US TWO-YEAR NOTE YIELDS RISE TO 1.45 PERCENT, HIGHEST SINCE NOV. 2008
Rabobank maintains its call that the $FOMC will not hike again in 2017
DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 37.95 POINTS, OR 0.17 PERCENT, AT 22,408.75
S&P 500 UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 1.30 POINTS, OR 0.05 PERCENT, AT 2,507.95
NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 5.86 POINTS, OR 0.09 PERCENT, AT 6,455.46
US 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO 2.27 PCT, HIGHEST SINCE AUG. 16
*FED KEEPS RATES UNCHANGED, PLANS BALANCE-SHEET RUNOFF IN OCT.
*FED FORECASTS STILL SIGNAL ANOTHER 2017 HIKE, 3 MORE IN 2018
*FED: HURRICANES UNLIKELY TO ALTER ECONOMY'S COURSE MEDIUM TERM
GREECE LOOKING AT BOND SWAP, REPLACING 20 ISSUED IN 2012 WITH FOUR OR FIVE NEW ONES - GOVT SOURCES
GREEK BOND CONSOLIDATION PROPOSAL WOULD AIM TO DEEPEN LIQUIDITY, HELP PREPARE FOR FULL RETURN TO BOND MARKET – GOVT SOURCES
FRANCE'S CAC 40 UP 0.06 PCT, GERMANY'S DAX UP 0.06 PCT, SPAIN'S IBEX DOWN 0.94 PCT
ESM'S REGLING SAYS PERMANENT PRESIDENT OF THE EUROGROUP COULD BE USEFUL, OCCUPANT COULD BECOME EURO AREA FINANCE MINISTER
ESM CHIEF REGLING SAYS WE DO NOT NEED FULL FISCAL UNION TO MAKE EU MONETARY UNION WORK
EXCLUSIVE - UNICREDIT HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST TO GERMAN GOVERNMENT IN MERGER WITH COMMERZBANK - SOURCES
RUSSIA'S http://C.BANK DOES NOT DISCLOSE HOW MUCH LIQUIDITY IT DECIDED TO PROVIDE B&N BANK
RUSSIA'S http://C.BANK SAYS PROVIDED B&N BANK WITH EMERGENCY LIQUIDITY
Asia Calendar For Thursday...
Weaker once again...
Trump can never sell that here in the US - that would go down worse than his reversal on DACA...
NK Testing Program nuggets...
Trump's China-Sanctions Madness Imperils The Dollar http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-20/trumps-china-sanctions-madness-imperils-dollar …
S Korea Sept Exports 20 Days 31.1pct y/y (prev 11.6pct) S Korea Sept Imports 20 Days23.9 pct y/y (prev 11.2pct)
New Zealand Q2 GDP 0.8pct q/q (est 0.8pct, prev rev 0.6pct) New Zealand Q2 GDP 2.5pct y/y (est 2.5pct, prev 2.5pct)
Western Digital’s Sandisk Subsidiaries Initiate New Arbitration Proceedings Against Toshiba In The ICC International Court Of Arbitration
N.K. foreign minister says Trump threat is 'sound of dog barking' : Yonhap
North Korea bans residents living near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site
New Zealand in focus...
Bank of Japan later today...
( Much More At Twitter TL...)
After the devastation of Maria ( and following damage from Irma ) , it could take 4-6 months before electricity is restored to Puerto Rico !
Puerto Rico really weakened Maria-from a Cat 4 down to Cat 2.
Trail of destruction for sure...
Starting To receive images from Puerto Rico. My sister just sent me this. It’s from Utuado my hometown. #HurricaneMaria
After Puerto Rico, Maria will pass just offshore of D.R. and Turks & Caicos. Its path offshore the U.S. is highly uncertain but weaker.
If you have family in Puerto Rico, its Governor says the island will suffer nearly 100% power loss. No contact doesn't mean the worst.
White House: Trump Is Sending Rescue Teams To Mexico After Earthquake https://trib.al/q0beuGn
JUST IN: President Trump "offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams, which are being deployed now" to Mexico after earthquake
The destruction in Mexico city is shocking. Still no reports on rural areas closer to the epicentre of the quake. Does not bode well
More than 200 people have been killed across central Mexico in the deadliest earthquake to hit in 32 years http://aje.io/cub2c
Volunteers create human chain to clear rubble from a collapsed building in Mexico City after major earthquake. http://nbcnews.to/2fz4ADY
As Mexico Struggles with Earthquake Relief, Authorities Urge Volunteers to Lend a Hand http://bit.ly/2wH5jZm
Keep Mexico in your thoughts -and your prayers ( for those who pray to a higher power.)
Amazing show of teamwork and unity during Mexico’s earthquake rescue efforts.
UK update - Tory updates 1
Tory updates - 2
Tory updates - 3
Tory updates - 4
Brexit Bill update..
( Much More At TL- See Various Spain Report Tweets )
Captures a lot of what has happened at lightning pace...
SPAIN'S PM RAJOY CALLS ON CATALONIA LEADERS TO CANCEL BANNED INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM
VIDEO: Angry protests break out in Barcelona as police detain Catalan officials http://dlvr.it/PpHDxs
Madrid has imposed 'de facto' state of emergency in Catalonia http://dlvr.it/PpHDn4
Spain takes control of Catalonia's finances to block referendum http://dlvr.it/PpCMZq
Maybe yes , maybe no ...
Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill has "very good chance" of passing, Trump tells reporters before his meeting with Egyptian leader.
Breaking: #Iran is adhering to Nuclear Deal, says Head of US Strategic Command Gen John Hyten
MUELLER IS SAID TO SEEK DOCUMENTS RELATED TO COMEY FIRING: WAPO
Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President
Iran’s president blasts U.S. effort to change nuclear deal, laments “rogue newcomers” https://bloom.bg/2xRelIw
Abe says time for talk is over-so both Trump and Abe running out patience...
JUST IN: Sen. Majority Leader McConnell intends to put Graham-Cassidy health care bill on Senate floor next week, spokesperson says - @kasie
"Threats to 'totally destroy' North Korea are illegal, damaging" http://hill.cm/Ebj05Fj
Judiciary Cmte chair Grassley: We have tried to talk to Manafort's lawyers for weeks and we don't get a phone call returned
Yeah , not a shocker...NK plans more gifts for US and POTUS.
And this will become the latest steaming hot mess , if that plays out.
*takes out popcorn*
JUST IN: Study: New ObamaCare repeal would cost states $215 billion http://hill.cm/AjU7L6V
Haley: "Tillerson is not going anywhere. I can vouch for that."
North Korea plan is "still a diplomatically led effort," Mattis says.
Mattis: "At this time, we must also recognize the somber reality that military options must be available in order to protect" US and allies
"Tones Down" - a nice way of messaging that yesterday's rhetoric can be ignored by North Korea , Iran & Venezuela.
Trump blasts “friend” Rand Paul: “He is such a negative force” on fixing healthcare http://hill.cm/5QjGKRp