Monday, January 30, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views ..... January 30 , 2017...... Quick hits For Monday -1) Market Watch : Asia Economic Calendar , Data & News For Tuesday ; US Stocks Sell Off But Recover From Lows Of The Day , Oil Off Moderately , Interesting FX Moves Occurring. 2) US Politics : Immigration Ban Fallout and Related News ; SCOTUS Pick To Be Announced Tuesday ; Executive Action News For Monday ; Confirmation Updates ; Additional News Of Note. 3) Canada Terror Event Updates - Note Evolution Of Story In Reverse Chronology. 4) Europe In Focus - Items From / Or Touching Upon Italy , France , Germany , UK & Broader Europe. 4) Odds & Ends - Global Catch-All !



Markets......





Asia......





Economic data due from Asia today - and BOJ day!




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Australia Private Sector Credit (MoM) Dec: 0.7% (est. 0.50%, prev. 0.50% -Private Sector Credit (YoY) Dec: 5.6% (est. 5.40%, prev. 5.40%)






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Australia NAB Business Conditions Dec: 11 (prev. 5) -NAB Business Confidence Dec: 6 (prev. 5)






JAPAN DEC ALL HOUSEHOLD SPENDING -0.3% ON YR; EXPECTED -0.6%





JAPAN DEC INDUS OUTPUT +0.5% ON MO; MKT EXPECTED +0.3%






AUSTRALIA'S S&P/ASX 200 INDEX DOWN 0.39 PCT AT 5,639.50 POINTS IN EARLY TRADE







Q: What time is the Bank of Japan announcement today? A: Well, it depends





US......




DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 127.11 POINTS, OR 0.63 PERCENT, AT 19,966.67





NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 48.10 POINTS, OR 0.85 PERCENT, AT 5,612.68






S&P 500 UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 14.17 POINTS, OR 0.62 PERCENT, AT 2,280.52







The US dollar just sank suddenly, and without warning








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Forexlive Americas forex news wrap: USDJPY (JPY crosses) fall with stocks



US crude oil futures settle at $52.63/barrel. Remain contained in a range.





US Politics......





There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world!






Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,.....







protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!






^^^ Definition of - The Cyber Security EO gets leaked before he signs it >>









First Acting Attorney General Yates fired , Now Acting ICE Director Ragsdale fired. Monday is a becoming historic.







This will be the news for Tuesday !








Trump fires acting Attorney General Yates, appoints Dana Boente as acting AG; Yates voiced dissent to Trump's immigration decision







White House: The acting AG has betrayed the DOJ by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the US






BREAKING: White House announces that has been relieved of her duties as Acting AG, says she "betrayed"








USD/JPY falls to 113.50 after news Donald Trump fires acting Attorney General








In light of the firing of Acting Attorney General Yates tonight , this seems almost prescient.








Tillerson clears key Senate hurdle







*DEUTSCHE BANK PAYS $425M TO SETTLE N.Y.'S MIRROR-TRADE PROBE







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Senate Democrats block vote on Trump Treasury pick







JPM MEMO ON TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN: We have an 'unwavering commitment' to our staff





GOLDMAN CEO TO STAFF: 'This is not a policy we support'





'Trump's policies towards NAFTA and Mexico will have a negative impact in the borderland'








Washington attorney general announces suit over Trump immigration order






Spicer says there's been misreporting on NSC. Says chairman of the Joint Chiefs, for example, is not required to but can attend if he wants.







"Utter nonsense," says Spicer of reports that and Joint Chiefs being excluded from NSC meetings. CIA also being restored to NSC.







Spicer says Trump announcing today he's amending the NSC memo to add CIA director back







Here's the memo Morgan Stanley's CEO sent out about Trump's immigration ban






PENTAGON SAYS COMPILING LIST OF IRAQIS WHO WORKED ALONGSIDE US FORCES SO THEY'RE KNOWN TO "INTERAGENCY PARTNERS" IMPLEMENTING TRUMP EO. RTRS





Pentagon spokesman says working to put together a list of Iraqis they would like exempted from Trump's travel ban.






First Executive Order for Monday.





Odd to announce a filibuster before SCOTUS candidate announced. ..






This just isn't true. Refugee process takes an average of 18 months. New visas can take weeks.





: Trump to announce his SCOTUS pick Tuesday







MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS FURTHER MEETINGS WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS IN COMING DAYS NOT RULED OUT






MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS WE STILL HAVE GOOD RELATIONS WITH OUR NEGOTIATING PARTNERS IN THE U.S.






Iraqi Parliament votes for reciprocating measure against US citizens after the US travel ban.








Canada .....



( Highlights in reverse chronology to show flow of the story... more at twitter TL.)






As with any developing story-here's what's presently known : 3 gunmen alleged ; 5 killed ,11 wounded. 40 worshippers inside Mosque at time.









Earlier, a witness told Reuters that up to three gunmen fired on about 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center.







Seems 2 people arrested in the shooting at the Mosque....







