Tripoli clashes put inability of GNA/PC to even provide security within Tripoli , on full display.
No military intervention in the cards , as per SoS John Kerry...
Disturbing images from Tripoli after UN backed Gov militias clashed with opposing militias in the streets of the Libyan Capital.
Interesting words from Kobler..
#Sebha Security Directorate confirms all positions used by tribal forces during the recent clashes have been handed over
#Sebha Security Directorate says there have not been any breaches of the truce signed by Awlad Suleiman and Gadhadfa 10 days ago
Special Forces have seized three large residential blocks in Busnib district and taken out a booby trapped vehicle: Special Forces spox
'Rebel' lines & propaganda both collapsing: AFP interviews woman who finally managed to flee 'rebel-held' E Aleppo https://twitter.com/AFP/status/804838366659215360 …
SAA continues to gain ground in Aleppo...
In perhaps another blow to the think tanks, the EU is reportedly backing away from regime change in Syria.
The Kurdish 'frenemies' aiding Assad in Aleppo http://ow.ly/mi0M306KIsQ
Unleashing the untameable monster: Iraqi bill will only inflame sectarianism http://ow.ly/gcU9306KHNH
MUSINGS ON IRAQ: 4,360 Dead, 3,920 Wounded In Iraq November 2016 http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/2016/12/4360-dead-3920-wounded-in-iraq-november.html?spref=tw …
Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Trump, Bonds, Peripheries, Chi... http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/12/weekly-commentary-trump-bonds.html?spref=tw … Doug Noland's Weekly Commentary !
Global bond mkts have lost another $315bn in value this week following powerful rally in oil. Nov was worst mth for global bonds in decades.
Global stocks gained tiny $84bn in market cap this wk as Trump rally losing steam. Gains limited to oil after Opec deal. Italy outperformed.
#OPEC Output Cut Spurred a Gigantic $1 Billion Inflow Into an #Oil Equities ETF https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-02/opec-s-surprise-move-spurred-a-gigantic-inflow-into-an-oil-stock-etf … #OOTT
THIS - If Italians buck the establishment & it looks like they will-it will clear a path for a populist party to take power & for #ITALEXIT
What are the reforms at issue ? Some Answers to this and other questions....
Italy Referendum item to consider....
Must-read from @SMerler on implications of the Italian referendum for Italy's troubled financial sector, esp. MPS
Weekly Review and Outlook: Euro to Take Center Stage With Italy Referendum and ECB - http://forexgraphic.com/2016/12/weekly-review-and-outlook-euro-to-take-center-stage-with-italy-referendum-and-ecb.html …
DB settles gold manipulation lawsuit for 60 million , two months after settling silver manipulation lawsuit for 38 million.
QA: Candidates issues in Austria presidential election http://www.friendlydb.com/item/10130895/qa-candidates-issues-in-austria-presidential-election …
France, PS (S&D) primary, first round, Harris poll: Valls: 24% (+5) Montebourg: 14% Hamon: 6% (+1) Lienemann: 3% (+2) Filoche: 2% (+1)
France, PS (S&D) primary, first round, Harris poll: PS voters Valls: 57% (+13) Montebourg: 15% Hamon: 8% Bennahmias: 0% Filoche: 0%
France, PS (S&D) primary, first round, Harris poll: Left-wing voters Valls: 33% (-1) Montebourg: 20% (+3) Hamon: 13% (+4) Filoche: 3% (+1)
Greece, UoM poll: ND-EPP: 38% ↑ SYRIZA-LEFT: 19% XA-NI: 10% ↑ KKE-NI: 7% PASOK-S&D: 7% ↑ EK-ALDE: 4% PE-NI: 4%... http://fb.me/8hNWxMdyf
Odds & Ends.....
Here we emphasize two features of Modi’s initiative that have been little noticed. First, the combination of demonetization followed 1
@fredwalton216 by “remonetization” will transfer billions worth of US dollars from the Indian public to the Indian government. Second , 2
@fredwalton216 the skewed pattern in which new notes will be injected will favor some sectors over others. 3
27 officials of various PSBs suspended & 6 officials transferred for involving in transactions violative of RBI instructions #DeMonetisation
Hackers stole more than 2 billion rubles ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday.
US President-elect Donald Trump told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war “the right way.”
NEW: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a longtime friend of Chinese President Xi Jinping, is frontrunner for U.S. ambassador to China, I'm told.
Branstad’s amicable history with China's Xi may be one of the reasons Trump is eyeing him for the ambassador post.
Looks the great game is over in Pennsylvania -Jill Stein withdraws recount action in Pa.
The recount reality is this - the overall change thus far has been to add five votes to Trump’s totals and three to Hillary Clinton’s.
Yes, you can blame millennials in Pa. and elsewhere for Clinton's loss http://trib.al/PoGBF1k
As Trump names his Cabinet members, RCP track them, along with those up for the open spots:
Pence details ambitious agenda for Trump's first 100 days http://hill.cm/Lgtt5Wp
Former GOP WH national security aide tells me re Taiwan call: "It will upset an apple cart that has needed upsetting for a long time."
Just got off phone w/ former GOP WH aide. "I've lived with this policy area my entire adult life...I am thrilled that this call took place."
Venezuela currency collapse on display. Prologue for other countries , train wreck to observe and learn from.
In South Korea, there are over 2 million people protest with candle against president for resignation https://parkgeunhack.com/ RT PLS
South Korea is amazing. 1.7M people in the 6th protest against President Park!