Saturday, January 28, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views.... January 28 , 2017..... Quick Hits for Saturday -1) US Politics Round Up : Tweets From POTUS , First Week Of Action Summary , Friday Executive Actions. 2) Global Markets Overview - Including Dog Noland's Missive " A Dubious Monetary Backdrop. 3) Greece In Focus - Key Items touching On Greece . 4) Libya In Focus - Recent News Of Note. 5) Syria - Political Positing Rather Than Battles For Now Between Opposition Forces.

US Politics....

The failing has been wrong about me from the very beginning. Said I would lose the primaries, then the general election. FAKE NEWS!

Thr coverage about me in the and the gas been so false and angry that the times actually apologized to its.....

...dwindling subscribers and readers.They got me wrong right from the beginning and still have not changed course, and never will. DISHONEST

BREAKING: Second judge issues order banning removal of green card holders being detained at Dulles. Also requires access to lawyers.

FULL STORY: A stay has been granted blocking deportation of people with valid visas being held at U.S. airports

I will do everything in my power to help those victimized by POTUS' discriminatory, dangerous action.

WH:Trump-Putin talked about mutual cooperation against ISIS & efforts to achieve more peace throughout world, including Syria

WH:"The positive call between 2 Presidents was a significant start to improve relationship between US-Russia that is in need of repair"

Iraq has implemented the same measures: No US citizens can enter Iraq for 90 days ; Citizens with existing Visas will be barred entry.

Trump defends refugee ban: "It's not a Muslim ban"

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In Iran, shock and bewilderment over Trump’s visa crackdown

The simplest path to repealing and replacing ObamaCare

Refugees detained at U.S. airports, prompting legal challenges to Trump’s immigration order

Trump and Shinzō Abe discussed Mattis's upcoming visit to Japan, the threat posed by North Korea, and Abe's agreement to come to DC Feb. 10.

Kremlin says Trump and Putin discussed: -coordinating on ISIS and Syria -economic/trade cooperation -cooperation on Ukraine per .

Per WH, Trump & Merkel discussed: -stabilizing conflict areas in Middle East and North Africa -Trump will attend July G-20 Summit in Germany

Trump's exec actions today
-ask Joint Chiefs to return plan in 30 days for defeating ISIS -lobbying bans on admin officials -restructure NSC

White House releases "first week of action" with list of President Trump's actions and visits.

TRUMP SCHED SATURDAY -speaks to Japan's Abe, Germany's Merkel, Russia's Putin, France's Hollande, Australia's Turnbull -signs exec orders.

Trump "extreme vetting" exec order: -indefinite ban on people fleeing Syria -bans those from at least 4 majority-Muslim nations for 90days

Absent from Trump's order: provision on "safe zones" in Syria and neighbor countries for those fleeing Syria civil war, notes

Trump's "rebuilding military" memo: -30-day readiness review -within 60 days, plan for achieving levels of readiness -nuclear posture review


Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: A Dubious Monetary Backdrop

10y risk spread over Germany widened by 15.5bps this week on heightened risks of summer election after Const Court ruling on Italicum

Global bonds have gained $200bn in value this week BUT sold off in latter half of the week as global yields rose on Trump reflation theme.

Global stocks have gained $1.13trn in mkt cap this week, equals to GDP of Mexico, as Trump trade (in equities & bond ylds) has made comeback

cut to junk by Fitch citing pol developments that have undermined econ performance & inst independence.


Chios residents tense over rumors of new refugee camp

After Eurogroup upset, government looks for way forward

Riled by ruling not to extradite officers, Ankara warns of backlash

credit contraction accelerates to 1.5 pct in Dec, net lending flow remains subdued

Positive deposit flow of 2.8 bln in Dec leads 2016 inflows to 4.2 bln


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2 daytime skirmishes btwn militias in this week & the London Conf. says it's safe for UK businessppl! Over-optimistic?

Qatar Airways issues advisory for U.S.-bound travelers from banned countries

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Merkel says migrant deal with Libya needed, but not possible yet

Political activist Salah Al-Bakoush was abducted in on Friday, his family confirms


Guess who is the absolute military commander of the new name Hayat-Fath-Nusrat-Tahrir al-Sham? Abu Mohamad al-Joulani...

is turning on engines of its Air Force, again, in & allies ground forces are preparing for this moment since Astana meeting.

Now is expected to tighten its borders and block (aka Nusra, aka JFS, aka Tahrir al-Sham) supply line .

All those radicals among will join the new group dominated by , making things easier for everybody now. New war ahead .

BIG news - sees another major merger: , Zinki, Liwa al-Haq, Jaish al-Sunna & Jabhat Ansar al-Din unite to form *Tahrir al-Sham*.

Reports that /Tahrir al-Sham are continuing their attacks on Suqor al-Sham/Ahrar al-Sham despite “ceasefire."

: 22 scholars and rebels leaders confirmed the "necessity" to fight back against (JFS) .

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(JFS) responds to communique asking a unification under one Emir and a common decision of peace or war under one command.

Syrian rebels saying "they will collaborate with to remove (Nusra/JFS)", described as "traitors and cowards". .

SAA take control Ain-Feejeh spring in ,vital water source for population of Damascus.

Former Tabqa Dam engineer: "We could see an immediate humanitarian crisis of historic proportions if attacked."

Our timeline detailing US airstrikes on Jabhat Fatah a-Sham, and JFS reactions, is here: