Asia calendar for Thursday.
GDP 6.8%, Exp. 6.8% Industrial Production 6.6%, Exp. 6.4% Retail Sales 10.3%, Exp. 10.2%
Its China GDP day. Estimates are between 6.6 and 6.9% growth for 3Q. Here’s the official “man-made” growth number & the Li Keqiang Index
Australia full-time employment +6.1K, Last +40.1K part-time employment +13.7K, Last +14.1K
Sept Trade balance ( Japan ) is better than expected. 4th month in a row of surplus status.
Kobe Steel allegedly passed down how-to memos detailing deceptive practice for years
Japan Securities Regulator Said To Probe Toshiba Reports Nikkei
Brokerages Halt 2 Kobe Steel-Linked Note Sales, Nikkei Says In light of the company being a fraud, this is prudent
Yomiuri: Japan considers capability to intercept Chinese cruise missiles as well as North Korean ballistic missiles
APPLE CUTS ORDERS FOR IPHONE 8 AS SALES MISS: ECONOMIC DAILY
Another day of record closes , ground hog day lives on.
S&P 500: 239 consecutive trading days without a 3% pullback. 3 more days for the record...
$eBay Q3 17 Earnings Results: -Adj EPS: $0.48 (Estimate $0.48) -Revenue: $2.41B (Estimate $2.37B)
$UAL United Continental Q3 17 Earnings Results: -Adj EPS: $2.22 (Estimate $2.19) -Revenue: $9.88B (Estimate $9.87B)
$AA Alcoa Q3 17 Earnings Results: -Adj EPS: $0.72 (Estimate $0.74) -Revenue: $3.0B (Estimate $2.93B)
$KMI Kinder Morgan Q3 17 Earnings Results: -EPS: $0.15 (Estimate $0.15) -Revenue: $3.28B (Estimate $3.23B)
$AXP American Express Q3 17 Earnings Results: -EPS: $1.50 (Estimate $1.48) -Revenue: $8.4B (Estimate $8.32B)
NEW: Bipartisan bill to extend ObamaCare subsidies is likely dead http://hill.cm/mn1yriA
Corker signs on as co-sponsor of Alexander-Murray health care bill after Trump opposes it.
At WH Wyden says he made it “clear in today’s meeting that there is an enormous chasm between the rhetoric &..reality of the Trump tax plan”
Hopefully, the Senate Judiciary Committee is closely examining all of the moving pieces here.
Bipartisan ObamaCare compromise collapses even quicker than you’d expect https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/18/bipartisan-obamacare-compromise-collapses-even-quicker-youd-expect/ …
It's official: Warner and Klobuchar announcing their political ad disclosure bill tomorrow -- and they have a GOP co-sponsor, Sen. McCain
Sessions says confident he did not have to recuse himself from decision to fire Comey.
because based on comey's performance, not on merits of the investigation
Senate Judiciary Committee to probe what appears on the face to be alleged collusion involving Russia.
Trump can't help himself , can't stop creating "own goal" controversies.
Colleague Catherine Herridge rpts Fusion GPS figures Peter Fritsch & Joshua Levy to appear before Hse Intel Cmte today about Trump dossier
“Anything propping [ObamaCare] up is only saving what Republicans promised to dismantle"-Rep Mark Walker , Chmn-Republican Study Committee.
The organization is also asking for the repeal of the Jones Act
En el área metropolitana se espera conectar muchos sectores antes del 23 de octubre.
Para la semana que viene se espera poder restablecer la energía en áreas críticas de Humacao y Fajardo.
Conexiones parciales de luz en Arecibo, Cidra, Coamo, Guánica, Guayanilla, Ponce, Yauco y Santa Isabel.
AEE: “un 19.1% de clientes tiene servicio”
Public Affairs Sec said restoration of power grid will cost $1.3 billion but argued FEMA could cover big portion of the cost @CaribBusiness
Governor argued public schools could expect a loss of around 3,500 students if we "extrapolate" from those who have left @CaribBusiness
Public Affairs secretary said that with the help of Sat COWs, telecommunication services are at 60%, which this month's goal @CaribBusiness
Gov Rosselló pleaded the Fed Senate to "act quickly" in approving the amended aid package b/ PR needs the money "next week" @CaribBusiness
Engineers are assessing the damages in the public schools infrastructure. Evaluations are also divided by regions @CaribBusiness
Latest cat and mouse games....1
Latest cat and mouse games....2
#BREAKING Catalan president to officially declare independence if Spain suspend self-government
Here is the state of play for now , as per Catalan News..
Rajoy seems to be wavering a bit..
Rajoy wants clear a statement regarding declaration of independence , what will Puigdemont say or do ?
Additional leaders being jailed in realm of possibilities...
Rajoy threatens to do whatever it takes...
Spanish Justice Min Catala: Spain Is Ready To Apply ‘All Legal Instruments’ To Catalonia – El Pais
Guess we have to wait and see how the Catalan leadership responds to this proposal.
Mid November looks likely now...
EU’s Tusk: Concrete Proposals Needed From UK -Still Possible To Advance Brexit Talks In December
French drug company says it might pull out of Ukraine due to raids on accounts | KyivPost https://buff.ly/2x61IFo
BREAKING: 'Car ploughs into pedestrians in Kharkiv, Ukraine'. 'Many victims'.. more soon
Keep your eyes on the Ukraine. Unrest with Gov't is growing.
Protesters demand parliament votes to strip lawmakers of immunity | KyivPost https://buff.ly/2gMdgrb
Odds & Ends...
Scotiabank mulls sale of gold trading unit: sources http://reut.rs/2hPlnTy
I bet the technical glitch is lack of money.
Tit for tat blacklisting on deck..Russia set to return blacklist favor given to certain Russia Media Outlets
They do keep repeating this.
Not just Hollywood...
Keep in mind , for now , the US has not withdrawn from JCOPA.
Western Canada dealing with wildfires now.
Why is a Malta MEP fearing for his life , what might Galiza have told him?
Germany: Forsa poll CDU/CSU-EPP: 32% SPD-S&D: 20% AfD-ENF: 12% FDP-ALDE: 11% GRÜNE-G/EFA: 11% LINKE-LEFT: 9%