Economic data due from Asia today (RBA day + a Fed speaker)
#China Forex Reserves drops below $3trn for 1st time since 2011. Falls to at $2.9982trn at end-Jan.
Good morning from Berlin. Asia stocks slide as econ, political uncertainty hits risk sentiment. Bond yields drop, Gold and Yen strengthening
PBoC Fixes USDCNY Reference Rate At 6.8604 (prev fix 6.8606 prev close 6.8639)
PBoC Skips Open Market Ops Again Today As Liquidity Is At A High Level (Same Statement As Yesterday)
Japan Official Reserve Assets (Jan): USD 1231.6 Bln (prev USD 1216.9 Bln)
Japan to increase its defense spending..
Australia - Construction PMI for January: 47.7 (prior 47.0)
Australia ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence Index (W/E 05 Feb): 117.5 (prev 118.1)
30 supertankers sitting outside Singapore are carrying about 55 million barrels of oil, enough to meet almost five days of Chinese demand
OPEC and Russia boost oil exports to Asia, despite supply cuts to Europe and the US, in fight to hold market share http://reut.rs/2kuKNsL
US ends the session with modest losses
Crude oil ends the session lower today
Fed's Harker: A March Interest-Rate Hike Is On The Table, Depends On The Economy - Still Supportive Of Three Rate Hikes This Year
Fed's Harker: Don't Want To Get Behind The Curve On Rate Hikes, Don't Think We Are Behind Now
US Politics .....
I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
White House fires back in travel-ban appeal, hearing set for Tuesday
The "unflappable" guy helping Paul Ryan keep peace with Trump, by @annaedge4
Pence may have to cast unprecedented vote to get Betsy DeVos confirmed. Biden never cast tie-break vote @greggiroux
JUST IN: 16 state attorneys general file amicus brief in support of lawsuit against Trump travel ban http://hill.cm/AKaavUB
Trump's immigration ban faces new legal hurdle on Monday http://reut.rs/2lgr9O9
Trump: "We need strong programs so that people who love us and want to love our country and will end up loving our country are allowed in."
Trump promises $$$$ for the military. "We will make a historic financial investment in the armed forces of the United States," he said in FL
"We will not allow it to take root in our country," President Trump says at MacDill AFB, referring to radical Islamic terrorism.
Trump says terrorism happening all over Europe and it's getting to a point where it's not being reported. "Very very dishonest press."
Trump at CentCom: "We strongly support NATO," only ask members make their fair contributions "which many of them have not been doing."
Trump doesn't like this story
Trump doing his Trump thing on the Twitter thing
After stumbles , bumbles and not being fully briefed by Bannon and Miller , revamp underway...
These three flashpoints could tip America into war with Iran http://ow.ly/CYIR308IRq0
The Department of Homeland Security seemed eager to obey judge’s order. There's a good reason why: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article130944904.html#storylink=cpy …
Trump set to meet Elliot Abrams on Tuesday , Deputy post under consideration...
McConnell: No federal money will be used to probe Trump's bogus voter fraud claims http://hill.cm/4koYRPl
Trump: ObamaCare replacement could take until 2018
German magazine urges country to lead global opposition to Trump http://hill.cm/A1FBXYw
IMF report on Greece shows public debt rose further in 2016 to 183.9% of GDP
IMF 2017 Greek Forecasts
IMF: Directors Stressed The Need To Calibrate Further Relief On Realistic Assumptions About Greece's Ability To Generate LT Surp & Growth
IMF: Most Directors Believe That More Relief For Greece May Be Required To Restore Debt Sustainability
IMF: Most Directors Favour 1.5% Of GDP Fiscal Surplus Target For Greece; Some Directors Favour 3.5% Of GDP Target
IMF: Most Directors Agreed That Greece Does Not Require Further Fiscal Consolidation At Present
IMF: Greece's Long-Run Primary Fiscal Surplus Projected To Reach Around 1.5% Of GDP
IMF: Greece's Long-Run Growth Projected To Reach Just Under 1.0%
UK PM May Wins Commons Vote On Amendment To Brexit, Denying Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland Greater Say, Voting To Continue Tomorrow
Guess we shall find out in due time...
