Friday, February 10, 2017

Economic News , Data & views..... February 10 , 2017..... Quick Hits For Friday -1) US Markets : Once Again , US Stock Indexes ( Dow / Nasdaq / S&P ) All Hit New All Time Highs During Friday ; Apart From US Treasuries - Gold , Oil , USD All Had Solid Days ; Additional Items Of Interest. 2) US Politics - Japan's Prime Minister Commences State Visit With POTUS On Positive Notes , Travel Ban Updates As Trump WH Not Planning To Appeal To The Supreme Court At This time , Round Up Of Additional Interesting Political News Of Note. 3) Europe In Focus : Greece & Creditors Meeting Ends Today Without a Deal , Deal For February 20th Also Looks Unlikely At Present ; Did Russia Hack Italy's Foreign Ministry ? Some Believe The Answer Is Yes ; France Prevents A Possible Terror Attack ; Additional Items Of Note. 4) Odds & Ends - Syria , Libya , Saudi Arabia , Iran , China , Turkey Items Of Interest.


US: Key events ahead - Scotiabank

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STOCKS HIT ALL-TIME HIGHS: Here's what you need to know

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ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: Jobs galore in Canada

S&P 500 ends the week at a record high

King Dollar reigned this week (but just barely)

Baker Hughes US oil rig count 591 vs 583 prior

Treasury yields rise as Trump revives optimism about fiscal stimulus

US Politics.....

The failing does major FAKE NEWS China story saying "Mr.Xi has not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov.14." We spoke at length yesterday!

LAWFARE: "Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute." A disgraceful decision!

Trump won't immediately appeal travel ban block to Supreme Court, source says

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JUST IN: White House not currently planning to take Trump travel ban halt to the US Supreme Court, admin. official says -

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White House: US and Japan "strongly urge" North Korea to abandon nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and abandon provocative actions.

White House: US and Japan "call on countries concerned" to avoid actions escalating tensions in the South China Sea.

Feds pull funding for DC Metro for missing safety deadline

All of a sudden , Flynn is hedging as to whether he did talk about sanctions after all...

This comes from a Democrat , but notice the silence from the GOP regarding Flynn...

Considering Abrams criticism of Trump's fitness to become President , better question is why was he considered ?

U.S. President Trump on currency and trade: It has to be fair By

JUST IN: Trump hints at new travel order coming next week in response to appeals court ruling

Trump promises 'tremendous' announcements in coming days about jobs, factories coming back to Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina.

Trump promises new security measures 'very rapidly.' Says likely next week while appeal of travel ban continues, confident of victory.

Meanwhile, Robart wants the parties to tell him where they think things stand by 11:59p PT Sunday, w teleconf to follow at 11a PT Monday.

Very constructive meeting w/ ,head of Italy's Lega Nord Incontro molto costruttivo con M. Salvini, leader della Lega Nord.

White House says it's investigating leaks

Notable: Trump Admin committed to fully implementing the international negotiated by Obama Admin, according to EU's

Readout of ’s call with President Xi Jinping of :

Trade and security today in talks between Abe & Trump.

Civilian casualty allegations more than doubled in last months of Obama administration. Deaths continue under Trump.

Pence told CBS on 1/15 that he talked to Flynn — & Flynn told him he & the Russian ambassador did not discuss anything to do with sanctions

Sources: Despite denials, Mike Flynn did discuss sanctions with Russian ambassador before inauguration

Trump backs “One China” policy towards Taiwan in first phone call with Chinese president


. 'we will monitor very carefully implementation of the [} deal from all sides'

EU's says is working and is "essential" for Europe's security. Not a bilateral deal, but intl.

REVEALED: UK knew support for Saudis helped Russia justify its Syria campaign

That's not what the Dutch and German leadership believe...

So much for a Deal at the February 20th Eurogroup meeting.

Eurogroup on the 20th not a possible target anymore for compeltion of the review as it seems

We will take stock of the further progress of the second review during the next Eurogroup

We made substantial progress today and are close to common ground for the mission to return to Athens the coming week says

Meeting ended. Progress achieved but without a clear date of return of missions to Athens

France, Ifop poll: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 26% Macron (EM-NI) 21% Fillon (LR-EPP): 18% Hamon (PS-S&D) 15% Mélenchon...

Russia believed to have attempted to hack Italian Foreign Ministry....

Greek bank executives are telling visitors now that there have been 1 billion euros plus in deposit outflows in recent months.

thwarts attack, arrests ISIS supporting teen

Schauble attempting to laughingly redefine Martin Schulz as Donald Trump- indicates CDU is pretty nervous presently.

Early flash on Creditors proposal to Greece pertaining to fiscal measures. Nothing pertaining to debt relief yet.

Odds & Ends..


Trump moved fairly quickly in blocking Fayyad as UN Envoy to Libya.

UN Chief Names Palestinian to Libya Post, Risking US Objection - Bloomberg

EU Sources: UN envoy Martin Kobler attempted to stay on as UN envoy to , sought Angela Merkel's help to do so

Libyan mayors say Europe's migration crisis should not be dumped on them

Ageilah Saleh meets with the elders of the al-Obeid tribe in the town of al-Quba.

More cash arrives for CBL Tripoli via Mitiga airport Friday..

Defend Benghazi Brigades: Our fighters shot down a military helicopter for Dignity Operation. Pilot is killed and copilot is still missing

| According to reports LNA AF carried out airstrikes against / PFG allies at approximately 60km south west of Mabrouk oil field.

| Regarding the crash, pro- accounts are speaking about an helicopter, one pilot killed and the other "still missing"

Islamic State shifts to Libya's desert valleys after Sirte defeat - Reuters



Turkey has detained some current and former CENBANK staff , charges not presently known...

Syrian Kurdish sources say US Department of State has agreed for administration to open a representation office in Washington DC.

The New Arab has censored my article on US actions in Syria for political reasons. It's now here

Brazil threatens striking police with prosecution as death toll tops 120

Scratch . Trump shut down all 8 of his companies immediately after the election:

Hundreds of thousands protest Trump in Iran

PBoC is not in OMO for 6th day in a row, draining 625 bln RMB this week

| Jan Imports +16.7% y/y v +10.0%E …yeah but…

| Jan Exports: +7.9% y/y v +3.2%E …Great!