Asia Early Morning Items ( October 18th )
Asian stocks advance on higher oil, China data in focus https://goo.gl/SCHOxY
China will actively support Chinese steel companies facing anti-dumping accusations --Rtrs cites MOFCOM spox
RBA Oct. meeting minutes: Appreciating AUD could complicate economic rebalancing
Aussie dollar's basically fallen asleep following August's plunge in volatility. When's prince charming coming to rouse it from its slumber?
PBOC fixes yuan midpoint at 6.7303 (prev fix 6.7379, prev close 6.7385)
PBOC to inject 80bn yuan (40bn via 7-day reverse repos, and 40bn via 14-day)
Key Events In The Coming Week
Bonds & Bullion Bid, Stocks Skid As China Currency Collapse Continues http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-17/bonds-bullion-bid-stocks-skid-china-currency-collapse-continues …
DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 52.93 POINTS, OR 0.29 PERCENT, AT 18,085.45
S&P 500 UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 6.61 POINTS, OR 0.31 PERCENT, AT 2,126.37
*Walter Bloomberg @DeItaOne
NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 14.57 POINTS, OR 0.28 PERCENT, AT 5,199.59
Frontrunning: October 17
#UK 10Y gilt yield rises to 1.184% highest since the EU referendum
Bond rout continues ahead of this weeks #ECB meeting. Acc to HFE, those expecting more sovereign bond purchases about to disappoint.
Deutsche Bank starts unch to the week as DB is exploring shrinking its U.S. operations http://bloom.bg/2dGzLKu
Good morning from Berlin. Global risk markets & bonds start lower to the week on inflation fears. Dollar at 7mth high after Yellen comments.
Production freeze working out fine , I see..
OIL PRICES EXTEND LOSSES, U.S., BRENT CRUDE HIT SESSION LOWS
Around The Horn - Europe
GREEK CENBANKER STOURNARAS SEES GROWTH OF 2.5 PCT IN 2017, 3PCT IN 2018 IF GREECE IMPLEMENTS REFORMS AND PRIVATISATIONS
GREEK CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR SAYS DISCUSSION ON DEBT RELIEF IS A COMMITTMENT UNDERTAKEN BY GREECE'S PARTNERS SINCE 2012
GREEK CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR STOURNARAS SAYS IF GREEK DEBT IS DEEMED NON-VIABLE ANTICIPATED ACCESS TO MARKETS IN 2018 WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE
GREECE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR SAYS 'SUBSTANTIVE' TALKS ON DEBT RELIEF SHOULD START AND CONCLUDE THE SOONEST
GERMANY SAID TO WELCOME PROPOSAL FOR SMALLER DEUTSCHE BANK. Has one been offered?
Christophe Barraud @C_Barraud
EU Spokesperson: Yet To Receive Portuguese Budget Plan - RTRS
UK PM MAY'S SPOKESWOMAN SAYS DECISION BY NATWEST TO WITHDRAW BANKING SERVICES FROM RUSSIAN BROADCASTER RT IS A MATTER FOR THE BANK
BOE'S BROADBENT SAYS QUANTITATIVE EASING CAN HAVE AN EXTRA BEARING ON LONG-TERM INTEREST RATES AND PENSION FUNDS
BANK OF ENGLAND DEPUTY GOVERNOR BROADBENT SAYS LONG-RUN FALL IN INTEREST RATES IS NOT DUE TO BOE POLICY
Op-Ed: Coup plotters still have control of their headquarters in Tripoli http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/op-ed-coup-plotters-still-have-control-of-their-headquarters-in-tripoli/article/477480#.WAWRzS4mazU.twitter …
Bunyan Marsous derides Ghwell coup as LROR declares support - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/10/17/bunyan-marsous-derides-ghwell-coup-as-lror-declares-support/ …
Despite return of Ghwail/GNC, UN's #Libya GNA PM Sarraj visited a hospital & a graduation, protected by notorious #Tripoli militiaman Gnaiwa
#Libya Re presidential guard, it appears some elements remain with UN-backed GNA govt, other elements switched to rival salvation govt.
#Libya US jets blitz IS at Sirte. 92 targets hit in 3 days. (Half of all strikes since Aug 1 were in past 10 days) http://www.africom.mil/media-room/pressrelease/28447/u-s-airstrikes-in-support-of-gna-oct-14-to-
If the GNA does present a Cabinet , it will be interesting to see how this is received by the HoR...
#Libya Interior ministry UN-backed government supports attorney general in investigating rival government takeover of Tripoli congress hall.
Yes.Battle of Mosul is still ongoing btwn 20-40km away from the city. The battle is going 2be long. Many villages still on the way. @MFS001
Day1 of #Mosul op: 11 villages liberated from #ISIS at the exception of Lazaka where inhabitant upraising alone tool control of the village.
#Iraq flag raised this morning over #Mosul GranMosque where leader Baghdadi delivered his 1st speech. #ISIS looking4 d hero who defy d group
LIVE — President Erdoğan: We will take part in the operations to liberate Mosul, and we will be at the table http://sabahdai.ly/4AbMLa
Norwegian P-3 shadows Admiral Kuznetsov task force as it sails towards Syria - http://alert5.com/2016/10/18/norwegian-p-3-shadows-admiral-kuznetsov-task-force-as-it-sails-towards-syria/ …
FWIW - Several rebel commanders (1 senior commander from Jabhet Fateh al-Sham) taken out by drone strike on vehicles in Idlib, as per SOHR.
US, Europe mull sanctions on Russia over Syria as prospect of military response recedes http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/us-europe-consider-sanctions-russia-aleppo-syria.html …
Watch: ISIL suffers another blow in Syria as Dabiq falls http://aje.io/3th2
Two major cities in Iraq and Syria are about to fall. But the wars in those countries aren't close to ending. http://atfp.co/2dj2Z61
#BREAKING: Russian Foreign Ministry says Syria peace talks could continue in "Lausanne format" - RIA
US Secretary of State Kerry met officials in London on Oct. 16 as part of renewed Syria & Yemen peace efforts, @BBC.
Syria peace talks in Switzerland with foreign ministers of Iran, US, Russia, Turkey, Saudi, Qatar, Iraq, Egypt end without a breakthrough.
Artillery every 20-30 seconds, heavy machine gun fire, and roar of jets: Sunday morning #AleppoUnderSiege