BoJ Summary Of Opinions Of July 19-20 Meeting: Repeated Delays In Price Target Could Undermine BoJ's Credibility
BoJ: Should Set New JGB Target Of JPY45tln, Then Cut Says 10-Yr Yield Target Range Should Not Be Read Strictly
BoJ: Additional Monetary Easing Not Needed As Upward Momentum In Prices Is Intact
One BoJ Member: Need For In-Depth Discussion About ETF Purchases
Japan June Retail Sales 0.2 pct m/m (est 0.4pct prev -1.5pct) Japan June Retail Trade 2.1 pct y/y (est 2.4pct prev 2.1pct)
Japan June Overall Household Spending 2.3pct y/y (est 0.5pct, prev -0.1pct)
Japan June Jobs-Applicants Ratio Rises To 1.51 From 1.49 In May - Govt (Reuters Poll: 1.50)
Japan June Nationwide Core CPI +0.4 Pct Yr/Yr - Govt (Reuters Poll: +0.4 Pct) Japan June Nationwide Overall CPI +0.4 Pct Yr/Yr
Japan Planning Sanctions Against N Korea Reports Japan Times
Japan inflation data day - 3 banks with 3 different views
A big day on the economic data calendar in Asia - buckle up!
Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Dollar moves higher. Better data raises GDP expectations
US stocks mixed but off lows at the close
US crude oil futures settle at $49.04/BBL
( Much more "Blow-By-Blow" At Twitter T.L )
Russia Probes / Russia Sanctions / Russia Grab Bag
Senate approves combined Russia/North Korea/Iran sanctions bill, 98-2. Sens. Sanders & Paul voted no.
Royce on combined Iran/Russia/North Korea sanctions bill: I urge the president to sign it into law.”
Trump hasn't said he would sign Russia/NKorea/Iran sanctions bill. Schumer notes Hse/Senate have votes to override Trump
Graham writing bill to block Trump from firing special counsel http://hill.cm/WAXlO1S
Healthcare - Senate Bill Vote-A-Rama
The end of another wild day on Capitol Hill
Trump threatens to let Obamacare implode , but what about the rest of the Trump agenda ?
Senate GOP HC Bill collapses , not even the skinny repeal bill could be passed.
McConnell on failing to repeal/replace Obamacare: I regret our efforts were simply not enough this time
Senate adjourns until 4 pm July 31. Will work on nominations. No clearance to do defense bill
#BREAKING Senate defeats "skinny repeal" amendment. Didn't defeat bill. Yet. Collins, Murkowski, McCain voted no. Vote was 51 to 49
The text of the skinny bill is out. And they got medical device tax repealed but just for a few years
Text of updated health care bill posted: https://www.budget.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HealthCareFreedomAct.pdf …
GOPers say updated health care bill repeals individual/employer mandate, medical device tax, funds community health centers
GOPers say their updated health care bill gives states flexibility to allow consumers to buy health care plan they want
1) House Rules Committee just passed something they call Martial Law, which gives them total control, enabling them to enact Senate bill.
2) This is no longer hypothetical. They are doing it in plain sight. This will be law by Sunday unless one more Republican stands up.
Vocabulary: "Vote-a-rama is an extended block of back-to-back-to-back Senate votes related to the budget (used this yr for health care)"
http://MoveOn.org , AFL-CIO, Public Citizen, People for the American Way, SEIU plan health care protest at Capitol tonight.
GOP WI Sen Johnson: The skinny bill doesn't come close to repealing Obamacare
McCain on health care bill. Says the bill is being rammed through. Says he's a no unless there's a path to a conf cmte
Graham: We need assurance from the Spkr & his team (the skinny repeal) will not be the final product
Sen Graham: I'm not going to vote for a bill that is terrible policy & horrible politics just because we have to get something done.
Just a tad overstated , just a tad....
Key House conservative: "Skinny repeal" is "ugly to the bone," we shouldn't pass it http://hill.cm/8a9yV0V
JUST IN: Top healthcare groups come out against GOP's "skinny" ObamaCare repeal plan http://hill.cm/or2cyjb
JUST IN: Four GOP senators threaten to break with party, block "skinny" ObamaCare repeal http://hill.cm/9j105Mh
HOUSE PASSES $788B BUDGET, INCLUDING $1.6B DOWN PAYMENT ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER WALL: AP. $USDMXN
House ok’s combined Pentagon/VA/energy water/Congressional operations bill with $1.6 billion for border wall, 235-192
House now voting on combined spending bill for Pentagon/VA/Congressional operations/energy water programs. Includes $1.6b for border wall
Goodlatte/Judiciary Cmte GOPers call for 2nd special counsel to probe Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, et al.
