On the calendar for Asia - its Bank of Japan day
BOJ announce policy remains unchanged
People’s Bank of China sets yuan reference rate at 6.7995. (vs. yesterday at 6.7852)
Singapore May trade data: NODX down 1.2% y/y
NZ data - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index: 58.5 (prior 56.8)
Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Dollar rises as traders digest Fed
Today all the indices close lower
Crude oil weakens further to $44.46. Down -$0.27
Coinbase Recovers After (Another) Outage During Bitcoin Price Fall https://goo.gl/v5F7by
Concerns include bitcoin platform upgrade , recent spate of cyber attacks and anti-money laundering concerns.
Reporters question Justice Dept statement warning against anonymous sources http://hill.cm/WqUPsz2
McChrystal: Trump responsible for Mattis' decision to send more troops to Afghanistan http://hill.cm/0JuOt8v
Scalise is out of his latest surgery, source says, and remains in critical condition
U.S. congressman undergoes another operation after shooting http://reut.rs/2rlApUS
Fox is told Scalise's medical situation is "complicated." Will need later surgeries for broken bones. But dealing w/internal issues now.
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON INC. INFORMED THAT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS CONDUCTING CIVIL,CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ON UNIT: RTRS
Georgia GOP candidate receives suspicious package, threatening letters at home http://hill.cm/7Drv48c
PENCE HIRES OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO DEAL WITH RUSSIA PROBE: W POST
Chips will fall , where they fall. If someone broke the law , that's on them.
No point since Qatar's leader already said he wouldn't come to DC.
.@statedeptspox: US wasn't fully aware of Otto Warmbier's condition until 2 US doctors arrived with envoy Yun in Pyongyang to examine him
DC US Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against an additional 16 individuals in connection with the violence outside Turkish Embassy
Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?
Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
Maddow: It's "absolutely possible" Trump didn’t know about Russia hacking http://hill.cm/soUYhMA
NEWS: Utah AG Sean Reyes has fallen out of consideration for chair of Federal Trade Commission, Trump admin sources tell me and @damclaugh.
White House Has Not Settled On A Final Way To Address Raising The Debt Ceiling -OMB Director Mulvaney
White House Would Like To See Congress Deal With Debt Ceiling In July, Discussions With Lawmakers Ongoing-OMB Director Mulvaney
Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr (Whitewater)opines no obstruction case based on evidence known to date. Fwiw.
June 15th Eurogroup Deal Between Greece & Creditors
( Much More At Twitter Timeline - Reverse Chronology )
EU FINMIN TO CONSIDER BETWEEN 0 AND 15-YR EXTENSION OF LOAN MATURITIES TO GREECE AS PART OF DEBT RELIEF IN 2018, BUT NO DECISION TAKEN
Lagarde:We have recently seen significant progress by GR gov on policy reforms followed by supportive legislation from Gr Parliament
Lagarde:We have seen progress on debt relief although further discussions are needed on scope/type of measures to be provided b EU creditors
ESM's Klaus Regling: First tranche for #Greece at beginning of July about 6.8 bln for debt repayments, another 0.8 bln for arrears clearance
Lagarde:release of resources would be conditional upon EU creditors providing commitments for debt relief sufficient to secure debt sustain
Lagarde:release of IMF funds would be contingent on policy implementation + receipt of relief assurances so debt can be deemed sustainable
Lagarde:assessment of debt sustainability would be guided solely by IMF’s own debt sustainability analysis
Lagarde:I hope that the discussion over specific debt relief measures can soon be brought to conclusion
"We wont need access to the IMF financing envelope"- 30 bil will still be unused at the end of the program says G. Chouliarakis #Eurogroup
.@Lagarde says that there are going to be 2 DSA's one before july 27th and one at the end of program
Eurogroup Statement -June 15th...
Eurogroup Statement -June 15th...
Grenfell Tower Fire....
Unofficial numbers (hundreds) on the #LondonFire casualties start to spread. This is insane if true.
If this is accurate , death toll for adults and children could catapult...
Wait , what ?
Theresa May announces full public inquiry into Grenfell Tower blaze http://bit.ly/2svVVKv
Good on Raheem Sterling. “Raheem Sterling to make donation to Grenfell Tower fire victims”
'The building wasn't safe': Angry Grenfell Tower fire survivors say their concerns were ignored http://www.cbc.ca/1.4162855
Britain's May confident on deal to stay in power, to open parliament next week http://reut.rs/2sEJcoN
Brexit negotiations to start on Monday, Government confirms http://bit.ly/2rkSNx6
Theresa May's popularity plunges below Jeremy Corbyn after election campaign http://bit.ly/2sDKfW0
Theresa May challenges DUP to bring down the Government as talks drag on http://bit.ly/2sCXF4q
Odds & Ends....
Following the control of LNA in Jufrah airbase, a cargo plane bringing 14 million landed today. Banks in Hun, Waddan, Sawknah received money
Very interesting item !
Hell on earth for civilians in Raqqa...
Very logical pov..
( First Of 12 Tweets From Elijah On Deir Ezzor - At T.L )
After 30 hrs-Jury having problems reaching an unanimous verdict so far. Allen ( "Dynamite" ) Charge given by Judge.
•Other 3 mention media incitement,"spreading terrorists' narrative" •Mention of Bahrain been consistent by Saudi •No mention of Syria, Egypt
Since split, Tamim has met/spoke with: Kuwait's Emir twice; France's Macron twice; Trump once; Turkish FM once. Still no public address tho.
#Qatar crisis Day 11: •EU FMs meeting Mon. •Yemen rebels target UAE •Macron ready to meet parties •Turkey FM says he's going to Saudi tom