#Eurozone (3) | Markit: Output charge inflation accelerated to the quickest pace since July 2011
#Eurozone (2) | Markit: Price pressures intensified during December with input costs reaching a five-and-a-half high.
Eurozone Markit Manufacturing PMI Dec F: 54.9 (est 54.9; prev 54.9)
Greek Markit Manufacturing PMI Dec: 49.3 (est 48.7; prev 48.3)
Italian Markit Manufacturing PMI Dec: 53.2 (est 52.3; prev 52.2)
Italian Manufacturing Sector Shows Strongest Output Growth For 6-Months – Markit https://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/add566951bc247ff88e86d3d6d585b69 …
#FRANCE (2) | Markit: The rate of increase in input prices was the most marked since June 2011.
French Manufacturing Output Grows At Fastest Pace Since May 2011 - Markit https://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/04311e4d46cf4bd3a68ec385fd59fbef …
French Markit Manufacturing PMI Dec F: 53.5 (est 53.5; prev 53.5)
Germany Markit/BME mftg PMI Dec final 55.6 vs 55.5 exp
Spanish Manufacturing Production Rises At Fastest Pace Since January – Markit https://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/ad4dec87cbc44ae0a6936b32a83a0a62 …
Spain Markit mftg PMI December 55.3 vs 54.6 exp
The Telegraph offers criticism directed toward Obama regarding transition phase ....
Bond and stock markets starting higher to the year. #Germany's 10y yields drop to 0.157%, lowest in 8 weeks.
#Italy assets starting buoyant to the new year. While FTSE MIB trading 1.5% higher, 10y Italy risk spread over Germany shrinking to 157bps.
#Germany's Dax starts higher to 2017 >10,500 points but analysts see little potential left after Dec run, Predict Dax at 11,823 at end-2017.
Good morning from Berlin. Investors brace for 2017 shocks. Jan has proven to be difficult mnth, w/S&P 500 falling >3% in Jan2014, 2015, 2016
China Factory Index Steadies Near Post-2012 High As Prices Surge – BBG
PBoC Adviser Calls For 6%-7% Growth Target Range – BBG
PBoC’s Ma: New Cash Transaction Rules Not Capital Controls – BBG
Demonetization hits India Manufacturing PMI hard in December - at 49.6 vs 52.3 prev, first contraction in 2016 , worst M/M since Nov 2008
Quick look at Asia. Most markets closed due to holidays. #India stock mkt lower after Dec PMI has dropped below 50.
LATEST: Eight suspects detained over Istanbul nightclub attack http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eight-suspects-detained-over-istanbul-nightclub-attack-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108031&NewsCatID=509 …
ISIS had the time to build a huge network in #Turkey & now its openly declaring war on the country.
ISIS at war with Turkey. Istanbul attack "continuation of blessed operations carried out by Islamic State against protector of the Cross."
I have seen ISIS statement claiming Istanbul nightclub attack in Turkish, French &Arabic. Attack carried out by "one fighter of caliphate".
ISIS says Istanbul attack is "response to the order of Emir of Believers". Lately al-Baghdadi singled out Turkey &urged attacks against it.
This is 2nd time that ISIS openly claims an attack in Turkey. First claim was a car bomb blast in Diyarbakir city back in November. @akhbar
If Turkey is not safe for NYT reporters, imagine our Turkish colleagues.
Fevzi Yazici. A good friend with whom I worked years in the same newsroom. One of Turkey's leading designers. In prison for 161 days.
First report from #Baghdad bombings: Sadr city market - 37 dead Al-Kindi hospital - 13 dead Imam Ali hospital - 21 dead Plus many injured.
A car bomb exploded at a parking lot near Al Kindi Teaching Hospital in eastern Baghdad, casualty reports unknown-via local media outlets.
Car bomb blast kills at least 35, wounds 61 in Iraq's capital Baghdad during French president's visit to the city http://news.cgtn.com/news/3d49444e3059544d/share_p.html …
Suicide car-bomb blast kills at least 17 people in #Baghdad — Police.
France's President @fhollande says his country has taken responsibility both politically and militarily.
Another attack from the Third Force against 12th Brigade has been reported this morning near "Gwirat Al-Maal checkpoint", north of #Sabha.
Persisting challenges for govt in Tripoli, will recently released budget help?
Odds & Ends.....
January 10th - Farewell Address from President Obama.
Trump aide says U.S. sanctions on Russia may be disproportionate http://reut.rs/2iAbDz5
SCOTS are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of holding another independence referendum this year, according to a new poll.
CON slips 3 and LAB drop to 24% in new YouGov Times poll http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2017/01/02/con-slips-3-and-lab-drop-to-24-in-new-yougov-times-poll/ … via @MSmithsonPB
NEW: Labour slumps further in latest poll, as Tory support wanes and Lib Dems continue to show signs of resurgence http://bit.ly/2iAa18x
France sees 650 cars torched on New Year's Eve http://dlvr.it/N1Kwf6
1,000 + migrants tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco & Ceuta on Sunday in a violent assault that saw one officer lose an eye.
BREAKING: 1st car bomb targeted security checkpoint followed by a truck bomb which targeted Peace hotel, popular foreign diplomats. #Somalia
Pro-AQ accusing Ahrar al-Sham and other rebels of delivering information against the group. @fredwalton216
An apparent US drone strike killed several senior JFS/AQ figures in #Idlib today, inc. Abu Omar al-Turkistani; a lead figure in unity talks.
This was a pretty big deal.....