8eW_mXLRE4 …
Rojova Administration releases its file reflecting ties between ISIS and Turkey. Fwiw.