Mouth agape. Struggling to grasp thinking here.
Sessions: Trump's attacks are "hurtful" http://thebea.st/2u2KYfN
Well deserved for all of them.
Scalise on USCP officers: I would not be here today without the bravery of Crystal and David. They saved my life, and are my heroes.
This story is finally getting some traction !
U.S. ARMY GENERAL CAUTIONS THAT 'TIME IS RUNNING OUT' FOR PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO #NORTHKOREA CRISIS, SUPPORTS DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS: RTRS
.@OIRSpox confirms to pentagon press that Shohad al Quartyan will no longer receive coalition support
Harvey out. 1 of Petraeus proteges.Rprtdly advocated for more aggressive US posture in Syria that Trump/DoD rejected
Rajoy's teflon coating may tested..
Big breach in Spain , Justice Ministry forced to shutdown Spain's Court intranet.
LexNET like "an e-mail inbox between lawyers and the courts". Notifications, trial docs, evidence photos, banks, addresses, social security.
Poland’s Kaczynski says sticking to judicial reform plans http://bit.ly/2w4dGi1
Poland responds to EUC actions today...
PM eyes shift to growth, saying sovereignty can be regained http://dlvr.it/PZ0J3f
No questions asked for tax rebates up to 10,000 euros http://dlvr.it/PYzdJy
Flexible labor boosts job market’s growth potential http://dlvr.it/PYzdFQ
Newspapers more influential than social media during general election - poll http://bit.ly/2eO1GxH
ICYMI: Michael Gove sparks Brexit split with Liam Fox by ruling out importing of chlorine-washed US chicken http://bit.ly/2vZleTa
Tory minister says free movement will end on the day Britain quits the EU http://bit.ly/2tLNmMM
U.K. May Walk Out of Brexit Negotiations With EU: Daily Express
EU threatens to hold brexit talks hostage until it's satisfied "sufficient progress" is made on the financial settlement aspect....
Opposition pushes ahead with no-confidence motion against defence minister http://dlvr.it/PYwzhh
Swedish Transport Agency outsourced its IT operations to IBM in 2015 , ignored warnings from Swedish Security Service , sidestepped rules.
EUC confrontation with Poland continues to heat up w/ this rule of law recommendation and infringement procedure on the basis of EU law.
Europe Grab Bag....
Slovak PM Robert Fico says EU decision making at 27 doesn't work & calls for more regional meetings. Brussels centralists won't like that.
In case one has wondered why the German Election this Fall have garner so little attention...
France to nationalise STX shipyard instead of letting Italy's Fincantieri own a majority.So much for Macron's France being open for business
Here we go...
Italy has been seeking help from its EU brethren from some time and has been ignored and this may have political consequences.
Odds & Ends....
JW filed lawsuit w/ State & Treasury Dept for details on the $400 million payment made by the Obama admin to Iran. http://jwatch.us/rEhSBn
Sources: U.S. seeks to test Iran deal with more inspections
BREAKING: Iranian media say that Iran has successfully launched a rocket carrying a satellite into space.
UAE asks banks to freeze accounts of those named on Qatar-linked blacklist Latest updates on Qatar-Gulf crisis http://aje.io/4c9au
18 months later , check out the difference !
Before Russia intervention - Syria Gov't clearly on the ropes.....
HTS fighters from Arsal to be sent to Idlib. Lebanese Army to focus next on ISIS in Ras Ba’albak & Qa’a Barrens areas of NE Lebanon.
#AQ HQ in #Arsal was under direct attack when AQ accepted 2lay down their weapons &accept 2leave w/ light weapons only (& accumulated money)
PC deputy-head Maetig flouts Serraj's authority - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/07/27/pc-deputy-head-maetig-flouts-serrajs-authority/ …
UN Security Council lauds Serraj-Hafter Paris Joint Delaration - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/07/27/un-security-council-lauds-serraj-hafter-paris-joint-delaration/ …
Electricity engineers attacked in Shatti power station burglary -
Haftar rules out being a member in any presidential council in the future. #Libya
It appears foreign supporters of Field Marshall Hafter may include Egypt , UAE , Israel and France.....
In key interview to al Hayat, Haftar says Saif Gaddafi is free, safe & welcome. Unity btw LNA & Misrata shown by recent meetings in Cairo