Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Off to an Interesting Start http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2017/01/weekly-commentary-off-to-interesting.html?spref=tw … Must read for Saturday morning from Doug
Good morning from Berlin. Global stocks have gained $201bn in mkt cap this week on supportive econ data. Citi Econ Surprise Index at 7y high
Global bonds have gained $382bn in value this wk as Trump presser gave investors little reason to add to bets that his pol will spur growth.
UK 's May under more pressure to reveal Brexit plans
Barnier says EU needs "special vigilance on financial stability risk" post-Brexit
When asked on equivalence I said: EU would need special vigilance on financial stability risk, not special deal to access the City @guardian
President-elect Donald Trump won’t send a representative to the annual gathering of the world’s economic elite next week in Davos.
The invitation made to Michael T. Flynn in a Dec. 28 phone call to Flynn by Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador-as per transition official.
CNN in Trump’s crosshairs: http://hill.cm/fNSiBXR
Was discussing Ukraine interference in Election 2016 earlier this week....
Dissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump: http://hill.cm/FOyFPWq
Trump: "Everything is under negotiation including one China". China: No, "nonnegotiable"
Trump on ‘One China’ policy: ‘Everything is under negotiation’ http://hill.cm/JTeUjGp
House takes first step in repealing ObamaCare http://hill.cm/NrGtDC3
Wasserman Schultz confronted Comey in closed door meeting on Russian hacking http://hill.cm/gyRkemu
Former GOP Congressman Rehberg urges Trump to smooth relations with Turkey and Erdogan - urges Trump Gov't to extradite Gulen.
WATCH: Chaffetz talks subpoena for ethics director http://hill.cm/RsbJY6X
Trump suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia and wasn’t committed to a longstanding agreement with China over Taiwan.
Cash-strapped Bengal govt to enter liquor distribution business http://bit.ly/2jif5yy
.@SEBI_India approves proposal to amend various regulations to enable market participants to make payments to SEBI through digital mode: ANI
.@SEBI_India lowers broker fees by 25%, i.e. from Rs.20/- per crore of turnover to Rs.15/- per crore of turnover: ANI
Finance ministry says that it respects the autonomy and independence of the Reserve Bank of India: ANI
'Humiliated' By Post-Notes Ban Events, RBI Staff Write To Urjit Patel
Demonetisation May Affect Demand In Short Term: World Gold Council
Odds & Ends.....
BTCChina announced (and other exchanges allegedly followed) that it had suspended its margin loan service indefinitely. 1
IMAGE: Dubai skyscrapers above the clouds
Now South Tunis suffering blackout as well !
Electricity Company: Total blackout from Ras Ajdir in west #Libya to Ajdabia in the east
All Power Plants in the western region, Zueitina and Serir are down. Blackout from Ras Jedir to Ajdabiya and Kufra. #Libya
Mohamed Eljarh @Eljarh
Southern region of Fezzan has witnessed a total blackout for the last four days & continues to suffer. Situation in East is bad too. #Libya
By Mohamed Khalil #Tripoli now . Total blackout ?
#Libya Total blackout west Libya including Tripoli as power generation collapses. UN-backed GNA government trying to sort it out.
Media report that ~100 people died today in the #Mediterranean. In 2017, the sea continues to take the lives of the most desperate.
Man made River repairs completed , normal water service to resume Saturday. Relief for Tripoli regarding fuel shortages on horizon. Clashes between Benghazi Shura Council (BSC) revolutionaries and Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation forces renewed in Busanib district
Malta calls LNA's Commander a "Warlord" , so you know where Malta stands..... Can't blame Russia for destroying Libya though.
184 migrants rescued off Libyan Sea despite harsh weather conditions: IOM - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/14/184-migrants-rescued-off-libyan-sea-despite-harsh-weather-conditions-iom/ …
Brega to inspect all petrol stations in its continued anti-fuel smuggling drive - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/14/brega-to-inspect-all-petrol-stations-in-its-continued-anti-fuel-smuggling-drive/ …
National Salvation government of Khalifa Ghwell is considering forming an alliance with the government of Abdullah al-Thani & HoR.
GNA “can ensure ministries’ security” insists Maetig, following attempted takeovers by ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/13/gna-can-ensure-ministries-security-insists-maetig-following-attempted-takeovers-by-ghwell/ …
Barghathi promotes Bunyan Marsous forces spokesperson to defence ministry post; new chief of staff to be ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/13/bargathi-promotes-bunyan-marsous-forces-spokesperson-to-defence-ministry-post-new-chief-of-staff-to-be-appointed-within-days/ …
Europe Political Odds & Ends
Party of Freedom gains coming largely from declines in support for People's Party and Labor Party....
FRANCE: Defence Minister says he expects Russia to conduct a campaign targeting country's elections
Those concerned about #Mosul & #Iraq "after #ISIS", PM Haidar Abadi gave u the answer:"Why u were not concerned of ISIS occupation of Iraq"?
#Iraq #Mosul | Security forces liberate government buildings, 3 districts in Mosul http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/security-forces-liberate-government-buildings-districts-mosul/ …
Can't wait to see #Iraq CT liberating Mosul Grand Mosque where #Baghdadi stood in 2014 and declared his Caliphate, crumbling today by Iraqi.
Well done Iraq: #Mosul university completely liberated (in 2 days only) from #ISIS (only small pockets in few buildings remaining).
Rebels assassinated a retired Syrian army general tasked with reconciliation in WadiBarada, and now kicked out maintenance crew from Spring
Important thread re : water situation for Damascus , Wadi Barada reconciliation process.
The High Negotiations Committee which represents the Syrian Opposition says it supports Astana talks
There was a 3 day meeting which ended yesterday among the Syrian Opposition in Ankara which included political and military representatives
They voiced concerns mainly for ceasefire violations and besieged areas but seem to have come to an agreement with Turkey regarding Astana
#Idlib | Russian military aircraft conducted 2 airstrikes near Saraqib
Agreement between Reconciliation Committee + rebels in Wadi Barada will start when repair of spring is finished http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=58968
Vehicles that entered Wadi Barada this morning is part of repair team not to transfer militants