Monday, June 19, 2017

Economic News , Data & Views....June 19 , 2017.....Quick Hits For Monday-1) Markets : Asia - Economic Calendar For Monday , Markets Moving Data & News ; US - Major Indexes Have a Strong Monday , US Crude & Gold Sell Off ; Europe - Similar To Asia & US , Europe Stock Indexes Had A solid Monday.2) US Politics : Trump Speech At American Technology Council Roundtable At White House ; Former Student Otto Warmbier Has Passed Away ; Press Secretary Spicer May Move Into A Different Role ; Odds & Ends From Swampland Of Politics 3) UK : EU - UK Exit Talks Begin With Both Sides Playing Nicely ; London Mosque Attacker Identified As A Father Of Four & Local Man. 4) France - Paris Attempted Terror Attack Foiled By Police. 5) Libya Political Updates. 6) Iraq- West Mosul State Of Play. 7) Qatar - KSA Tussle - Updates For Monday !


Markets....




Asia...





Good morning from Berlin! Asia stocks near 2y high as US Tech rebound boosts risk mood. Oil prices near 2017 low as supply concerns mount.







A shares rise to 19mth high ahead of MSCI's decision on whether to include China’s domestic equities in indexes. (via BBG)






Economic data due from Asia today (& RBA meeting minutes)




China is rolling out crude oil futures trading potentially as early as late July






wowzer: Commercial Crude Inventories







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Central banks will be the focus in the day ahead. Six events to watch






US...




Fed's Evans: Need Very Gradual Interest-Rate Hikes, Slow Reductions In Fed Balance Sheet – RTRS




Fed's Evans: Does Not Want To Get Hung Up Over Whether 2 Or 3 Or 4 Rate Hikes This Year




Fed's Evans: Fed Rate Hikes Should Be Determined By Outlook For Achieving Goals - Fed Has Essentially Met Employment Goal




Fed's Evans: Sees Low Inflation As 'Serious' Policy Miss




US stock end the day with strong gains


ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: Stocks jump to another record. Dudley upbeat



Europe....






Ruble drops and default probability rises on falling oil price and rising tension w/ US over Syria.







European stock indexes have a strong Monday..





US Politics...




Trump was speaking at beginning of American Technology Council roundtable at White House.





BREAKING: Otto Warmbier has died according to his family.





Spicer may move into a more senior strategy role. WH considering hiring new press secretary. scoop:



Not true that David Martosko has been/is being considered for communications director post, sources tell me.







In his first on camera remarks, Jared Kushner talks to CEO's about government tech innovation. Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt and many others.







Top conservative writer calls on states to consider secession:






Only ObamaCare insurer in most Iowa counties to hike premiums by 43.5 percent







Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview beaten in ratings by "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun:





Data on nearly 200 million potential voters exposed by RNC contractor






Supreme Court agrees to hear most important partisan gerrymandering case in years






Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House ObamaCare repeal bill






UK...





David Davis caves in to EU over Brexit timetable on first day of talks







UK BREXIT SEC: BRITAIN WILL LEAVE SINGLE MKT, CUSTOMS UNION






SENIOR EU OFFICIAL SAYS AFTER 1ST DAY OF BREXIT TALKS LONDON STILL QUESTIONS WHETHER THERE IS LEGAL BASIS FOR EXIT PAYMENT TO THE EU





UK, EU agree 3 negotiating groups for Brexit talks: Citizens rights, financial settlement and other separation issues





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Davis: it was clear from the opening that both of us want to achieve the best possible outcome for both UK and EU




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Barnier: a fair deal is possible and far better than a no deal, that is why we will work with the UK and never against the UK





EU's chief Brexit negotiator Barnier: today we agreed on dates, organisation and priorities for negotiations






Full statement from Prime Minister May concerning the incident occurring near the London Mosque last night.














Attempted murder , as well as terror charges , brought against last night terror attacker.






France....




Champs-Elysees car attacker was on terror watchlist, probe sources say





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- The attacker died on scene. He was known to domestic intel for being part of the radical Islamist movement.





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- 2 gas cylinders, an AK47 and 2 handguns have been found inside his vehicle.




Libya ...



Peace Agreement signed b/w and today at the HQ in . Meeting was headed by the Presidential Council





Libya pumps most oil since 2013 on restart at Wintershall fields









46 HOR Members establish the National Accord Bloc to reform Parliament and work with other blocs to meet the challenges facing





Iraq...





Slow , methodical eradication underway..








Images for Fedreal Police units going into the narrow alleys of Bab Al-Beith south Old city.








intelligence forces found sleeper cells weapons storage in one of districts, Bags full of materials to make IEDS.







Syria....





RUSSIAN FORCES IN MAY SWITCH FROM TRACKING TO DESTROYING U.S.-LED COALITION'S AERIAL TARGETS - FEDERATION COUNCIL MEMBER: IFX





June 19, 2017 | & map update. Clashes stopped between and HD:







Qatar- KSA Gulf Crisis Updates...











responds to sanctions with new bunkering solutions



Get the latest updates on the Qatar-Gulf crisis here:












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๐Ÿ’ฅ⬆️ Language has changed since morning: FM: We are ready to discuss 'all the concerns' of Gulf countries. "





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๐Ÿ’ฅ⬆️Quartet Agrmnt: Countries funding terror groups, providing training,safe haven&media propaganda 2them will also b designated as terrorist






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๐Ÿ’ฅ⬆️Quartet Agrmnt: ALL groups,Org's involved in terrorism 2 b designated terrorist entities by the four countries-sources. "





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๐Ÿ’ฅ⬆️ , , & in final stages b4 announcing joint agrmnt on combating terrorism, states-sponsoring it in the region







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๐Ÿ’ฅ⬆️ 's President Sisi welcomes Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and the accompanying delegation, as they arrived in Cairo. "





crisis Day 14: •Iraq PM in •Expulsion deadline •UAE: Need Western monitoring sys. for Q activities •Turkish troops arrive in Q







: The foreign minister of says his country will not negotiate on foreign policy or Al Jazeera.






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: 's FM says Arab Gulf States yet to make any demands since breakdown of diplomatic ties.






As per Qatar Foreign Minister , no talks w/ Arab countries that have imposed "blockade" until measures are lifted.






Local Qatar Banks short on dollars receive dollar deposits from Qatar Wealth Fund.







Turkish soldiers participate in exercises with Qatari forces , in show of support.