Crude price just may come under pressure in the near term , as OPEC's inability to reach a deal on freezing production becomes a reality.
#OPEC | #SaudiArabia inisists #Iran should shoulder at least part of the efforts in rebalancing market. #oil officials. WSJ. #OOTT
FT - Carney stands ready to serve full 8 year term at Bank of England.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, is set to quit, two senior sources close to him believe. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/disillusioned-bank-governor-to-quit-z9lj22kr6?shareToken=1e8d11e57375b4516435bfad35cac9f3 …
#US #Equities (6) | #HF cut their exposures (long) to U.S equities amid lower oil prices, rising #dollar and political uncertainties.
#DDD (3) | CFTC Mini Dow Jones Net Long Positions (Non-Commercial) decreased by 13.0% this week.
#SPX (1) | CFTC E-Mini S&P 500 Net Positions (Non-Commercial) are back into negative territory this week (2nd time in 20 weeks)
Pirates headed for loss in Iceland election http://politi.co/2f1Oe5u
Iceland Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson resigns after snap vote triggered by tax scandal http://bbc.in/2f6c66E
Iceland's Pirate Party makes historic breakthrough in election
Germany investigates Isis link to Hamburg teen murder http://bit.ly/2eogL3V
Germany probes 'Islamic State' claim of deadly Hamburg knife attack. A 16-year-old boy was killed in the attack. http://dw.com/p/2Rtwd
#Isis claims responsibility for knife murder in Hamburg
YouGov polling on how people would vote without UKIP. CON the main beneficiary
New post from @MalmstromEU on #CETA and what it means for #EU trade policy http://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/malmstrom/blog/signing-our-trade-agreement-canada_en …
(2/3) See last tweet. Malmstrom points out "EU Parl now needs to give its backing to #CETA for it to enter into force provisionally."
Pablo Iglesias thanks Pedro Sánchez for "telling the truth about oligarchic powers" in Spain and "recognising he was wrong about us".
Pedro Sánchez says El País pressured him in meetings into doing a deal with Rajoy "or our editorials will go against you".
Pedro Sánchez accuses Telefónica and Spanish banks of using power to influence editorial line of El País and pressure him to avoid Podemos.
Pedro Sánchez admits in TV interview it was "an error" to sign deal only with Ciudadanos and not also with Podemos.
Quite interesting ! If Sanchez was to regain leadership post , might he reconsider PSOE & Podemos Coalition ?
EDITORIAL: Where To Now, Spain?
The Speaker of Congress has formally notified His Majesty the King that parliament has confidence in Mariano Rajoy.
If interested in getting a good perspective of state of play in Mosul , you should read this report.
Ali Wilayati, senior adviser to #Iran's supreme leader Khamenei says his country is prepared to mediate between Turkey & Iraq to avoid war.
The city of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, has become the center of a struggle for influence in Iraq http://nyti.ms/2e94AKF
REPORT: Regime, rebel forces grind into third day of fight for Aleppo city. http://bit.ly/2fk7gaL
Talafar will be taken by PMU and OM Abadi didn't ask for US Air support on the western front to avoid friendly fire. @Tez1862
Syrian rebel Jiash al-Islam commander Ahmad Sandeh, aka "the slaughterer", killed during "Epic battle of Aleppo". #Syria
Delete - Email-Gate Parody.....
Breaking-FBI gets warrant to search emails “pertinent” to probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server contained on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Clinton campaign sending prosecutors draft letter condemning Comey. @justinjm1 scoops:
Hillary Clinton's entire campaign goes on the offense against FBI Director James Comey http://washex.am/2eRF3E2
Hillary blaming Comey & #FBI for #EmailGate is as dishonest & absurd as Trump blaming pussies for grabbing themselves. Consequences happen.
BREAKING: The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Huma Abedin to conduct a full search of the new emails
Clinton camp: Comey's 'bewildering' letter about Clinton emails 'unfair to voters' http://hill.cm/xT0Z5hs
Clinton campaign manager: What FBI director did was 'disturbing' http://hill.cm/LZHh2S6
Update fr PT-FBI & DoJ were allegedly talking( not true) to Huma's lawyers re:search of her emails. Authorities now may seek search warrant.
