Good morning! Asia stocks flat as oil halts losing streak & China yield curve normalizes. Nomura sees 1st BoE rate hike in a decade in Aug.
Nikkei 225 closes up +0.11% at 20,132.67
The economic data calendar in Asia today is sparse, here's what's up
New Australian iron ore mine ... development deferred due to market conditions
North Korea fires off another rocket engine test
Toshiba To Ask WesternDigital To Join US - Japan - South Korea Chip Bid – Yomiuri
Biggest 2 day steepening of the Chinese yield curve on record after sharp selloff in 10 year
Another day around the way...
US stocks end little changed
Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Stronger retail sales send the loonie higher
This could collapse sooner than during 2018. Nigeria/Libya/US production overwhelming OPEC "phantom menace" cuts.
Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests http://reut.rs/2tTtcvR
Ongoing TSY yield curve flattening remains biggest macro story in the market but stocks are taking price action in stride for now, JPM says.
Sad , alarming , aggravating , frustrating news ....
Interesting, if this turns out to be both correct and reflective of the sentiment of key House Dems...
North Korea has conducted new rocket engine test, likely for a ballistic missile or space launch vehicle, US officials say - @ckubeNBC
Ted Cruz Reveals Details Of His Amendment Proposal To Senate Healthcare Bill http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-22/ted-cruz-reveals-details-his-amendment-proposal-senate-healthcare-bill …
Top hospital group to Senate Republicans: "Go back to drawing board" on ObamaCare repeal http://hill.cm/e69C8q0
Obama in a long Facebook post, makes argument against GOP's health care bill: would raise costs, reduce coverage, ruin Medicaid.
Self-explanatory and 2018 will be worse..
PAUL, LEE, JOHNSON, CRUZ SAY SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL IMPROVES CURRENT SYSTEM, BUT DRAFT WOULD NOT REPEAL OBAMACARE AND LOWER HEALTHCARE COSTS
PAUL, LEE, JOHNSON, CRUZ SAY THEY ARE "OPEN TO NEGOTIATION" AND OBTAINING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE BILL
SENATORS RAND PAUL, MIKE LEE, RON JOHNSON, TED CRUZ ANNOUNCE THEY ARE "NOT READY TO VOTE" FOR THE SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL
Here we go -Humana to leave Individual Insurance Market permanently !
Erdogan must think whomever wrote that letter to him believes he's a fool...
CBO will score Senate's healthcare bill next week
There we go and as expected -Trump did not tape,former FBI Director Comey...
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea...
I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!
...Why did the DNC REFUSE to turn over its Server to the FBI, and still hasn't? It's all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!
PM: offer made to allow EU citizens remain in Britain after Brexit would depend on the same rights being offered to UK citizens in Europe
Friday's Independent: "'We feel helpless': tenants demand answers as towers fail Grenfell tests" (via @BBCHelenaLee)
DUP MP warns Theresa May: 'We're no pushover': http://bit.ly/2sYNTd0
UK exports to EU, 2015: $294 billion EU exports to UK, 2015: $383 billion
Amber Rudd announces review into handling of recent terror attacks http://bit.ly/2sYUTH1
Brexit plans - Morgan Stanley looks close to choosing Frankfurt for its new Europe HQ
Who Is On Question Time Tonight #bbcqt >>
BREAKING - AFP - Britain's May promises EU citizens can stay after Brexit, but rejects all EU court oversight
Tusk says 'leaders will only take note' of May's #EUCO Brexit briefing, 'this is not the forum for negotiations'
Philip Hammond mocked after suggesting Brexit is like buying a house http://bit.ly/2rFq9Hc
Seven tower blocks found to have combustible cladding after Grenfell disaster: http://bit.ly/2s05QU6
Greece Gov't bows down once again..
Greek Reporter @GreekReporter
Merkel rebuffs UK, saying EU future more important than Brexit http://dlvr.it/PPG2cr
'Germany for the Germans': explosive WhatsApp leaks pile pressure on AfD http://dlvr.it/PPG2pt
Merkel's chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign http://dlvr.it/PPDg3W
Germany spied on the White House over years: report http://dlvr.it/PPCkQG
Spanish Congress says 'no' to Catalan independence vote http://dlvr.it/PPFgQ4
Weathermen warn of 'extreme' fire risk, but cooler weekend forecast http://dlvr.it/PPCgxZ
Ronaldo to pay Spanish tax authorities €14.7 million he owes "as a show of good will", reports TVE.
Spanish court reins in Catalan foreign policy ambitions http://dlvr.it/PP9tsP
Pope Francis to send funds to South Sudan after Vatican rules out papal visit http://dlvr.it/PPCk33
Popolare Di Vicenza Chairman: Intesa Offer For Veneto Banks Seen As The Best Possible Offer, Need To Wait For Gvt Response - RTRS
Popolare Di Vicenza Chairman Tells Reuters Hopes Deal On Veneto Banks Can Be Reached This Weekend - RTRS
#Italy risk spread over Germany continues to shrink, hits to lowest since Jan as 5-Star Movement relegated Euro referendum pledge to Plan B.
Analysis: Rome mayor's anti-migrant stance signals a shift to the right for the Five Star Movement http://dlvr.it/PPBmCx
Convicted Italian 'Years of Lead' bomber arrested in Portugal http://dlvr.it/PP9w98
All reports of Syrian Gov planning to attack Afrin are false. No coordination with Erdogan & any issues are separately related to SyAF pilot
Raqqa almost isolated , just a kilometer left at this point.
Raqqa map. ISIS is now besieged in the city
Turkey, Russia may deploy soldiers to Syria’s Idlib for monitoring: Spokesperson http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-russia-may-deploy-soldiers-to-syrias-idlib-for-monitoring-spokesperson.aspx?pageID=238&nID=114664&NewsCatID=510 …
The first images of what's left of Al-Nuri Mosque and its minaret in #Mosul Old City.
Haftar forms security room to deal w/ banking hours, calls on businessmen to deposit money in banks to ease crisis http://www.alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/145424/ …
NATO Secretary General: NATO views the Unity Gov't as the sole representative of the Libyan people http://www.alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/145462/ …
Misrata militia prevents Tawerghans returning home - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/06/22/misrata-militia-prevents-tawerghans-returning-home/ …
Mitiga airport temporarily closed: contradictory reasons given -
In reference to #GNA 's decree of military zone segmentation and upgrading some Military officers , we deny any cooperation in that regard
Qatar - Gulf Crisis...
List of demands presented below...
List of demands from Arab Quartet to Qatar - 1-13 , ten days accept.
A list of 13 demands by Saudi et al to Qatar has been released.
#Qatar crisis Day 17: •Demands "in days" via Kuwait •Libya, Syria, Bahrain,figures in Qatar high on list •Doha seeks 10%of American Airlines
Expats working for Qatar Petroleum and other orgs say their employers have cancelled holidays and barred them from leaving Qatar
Qatari official tell Reuters some leave had been cancelled in "essential government sectors" to keep staff on hand to cope with the crisis
"Iran..began exporting food to Qatar..as unprecedented Gulf crisis left the isolated emirate w/o..links it usually relies on to import food"
First ship carrying food departs Turkey for Qatar http://sabahdai.ly/C2iPOM
Stakes in 18 companies were transferred earlier this year, before Qatar's diplomatic rift with other Gulf states.