Monday, October 31, 2016

Economic News , Data & Views...... October 31 , 2016.......Quick Hits For Monday - 1) Markets & Market Moving News : Weekly Calendar Of Events ; US Stocks , Bonds & Oil Have A Rough Start For Monday ; Oil Has Even Rougher Day ( Production Freeze Deal Myth Falling Away ) ; FX News De Jour ; European & Asian Market Updates ; Additional Items For Monday. 2) US Election Updates : FBI Re-Opened Investigation Gets Going With Warrant Obtained To Review Huma Abedin Emails On Anthony Weiner Laptop ; HRC Doing Triage For Her Campaign ( Abedin Going Under Bus Wheels) ; Political Firestorm Directed At FBI Director Comey Continues ; Election Polling. 3) Around The Horn In Europe - Greece , Italy , UK & More. 4) Around MENA Horn - New ARab Spring Uprising In Algeria , Libya News De Jour , Syria & Iraq , Turkey News.



Markets.....









Weekly calendar. ..








Another day around the way..









Market wrap: mixed US data, markets contained - Westpac By






Morning news splash. .









Oil intermarket: election jitters, OPEC and firm DXY weighing on demand By







USD fails to recover after Friday’s decline







Europe stock markets fall on rising uncertainty over US election






Good morning from Berlin. Asian stocks got off to shaky start to the week as FBI review of Clinton emails rattles mkts. OPEC split hits oil.








US Presidential Race Updates.....







There always is just one problem. ..








It's cold out here some times...






Race against the clock ?









As Huma Abedin says she doesn't know how the emails would up on laptop co-owned with Anthony Weiner-a possibility.









Presented without further comment...






WHITE HOUSE SAYS OBAMA BELIEVES COMEY IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND GOOD CHARACTER






WHITE HOUSE SAYS OBAMA BELIEVES IT'S IMPORTANT FOR NORMS AND TRADITIONS TO BE FOLLOWED REGARDING FBI





WHITE HOUSE SAYS HAS NO INDEPENDENT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHY FBI DIRECTOR COMEY DECIDED TO SEND CONGRESS LETTER ABOUT CLINTON'S EMAILS







WHITE HOUSE SAYS WILL NEITHER DEFEND NOR CRITICIZE FBI'S COMEY DECISION TO INFORM CONGRESS ABOUT CLINTON EMAIL DECISION






Conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact. Imagine that ? When does Donna Brazile step down as Chief of DNC ?







DNC replaced Debbie W. Schultz, who was caught rigging the primary, with who has been caught rigging the debates









Anecdotal on how this Election is viewed by people around the globe...








FBI agents pushed for Clinton Foundation investigation, but Justice Dept shut it down:









"IF" FBI Director Comey is under investigation(complaints were filed by R.Painter Saturday)- simply unprecedented.











WH not linking arms w/ Harry Reid on wild claims of Sunday.Of course-Obama much to smart for such a "Fools Mission."









Doug Shoen , a longtime supporter of HRC , has withdrawn support of HRC , based on FBI'S re-opened investigation.









Ever since Comey failed to recommend charges against HRC-FBI morale at rock bottom & even Comey's wife angry at him.









Take all polls with appropriate grains of salt.











Poll: Trump improves in battleground states after email announcement










Eight days out, RCP's electoral map, with no toss-up states, has Clinton with 263 electoral votes; Trump at 164











Around The Horn - Europe.....







He must be great at bowling....knocked down three big "pins" , with just one toss...









Mark Carney will complete full term + one additional year. Will depart June of 2019.











Overdue taxes in rose by €1.3bln in Sep. Total stands at 92.8bln, while no. of debtors has reached 4.4 mln








Greek retail sales fall 2.6 pct in August, led by fuels, lubricants








ND leader repeats call for elections, expressing concern for economy, democracy










Government to submit provision suspending TV license law








Parliament's budget office warns private debt reaching levels of state debt














So is a Fifth Aid Package , then a Sixth aid Package......









risk premium keeps rising. BTP/Bono () 10y spread widens to highest since Feb 2012.









Oops: back in deflation. October CPI at -0.1% Y/Y vs +0.1% expected.









"No" still polling stronger than "Yes" , but huge "Undecided" factor.








Not unique to Ukraine , but seeing scope of wealth of certain Ukrainian politicians , had to be eye-opening.








8 years after Lehman Bros collapse sparked the financial crisis, Europe’s banks still have 1.2 trillion euros of NPLs.....










Around The Horn In MENA.....




( Much More At Twitter Time-Line )




Algeria.....




Horrible way to die.....










: hundreds of Moroccan gathered on Martyr's Square in the center of tonight








: anti-corruption protest in the city of Oujda, major city near the border with






Libya......





After Sirte victory Bunyan Marsous should stay as anti-terror force says PC's Musa Koni -








HoR's Sovereignty Bloc says outcomes of Libya Economic meeting (which kicked off in London today in presence of PC members) will be rejected








Media wise, there will be joint statement at the end of today's London Libya meeting but no press conference scheduled.








Looks like none of Libya's key political/military figures outside UN-backed government are at London talks today. Focus on economy.








Abdelhakim Maatuq: The interim government is "mummified". It does not have the ability or the authority to select its ministers








Technical team assessing damage to the communications network in .








Abdullah al-Thinni relieves interior minister Mohammed al-Fakhri of his duties.








UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says need $120 million in humanitarian assistance








At the heart of what has become an internationally mis-managed disaster in Libya lies the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) ...








Iraq & Syria ....








UN Human Rights Council, on : - 400,000 killed, mostly by regime - Regime responsible for "abomination" of crimes (inc. CWs)









What US Special Forces are doing on the ground in Syria and Iraq











Iraq's Golden Brigade has surrounded Gogjali on Mosul's eastern side, 7km from the city centre, after intense fighting.










: The effort to liberate Raqqa will begin in a matter of weeks. ISIS is under pressure across Syria, Iraq. This is the right time.











Iraqi troops enter inside Karama , first District inside Mosul - East approach.
















Map of Syria, Iraq showing Islamic State group zones of control and influence, with a chronology of the conflict around Raqa










Turkey.....









Turkey is jumping on the Russian bandwagon, increasing cooperation and looking to Moscow to advance its interests







The Turkish government really has gone insane. Now they're blaming Gulen for 9/11. This is beyond a witchhunt, it's completely crazy.










BREAKING US State Dept expresses "deep concern" by what appears to be an increase in Turkey's official pressure on oppos media.









Zaman x Bugun x Kanalturk x Ozgur Gundem x Evrensel x Cumhuriyet x Who is next?










With the detention of 6 more journalists this morning, the total number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey rises to 139.








Turkish Prosecutor's Office: Cumhuriyet Newspaper executives accused of committing crimes in name of PKK and Gulenist terror organization










Saudi Arabia......







Shifting alliances - Egypt looks to Iraq after Saudis halt oil shipments.








Saudi Arabia names CMA head Mohammed Al Jadaan as new Finance Minister, Ibrahim Al-Assaf removed & appointed as minister of state: State TV






Cabinet reshuffle in Saudi most notably Mohammad Aljada'an, head of capital market authority, replaces Ibrahim AlAssaf as Finance Minister.






Watch: Brent crude drops below the Algiers 'deal' level as doubts grow on production cut by Nov 30