Economic data due from Asia today (Aussie GDP ... but who cares?)
New Zealand - ANZ Job Ads for May: -0.6% m/m (prior +0.4%)
Japan press - MoF wants direct exchange of yen without using USD as intermediary
China Likely To Seek To Establish Additional Overseas Military Bases In Friendly Nations - Pentagon Report To Congress
US stocks end the day with negative signs
Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Dollar retreat to the downside led by USDJPY
OIL - private inventory data shows US crude stocks bigger than expected draw
UK election modelling indicates 60+ seat majority for Conservatives
Something to file away for Thursday post vote analysis. ..
FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER COLLOMB SAYS THE ATTACKER CARRIED IDENTITY CARD OF ALGERIAN STUDENT. SHOUTED "THIS IS FOR SYRIA": RTRS #PARIS
RTRS - OPINIUM POLL WAS CONDUCTED ON JUNE 4-6, AFTER SATURDAY ATTACK IN LONDON
Nine in ten older voters want a social care cap - survey http://bit.ly/2qSDift
NEW Theresa May tells Brits: Go out and vote to defy the terrorists http://bit.ly/2qToX2h
Boris Johnson sees ‘no reason’ to withdraw Donald Trump state invite despite Sadiq Khan feud http://bit.ly/2sc2wt4
Key seats to watch on Thursday. ..
No seems to be carrying the day in this particular poll regarding Scottish independence.....
BREAKING: Reports that the London bridge is on lockdown for unknown reason. Updates soon...
More on London Bridge office buildings evacuations...
Quite a read...why polls may be very misleading heading into Thursday's General Election.
Southwark offices evacuated today and lockdown may continue for Wednesday..
EU braced for UK to quit Brexit negotiations over summer - FT
Metropolitan Police: Zaghba was an Italian national and 'not a police or MI5 subject of interest.' He and 2 others shot dead on Saturday.
BREAKING: British police name 3rd London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba. Italian media say he was Moroccan-Italian.
2)Though no name or claim released, pro-#ISIS channels promoting attack; posting pictures/updates, and celebratory messages.
3)Incident comes 2 days after pro-#ISIS channels disseminated French-language letter warning gov to end its role in"oppression of Muslims"
UPDATE: French media reports a police officer shot a man who tried to attack him front of Notre Dame #Paris.
Man who attempted to attack a police officer with a hammer , shot and wounded..
BANCO SANTANDER CONSIDERING CAPITAL INCREASE OF ABOVE 5 BLN EUROS AS PART OF POTENTIAL OFFER FOR ITS SMALLER RIVAL BANCO POPULAR ESPANOL
So for now still no official news—from Spain or the UK—on the whereabouts or condition of Ignacio Echeverría.
Spanish Home Office to us just now: "OK Diario screwed up. Home Office has not said anything [about Ignacio Echeverría]".
HSBC, Ignacio Echeverria's employer in London, responds to request for comment on his whereabouts or their own investigation: "No comment".
.@metpoliceuk refuses to confirm or deny report in OK Diario of death of Ignacio Echeverría, which cites Spanish Home Office sources.
Spain's Interior ministry labels as "false" reports Tuesday afternoon on Spanish website about 39 year-old banker Ignacio Echeverria
Greek ruling party says IMF debt proposal not helpful in impasse: RTRS
SYRIZA's political secretariat meeting under Tsipras since 10am. Difficult subjects on the table: debt talks, Eurogroup
Italy said to review option for rescue of Veneto banks
Italy, EMG poll: M5S-EFDD: 30% PD-S&D: 28% FI-EPP: 13% LN-ENF: 13% FdI-*: 5% MDP-S&D: 3% AP-EPP: 3% SI-LEFT: 2%
Italy Economy Undersec: Failure Of The Veneto Banks Would Create A Systemic Crisis, Hit The Entire Italian Economy – RTRS
Italian police bust migrant trafficking ring in Sicily http://dlvr.it/PK9T1d
German Chancellor Merkel: Willing To Restart TTIP Negotiations With US
RTRS - U.S. SUGAR PRODUCERS SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED U.S.-MEXICO SUGAR TRADE AGREEMENT CONTAINS 'MAJOR LOOPHOLE' -STATEMENT
Down-sizing expectations for the Comey Hearing already? It's just Tuesday !
