Economic data due from Asia today - RBNZ up soon, China PMIs later
US stock indices end the day in the red
Forexlive Americas FX news wrap:
UK election - Times front page says "Shock poll predicts Tory losses" http://news.forexlive.com/!/uk-election-times-front-page-says-shock-poll-predicts-tory-losses-20170530 …
Sterling not happy about the Times/YouGov poll showing Tories losing majority #hungparliament
@ForexLive has more here
Election: Poll projects UK conservative party to fall 16 seats short of overall majority
Theresa May: Jeremy Corbyn would be alone and naked in Brexit negotiating chamber http://bit.ly/2qxAHYe
LISTEN to Jeremy Corbyn's full meltdown on live radio over Labour childcare pledge - http://bit.ly/2riPoBy
Fresh confusion as Barry Gardiner says Labour will not lift freeze on 'all benefits' http://bit.ly/2r7pgZQ
Paul Nuttall suggests return to internment for terror suspects http://bit.ly/2rfTB94
Nicola Sturgeon waters down plans to hold independence vote by spring 2019 http://bit.ly/2rAHdSk
George Osborne savages Theresa May's entire general election campaign - http://bit.ly/2qxscwq
50 still in hospital, 17 in critical care after Manchester attack
US Political Round Up....
Seems like a major 180 from Trump Team campaign position..
Pentagon statement on first successful ICBM intercept http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-30/us-launches-first-ever-missile-test-intercept-icbm-attack …
Pres Trump conferred today with @EPAScottPruitt to discuss decision on stay in or withdraw from Paris Agreement on climate change.
Spicer says Pres Trump interviewing two more candidates for FBI Director today including former TSA chief John Pistole.
Spicer said Pres Trump also has interview today with former Asst Atty Gen Chris Wray as part of search for new FBI Director.
Spicer reiterated attorney's statement that Kushner has "volunteered to share with Congress what he knows" about Russia meetings.
JUST IN: US is sending weapons to Syrian Kurds to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria: http://hill.cm/NIJvI89
Germany intelligence: We don't need US help to fight off election hacking by Russia: report
U.S. to EU: No laptop ban on states-bound flights http://thebea.st/2rgSPHb
Congressional aide tells @KenDilanianNBC it's the same request for info on Russian contacts/comms that was sent to Flynn/Manafort/Stone/Page
The U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy. Dems would do it, no doubt!
David Bossie on Fox News on Trump staff changes: "I think it's more addition than subtraction, in essence. They need to fill their ranks."
White House changes involving roles for Bossi and Lewandowski still in flux..
James Clapper on evidence of collusion between Trump campaign & Russia: "I didn’t see evidence of it before I left [DNI]" (@NewDay)
UPDATE: Resigned White House Communications Director Michael Dubke has resigned without giving a reason
We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change
Russian officials must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News.
Europe Sans UK....
Greek PM Tsipras Spoke by Phone With Merkel, Macron, EU’s Tusk
"What I did say is that the disbursement was not an issue-because all sides agreed that we have kept to our commitments" 1
"But the Greek govt feels that a disbursement without clarity on debt is not enough to turn the Greek economy around." 2
If Syriza thinks this will buy good will with the EG , ECB and IMF - they are badly misreading the situation.
Rajoy has been summoned for 26 July and will be testifying as a private citizen.
LATEST: El Mundo editor Pedro G. Cuartango sacked by published Unidad Editorial, Vozpópuli reports.
What's behind Trump's wrath against #Germany? https://www.welt.de/finanzen/article165080703/Das-steckt-hinter-Trumps-Wut-auf-Deutschland.html&wtmc=socialmedia.twitter.shared.web … via @welt
German flash CPI: -0.18% MoM; +1.49% YoY.
German CPI/HICP slightly weaker than expected. No breakdown available but core probably on the weak side based on state CPI data.
Allegedly , terror attack averted in Paris , 2 men arrested. Apparently tried w/o success to activate explosives.
Second Macron minister comes under scrutiny after ethics claims http://dlvr.it/PGz9Kw
Drunken British Eurostar passengers trigger travel chaos and fury http://dlvr.it/PGtV7v
Brexit helps push Paris property prices towards record levels http://dlvr.it/PGsxmZ
Italy's political parties are moving closer to a deal for autumn elections http://dlvr.it/PGx0vF
#Italy again in spotlight as renewed pol risk rock bond mkt. Yield spreads have been moving against BTPs all year, Portugal outperform most.
Turkish cargo vessel rescues 466 Europe-bound migrants without life vests aboard a sinking boat off Libyan coast
Iraq -Syria updates..
Iraq -Syria updates...2
Odds & Ends...
Poor Kathy Griffin appears to have lost her mind...
BRAZIL MINISTER AUTHORIZES INTERROGATION OF TEMER: REUTERS
History doesn't repeat itself , but it does rhyme. European sovereign bond structured products next new thing ?
Creeping EZ Super State...