US & Europe Markets .....
US stocks end the session with decent gains.
Forexlive Americas Forex news wrap: US jobs strong. Wages disappoint.
US crude oil futures settle the week at $53.83/barrel
US Change In Private Payrolls Jan: 237K (est 175K; rev prev 165K) -Manufact. Payrolls Jan: 5K (est 5K; rev prev 11K)
US Change In Nonfarm Payrolls Jan: 227K (est 180K; rev prev 157K)
US Unemployment Rate Jan: 4.80% (est 4.70%; prev 4.70%) -Underemployment Rate Jan: 9.40% (prev 9.20%)
US Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) Jan: 0.10% (est 0.30%; rev prev 0.20%) -Avg Hourly Earnings (YoY) Jan: 2.50% (est 2.80%; rev prev 2.80%)
US Average Weekly Hours All Employees Jan: 34.4 (est 34.3; rev prev 34.4)
US Labour Force Participation Rate Jan: 62.90% (prev 62.70%)
US Briefing 03-Feb-17: Eyes On NFPs, UK Services PMI Slips Signalling Economic Headwind
BRITAIN'S FTSE 100 UP 0.8 PCT, GERMANY'S DAX UP 0.3 PCT, FRANCE'S CAC 40 UP 0.8 PCT
Countries charge U.S. companies taxes or tariffs while the U.S. charges them nothing or little.We should charge them SAME as they charge us!
We must keep "evil" out of our country!
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S
Meeting with biggest business leaders this morning. Good jobs are coming back to U.S., health care and tax bills are being crafted NOW!
Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very civil conversation that FAKE NEWS media lied about. Very nice!
Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
Iran To Name US Individuals Involved In "Helping And Founding" Terrorist Groups http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-03/iran-name-us-individuals-involved-helping-and-founding-terrorist-groups …
Mattis clarifies U.S. defense pledge, stays mum on host-nation support
Samsung mulls building US appliance factory
White House statement: DOJ will file an "emergency stay of this outrageous order" to defend Trump immigration order
BREAKING: Judge Robart enjoins all federal enforcement of key sections of #ImmigrationOrder. "This TRO is granted on a nationwide basis."
NEW: Federal judge in Boston declines to extend one-week freeze against Trump's travel ban http://cbsn.ws/2kymH0z
Big blow to Trump admin to lose Army Secretary pick. Viola unable to sufficiently untangle from financial holdings. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-04/vincent-viola-said-to-withdraw-as-secretary-of-army-nominee …
Interesting developments in Russian - US relations. Flynn and Bannon raising red flags for Russia.
Democratic Party internecine battles continue..
Another Flynn warning on Iran. says Iran senior leadership threatening the US.
BREAKING: Iran says it will reciprocate all the measures taken by the United States, including sanctions
Trump announces rollback of financial rules introduced after the 2008 crisis: https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewzeitlin/trump-says-post-crisis-financial-rules-will-be-cut-back …
GOP lawmaker: ObamaCare can’t be "repaired" http://hill.cm/NG1WvR7
BREAKING: #NSA # 2 official (DDIR) Rick Ledgett unexpectedly announced he's retiring, ostensibly for family reasons. IC RUMINT is flowing.
Trump wants to speed up NAFTA talks and make trade fair for all parties.
EU and Mexico acceleration of free trade talks spurred by Trump.
U.S. list of trade complaints may show what Trump will demand from Canada on NAFTA http://trib.al/eXzEb5r
GOP senator: "We only have so much power to repeal" ObamaCare http://hill.cm/Kzx5a66
Trump #Iran sanctions •Asgharzadeh,Rostamian Networks •Navid Composite,Mabrooka Trading •IRGC-QF netwrk •Ali Sharifi https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20170203.aspx …
Senior US Officials in a : •Missile test triggered Iran sanctions •Larger process in review •Boeing deals not affected •Iran has a choice
Der Spiegel or Der Bild ?
FRANCE: President Hollande says Trump should keep out of Europe's affairs because it 'is not his business to get involved in European life'
Ankara says Greece has ‘forcefully’ sent thousands of migrants back to Turkey http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ankara-says-greece-has-forcefully-sent-thousands-of-migrants-back-to-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=109319&NewsCatID=359 …
EU leaders hammer out Libya plan at Malta summit - Times of Malta http://dlvr.it/NHFVFq
Why the Libya deal is unworkable - Times of Malta http://dlvr.it/NHG4Yz
The Louvre attacker is unknown to authorities.W/valid tourist visa.At his rented flat police found passport w/1 visa to S.Arabia,2 to Turkey
French media name the Louvre attacker as Abdallah E-H.,born in 1988. Justice say the passport photo is his. He is in very critical state
The Louvre attacker has Egyptian passport, 29 yrs old,flied with visa from Dubai on 26/1,return flight 5/2, bought 2 machetes in Bastille.
Rally outside Migration Ministry against camp conditions in Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
NY-GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER GABRIEL SAYSEXPECTS FIN MIN SCHAEUBLE TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP EZ TOGETHER (thou doth protest too much)
Mody says IMF should get out of Greece program.
Tsipras, Merkel agree on need to speed up Greek bailout talks http://dlvr.it/NH8Rpj
All eyes in Malta appear to be on President Trump.
Just in: Over last 24 hours, #Ukraine records most intense firing on Ukrainian positions of last 12 months - Defense Ministry
Serraj expected in Moscow on Feb 4 (Tomorrow) to meet with Russian officials to discuss Libyan Dialogue &potential for new agreement. #Libya
A soldier shot a man armed with a machete outside the Louvre museum in Paris. The man carried two backpacks , no explosives were found.
*SCHULZ SAYS U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP ENDANGERS DEMOCRACY: SPIEGEL // Says marxist who believes in unelected, unaccountable EU bureaucracy. LOL
Libya launches huge investigation into oil smuggling to Malta, Italy, Greece and Cyprus - Malta Independent Online http://dlvr.it/NFVCK6
Odds & Ends....
Whites risk marginalization, mosque shooting suspect told friend a day before attack http://trib.al/O2aOBrG
So , no audit records exist for period of 1954 through 1970.
D.C Conference on Libya scheduled for mid- February canceled due to the Travel Ban.....
MSF-Libya's a lawless state where migrants are starved, beaten, forced into slavery & “will not be fixed with some training and some cash”.
*MEXICO SEEKS TO SPEED UP TRADE PACT PROCESS W/TURKEY: VIDEGARAY. BBG. $USDMXN
Yemen right now: -Rumors of imminent coalition amphibious assault on Hudayda -Major uptick in bombing of Sanaa -AQ surge in Abyan
SAA captures the town of Aran from ISIS , the last major ISIS stronghold before Al-Bab.
#Aleppo | Euphrates Shield forces captured Shamawiyah village South-West to Al-Bab
#Idlib | Protest in Maarrat al-Nu'man against Tahrir al-Sham
Source to al-Jadeed: Large and unprecedented mobilization by IS in south Hasakah with arrival of senior figures from Iraq to Syria
Pics of Turkish APCs used by Euphrates Shield militants damaged/destroyed by mines planted by IS near al-Bab
Liberal governor rises to No. 2 in presidential poll as Ban bows out