Economic data due from Asia today
China fixes Yuan at 6.8331, vs 6.8572
The BOJ owns two-thirds of all Japanese ETFs. The USSR is jealous
Japan Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Jan P: 52.8 (prev. 52.4); highest since March 2014 - New orders rise
New Zealand - Services PMI for December: 58.4 (prior 57.9)
Australia ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence Index: 117.0 (prev. 119.3)
Stocks closed lower again as uncertainty around Trump rattles investors http://on.mktw.net/2jq4r5K
ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: US dollar stumbles
#Gold rallies to 2mth high as haven trades are back in focus.
US Treasuries rallied sharply Yield Check 2-yr: -5 bpts to 1.14% 5-yr: -7 bpts to 1.86% 10-yr: -7 bpts to 2.40% 30-yr: -6 bpts to 2.99%
Incoming US Treas sec Mnuchin says that an excessively strong dollar may have a negative impact. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-23/mnuchin-says-excessively-strong-dollar-may-have-negative-impact-iyanz0cm …
US Wrap 23 Jan 2016: Trump Continues To Dominate Markets
CDC cancels conference as New Administration comes aboard..
Fwiw-Trump Organization documents indicate Donald J. Trump resigned from 》 400 businesses before taking office.
Trump: Will Renegotiate NAFTA At An Appropriate Time
Sanders praises Trump on TPP withdrawl: I'll work with him on trade http://hill.cm/87jKn0C
Senate committee to vote on Trump's picks for Energy and Interior on Tuesday http://hill.cm/UPBPbD4
Q: Can you confirm Trump won't send troops into Iraq to "take the oil"? Spicer: Trump doesn't tell people what he is or isn't going to take.
White House: Trump Keenly Aware Of How Important Social Security Is, Will Make Sure It Is Preserved And Protected
White House: There May Be More Executive Orders On Trade This Week
White House: The border wall is a serious priority
Pena Nieto: Mexico Will Immediately Seek Bilateral Deals With Countries In TPP
Pena Nieto: Will Seek Secure & Ordered Migration Policy At UN - Mexico Obliged To Take Steps To Defend Its Interests Given New Vision In US
US military flatly denies any joint US-Russian military combat missions in Syria.
NEW: Trump just signed 3 executive orders: 1. Withdrawal from TPP 2. Fed'l hiring freeze except military 3. Limit abortion funding overseas.
Asked his reaction to the emoluments lawsuit filed today, Trump answered: "Without merit." Per pool reporters in Oval Office.
"We did talk about the border tax quite a bit," Andrew Liveris to @ToluseO. "(Trump) is not going to do anything to harm competitiveness."
Trump on withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership: "We've been talking about this for a long time," "great thing for the American worker."
On the subject of moving US Embassy to Jerusalem - the subject was barely discussed in yesterday's 30 minute call.
JUST IN: President Donald Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Air Force.
Trump meeting with business leaders today....pushing tax carrot for business leaders to remain in the US. ..
Federal lawsuit filed saying Trump is violating emoluments clause via @AaronKatersky. Says Trump facing "countless conflicts of interest."
Lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in the Southern District of New York. Eisen, Painter, Tribe listed.
Lawsuit: "Those business interests are creating countless conflicts of interest, as well as unprecedented influence by foreign governments."
Will WikiLeaks become the darlings of the Democrats again with this tilt at Trump - or is it still too soon after Election 2016 ?
Another possible win for @POTUS as Foxconn, Apple reportedly weighing a $7B US factory. Talking 30-50k jobs
GERMANY: Merkel's advisors say they're struggling to open communication channels with Trump and have 'given up' on him acting 'presidential'
What to watch for in the Brexit Supreme Court ruling
France, Ifop poll: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 27% ↑ Fillon (LR-EPP): 25% Macron (EM-NI) 18% ↑ Mélenchon (FG-LEFT): 15% ↑... http://fb.me/BVb40g01
ECB's Linde: EU leaders must answer for project
Merkel says refugee influx has 'significantly' decreased
Fillon advocates rapid integration of Eurozone member states, including a single Eurozone economic govt + fiscal harmonisation.
Italian Constitutional Court due to rule Tue/Wed on Italicum electoral law, which is unfit for purpose anyway after December referendum.
