#Greece's banking index drops almost 6% despite Greek bank reliance on ELA falls to €30.8bn in August.
Shares of Swiss National Bank (SNB) keep rallying. Closed at a fresh lifetime high amid a baby step toward MonPol normalization.
This chart shows that #ECB is more active in markets than its headline QE purchases indicate as it reinvests maturing bonds. (via Jefferies)
STERLING HITS $1.34 FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR
*DUTCH STATE TO SELL 7% STAKE IN ABN AMRO VIA PLACING
FRANCE'S CAC 40 UP 0.2 PCT, GERMANY'S DAX DOWN 0.1 PCT, SPAIN'S IBEX DOWN 0.2 PCT
NASDAQ UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 31.19 POINTS, OR 0.48 PERCENT, AT 6,429.00
S&P 500 UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES DOWN 2.60 POINTS, OR 0.10 PERCENT, AT 2,495.77
DOW JONES UNOFFICIALLY CLOSES UP 47.92 POINTS, OR 0.22 PERCENT, AT 22,206.10
TRUMP ON FED CHAIR YELLEN: SAID HE RESPECTS YELLEN, SAYS "THE STOCK MARKET IS DOING VERY WELL"
U.S. CRUDE OIL FUTURES SETTLE AT $49.89/BBL, UP 59 CENTS, 1.20 PCT
AT LEAST 2 CANADIAN OIL SUPPLIERS NO LONGER ALLOWED TO TRADE DIRECTLY WITH CITGO FOLLOWING U.S. SANCTIONS -SOURCES
EXCLUSIVE-BANKS, CRUDE SUPPLIERS RELUCTANT TO EXTEND CREDIT TO CITGO FOLLOWING U.S. SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA -SOURCES
Calendar For Friday pertaining to Asia !
Initial estimates of #NorthKorea ballistic missile launch places splashdown roughly 2000km downrange. Sounds like a similar profile to last
BREAKING: North Korea fired missile over Hokkaido at 7:06 a.m. that splashed down in Pacific about 2,000 km east of Cape Erimo at 7:16 a.m.
OK Coin and Huobi to meet with China Regulators Friday. Lee says Bitcoin Exchange suspensions a good thing. Book it.
Bitcoin down 13.73% at coindesk bpi.A chilly 531 point cliff dive today.
North Korean workers returning home from China , as contracts aren't being renewed by Employers.
If true , shocking. Wonder why this is being put out there now though ?
Non-Existent Foundation for Russian Hacking Charge http://nef4rhc.wordpress.com/ Sent to Mueller, Rosenstein+House/Senate Judiciary/Intel Comms
Trump says he has "total confidence" in Mnuchin. Says he has 'confidence' in Cohn.
Update: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state expects to seek more than $50B in federal housing funding post Harvey.
I Will testify voluntarily for the House Intell committee Sept 26th . Time to clear the air on the Russian collusion delusional #witchunt
JUST IN: President Trump tweets he spoke to president of Mexico to give condolences after deadly earthquake
#BREAKING Trump says he plans to visit China, Japan, South Korea in November
TRUMP: IRMA, HARVEY HAVEN'T CHANGED HIS MIND ON CLIMATE CHANGE
TRUMP TELLS REPORTERS HE WILL INSIST ON WALL AT SOUTHERN BORDER AS PART OF IMMIGRATION DEAL: "THEY CAN'T OBSTRUCT THE WALL"
U.S. TREAS SAYS SANCTIONS 11 ENTITIES & INDVIDUALS FOR ENGAGING IN SUPPORT OF DESIGNATED IRANIAN ACTORS OR MALICIOUS CYBER-ENABLED ACTIVITY
Catalonia launches referendum campaign http://www.gulf-times.com/story/563905
At least two injured by riot police in Murcia AVE train protest, witnesses report.
So now we have a "referendum campaign" for a suspended vote. Separatist parties will treat this as a normal thing for the next two weeks.
Jean-Claude Juncker: I would respect Catalonia 'yes' vote http://bit.ly/2wsu8bx
LATEST: Third clarification from Juncker's office on Catalonia: "referendum outcome can only be accepted" if vote is constitutional.
LATEST: 4th clarification from Juncker's office on Catalonia. Their original French transcription. "If [a [legal] vote] were to happen…"
So far, the only information about the Barcelona deal for October 1 is the tweet from Colau.
