Economic data due from Asia today - a light calendar
China Local Govt Debt in Some Areas Exceeds Warning Level: Daily
China reclaims its position as the top foreign owner of US Treasuries
US Total Net TIC Flows (USD) Jun: 7.7B (prev R 54.7B) -Net Long-Term TIC Flows (USD) Jun: 34.4B (prev 91.9B)
Forexlive Americas FX news wrap: Strong retail sales send to dollar higher
OIL - private inventory data shows much larger than expected draw in US crude inventory
US stocks end the session mixed. Little changed.
Transcript of presser....
JUST IN: AFL-CIO officials resign from Presidential Council on Manufacturing.
Richard Trumka: "I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism; I resign, effective immediately."
When you lose panelists appearing on Fox....
Fifth and sixth business leaders quit Trump manufacturing council over Charlottesville response http://hill.cm/Q0Gofoa
Forgotten Infrastructure Highlights.....
EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ESTABLISH PROTOCOL OF “ONE FEDERAL DECISION” FOR MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS - WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON
[RTRS] - TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER TO SET A TWO-YEAR GOAL FOR COMPLETION OF THE PERMITTING PROCESS FOR MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS -WH
Pres. Exec. Order: To establish protocol of one federal decision for major infrastructure projects
Trump on healthcare: Unfortunately John McCain decided to vote against it at the last minute you'll have to ask John McCain why he did that
Congressional Budget Office: Premiums would jump 20% if Trump payments cut
JOHNSON & JOHNSON CEO ALEX GORSKY TO REMAIN ON TRUMP COUNCIL
GOP senator: I'm meeting weekly with Trump team about new ObamaCare repeal plan http://hill.cm/eqzHEWW
Dem lawmaker arrested at White House for immigration protest http://hill.cm/en45kUw
Elaine Chao on Trump-McConnell feud: "I stand by my man — both of them" http://hill.cm/qxMoa2I
JUST IN: Trump refuses to give Bannon vote of confidence: "We'll see what happens" http://hill.cm/z0B61EC
Over half of Americans (53%) can't imagine anything Trump can do to change their mind on approving/disapproving of him per new Monmouth poll
CBS News Radio citing sources state Steve Bannon could lose his job this week. Fwiw.
Gorka and her husband, @SebGorka have collaborated on numerous writings about the threat of radical Islam.
Theresa May to focus on defence and trade during Japan visit
Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland
Brexit update (1)
Brexit update (2)
Brexit update (3)
Brexit update (4)
Review of decades-old laws to help firms http://dlvr.it/PfCfX0
The defenseless citizen http://dlvr.it/PfCdpw
Out-of-court debt scheme moving slowly http://dlvr.it/PfCfXY
PM aides insist Tsakalotos will remain finance minister http://dlvr.it/PfCdyN
.@campsoscar says the Libyan Coast Guard is threatening to open fire on the Spanish NGO boat if it does not comply.
The Golfo Azzurro now appears to be heading away from the Libyan coast.
Turns out Ahrar really was not a major sized force , only 800 core fighters. No wonder Al Qaeda pushed them around.
Going to definitely take a lot of time...
State Dept on Turkey"after coup attempt gov detained over 75,000 officials/suspended 3,600 Diyanet staff for allegedly being linked t Gulen"
BREAKING: Algeria PM sacked after less than three months in office: presidency
Tanker Atlas Voyager to be allowed to finish loading oil cargo at #Libya Zueitina port after workers were promised demands to be met: BBG
Row over Misrata military delegation in Qatar - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/08/15/row-over-misrata-military-delegation-in-qatar/ …
Syrian Army and allies are advancing towards 2 fronts (Bīr Hasiye and al-Taybah) threatening to encircle IS into 2 pockets in central Syria
Tanks & heavy vehicles belonging to PMU, 9th Division and Federal Police reach outskirts of Tell Afar amid preemptive strikes on IS in city
Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years http://reut.rs/2wZPHku
Iran could quit nuclear deal in 'hours' if new U.S. sanctions imposed: Rouhani http://reut.rs/2x0g8Gx
3 0f 4 have been forcibly removed back to KSA and then have not been heard from.
Total deficit in Q-2 2017 was cut to $12.4bn. Public debt rose from $84bn to $91bn - amid continuing decline in oil sale revenue.
Odds & Ends...
Sign of the times..
Certainly could come to pass..
CHINA FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS URGENT TASK IS FOR U.S., N.KOREA TO "PUT BRAKES" ON MUTUALLY IRRITATING WORDS AND ACTIONS: RTRS
Military action conditioned upon SK approval...not likely anything jumps off imminently.
Bitcoin set new record of over $4,480 in overnight trading....pocket rocket bitcoin just moving to the beat of its own drummer....