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Global Shares Hit Another Record High In Lethargic Session Ahead Of US Data Deluge

It was another painfully low-volume overnight session, which however did not prevent global stocks from hitting another record highs, capping their best week in over two months as the dollar stayed close to nine-month lows following Yellen's dovish retreat in which she noted caution on persistently low inflation as odds of future rate hikes in 2017 and 2018 dropped.

Got Milk? First 165 Cows Airlifted To Qatar

Qatar has taken delivery of 165 cows that were airlifted into the Gulf state to ease a milk shortage caused by sanctions imposed by Qatar’s neighbors...

Global Stocks Rise Amid Strong Economic Data; Yen Drops To 2 Month Low As Oil Resumes Slide

In a quiet overnight session, S&P 500 futures are fractionally in the green (2,426, +0.2%) with European and Asian stocks as oil drops second day after an initial ramp higher amid speculation that LIbya and Nigeria may be asked to cap their production. Nasdaq 100 Index are again higher, following the biggest daily advance in more than a week, up 0.4% as of 6:20 a.m. in New York.

FX Week Ahead Preview: USD/JPY Set To Probe Higher Levels

Yield control measures forced the BoJ's hand as the zero target for the 10yr was returned, and this gave the spot rate fresh legs through 114.00.  114.50-115.00 higher up is a very heavy zone to contend with however, and with concerns over N.Korea causing heightened tensions, we see strong profit taking interest up here at the very least. 

"It's Too Late" - 7 Signs Australia Can't Avoid Economic Apocalypse

"Millions of ordinary, financially unprepared, Australians are now at the mercy of the international markets and foreign policy makers... Unfortunately, the window for taking pre-emptive action with an orderly unwinding of structural macroeconomic imbalances has now closed..."

A Tale Of Two Gold Markets

"... if you called to buy gold and I did not know you personally, I would not even return the call. We have none available..."

Australia: The Madness Continues

In Australia, according to judges, women and children must accept sexual assaults because it is part of the "Islamic culture" of their attackers. It would seem that in parts of Australia, this "Islamic culture" has replaced the rule of law.

PBOC Hires Blockchain Engineers Who Will Oversee Creation Of The "Digital RMB"

“The People’s Bank of China’s institute of printing science is offering six positions for the design and development of digital currency-related software and hardware framework, a recruitment notice said, adding that candidates with experience in blockchain and Big Data technologies will be preferred."...