Economic data due from Asia today - RBA meeting minutes
AUD traders - RBA minutes due today, preview.
Futures continued to slide overnight #ausbiz
Critically, KCNA's second statement rolls back explicit link to B-1B flights, now about UFG exercises in one week.
North Korea taking a step back from the cliff's edge..
Extremely important announcement by North Korea, Kim Jong Un is de-escalating, putting Guam plan on ice [for now] https://kcnawatch.co/newstream/1502749950-753062439/kim-jong-un-inspects-kpa-strategic-force-command/ …
MEDIA: Please report this carefully. Read the statement. Ask North Korea experts what the message/signal to US/South Korea is.
We are NOT out of the woods. Both sides need to keep taking steps to de-escalate in words & deed. Diplomacy needs to go in high gear.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on plan for Guam missile strikes
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Received Report From Its Army On Plan To Launch Missiles Toward Guam - KCNA
Sr defense official: US satellites observe North Korea mobile missile launcher movement, intermediate ballistic missile launch prep possible
Mayang-do port, is probably where the ROMEO-class attack submarine came from as the North prepares a new series of “at sea” test launches.
S&P index ends the session up 1.00%. Nasdaq even better.
Forexlive Americas Forex news wrap: USD rebounds as tensions fade/stocks rebound
Crude oil futures settle at $47.59 /bbl
Trump threatening a military solution in Venezuela was an enormous gift to Maduro
Venezuela Ambassador bangs so called US intervention drum..
Defense Dept: Trump has not asked for "military option" on North Korea despite claiming he did http://hill.cm/lSIAHkr
Mattis states the USA "will take it out" if any missile is aimed at US and "could escalate into war"
BREAKING: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Guam is 'well protected' from any potential attack.
Defense Secretary Mattis warns that if the #DPRK fires missiles at the United States, "it could escalate into war."
Tillerson discusses North Korea...
Interesting , seems China wants to remain ambiguous on its intentions for now.
General Dunford statement today regarding North Korea.
"Investigating China over its IP policies, especially practice of forcing US companies operating in CN to transfer technological know-how."
Canada sets forth their key goals in NAFTA talks.
*CANADA TO RESIST BUY-AMERICA TYPE PROVISIONS IN TALKS: FREELAND
*CANADA COMMITTED TO GOOD DEAL, `NOT JUST ANY DEAL: FREELAND
Under Armour CEO leaves the President Manufacturing Council.
AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka "assessing" role in Trump council http://thebea.st/2uDsCHv
After getting booted from Daily Stormed by Go Daddy and moving to Google , Google boots them off as well.
"Jeff Sessions just made a bold move on terrorism in Charlottesville" http://hill.cm/b3Up7qB
Good: Illinois Senate passes measure to label white nationalists a terror organization: http://hill.cm/XLOgygl
#BREAKING US President Donald Trump singles out KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists as 'repugnant'
BREAKING: Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as 'criminals and thugs,' says 'racism is evil.'
POTUS speaks out firmly and unambiguously today.
Pres. Trump: Civil rights investigation opened into deadly vehicle attack amid "racist violence" in Charlottesville.
Speaking under a portrait of George Washington, Pres Trump said all those who engaged in racist violence "will be held fully accountable."
Ken Frazier-not just a first rate lawyer and excellent CEO , but very much a man of principle. Takes a stand today.
Police find illegal Bitcoin farm at Ukrainian state institute | KyivPost https://buff.ly/2vB6DhD
After front page @NYTimes story, 'expert' backtracks on claim that Ukraine sent rocket engines to North Korea
Ukraine issues a very clear and firm denial of NYT piece.
Ukraine pushes back on new #NorthKorea ballistic missile engine proliferation concerns.
Transport staff urge summer schedule change http://dlvr.it/Pf2Tq7
Series of fires turn up heat on the government http://dlvr.it/Pf29Vx
Population set to shrink up to 18 pct by 2050 http://dlvr.it/Pf29Hc
Greek Jan-July gov't budget surplus beats target on lower spending http://dlvr.it/PdzTtx
Large fire burns for second day, threatens homes near Athens http://dlvr.it/PdzV2Q
UK Gvt: Britain Will Propose Post-Brexit Interim Customs Agreement With EU But Demand Right To Negotiate Other Trade Deals - RTRS
Labour MPs hit out at DWP's 'reward for failure' over £20k bonuses
Almost half of Brits urge Theresa May to quit before next election - poll
ICYMI WATCH: Arch-Blairite John McTernan joins Momentum
Alex Salmond urged to apologise over Edinburgh Fringe sex joke
Pro-Brexit campaign group launches bid to deselect Philip Hammond and Amber Rudd
Girl dead, four hurt after car 'deliberately' smashes into restaurant east of Paris http://dlvr.it/Pf4T32
Fwiw , driver in Paris incident may have been suicidal.
Police blame communication error for misreporting 'mass brawl' among refugees http://dlvr.it/Pf0Lvk
Merkel condemns 'disgusting' far-right violence in US http://dlvr.it/PdzjKV
Germany probes three Swiss spies on suspicion of snooping on tax authorities: report http://dlvr.it/PdyBPl
NATO, the Med, Iran: study details extent of cyber attacks on Italy http://dlvr.it/Pf11Fr
Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone http://dlvr.it/PdnKzv
Odds & Ends....
#Libya No update yet on Sunday detention in Tripoli of former PM Ali Zeidan
More on this: Saudi Ambassador is being recalled from Russia because Riyadh is not satisfied with his performance, he will stay in KSA
BREAKING: More than 200 bodies at Sierra Leone morgue after floods, mudslides, says coroner official.
Where is the outrage from the UN and West ? Oil wealth of KSA seems to tie tongues...
MBS allegedly wants out of the Yemen War he was eager to get KSA involved in...
China to comply with UN sanctions effective Sept 5th......recall crude oil and mineral oil not covered by most recent UNSC sanctions.
Aden bank said late Saturday the Saudi-led coalition had not given landing permits for air shipments of cash 13 times for unknown reasons.