US Political News Addendum For Saturday !
Looks like Chris Christie's chances of a top job fading away. Another negative piece placed today-ahead of Trump-Christie Sunday meeting.
James Mattis, retired Marines general and possible candidate for defense secretary or other national security post, now meeting with Trump.
Romney to press on Trump meeting: "Far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters of the world that are of interest to" US.
Trump & Romney meet for an hour and twenty minutes - foreign policy seemed to be topic of discussions.
Trump - Romney meeting begins at 1pm today....
"Very possible we'll see an additional announcement today" for a national security post, Trump transition spokesman @SeanSpicer to reporters
TRUMP MEETINGS for Sunday (job interviews or counsel): John Gray Kris Kobach Wilbur Ross Christie Giuliani Robert Johnson David McCormick
Republican skeptics of Trump are giving the president elect a second chance, reports @rebeccagberg
Trump's early staff picks "showcase his appreciation for loyalists -- or at least those whose views mirror his"
The Italian referendum and the issues at stake: The next stage in a year of shifting sands comes in Italy on 4 Dec… http://dlvr.it/MhqW6m
Italy's referendum explained http://bloom.bg/2faek4t
#Italy's political risk premium continues to rise. FTSEMIB was worst performing index -3.3% on the week, to make -24.1% YTD.
Norbert Hofer Interview ....
Van der Bellen interview...
Latest polls give Hofer the narrowest of leads & both candidates know that victory lies in winning over the almost 200,000 undecided voters.
Van der Bellen - http://gadoar.com/7249f Austria says no further delay to December 4 election, dismisses ballot scare
Election observers will be present at Austria's presidential election rerun http://thelocal.at/20161117/small-osce-team-will-observe-austrian-election-rerun …
France Presidential Contest - Election 2017
French President Election , toughest in a decade - set to come down to Centre-right vs Le Pen...
France, LR (EPP) Primary, Elabe poll: Juppé: 34% ↓ Sarkozy: 30% ↑ Fillon: 21% ↑ Le Maire: 7% ↓ Kosciusko-Morizet: 5% Copé 2% ↑ Poisson 1% ↓
German Election - 2017
Countries' demography compared with supporters of nationalist parties (UKIP, Front National and AfD), October-November 2016, %. #Infographic
She'll be running for 4th term as Chancellor.
Sunday decision looms - last hurrah for Merkel ?
Gabriel considering withdrawal from Cabinet....
Germany, Forsa poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 35% ↑ SPD-S&D: 23% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 11% LINKE-LEFT: 10% AfD-ENF: 10% ↓ FDP-ALDE: 6%
Germany, Allensbach poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 34% ↑ SPD-S&D: 23% ↑ AfD-ENF: 11% ↓ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 11% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 9% FDP-ALDE: 8%
Financial News Of Note.....
After 3-day break, scheduled meetings between #Greece gov't & institutions on Nov 20 13 Labour 15.30 Fiscal 18 Education
Bond index crash is latest sign debt's 3 decades long rally is ending. http://reut.rs/2g2dUOB
Global bond mkts have lost another $878bn this week as investors fear that #Bondbubble might have burst. Bonds in EZ periphery hit hardest.
#Iran | #oil minister Zanganeh. saturday: dimisses possibility of #Iraq not joining freeze plan. shana. #OOTT
#Iran | Zanganeh: those countries that have offered largest volumes of crude to market, should carry the largest responsibility. shana #OOTT
DJ IRAN NEARING PRE-SANCTIONS OIL OUTPUT MARKET SHARE--OIL OFFICIAL
DJ IRAN OIL MIN SAYS APPROPRIATE OIL PRICE IS $55-$60/BARREL
DJ IRAN OIL MIN SAYS OPEC CURB DEAL 'HIGHLY LIKELY' ON NOV 30
Timely overview of current state pf play with surprise de-monetization scheme , pros and cons moving forward.
Two totally unconnected news Today was exclusive for Senior Citizens at the Banks.... Air India cancelled... http://fb.me/5j5ztYfE0
There must be many more deaths in rural India which are not getting reported. Citizens walking 70km in Chattisgarh to Banks.
India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/india-struggles-as-millions-throng-banks-to-swap-currency/2016/11/15/4979c20c-ab08-11e6-8f19-21a1c65d2043_story.html …
Banks disbursing soiled notes, sprayed with perfume, insecticides #India #Finance https://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/banks-disbursing-soiled-notes-sprayed-perfume-insecticides-092204035.html … via @YahooINFinance
Queues getting shorter at banks but ATMs still continue to pain people by via India – The Indian Express
Word around Tripoli, depending on source, is that the exchange rate may further inflate to between 9-20 LYD per USD.
In a single day-LYD has fallen> 7% against USD , falling through LD6 for the first time to end this evening at 6.2 on the black market !
6 LYD to 1 USD barrier broken. Currency breaking down almost as fast as Tripoli security situation is breaking down.
Looks like Libya's informal currency speculators switched to max gear.. my estimate that +40 billion USD of capital flight r behind this
Libyan Dinar crashes to new record today in front of the USD in parallel market $1 USD = 5.950 LYD
Ironically, the UN's #Libya GNA "unity" gov is against Ghwail & Thinni uniting and only has support from some militias fighting for money.
Since the beginning of the clashes in #Sabha - 3/4 days - 21 people were killed and 32 injured. Most of them were civilians acc.to reports.
Tribal fighting continues as Sebha ceasefire fails - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/11/19/tribal-fighting-continues-as-sebha-ceasefire-fails/ …
"쓰레기는 저에게 주세요" 집회장소에 쓰레기통을 매고 나온 학생. 직접 생각해낸 아이디어라고 합니다. 어떻게 저런 생각을 했을까요.. #고맙습니다 현재 많은 시민분들 덕분에 광화문 집회현장도 깨끗하고 질서있는 모습입니다. 다시 한 번, 감사드립니다.
Man behind Yasukuni toilet blast got past Korean security by claiming gunpowder was charcoal
As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America
Asia-Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade at APEC summit following Trump’s win
Peruvian president calls on companies to work for growth at APEC 2016: Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski,...