Friday, March 10, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views.....March 19 , 2017.....Quick Hits For Friday -1 ) Markets : US Markets Have a Green Friday ; US Non Farm Payrolls Better Than Expectations Today ; Fed Rate Hike Set For March , Now Markets Look Toward Possible June Hike ; Crude Oil Ends Lower On Friday , Back Toward Key Support ; Europe Indexes Mixed On Friday . 2) US Politics Round Up : G-20 Next Week Will See Currencies As A Key Focal Point ; Repeal And Replace Updates For HC ; Updates On Russia Related Concerns ; Raqqa Plan Being Considered , US Boots Already On The Ground ; Additional Items Of Note. 3) Europe In Focus : EU-Turkey Deal Examined ; Greece Updates - Creditor Talks , Economy , Odd Items In Focus ; France Election Updates ; Netherlands / Germany Polling Data ; UK- Brexit / Article 50 Related Items Of Note. 4) Odds & Ends : Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - 6 Years Later ; West Mosul Campaign Map Updates ; Bitcoin ETF Panned By SEC ; Libya Updates.



Markets.....






US Briefing 10-Mar-17: US Jobs Data Dominates Todays US Docket







S&P 500 falls into negative territory












February 2017 US non-farm payrolls 235k vs 190k exp







Forex technical analysis: Dollar weaker after the NFP report






Baker Hughes US oil rig count 617 vs 609 prior





Crude oil back down testing a key support level





Goldman Sachs see a second Fed hike in June






Spain out in front as the shutters come down on another week



Bond rout ( Bund version ) continues ....









US Politics.....






Sessions abruptly asks dozens of Obama-era US Attorneys to resign









State Dept. wasn't informed that Mexican diplomat was in D.C. meeting with Kushner







Trump team plans to alert Congress it will reopen Nafta "in the next couple of weeks"








Commerce Sec. Ross: US may issue 90-day NAFTA pullout notice in next couple weeks




US White House Spokesman: White House Budget To Be Released On 16th March






US Monthly Budget Statement Feb: -192.0B (est -190.0B; prev 51.3B)






Michael Flynn cops to lobbying for Turkey during Trump's presidential campaign







JUST IN: WH denies report that Trump knew Flynn needed to register as foreign agent






Currencies are the top of the priority list for Mnuchin at G20




Cruz has an idea for getting a real conservative Obamacare bill to Trump's desk. It also may blow up the Senate.







Pleased to welcome leading conservative groups to the beautiful Indian Treaty Room to discuss efforts to repeal & replace failed ObamaCare.








Meeting w/ the Blackfeet Nation today. Appreciate them taking the time to talk with me & listen to me.







Ross: Japan will be high on US priority list for trade agreements




FBI still looking into this. No indication anything has developed since alleged link previously debunked.










TRUMP FRIDAY: --health care mtg w House chairs --call w Mahmoud Abbas of Palestinian Authority --lunch w Rex Tillerson --mtg w Ben Carson.








White House considering a plan where Kurdish forces take Raqqa, then hand it to a council aligned with Assad/Russia.





Europe........





Examining the EU -Turkey deal..a very good piece to consider...







Greece....






Press Briefing from Gerry Rice...








's Poul Thomsen το : Greek debt is clearly unsustainable. There is no doubt, 3.5% surpluses will hurt growth










The IMF’s statement on the meeting between and Secretary Mnuchin today:






trade deficit soars in Jan on ship from non-EU countries






Mitsotakis says conservatives will not back ‘excessive’ fiscal measures’






Greek Industrial Production (YoY) Jan: 7.20% (rev prev 2.50%)







Greek CPI (YoY) Feb: 1.30% (prev 1.20%) - CPI EU Harmonised (YoY) Feb: 1.40% (prev 1.50%)






Envoys leave without deal, Merkel slams Greece over refugee response







Makeshift explosive devices rock Thessaloniki







France.....





France, BVA poll: Presidential election, 1st round: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 26% Macron (EM-*): 26% ↑ Fillon (LR-EPP): 20% ↑ Hamon (PS-S&D): 14% ↓







| MACRON 1ST-ROUND SUPPORT UP 1 PT TO 26%: DAILY OPINIONWAY POLL - BBG *FILLON FALLS 1 PT TO 20%, LE PEN STABLE AT 26%: OPINIONWAY












Just over a month until the First Round... The French Election, Put Simply





Latest piece on French election. This chart fascinates me. Who votes Le Pen in 1st round and Macron in 2nd?








Fake news campaign targets French election frontrunner Macron








Netherlands / Germany Polls .....





Netherlands: Five more days until the next election. Government (VVD/ALDE+PvdA/S&D) down 27 points since 2012 (Liss poll).







Netherlands: Green GL (G-EFA) reaches record high of 13%. Strongest left-wing party 5 days ahead of election. (peil.nl poll).





Netherlands, peil.nl poll: VVD-ALDE: 16% ↓ CDA-EPP: 15% ↑ PVV-ENF: 15% GL-GREEN: 13% ↑ D66-ALDE: 11% SP-LEFT:...






1 hour ago
Germany, Civey poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 33% ↓ SPD-S&D: 32% AfD-ENF: 10% FDP-ALDE: 7% LINKE-LEFT: 7% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 7% ↑




Germany, Forschungsgruppe Wahlen poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 34% SPD-S&D: 32% ↑ AfD-ECR: 9% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 8% ↑ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 7% ↓ FDP-ALDE: 5% ↓




UK ....





Labor with very substantial lead over Labor...






With Art50 imminent, the naysayers have run out of road..






Key Brexit dates to keep on the calendar, for those following this subject matter....








An admission that the UK really is leaving. Which is a step forward.










Bruges Group: 'The TFA - another nail in the coffin of the Single Market?'







Odds & Ends....





Bitcoin ETF Panned By SEC.....






SEC leaves door open to future bitcoin exchange-traded products in wake of Winklevoss ETF denial






Winklevoss Twins & Bitcoin channeling "Smoking Joe" this afternoon





Mosul.....




Update 10/3/2017 12:00 PM Green : Liberated Black : ISIL Control Red: Clashes








map update (10/3/2017). •Green: 's control. •White: Da'ish control. •Red: Frontline.








Fukushima.....





How many recall this with event with clarity ?
































Reactor 3...








Reactor 1....

















Reactor 2.....














Present times......









6 years after - women and children still suffer most








Six years after Fukushima, much of Japan has lost faith in nuclear power






Fukushima, 6 years later, is empty and eerie






Wild radioactive boars , wild dogs and rats abound...wonderful.











































“Smoke billowing” from Japan plant—Possible fire reported near reactors—TEPCO “has not identified cause”






Libya....






Tribal gathering in Benghazi affirms support for Haftar -







Fayez Serraj calls for uniting the oil instillation guards under the supervision of 's Nat'l Oil Corp








Arab League Envoy to : Skhirat agreement gathered Libyans together.. cannot think of another solution







UN envoy Kobler calls on parties to the conflict in 's oil crescent to abide by international law








EU moving from idea of setting up camps for asylum seekers in Libya to cutting off Libya route ?









's support for Islamist militias and public disregard for HoR is contrary to 's stated position.








. statement this week: A security solution accommodating the HoR and its military arm the LNA provided a path forward













Pictures showing the headquarter of Al Khadrawis militias *destroyed* following the raid done by Al Ahneish militia in Az Zāwīyah.









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