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“Chrislam” – Europe Folds To The Islamization Of Christmas

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute, The re-theologizing of Christmas is based on the false premise that the Jesus of the Bible is the Jesus (Isa) of the Koran. This religious fusion, sometimes referred to as "Chrislam," is gaining ground in a West that has become biblically illiterate. A school in Lüneburg postponed […]

Global Stocks Tumble, Asia Plunges On Chinese Commodity Carnage

The euphoria of the past month has ended with a thud and BTFDers are strangely missing as the commodity chill out of China (which overnight became full blown carnage), has unleashed a global risk-off phase ahead of today’s critical CPI data, resulting in broad and sharp selling across global markets, as European stocks followed declines […]

Frontrunning: October 24

Corker Tells Trump to Stay Out of the Tax Debate (BBG) Food fight? After spats on Twitter, Trump’s having lunch with Senate Republicans (McClatchy) As ‘New Era’ Dawns, Xi’s Party Stays Out of the Sun (WSJ) China enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought’, key Xi ally to step down (Reuters) U.S. Set to Resume Admitting Refugees but […]

S&P Futures Flat, Spain Rebounds, Nikkei Closes At 21 Year High

S&P500 futures point to a slightly lower open, as Asian stocks rise to trade near decade highs, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 closing at highest since 1996. European stocks are little changed, with Spanish shares gaining after Catalan President rows back from an immediate declaration of independence. MSCI's all-world stocks index briefly hit a fresh record […]

European Stocks, Futures Rebound As Stronger Dollar Eases Haven Demand

European stocks rebounded after the biggest one-day drop since November, alongside S&P futures, while Asian equities posted modest declines after yesterday’s weak US close. Gold and yen slid, while the dollar gained on the latest Mnuchin comments to the FT according to which Trump was “absolutely not” trying to talk down the dollar. European equities […]

Five People Killed, At Least 40 Injured After Terrorist In SUV “Mows Down” Pedestrians In London

Live feed from SkyNews:     The moment that shots rang out… Watch the terrifying moment police opened fire outside of #Parliament in this eyewitness video captured by Taiwanese tourist Aaron Tsang pic.twitter.com/WrCVhWPrFK — Yahoo UK News (@YahooNewsUK) March 22, 2017 Images show aftermath of terror attack on Westminster Bridge, where a vehicle mowed down […]

Global Stocks Rise, S&P Futs Flat As Dollar Rebounds Ahead Of Critical Week For Markets

European bourses advance and Asian share rose led by a surge in Hong Kong stocks which rose the most in three months as Japan hit 15 month highs. U.S. futures are little changed along while the dollar rebounded from session lows after Friday’s selloff. Crude oil has continued its retreat, down 0.2% and sliding for […]

BlackRock To Pay Ex-Chancellor Osborne $800,000 For Four Days Of Work Per Month

If there is anything Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign taught the world, it is that financial firms are extremely generous when it comes to compensating politicians who one day may make a triumphal return to leadership roles, with obvious quid-pro-quo motivations. After all, the Clintons made over $100 million on speeches alone after Bill Clinton’s presidency, […]

UK Hikes 2017 Growth, Inflation Forecast, Trims Outer Years

In his first spring Budget speech before the House of Commons, UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond sharply raised his growth forecast for the UK for 2017, expecting 2.00% growth and 2.4% inflation, compared to the previous November forecast of 1.40% and 2.3% respectively, while modestly cutting outer years until the two projections catch up again in […]

Frontrunning: February 27

Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner (Variety) ‘Moonlight’ upsets ‘La La Land’ for top Oscar after major gaffe (Reuters) Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel turns Trump into recurrent punch line (Reuters) After Mix-Up, Hollywood Searches for an Explanation (WSJ) Trillions at Risk When Trump Speaks to Congress (BBG) Bond Market […]