I emailed that 2 sources say Weiner is cooperating w/ FBI- & co-owned laptop. Also NY FBI had info 4 a few weeks- pressure was building
Anthony Weiner Said To Be Cooperating With FBI Investigation http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-30/anthony-weiner-said-be-cooperating-fbi-investigation …
Doug Band To John Podesta: "If This Story Gets Out, We Are Screwed" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-30/doug-band-john-podesta-if-story-gets-out-we-are-screwed …
"Clintons, that’s a crime family basically. It’s like organized crime. I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool.”
In an Oct. 24 response, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik responded on Lynch’s behalf, refusing to answer the 1
Unseemly to pressure the FBI Director , who's just trying to do his job. Perhaps consider why he's been put in this box in the first place ?
( Editor note - polling through 10/28 for polls below )
The problem for Hillary Clinton per latest Wapo/ABC poll: voter intensity declining http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-30/abc-wapo-poll-manufactures-1-point-clinton-lead-latest-poll-still-pre-fbi-announceme …
National IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll (10/23-10/28): Clinton 44% (+2) Trump 42% Johnson 6% Stein 2% http://www.investors.com/politics/ibd-tipp-presidential-election-poll/ …
A point shift toward Trump in a day And a 11 point shift toward Trump in a week
Anyone thinking re-opened probe to resolved swiftly-not taking into considerable potential volume of records & need for fresh interviews.
Huma Abedin swore under oath that she gave up "all the devices" with State Department emails: http://thebea.st/2e953N1
As of Saturday night , not warrant to review new Huma Abedin emails. FBI & DoJ is discussions on this. KEEP eyes on this !!
Trump seized on FBI announcement to rally his crowds while Clinton wants more information
Major questions remain unanswered about Turkey's coup attempt, but just parrot the gov't line & blame the Gulenists. http://bit.ly/2eQ25eD
The emergency rule measures and decrees paved the way for the establishment of an authoritarian regime, to the detriment of the rule of law.
Another 10,000 people lost their jobs as part of the post-coup crackdown. Total purged is now ~ 120,000. At least 35,000 arrested.
Two more holdings seized in government’s post-coup crackdown http://turkeypurge.com/two-more-holdings-seized-in-governments-post-coup-crackdown … via @turkeypurge
Turkey takes 400 pharmacies out of prescription system over Gülen links http://turkeypurge.com/turkey-takes-400-pharmacies-out-of-prescription-system-over-gulen-links … via @turkeypurge
Gov’t decree allows Erdoğan choose rectors without intra-university elections http://turkeypurge.com/govt-decree-lets-erdogan-choose-rectors-without-intra-university-polls … via @turkeypurge
10 newspapers, 3 magazines, 2 news agencies closed down in new gov’t decree http://turkeypurge.com/10-newspapers-3-magazines-2-news-agencies-closed-down-in-new-govt-decree … via @turkeypurge
Odds & Ends....
Resident in front of bank in #Tripoli "money being printed outside #Libya and brought here,but we receive nothing," http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFL8N1CY4WS?sp=true …
#Libya Trouble in Tripoli (Reuters)
Zawyia suffers from ongoing heavy clashes, whilst prez council scheduled to be in London to attend CBL/LIA/NOC related meeting there. #Libya
#Libya Report: UAE airbase operating eastern Libya (no official confirmation) https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/10/28/uae-operating-an-airbase-near-marj-report/ …
#Libya Tobruk-based parliament's central bank (libya has 2 CBs) wants devaluation. Inflation fear one reason banks restricting money supply.
Chinese business looks to return to Benghazi - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/10/29/chinese-business-looks-to-return-to-benghazi/ …
Odds & Ends....
But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
― Lewis Carroll,
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
― Lewis Carroll,
“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”
― Lewis Carroll,
The OCC is training its staff on blockchain
Making Sense of Hillary Clinton's Bitcoin Rejection http://dlvr.it/MYYSV7
China’s big 5 banks lost 274 billion yuan in bad debt write-offs in first nine months http://buff.ly/2eWBDTp
Saudi Arabia says arrests Islamic State suspects plotting attacks
Nearly 6,000 women responded to a Times call-out about their lives in Saudi Arabia http://nyti.ms/2e5eInz
The FBI's findings on Huma Abedin's home laptop calls into question whether she turned over all of her devices: http://thebea.st/2f5Jc6E
EXCLUSIVE: Huma Abedin holed up in New York after FBI reopens email probe http://dailym.ai/2eIUVep
FBI agents can't read some of Huma Abedin's emails because they don't have the security clearance. Also, Anthony Weiner had access to them.