Update - Apparently this Mosque targeted tonight had been subject to past hate crimes , including a pig's head being left in June.







Tragic shooting follows Canada's offer of temporary residency to travelers stranded by U.S. President Donald Trump's Executive Action.






Updated information - some information on the two shooters ( both arrested , Québécois accent , as they shot they yelled , "Allah Akbar" )








Witnesses say 1 of 2 Quebec City mosque gunmen reloaded weapon at least 2 times, shot Muslim worshippers who tried to stop him.





terror suspects identified as Mohamed Khadir & Alexandre Bissonnette. Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles.






Police reiterate attack on Quebec City mosque was an act of terror, but refuse to speculate on motive. No indication anyone else involved.






Bissonnette is 27, native canadian college student. He is the suspect who called the police and gave his location.





Trump called Trudeau about the Quebec City mosque shootings. PMO says president expressed condolences, offered any assistance if needed





1 of 2 men detained after Quebec City mosque shooting now considered to be a witness, police say. Name of suspect not immediately clear.





Reports now stating that Alex Bissonnette is the only suspected attacker in mosque shooting







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More detail on alleged Canadian mass murderer....







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Alexandre Bissonnette is facing six charges of first degree murder, five charges of attempted murder. Still hasn't appeared






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UPDATE: Quebec mosque shooting suspect charged with six counts first degree murder, five counts attempted with restricted weapon






Europe......




*DEUTSCHE BANK SAID TO BE CLOSE TO SIMILAR DEAL WITH U.K.'S FCA





*DEUTSCHE BANK PAYS $425M TO SETTLE N.Y.'S MIRROR-TRADE PROBE





*DEUTSCHE FAILED TO FLAG IMPROPER, COVERT FLOWS FROM RUSSIA: DFS





*NEW YORK'S DFS FAULTS DEUTSCHE BANK OVER $10B IN RUSSIAN FLOWS





Italy, EMG poll: PD-S&D: 31% ↓ M5S-EFDD: 28% LN-ENF: 14% FI-EPP: 12% ↑ FdI-NI: 5% NCD/UDC-EPP: 4% ↑ SI-LEFT: 3%




French Election Candidate Fillon Confirms He And His Wife Were Questioned By Investigators Over Reports On His Wife's Jobs - RTRS






Belgian high level group on calls for CETA+ deal for UK post Brexit, Norway-style deal for interim period





Mentions that if UK refuses to give up its regulatory control for the interim, Belgium should “remain open minded” and minimize tariffs






Kind of like shouting fire in a crowded theater , should be received as well.








UNICREDIT TO WRITE DOWN ATLANTE FUND INVESTMENT






There will simply be no deal for UK without EU parliament consent - EU's Verhofstadt




Who the hell does does he think he is ? What authority is he action under for this statement on behalf of EU ?








MAY SAYS 'VERY HAPPY' TO INVITE PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR U.K. STATE VISIT





French bond risk spikes after Hamon win on Sunday in the French Socialist Primary.





Good morning from Czech. Quick look at mkts: Asian shares, dollar retreat on Trump travel ban, dismal US GDP numbers. Oil lower on US output












risk spread over rises to highest since 2014.








Pressure an ECB rises as German CPI forecast to have reached 2.0% in January for first time since Dec-12. (via SG)






Odds & Ends.....




Turkey....



 
Journalist Hamza Gunerigok, TRT channel anchor, was arrested while trying to flee to Greece from Turkish crackdown.






Venezuela....





VENEZUELA: New 500, 5000 and 20,000 bolivar notes are being issued to deal with inflation, which IMF forecasts will reach 1,660% in 2017.




Singapore...




Kepple closing three Singapore yards , cutting approximately 2600 staff , as well as 3300 subcontractors.





Iran....





The decision to stop using the dollar in its official statements is due to take effect from the start of the new fiscal year on 21 March.





Libya...





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HoR again postpones choice of Dialogue team -






| An armed group entered into the ministry of finance (GNA) in and kidnaped the director of budget management - reports.






Breaking News: Sarraj's budget director (UN-appointed GNA) kidnapped tonight in Tripoli. Maybe It's safe for Kobler. Not for others.

















Key LNA units that have been fighting IS/BRSC ordered back to their barracks. Clear sign that war in is coming to an end.






LNA will undoubtedly shift its focus elsewhere as war in comes to an end. Some sources hint shift already happening.







Presidential Security Guard based at Rixos denies the allegations of kidnapping Salah Al-Bakoush.














London’s Libya investment conference legally invalid, places no obligations on Libya: HoR -













Syria- Iraq.....





Donald Trump decision to ban is weakening PM Haidar alAbadi in his stand & argument against anti- current among politicians.







Trump decision won't affect the war against in : the Iraqi forces are fighting terrorism w/ light support.








Total jihadists & rebels who left so far: 1900 including their family members. More to be evacuated to .







(HTS) attacks tribunal in Dar azza, take control of checkpoints. Infighting with Suqur in Jebel al-zawiwa stopped.