Good morning from Berlin. Aisa stocks bouncing to around unch on week amid signs delayed vote on Trump healthcare bill would go ahead later.
Economic data due from Asia today - Federal Reserve speaker also
PBOC SETS YUAN MID-POINT AT 6.8845 / DLR VS LAST CLOSE 6.8860 - Reuters News
Asking for help from Russia rather than China ? Very interesting.....
North Korea set for another nuclear test - awaiting word from Dear Leader ?
North Korea appear set up for nuclear test: YonHap
JPN Nikkei Manufacturing PMI (P) Mar: 52.6 (Prior 53.3)
Foreign Buying Japan Bonds (JPY) Mar 17: -586.8bln (Prior -47.3bln) Foreign Buying Japan Stocks (JPY) Mar 17: -580.4bln (Prior -772.7bln)
Japan Buying Foreign Bonds (JPY) Mar 17: 149.8bln (Prior -703.9bln) Japan Buying Foreign Stocks (JPY) Mar 17: -465.7bln (Prior -360.5bln)
REUTERS TANKAN: JAPAN MANUFACTURERS JUNE INDEX SEEN AT +23, NON-MANUFACTURERS +24
REUTERS TANKAN: JAPAN NON-MANUFACTURERS INDEX +26 IN MARCH, UNCHANGED FROM FEB, UP SEVEN POINTS FROM THREE MONTHS AGO
New Zealand trade balance for February: -18m (expected 180m surplus)
US major indices end down marginally. Give up gains on healthcare vote delay.
ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: Healthcare vote delayed
REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE PLAN TO GET HOUSE FLOOR VOTE FRIDAY BETWEEN 2 P.M. EDT AND 4 P.M. EDT -CNBC
U.S. HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS CHAIRMAN MEADOWS SAYS HE IS STILL A "NO" VOTE ON HEALTHCARE BILL - Reuters News
Congressional Budget Office analysis of revised health bill shows 24M more uninsured by 2026 than under Obamacare, deficits lowered by $150B
If the votes aren't there Friday , quite likely HC vote gets pushed into next week.
BREAKING: US House is no longer expected to vote on new GOP health care bill today, GOP leadership source tells @NBCNightlyNews.
U.S. HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO HOLD CLOSED DOOR MEETING ON HEALTHCARE BILL AT 7 P.M. EDT/2300 GMT - SENIOR HOUSE REPUBLICAN AIDE
Trump: Healthcare vote will be 'very close' but 'we have a chance'
BREAKING: White House just made a final offer to the Freedom Caucus on health bill http://bloom.bg/2nNclMr
Source: Potential “smoking gun” showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/03/23/source-potential-smoking-gun-showing-obama-administration-spied-on-trump-team/ …
Mark Warner declines to take line of Schiff. Warne response "There are ever increasing amounts of smoke."
Endless revolution and division http://dlvr.it/NjCDGj
EU envoy: Three million migrants waiting to cross into Greece http://dlvr.it/NjCDM2
PM 'isolated' at Rome summit over bailout talks, EU statement http://dlvr.it/NjCDPb
French election: Defence Minister Le Drian defects to Macron http://theworldbulletin.com/2017/03/23/french-election-defence-minister-le-drian-defects-to-macron/ …
Macron gets heavyweight French Socialist backing http://f24.my/2mZpeig
Emmanuel Macron tries to survive Socialist embrace http://politi.co/2mUUjTr
EYE ON AFRICA - French far right leader Marine Le Pen meets with French troops in Chad http://f24.my/2nsONLX
France shudders after London attack, Le Pen demands border controls http://reut.rs/2nH7RGu
Marine Le Pen visiting Moscow tomorrow. Looking for more money from #Putin? http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/en-direct/a-chaud/34936-presidentielle2017-lepen-marine-visite-moscou-demain.html … via @LObs pic.twitter.com/0tlNMFRUjI
1 - "Fillon seems as addicted to money as Strauss-Kahn was to sex," former Juppé campaign aide tells me...
Ifop Fiducial France election poll: Macron 26%, Le Pen 25%, Fillon 18% first round Macron-Le Pen 61.5%-38.5% second round
France: Presidential election (run-off), Opinion Way poll: Macron (EM-*): 63% (+1) Le Pen (FN-ENF): 37% (-1)
France: Presidential election (run-off), Harris poll: Fillon: 58% (-1) Le Pen: 42% (+1) http://fb.me/1rhrGB1EU
Turkey to review all administrative & political ties w/EU-including migration deal-after its April 16 , 2017 Ref.
This is happening almost everyday.. Turkey summons diplomat of … [an EU state]
#BREAKING EU summons Turkey envoy over Erdogan safety remarks: spokesman
Merkel vs Schulz......How Schulz could pull it off...
Sunday's Federal State Election in Saar could give clues for the Fall...
German state poll an election-year test for Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party faces a first election-year test against resurg…
Schäuble: "In all or in most EU states there are no broad majorities to give additional shares of national sovereignty to Brussels". (@FT)
GERMAN FINMIN SCHAEUBLE TELLS FINANCIAL TIMES "THE FEDERAL IDEA HAS NOT GONE AWAY BUT AT THE MOMENT IT HAS NO CHANCE OF BEING REALISED"
GERMAN FINMIN SCHAEUBLE TELLS FINANCIAL TIMES HE ADVOCATES "MULTI-SPEED GOVERNANCE" IN EU
Germany, Ipsos poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 33% SPD-S&D: 30% ↑ AfD-ENF: 11% LINKE-LEFT: 8% ↓ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 8% FDP-ALDE: 6%
Germany, GMS poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 34% ↑ SPD-S&D: 31% ↑ AfD-ENF: 9% ↓ GRÜNE-GREEN: 8% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 8% FDP-ALDE: 6%
Crowds gathered in London's Trafalgar Square for a vigil for the victims of the Westminster attack.
Islamic State claims responsibility for London attack; authorities make 8 arrests http://trib.al/nftjnIP
Met Police give update , name London Attack suspect. Full statement.
Long distance ( not up close and graphic footage.) Footage may be disturbing, so use your discretion re: viewing.
Free #trade without a customs union? The US/Canada border clears $1.5bn of goods/day - how do they do it? https://lif.blob.core.windows.net/lif/docs/default-source/default-library/note-on-the-canada-border-services-agency---customs-clearance-and-trade-facilitation-pdf.pdf?sfvrsn=0 …
Have all right-minded Leavers yet reached the point where we tell the Farage-Banks-Leave.EU nexus to Foxtrot Oscar?
It seems that the majority of Remain voters actually want a Hard Brexit, as EU have made clear no FoM means no SM membership.
Odds & Ends.....
In Cairo Arab League head endorses Serraj, warns of possible catastrophe in Libya; in ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/23/in-cairo-arab-league-head-endorses-serraj-warns-of-possible-catastrophe-in-libya-in-tobruk-his-envoy-reassures-hor/ …
HoR and Ageela Saleh express solidarity with UK after London terror attack - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/23/hor-and-ageela-saleh-express-solidarity-with-uk-after-london-terror-attack/ …
State Council salaries (37 Million and 500 Thousand Dinars). Even though body is unconstitutional. 15 Million Dinars (Other expenses)
#Libya Grim comment on the increase in Libya migrant smuggling
2 partially submerged rubber dinghies found off the coast of Libya; boats could have been carrying as many as 250 migrants. No survivors.
#Libya No fighting for main south western airport, negotiations between pro-Tripoli and pro-Tobruk formations.