Friday's calendar for Asia !
New Zealand Q2 Manufacturing Activity Vol 1.0pct q/q (prev rev -0.2pct) NZ Manufacturing Activity Sales 3.9pct q/q (prev rev 3.1pct)
Preview of Australian data due out later today...
China Trade data also out later today...
Mattis: "We'll deal with it," when asked if US will shoot down a North Korea missile if fired at United States or any allies this weekend
Thaad's a wrap: The controversial American anti-missile battery is now fully deployed in South Korea https://buff.ly/2wMVqew
POTUS Trump: Military action is an option (in regards to North Korea)...And something that could happen. Our (USA) military is strong
S&P ends down -0.02% at 2465.10. Nasdaq ends up 0.07% at 6397.867. Dow ends down -0.10% at 21784. Playing for time type of day.
Gold up $14 to $1348 , WTI Crude down 5-cents to $49.11 , US 10-year yields down 6 bps to 2.04%....
Airline shares are broadly lower as investors brace for the flight cancellations as a result of Hurricane Irma http://on.mktw.net/2eOKfxy
U.S. DOLLAR EXTENDS LOSSES VS YEN, HITS LOWEST SINCE MID-NOVEMBER 2016 OF 108.07 YEN
UK / Dax / CAC End Higher , Peripheral States Italy / Portugal / Spain end lower....
FRANCE'S CAC 40 UP 0.3 PCT, GERMANY'S DAX UP 0.7 PCT
MACRON SAYS FRANCE SUPPORTS LIGHTENING #GREECE'S DEBT LOAD - BBG
*MACRON SAYS HE HOPES IMF WON'T MAKE NEW DEMANDS OF #GREECE - BBG
GREEK PM SAYS EURORGOUP DECISION ON DEBT RELIEF WAS VERY POSITIVE, FRANCE HELPED FOR THIS RESULT
GREEK PM SAYS WE ARE READY AND DETERMINED TO EXIT BAILOUT IN AUGUST 2018
GREEK PM SAYS AGREED WITH FRANCE'S MACRON TO COOPERATE CLOSELY ON INVESTMENT
#ECB DRAGHI SAYS BULK OF QE DECISIONS WILL PROBABLY BE TAKEN IN OCT. - BBG
DRAGHI SAYS #ECB HASN'T DISCUSSED SCARCITY ISSUE - BBG
DRAGHI SAYS #ECB DIDN'T DISCUSS WIDENING ASSET CLASSES IN QE - BBG
Tropical Atlantic Weather Watch...
( Most Recent Updates & POVs Below , More from Earlier Today At Twitter T.L )
Key Messages on Hurricane #Irma as of 5:00 PM EDT:
Still have to see if there are last minutes wobbles - but not minimizing dire straits presented.
Sort of a nightmare scenario here -- if Irma tracks up the center of Florida, both coasts could get Cat 3+ conditions simultaneously.
A ten foot surge at Miami or Ft Lauderdale is "game over dude" , that would exceed by feet their seawalls...
Grim tidings for Florida and Miami in particular ...1
US Virgin Island hospital suffers "catastrophic failure". Major damage in USVI. #muniland
Sunday morning landfall - Miami-Dade County ( as per ECMWF) , looks like it will be either a strong Cat 4 or even Cat 5 at landfall.
Puerto Rico suffers massive powers losses from Irma - 900,000 people without power....
Hurricane #Jose Advisory 10: Jose Becomes 3rd Major Hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Season. http://go.usa.gov/W3H
JUST IN: Hurricane Jose becomes Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds
Folks in Barbuda must be saying " Why us Lord ? "
( More US Politics At Twitter T.L.)
Trump offers to mediate talks on Qatar crisis http://reut.rs/2wMTUvm
US Appeals Court Rules Against President Donald Trump Over Scope Of Travel Ban -- Court Ruling
Graham calls on Comey to testify on Clinton emails: "I smell a rat" http://hill.cm/OLtQaag
AP: Sen. Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Graham (R-SC) will introduce Obamacare repeal bill on Monday with "full White House support"
Here we go...
UNITED STATES IS CONCERNED THAT NORTH KOREA MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE DETERRED - TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS: RTRS
Poll: 55% approve of Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/09/poll-55-approve-trumps-response-hurricane-harvey/ …
Fully denied , so says the White House. You know what that means..
#BREAKING The Senate approved combined interim spending bill/debt ceiling suspension/Harvey aid package, 80-17. All noes came from GOPers
Admin wants money for hurricanes soon because of the Olympic burn rate. Also that facilitates near immediate need to raise debt ceiling
Senate pkg suspends debt limit & funds gov't thru Dec 8. Also infuses $15.25b for hurricane relief. Next stop the House.
Sources: Trump Jr. says he did not recall White House involvement in response to his meeting with a Russian lawyer http://cnn.it/2eNYsKP
How long before GOP members in Congress rebel versus Trump ? Past couple of days have been surprising...
Trump admin strategizing how to react to a North Korean missile launch, likely Saturday NK time, I'm told. It's anniversary of NK founding.
Per @SenatorDurbin Don Jr began Judiciary interview with a 10 minute statement
Trump Jr. interview is being conducted in a conference room in the Capitol basement, but not in the Senate SCIF.
US Freedom Caucus’ Meadows: Freedom Caucus To Release Its Own Tax Plan -Seeks Action On Debt Limit In September, With Reforms
07-Sep-2017 13:43:55 - U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER RYAN SAYS PLANS TO UNVEIL TAX PLAN THIS FALL, GET IT DONE THIS YEAR -NYT INTERVIEW
LATEST: Separatist MPs in Catalan parliament pass secession bill. Opposition groups walked out. - 71 in favour - 10 against - 0 abstentions
Coscubiela (Podemos coalition) says Catalan separatists have used up all of their political credibility in "48 hours of darkness".
Iceta (Catalan Socialist Party): "You know the referendum you have promised cannot happen and that there will be no republic on October 2".
Catalina Parliament dismisses Constitution Court suspension.....
LATEST: Unsurprisingly, Constitutional Court admits government challenge to Catalan referendum law, orders it suspended.
LATEST: After several hours, Catalan separatists vote to alter order of day and debate and vote on secession bill.
Opposition groups now have two hours until 11 p.m. to table amendments to secession bill. Two hours. 120 minutes. After all day in chamber.
Spain , in particular Catalonia , has been chock full of action packed moments lately....
LATEST: Spanish prosecutor announces criminal charges against Catalan government, parliament Speaker for referendum bill and process.
LATEST: Europe Closes Door On Catalan Separatists, Says They Must Obey Spanish Constitution https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/1103-170907130352-europe-closes-door-on-catalan-separatists-says-they-must-obey-spanish-constitution …
UK- EU ...
EU Parliament Expects No Sufficient Progress In Brexit By Oct
EU Parliament President Releases Statement On Brexit
Irish Fin Min: Early Repayment Of UK Bilateral Bailout Loan Not In Irish Interest Currently Given Costs Involved - RTRS
EU’s Barnier: EU Budget Commitments Not Moral, But Legal
UK Brexit Minister Davis: Want Transition Arrangements To Stay Close To EU Membership - BBC Parliament