Dairy Farmers spray milk powder to make their point in Brussels today...
UK Prime Minister May will meet with President Trump on Friday , to discuss trade/Brexit/NATO & fighting terror. .
Draghi observes "there is a disturbance in the force"...
Greek government positions will be presented orally in Thursday’s EG....
Iraq doesn't make money from oil sales, but rather is dependent on international loans and dwindling reserves...
#pt: In last 3hrs, JFS has attacked Jaish al-Mujahideen & Al-Jabhat al-Shamiya. = Faylaq al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham & Suqor al-Sham responding.
#SYRIA: "Our delegation's meetings are over for today," source close to regime team to @AFP. Rebel spox Yehya Aridi says opp meetgs done too
#SYRIA: Rebel spox Aridi says mtgs tomorrow expected to be "through mediation," described TK-RU-UN-opp meeting today as "long, productive"
Egyptian guy in Ahrar al-Sham announces resignation
At least 14 US-made BGM-71 TOW missiles confiscated by Syrian intelligence in Damascus after failed smuggling attempt.
Important #AQ (JFS) said Jund al-Aqsa is no longer part of AQ, accusing both Ahrar & Jund of not respecting ceasefire & deal between them.
RuAF Tu-22 long range bombers were active again over DeirEzzor today
After capturing the Cemetery Hill, SAA are now attempting to retake the Junayd Company in order to reopen the land supply route to Airbase
Free Syrian Army (FSA) also withdrew from #Astana talks in protest to SAA's continued assault on Wadi Barada, saying it violated ceasefire https://t.co/VqCIrdZxWI
Rebels in Astana represent a small minority of any-gov forces on the ground. Will lead to something in their area only @SAArules
Traffic finally moving at Ras Jedir border crossing https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/23/traffic-finally-moving-at-ras-jedir-border-crossing/ … via @libyaherald
Round up of news for Monday.....
Joint Initiative of Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt tries to address thorny political issues bedeviling Libya.
Power network recovered , need for load sharing still needed for collective good across Libya.
Not clear if #Trump will appoint a special envoy to #Libya or choose to reduce U.S. involvement in #Libya altogether.
#Libya Water supply returns to Tripoli
Electrical power is returning but not enough and not everywhere https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/22/electrical-power-is-returning-but-not-enough-and-not-everywhere/ … via @libyaherald
Libya's oil production has fallen by 60,000 bpd after an electrical fault at the Sarir oilfield- so , from 700K to 640K bpd.
Unconfirmed reports regarding the arrestation of Faraj Jadhran - brother of Ibrahim Jadhran - in Mitiga airport by Special Deterrence Force.
Turkey seeks to rebuild Syrian cities after clearing of ISIL http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-seeks-to-rebuild-syrian-cities-after-clearing-of-isil.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108889&NewsCatID=352 …
Gülenist network a global threat, Erdoğan says in Tanzania http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gulenist-network-a-global-threat-erdogan-says-in-tanzania-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108892&NewsCatID=510 …
Appeals comission established for state of emergency actions http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/appeals-comission-established-for-state-of-emergency-actions.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108855&NewsCatID=338 …
Erdogan methodically moving toward becoming Sultan of Turkey , while europe and US stand by watching...
Turkey now asks Switzerland to pursue Erdoğan critics on social media || http://turkeypurge.com/turkey-asks-switzerland-to-pursue-erdogan-critics-on-social-media …
Turkish court jails 19 more military officers over smart phone app use || http://turkeypurge.com/turkish-court-jails-19-more-military-officers-over-smart-phone-app-use …
PURGE IN PAST WEEK: 1,218 detained, 572 arrested in post-coup operations || http://turkeypurge.com/1218-detained-572-arrested-in-post-coup-operations …
Turkey keeps 287 lawyers under arrest as part of post-coup purge || http://turkeypurge.com/turkey-keeps-287-lawyers-under-arrest-as-part-of-post-coup-purge …
[BREAKING]: New gov't decrees shutter 2 more TV channels, dismiss another 367 from state institutions http://turkeypurge.com/another-367-dismissed-from-state-institutions-2-more-tv-channels-shuttered …