Sunday, November 27, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views....... November 27 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Sunday - 1) France - Second Round For Centre- Right Runoff Contest , Fillon Seems Set To Top Juppe. 2) Greece - Domestic Politics , Refugee Crisis Updates , Creditor Talks In Focus. 3) Italy In Focus - Renzi Trapped In Referendum Mouse Trap Of His Own Making. 4) Turkey - Ongoing Purge Updates , Iraq & Syria War Update - Turkey Angle ( H/T Elijah Magnier for Special Insight On Syria ) , Erdogan Moving Toward Consolidating Power As Parliament Prepares New Constitutional Draft Giving Broad Powers To The President , Additional Items Of Note. 5) Libya Updates For Sunday. 6) South Korea Protests Continue - Largest Protest Since 1987. 7) Odds & Ends



France....




France, Odoxa poll Fillon (LR-EPP) 32% Le Pen (FN-ENF) 22% Macron (EM-NI) 13% Mélenchon (FG-LEFT) 12% Hollande (PS-S&D) 8%








France, Harris poll: Fillon (LR-EPP): 26% Le Pen (FN-ENF): 24% Macron (EM-NI): 14% Mélenchon (FG-LEFT): 13%








FILLON HAS ABOUT 69.5% OF PRIMARY VOTE, PROVISIONAL COUNT SHOWS JUPPE HAS ABOUT 30.5% OF VOTE, PROVISIONAL COUNT SHOWS







Alain Juppe concedes defeat in French Republican primary race as Francois Fillon wins by wide margin







Résultats partiels: 🔸François Fillon : 67,8% 🔹Alain Juppé : 32,2%








RT : Turnout at French Republican primary up 4.5% on last week by 5pm.Polls close at 7pm Paris time; results expected after 8pm







Turnout > , but not enough for Juppe , it appears...








Fillon favoured to beat Juppe in Conservative runoff. Best hope to beat Le Pen?









Fillon got 44% last Sunday (was polling 24%, exit polls 30%). Has had 61-65% in the [few] primary run-off polls: 20+ point lead on Juppe






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Fillon, Juppe vote in French runoff







Greece.....





29 Migrants and Refugees Rescued; Two Traffickers Arrested







Greek Gov’t in Search of Plan to Transfer Migrants if EU-Turkey Deal Fails





Greece-Creditors Technical Teams Unable to Reach Agreement







ESM President: Greek Economy Stagnant Again, No Need for Debt Cut






Cornered government could seek early elections







Ex-ministers set to spearhead effort for revival of center-left






Athens keeps low profile in face of Erdogan rhetoric








Government out to appease locals over migrants






Italy......





If at first you don't succeed at fear mongering - try , try , try again...








The Italian situation summarized in four parts

 








Renzi faces pressure to stay in office as Italy referendum defeat looms









Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition Monday November 28










Will a failed Referendum vote , open the door to not just a new Italian gov't , but also the exit from the EZ and Euro ?









Austria could elect the EU's first far-right head of state & Italy's referendum loss could bring down the govt & empower populist radicals











Juncker endorses Renzi's reform plans a week before Italy's crucial referendum







Cut off and exposed













Turkey ......







Current situation west of , , . and allies are moving in to block any further progress by








Decoding the signals in the complicated relationships in northern Syria - excellent missive from Elijah Magnier....








Turkey’s new constitutional draft gives broad authority to president








Turkish financial crimes unit probes 30,000 suspected of Gülen links










‘Know your limits,’ Erdoğan tells European Parliament








Turkey expects “positive steps” from Donald Trump - key eyes on how News Admin deals w/ Gulen extradition and US Support of PYD in N Syria.








Kılıçdaroğlu to EU: Don’t punish 80 million peoplehttp://hry.yt/FE7sI








Rouhani urges Iran-Turkey joint efforts in Iraq, Syria






EU has already accepted the fact that Turkey is an authoritarian country and is ready to deal with it.







W jailing of academics this continues tragic purge of the Turkish intelligentsia. Meanwhile Trump's concern is his Istanbul property





Turkish authorities detain VOA & BBC reporters, adding to 145 journalists already in jails in Turkey -world's largest prison for journalists






Libya......






Hafter starts formal visit to Moscow








Meanwhile, some residents gathered on Algeria Square to protest against lack of security and economic hardship









Students at Tripoli University organize sit-in and close faculty in protest against deteriorating living conditions









A photo taken of downtown Sebha this afternoon. Life has yet to get back to normal. Streets still empty.










today, main roads are quite empty, number of shops are closed & some streets blocked with burning tyres












Protestors at Algeria square in protesting against the current living condition as part of the civil disobedience









In ,"an uprising and civil disobedience protests" in due to deteriorating of economic situation. Announced few days ago.









General strike set for tomorrow to protest against liquidity crises & Dollar rate. High way in is blocked with burning tyres










US envoy backs proposed presidential guard, which would be first security unit commanded by UN-backed GNA government.









5 Eu ambassadors affirm support for UN-backed government.












Tripoli activists call on residents to join strike over protest over living conditions -
























This seems to be a conflict that was inevitable for Tripoli...and GNA / PC is powerless to stop it.









South Korea......



















Korean-Americans held protest rallies in DC. NYC & LA to demand South Korean President Park Geun-hye resign over a corruption scandal.










Hundred of tho#usands protest in south korea against president park for fifth week









Largest protests since 1987....







Odds & Ends.....






Saakashvili- Early elections are necessary due to Ukraine’s pervasive corruption, a lack of trust in the political elite and economic stagnation.








Modi- "We can gradually move from a less-cash society to a cashless society." Reality- 90 % of consumer transaction are cash transactions.








Why is China’s central bank has devalued the yuan like there’s no tomorrow!? → via






Urgent relief request 2 the international community








Iraqi forces are still caught reclearing same areas again & again in east Mosul w/IS infiltrations







250,000 figure estimated for civilians seems quite high - 2/5 of E Aleppo taken by SAA , 3,000 civilians found so far.









Earlier reports of rebel forces falling apart seem to be valid , as additional reporting reflects same story.










Seems rebel defenses are cracking in East Aleppo....










-BREAKING- AT LEAST 3000 CIVILIANS WHO WERE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE TERRORISTS IN HAVE FLED TO GOVERNMENT HELD PARTS TODAY | AFP










this is it, lads! Endgame...








Pointless recount hasn't even failed yet , next straw man already being propped up....








Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Sunday said he doesn't support the Hillary Clinton campaign's participation in the recount effort in Wisconsin.










Obama once again says no evidence of hacking and the election vote reflects will of American people.









Fwiw ....examination of the mysterious & anonymous group called PropOrNot....








Mathew Ingram debunks Russia hacking meme.....














This is remarkable. Conway isn't just going after Romney's past anti-Trump stance. She is also wondering whether he is qualified to be SOS.







For those that may not want Romney as Secretary of State , these public maneuvers just could backfire and push Trump to show who's the Boss.







Kellyanne Blasts Mitt: Trump Supporters "Feel Betrayed By Governor Romney"









business: Trump, Obama have been ‘talking regularly’ since election









Donald Trump will undo Cuba deal absent major changes, Reince Priebus says






Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities powers to look at internet browsing records of everyone in UK.









Safaa al-Hashem is the only woman to successfully win a seat in parliament










Danish PM adds two parties to government to steady support









Brazil's Temer vows to block amnesty for election crimes