Economic data due from Asia today (RBA speaker)
BOJ official says JGB operation was successful
Data catch up - NZ migration, Japan wages
Bank of Japan's Kuroda: Japanese economy is in a gradual recovery trend
Australia data - weekly consumer sentiment 115.5 (prior 118.2)
Stocks close at record levels
ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: Cable rips above 1.25
DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 86.88 POINTS, OR 0.46 PERCENT, AT 18,954.81
DJ DOW, S&P 500, NASDAQ COMPOSITE EACH CLOSE AT NEW HIGHS
NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 47.67 POINTS, OR 0.90 PERCENT, AT 5,369.18
S&P: All-time High
Dow: All-time High Nasdaq: All-time High Russell 2000: All-time High MidCap 400: All-time High
This brings back memories from financial crisis years..
oil climbs higher in Asian session as prospect of tsunami crippling Japan's oil demand lifts sentiment of stronger oil demand
#OPEC | #Libya OPEC Delegate Mohamed Oun: no decision yet on production cut targets for individual countries. WSJ. #OOTT
#OPEC | experts making "some progress" in technical meeting in Vienna. talks continuing. reuters. #OOTT
US Treasury Risk Spikes To 3 Year High Versus Stocks http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-21/us-treasury-risk-spikes-3-year-high-versus-stocks …
Largest bond ETF with over $41 billion in assets fell 2.6% over past 2 weeks. Only Sep '08 saw larger decline. $AGG
Japan M7.3 earthquake - Tsunami alert issued for coasts within 300km of epicentre http://news.forexlive.com/!/tokyo-earthquake-reports-20161121 …
Japan earthquake - No abnormality found at Onagawa nuclear power plant
Japan earthquake update - tsunami advisory still in effect - multiple aftershocks
Japan earthquake - multiple aftershocks reported by USGS http://news.forexlive.com/!/japan-earthquake-update-tsunami-advisory-still-in-effect-multiple-aftershocks-20161121 …
TEPCo says cooling system for storage pool for spent nuclear fuel at Daiichi plant halted
Japan chief cabinet secretary Suga: No radiation release from cooling system halt
TEPCO says cooling system has restarted
Japan earthquake intensity revised: M7.4, depth 25 km.
Around The Horn - Europe.....
Italy's December 4 referendum vote to reduce the Senate will make or break Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government: http://trib.al/1MX4gzc
Talks btw Greek govt + institutions interrupted 4 few hours as the latter r preparing new agreement which will b handed to Gr later tonite
Bulk of privatization revenues postponed until 2017 http://dlvr.it/Mjf1ff
Press Release That Unmasks Remainers’ Post-Truth Tactics http://order-order.com/2016/11/21/mcgrory-admitted-vote-leave-said-we-would-leave-single-market/ …
Athens transport strikes come with hefty price tags http://dlvr.it/MjcrNw
Minister scolds island mayors over migrant camps http://dlvr.it/MjcrX5
EU to retaliate against US bank capital rules: FT
Brexit item of note. May confirms no extension of Brexit process.
After meetings of #Greece Fin, Econ, Energy & Justice mins w mission chiefs substantial convergence achieved on financial & judicial issues.
#Greece Labour Min Efi Achtsioglou met with employers' representatives, who reaffirmed their joint statement of Jul 19 re labour reforms.
Greece sees primary surplus at 1.09% of GDP in 2016 and at 2% in 2017, slightly above MoU targets (2017 budget). #Greece #economy
#Greece gov't retains its macro assumptions unch expecting recession of 0.3% in 2016 and GDP rebound of 2.7% in 2017, acc to 2017 budget.
Morning news splash !
#France's 10y yields drop, outperform other Eurozone markets, as Thatcherite reformist Fillon front runner in France's 2017 pres election.
This chart by Citi shows that Merkel has a very good chance to win. Only combination w/o CDU that could come close is a left-wing alliance.
US Political Updates ....
The TV execs & anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing access they would get to Trump Administration ......
TRUMP SAYS HE WILL ISSUE EXECUTIVE ACTION ON FIRST DAY IN OFFICE WITHDRAWING U.S. FROM TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP - RTRS
TRUMP SAYS WILL ISSUE A RULE THAT FOR EVERY NEW REGULATION, TWO REGULATIONS MUST BE ELIMINATED -VIDEO
TRUMP SAYS HE WILL DIRECT LABOR DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE ABUSES OF VISA PROGRAMS
"The men have not spoken today," Trump strategist Kellyanne Conway tells pool reporters at Trump Tower when asked about Mitt Romney & Trump.
Kris Kobach should learn to use folders and cover sheets.
We have to see how things play out -but politics often makes for strange bedfellows.
Complaints , including those of of bias , skyrocket !
Oklahoma gov reports being considered for Trump's Interior Secretary http://hill.cm/TZrfORJ
Search for secretary of State appears to narrow http://hill.cm/UwxYmgi
Odds & Ends....
IRS tax-evasion probe-seeks to identify all US Coinbase users who “conducted transactions in a convertible virtual currency”-2013 to 2015.
Alleged ISIS supporter arrested in New York after reportedly planning a Times Square terror plot
Musings On #Iraq #Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-Five, Nov 20, 2016 http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2016/11/mosul-campaign-day-thirty-five-nov-20.html …
Musings On #Iraq #Mosul Campaign Day Thirty-Four, Nov 19, 2016 http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2016/11/mosul-campaign-day-thirty-four-nov-19.html …
China says it would consider Turkey membership of Shanghai bloc http://hry.yt/l0tXP
India de-monetization scheme update...
India provides exemption for weddings. More exemptions are going to occur...imo.
Man confesses to Omrani murder, links to Rada alleged - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/11/21/man-confesses-to-omrani-murder-links-to-rada-alleged/ …
Thinni’s information chief media resigns over Benghazi bombing - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/11/21/thinnis-information-chief-media-resigns-over-benghazi-bombing/ …
Exchange Bureaus being shutdown after attack(s) by gunmen , a troubling development.
While thinking of Serraj/ Maitieg rightfully should be questioned - what about thinking of UK & US on this prioritization of spending ?
South Korea corruption scandal-Gyeonggi Gov. Nam Kyung-pil and third-term lawmaker Kim Yong-tae announced their decision to leave the party.
Leader of main opposition Democratic Party said her party will immediately review the timing & ways for impeaching President Park Geun-hye.
South Korean prosecutors Sunday allege President Park conspired in criminal activities of a female confidante....