Merkel's gears up for a tough campaign...
Italian ambassador moves to soothe HoR concerns about Italy's policies on Libya - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/06/italian-ambassador-moves-to-soothe-hor-concerns-about-italys-policies/ …
BERLIN-EU COMMISSION VICE PRESIDENT KATAINEN SAYS EU COULD FREEZE VOTING RIGHTS OF POLAND IF WARSAW DOES NOT STICK TO THE RULE OF LAW
Key Target 2 balances as of 12/16 : Italy -356.6BN € ; Spain -328.1BN € ; Greece -72.3BN € ; Germany +754.3 Bn €.
BERLIN-EU'S KATAINEN SAYS INDIA, CHINA, GULF COUNTRIES WORRIED ABOUT U.S. PROTECTIONISM, SHOWING GROWING INTEREST IN TRADE DEALS WITH EU
EU's Katainen says still hope for TTIP US-EU trade deal - Rtrs
ECB's Villeroy: Exiting the EUR and devaluing our currency would increase borrowing costs - Rtrs
Fillon declares he's in the Campaign to win it. No signs of backing out , at present.
France's Fillon: Will Publish Online Details Of Payments To Wife Later Today - RTRS
France's Fillon: Was Error Of Judgment Regarding The Employment Of Family Members - RTRS
Clarifying: IMF board to discuss review of Greece's economy (Article IV) today. Decision on IMF potential future financing not on agenda
DRAGHI SAYS INCLUSION OF GREECE IN QE DEPENDS ON SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM MEASURES BEEN IN PLACE, 2ND REIEW COMPLETED
DRAGHI SAYS WE CAN BE CLOSE TO THAT TIME IF CONCULSION OF REVIEW COMES QUICKLY, OR IT CAN BE SOME TIME
CRCM Libya @crcmlibya
The Latest: 500 migrants on way to Europe rescued off Libya - Hawaii News Now
ASGI: EU and Italy de facto violate the principle of non-refoulement https://www.libyaobserver.ly/news/asgi-eu-and-italy-de-facto-violate-principle-non-refoulement … #Libya #Italy
Germany, INSA poll: SPD-S&D: 31% ↑ CDU/CSU-EPP: 30% ↓ AfD-ENF: 12% LINKE-LEFT: 10% ↑ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 7% ↓ FDP-ALDE: 6% #Schulz #btw17
ASKED ABOUT POSSIBLE AMENDMENTS TO BREXIT LEGISLATION, PM MAY'S SPOKESWOMAN SAYS GOVT WILL NOT ALLOW ATTEMPTS TO KEEP BRITAIN INSIDE THE EU
France, BVA poll: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 25% ↓ Macron (EM-NI): 22% ↑ Fillon (LR-EPP): 20% ↓ Hamon (PS-S&D): 17% ↑... http://fb.me/7WWP6mw2t
UK GOVERNMENT UNWILLING TO CONSIDER SCOTTISH PROPOSALS TO SHAPE BREXIT SERIOUSLY - SCOTTISH GREENS' GREER TELLS REUTERS
Spain Plans to Issue Debt to Make Extra Pension Payments: Cinco
Odds & Ends.....
A friend this morning trying to get cash out of National Commercial Bank in central Tripoli...
Breish returns to Tripoli LIA HQ after court voids PC/GNA appointment-employees ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/06/breish-returns-to-tripoli-lia-hq-after-court-voids-pcgna-appointment-employees-refute-forced-militia-entry/ …
Hafter says LNA controls 95 percent of the country - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/05/hafter-says-lna-controls-95-percent-of-the-country/ …
The kidnappings continue, particularly in Tripoli - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/05/the-kidnappings-continue-particularly-in-tripoli/ …
Thinni sacks foreign media and transportation chiefs - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/05/thinni-sacks-foreign-media-and-transportation-chiefs/ …
Surrounded by closed borders, opposition Daraa faces drug overdoses, fatal misdiagnoses from black-market pharmacies.http://bit.ly/2kztnJv
Fake news, meet rebel-jihadist infighting. #myworstnightmare
#Syria’s armed opposition met w. #Turkey today & agreed *not* to attend follow-up meeting in #Astana in coming days. Ceasefire not secure.