US stocks end the day little changed
US stocks trade at highs for the day ahead of Trump/Merkel presser
Forexlive Americas forex news wrap: USDJPY cracks below the 100 day MA
Baker Hughes US Rig Count 17-Mar: 789 (prev 768) -Rotary Gas Rigs 17-Mar: 157 (prev 151) -Rotary Oil Rigs 17-Mar: 631 (prev 617)
WTI crude oil settles at $48.78 /BBL
Just out of curiosity -why is all of this specific information being released ?
News gets worst ....
Apart from the laptop , communication equipment and perimeters pins stolen as well. Heads must roll for this.
Leader of House conservatives: GOP healthcare bill doesn't have the votes http://hill.cm/lCoXZL2
For some reason , don't get the sense Merkel & Trump get along very well. Probably better than Australia PM though.
Merkel always says a lot , just with her expressions !
JUST IN: Trump to appeal court ruling blocking his revised travel ban http://hill.cm/F9IhRKT
Regarding Trump's claim of being tapped , Justice Department supplied documents today to House/Senate investigators.
This account of the tragic mosque incident doesn't cast a good light on the US.
Europe In Focus .....
#Russia Ruble cheers as S&P outlook revised higher. With BB+ and outlook positive, Russia is on course to regain investment grade status.
US pressures #IMF to walk away from #Greece: Déjà vu, All over again! https://mishtalk.com/2017/03/17/us-pressures-imf-over-greece/ …
IFOP Poll: 1st Round Le Pen 26.5% (unch) Macron 26 % (prev 25.5%) Fillion 18% (unch)
IFOP Poll: 2nd Round Macron To Beat Le Pen 61/39 (prev 61.5/38.5)
EU said to rule out UK trade talks before #Brexit payment deal. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-17/eu-said-to-rule-out-u-k-trade-talks-before-brexit-payment-deal … (Chart via Jefferies)
Intelligence sources told The Telegraph both Mr Spicer & General McMaster , the National Security Adviser, have apologised over the claims.
US Briefing 17-Mar-17: EU Said To Rule Out Pre-Brexit Trade Talks; Mnuchin Dismisses Trade Wars
Can't see how he can remain a MP...
My threshold for being shocked just rose a little more: George Osborne new Editor of Evening Standard. And it's not even fake news.
Odds & Ends.....
Rumblings from Misrata - something to keep an eye on !
Statement signed tonight by 22 armed groups (TRB, Ghneiwa, al Nawasi, Saadawi, 210...)in Tripoli rejecting LNA & asking for an army / police
LNA reported as advancing toward Jufra AB. Stay tuned.
News for Friday..
#HumanSmuggling routes are changing in #Libya as militia politics and competition play out. Follow recent trends: http://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/global-initiative-human-conveyor-belt-human-smuggling-in-libya-march-2017.pdf …
GOP lawmaker: Conflict with North Korea would be "worst war" since WWII http://hill.cm/CLnPceB
Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill http://reut.rs/2m9I1eq
North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!
TILLERSON: It may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea http://read.bi/2nuBvPE
Tillerson's different approach to N.K may include military action.
US acknowledged strike on Mosque area near Al-Jinah, confirmed by remains of Hellfire missile retrieved. 70+ killed. http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.107872&lon=36.786979&z=16&m=b …
@METIMAK1 US says it's investigating reports of civcas - and has confirmed bombing within 50 feet of mosque but says didn't 'target' it
Update on mosque strike says 62 killed, 6 missing, 100+ injured. Suggests US attack may have been on a weekly dawah religious meet
Ahrar al - Sham calls US airstrikes om Mosque a war crime.
Chinese bitcoin exchanges to be subject to banking / money-laundering laws & required to collect information to verify client identity.