Economic data due from Asia today - China inflation
Saudi Arabia to supply full contractual volumes of crude to Asian buyers in April --Rtrs sources
China PPI (YoY) (Feb): 7.80% (est 7.70%, prev 6.90%)
China CPI (YoY) (Feb): 0.80% (est 1.70%, prev 2.50%) China CPI (MoM) (Feb): -0.20% (est 0.60%, prev 1.00%)
PBOC skips market ops today
People’s Bank of China sets yuan reference rate at 6.9125 (vs. yesterday at 6.9032)
Good where's-yield-gravity morning Asia Pacific. Aussie 10Y hasn't been this close to 3% in 2 years
Australian PM Turnbull says credible path to surplus to help maintain AAA rating
Moody's :Australia financial system and economy expected to absorb external and internal shocks
US indices give up gains. Trade near lows
ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: ADP soars, oil crumbles
LinkedIn Workforce Report: January and February were the strongest consecutive months for hiring since August and September 2015
On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.
I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.
"There is no reason to believe he's the target of any investigation," @PressSec Sean Spicer says, referring to Trump's wiretap tweet.
"Yes, this will drive costs down," @PressSec Sean Spicer says of new GOP health care plan.
Conservatives who met with Trump on health care: David McIntosh, Jim DeMint, Tim Phillips, Adam Brandon, Mike Needham, Jenny Beth Martin.
American Nurses Association joins doctors and hospitals coming out against GOP health care bill http://hill.cm/tQhoSfI
Huntsman accepts offer to be US ambassador to Russia: report http://hill.cm/wCbxGJc
Trump gives states 90-day deadline to start infrastructure projects: report http://hill.cm/1IKlDtv
Under fire over Russia probe, FBI director forges ahead http://hill.cm/ZcbYEQU
Trump admin considers sending 1,000 "reserve" troops to support ISIS fight: report http://hill.cm/sn6CDey
"If you're looking to the CBO for accuracy you're looking at the wrong place," Spicer says, casting doubt on costs report coming out next wk
No surprise WH is hitting CBO ahead of score. The score will likely show a good number of folks will lose insurance.
Cruz: GOP healthcare plan can't pass the Senate http://hill.cm/SFdflMP
Sources: CIA knew there was a leak late last year, but did not know the extent or details of the breach - @mitchellreports
Senior US official tells @NBCNightlyNews that the new WikiLeaks breach contains authentic information about secret CIA hacking tools.
NEW: FBI investigating the source of documents published by WikiLeaks purporting to be from the CIA, source tells @ABC News.
CIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release: U.S. officials http://reut.rs/2mHx839
CIA declines to confirm whether confidential documents leaked by WikiLeaks are authentic http://hill.cm/BEUHICF
U.S. senators ask FBI and DOJ for any evidence that Obama wiretapped Trump: http://reut.rs/2m3kFDd
Hearing set for Hawaii's lawsuit against revised Travel Ban...
Greek govt and institutions have agreed on the out-of-court settlement scheme of business debts, a participant in the talks told ANA
Greece farmers clash with police in Athens today over bailout cuts..
Greek farmers protesting against bailout-related income cuts are clashing w/riot police outside the agriculture ministry in central Athens.
Tzanakopoulos said that a technical agreement could be reached before March 20, when eurozone finance ministers are next due to meet.
Two metro stations to stay closed Wednesday, Thursday http://dlvr.it/NZCdBw
Tsipras shifts focus to Constitution http://dlvr.it/NZC2dZ
Greek banks ask for ESM’s cooperation http://dlvr.it/NZ0Gnh
France, Ifop poll: First round, Presidential election: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 26% Macron (EM-*): 25% Fillon (LR-EPP): 20% Hamon (PS-S&D): 14%
If they force Fillon out, it guarantees Le Pen's win.
Something to keep an eye on...
Tusk defends neutrality, says he is ‘ready’ for judgment at EU summit http://bit.ly/2mCjBtg
Poland opposes 2nd term for Donald Tusk, an ex-Premier, to lead E.U. council http://nyti.ms/2miDhjA
Was wondering how long it would take before an investigation was launched ...
Hammond: From April 2017 corporation tax will fall to 19% lowest rate in G20. In 2020 it will fall again to 17% #Budget2017
Hammond: OBR upgraded growth forecast for 2017 from 1.4% to 2% and revised down for 2018 from 1.7% to 1.6% #Budget2017
Chancellor @PHammondMP: as we start #Brexit negotiations #Budget2017 takes forward our plan to prepare Britain for a brighter future
PM May boots Heseltine after his Brexit rebellion...
Summary of Lords amendments to proposed Article 50 bill https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2016-2017/0152/17152.pdf …
#Brexit - House of Commons to consider Lords amendments on March 13
UK government vows to reverse parliament's changes to Brexit bill
UK government said to be pressuring rebel MPs over Brexit Bill
Odds & Ends....
( Much more for MENA At Twitter T.L - Just Highlights here.)
#Jirah Military Airbase.
Daily report on Oil Crescent War -note first entry is start of conflict..Diary entries are in chronological order...
That is a shame...Algeria doing more to help Ghat than GNA /PC... or HoR & Thinni Gov't for that matter.
#Libya Eastern tribal leaders (Pro Tobruk-based govt) meet Benghazi tomorrow to debate authorising military action to re-take key oil ports.
Tonight, Fire gobbles Aman Bank in Tripoli and turned it into ashes! Somebody set new fires!
Despite deal with Libya, migration flows to Italy by sea up 30~70% compared to 2016. A bad deal as I wrote here http://bit.ly/2lfBKMw
Haidar Sumeri @IraqiSecurity
China asks North Korea to stop missile tests, tells U.S. and South to seek talks http://reut.rs/2mEKWvi
Even with THAAD defense, North Korea missile barrage poses threat to South http://reut.rs/2mhTMMD
Malaysia's PM directly accuses North Korea of killing Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader. http://cnn.it/2mWRyFT
In North Korea’s game of chicken with Malaysia over ‘hostages’, who will blink first?http://buff.ly/2mkvUJP
*SWIFT SAYS SUSPENDS ACCESS OF UN-DESIGNATED NORTH KOREAN BANKS
Tillerson to Japan, South Korea, China march 15-19, subject North Korea, econ issues, etc.