Situation with delayed weapons for Mossos still not resolved even after August terror attacks in Catalonia, says regional government.
Catalonia to launch campaign for independence referendum http://dlvr.it/PmxDZR
May will have to listen to lawmakers who oppose her Brexit legislation, minister says https://bloom.bg/2fmKr49
“A Rabbit is Not a Cute Pet” Venezuelan Government Tells Starving Citizens https://order-order.com/2017/09/14/a-rabbit-is-not-a-pet-venezuelan-government-tells-starving-citizens/ …
Brexit Twitter Sentiment Analysis: Faisal’s 683 Negative Tweets Since Referendum https://order-order.com/2017/09/14/brexit-twitter-sentiment-analysis-faisal-has-sent-683-negative-tweets-since-referendum/ …
BMW calls Brexit a "very uncomfortable scenario" amid concerns over tariffs https://bloom.bg/2flsl2s
I think he's going to be proven correct.
This really isn't news , as UK simply can't make trade deals with other countries presently.
Carney is caught in a rate decision dilemma with U.K. inflation on the rise again https://bloom.bg/2fkYBCG
That wasn't the sort of innovation I was suggesting....
The question of Brexit and the “Norway model” hasn’t gone away https://bloom.bg/2fkwrHN
UK's May stressed importance of Iran nuclear deal to Tillerson: spokesman http://reut.rs/2h4cVj6
Air arrivals rise 9.3 pct in year to end-August http://dlvr.it/Pn2l9P
IMF is set on asset quality review for banks http://dlvr.it/Pn2l8T
ELA dependence dropped 11 percent in August http://dlvr.it/Pn2l6p
Trainose sale to Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane is sealed http://dlvr.it/Pn2l5R
Budget fears as revenues slump http://dlvr.it/Pn2klP
Odds & Ends...
While this reads like a piece from The Onion , this is a true story.
Captured by Syrian Army locations from ISIS.
Syrian Democratic Forces fully captured al-Husayniyah. ISIS is now besieged by SAA and SDF in a new pocket Map: http://SyrianCivilWarMap.com
Syrian Arab Army captured Bughayliyah, Ayyash Storage Terrain, Saiqa Camp and Camel Corps Army Base Map: http://SyrianCivilWarMap.com
Global Hurricane Data Over Past 50 Years
Something to keep in mind.
ICC wonders if LNA really holds Warfali, demands he be handed over - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/09/14/icc-wonders-if-lna-really-holds-warfali-demands-he-be-handed-over/ …
Ground staff at Misrata airport postpone strike after appeal from civil society ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/09/14/ground-staff-at-misrata-airport-postpone-strike-after-appeal-from-civil-society-organisations/ …
National Council on U.S-Libya Relations Completes First Assessment Mission to Eastern ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/09/14/national-council-on-u-s-libya-relations-completes-first-assessment-mission-to-eastern-libya/ …
Salamé to discuss Libya proposals with Russians - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/09/14/salame-to-discuss-libya-proposals-with-russians/ …
Maetig heads to Chechnya as Mismari meets Bogdanov in Moscow - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/09/13/maetig-heads-to-chechnya-as-mismari-meets-bogdanov-in-moscow/ …
President Trump expected to meet w/ Qatar's Emir Tamim in NY next week (also Jordan's King Abdullah & Mahmoud Abbas) https://www.thenational.ae/world/trump-expected-to-meet-jordan-and-qatar-leaders-in-new-york-1.628621 …
Al-Murrah: #Doha has to ‘quickly and openly’ resolve the issue of revoked citizenships
Qatar has injected a sizable sum to hold off the effects of the Gulf blockade...
The head of al-Murrah tribe , Sheikh Taleb bin Lahom bin Shreim , said Wednesday that Doha revoked his citizenship along w/ 54 relatives.
Kurdistan / Iraq.....
37 killed and 90 wounded in double suicide attacks (restaurant and check point) in Nasera, Thi-Qar, south of #Iraq.
US allegedly speaking for all nations part of the global coalition fighting - says now is not the time.
Despite threats from Turkey , Baghdad & delay calls from the US - Kurdistan still determined to go forward on September 25th with the vote.
Turkey threatens Kurdistan regarding its Referendum
PM Abadi asks Iraqi parliament to vote to remove Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim from his post: parliament speaker's media office