In statement tonight, US-led coalition says it "destroyed additional pro-Syrian regime forces" advancing near its al-Tanf air base today.
Anthem still in 13 Obamacare Exchanges in other states-but logic for exiting Ohio probably not state specific.
MNUCHIN SAYS U.S. PRIORITY IS TO NEGOTIATE VERY SPECIFIC MARKET ISSUES IN RELATIONS WITH CHINA, NOT BILATERAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENT
I think a bet on Trump tweeting during Comey's testimony is money in the Bank. My over/under # is 3.
Anthem pulls out of Ohio Exchange ! Another insurer hits the road from Obamacare.
MEXICO ECONOMY MINISTER SAYS U.S.-MEXICO SUGAR DEAL TO CUT PROPORTION OF MEXICAN EXPORTS OF REFINED SUGAR TO 30 PCT
Goldman catching flak from US Officials regarding bond deal involving Venezuela. ..
Qatar shouldn't expect any help from POTUS..
...extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!
So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding...
POTUS tweets on Qatar vs " The Avengers" political and economic war...
Trump seems to be siding with "The Avengers" and against villain Emir of Qatar , aka "Loki"...
Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH
The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.
"It's the greatest hoax of all time. I was there throughout the campaign," Eric Trump on Russia collusion, in interview with @TomLlamasABC.
Leaking of this NSA document gives credence to claims of political leakage..
US military confirms battle for Raqqa, in Syria, is underway. 24 airstrikes launched in past 24 hours against ISIS fighting positions etc
Qatar Vs KSA Et Al...
( Most recent key items , more at timeline )
Important thread listing the 10 demands that Saudi Arabia has made to Qatar re terrorism. Includes immediately closing @AlJazeera
2) Officially apologizing for all GCC governments for the insults, fake news they've tolerated from broadcaster by Aljazeera
3) Expelling all Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members from Qatar. 4) Stop interfering in Egypt's affairs immediately
5) Stop sponsoring or funding any terror groups in any way, shape or form.
6) Freezing Hamas leaders bank accounts and prohibiting any financial transactions with/by them in that regard
7) Vowing not to have any future policies or political roles that contradict the GCC unified polices
8) Shutting down Aljazeera TV network immediately and abiding by the pact agreed upon by Doha in 2012 during late King Abdullah rule
9) Expelling all the personalities, figures who have known aggressive stances against GCC countries from Qatar
10) In case Qatar fully agreed to all above, an urgent meeting of GCC leaders to be held in Jeddah,KSA 2mrw to ink the irrevocable deal
Jordan cuts back relations with Qatar and closes local Al Jazeera outlet.
Followup to post this morning >>Biggest Middle East Ports Shun #Qatar as Saudis Tighten Isolation https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-06/biggest-middle-east-ports-shun-qatar-as-saudis-tighten-isolation?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social … #OOTT
Trump tweet means Saudis less likely to back down off likely extremely punishing terms of surrender by Qatar.
Qatari Foreign Minister: We are willing to sit and talk. We are not a superpower. We are not believing in solving things with confrontation.
The world's biggest container shipping line, Maersk ,says its no longer able to transport goods in or out of Qatar after GCC,Egypt blockade
PENTAGON GRATEFUL TO QATAR FOR SUPPORT OF U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE AND "ENDURING COMMITMENT TO REGIONAL SECURITY even if you fund terrorists
Riyal under pressure as KSA , UAE Banks halt transactions w/ Qatari Banks and Bahrain Banks delay business.
UAE CENTRAL BANK MET TODAY TO DISCUSS QATAR CRISIS, PREPARING GUIDELINES FOR BANKS ON QATAR-RELATED TRANSACTIONS -SOURCES
Qatar flights using alternative flight plans as crucial airspace access cutoff...
BREAKING: Philippines temporarily suspends deployment of Filipino workers to crisis-gripped Qatar.
Setting out the state of play and updates as of early Tuesday morning for GCC crisis featuring Qatar....
Saudi, UAE banks hold off on Qatar deals; central banks investigate exposure: sources http://reut.rs/2sbmiVI
GCC Crisis set to cause considerable logistical problems for shipping of oil....