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Largest Dutch Bank To Fire Thousands

One day after Germany's second largest lender confirmed reports of a massive restructuring when it announced it would lay off nearly 10,000 employees, or about 20% of its entire workforce while slashing the bank's dividend for the rest of the year, the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reported that ING Groep, the largest Netherlands lender, will announce thousands of job cuts at its investor day on Monday.

Saudi Arabia Reacts To Sept. 11 Bill Veto Override

While so far there has been nothing but a stony silence from Riyadh, some Saudis have bristled, saying the kingdom should curb business and security ties in response. "What would happen if Saudi Arabia froze its cooperation with the United States with regards to counter-terrorism as a response to JASTA?"

Futures Fail To Rebound As Deutsche Bank Tries To Comfort Markets That It Is "Fine"

After yesterday's "Hillary rally" in the US, the overnight's session has seen more risk-on sentiment as European stocks advanced, ignoring weakness in Asia as investors followed every twist of shares of beleaguered lender Deutsche Bank, whose CEO last night assured Bill readers that the bank is not seeking a bailout, which however was contradicted by a Zeit article this morning reporting that Germany may seek as much as s 25% "bailout" stake in a worst case scenario.

"America Is On Our Side": Al-Nusra Commander Tells German Press US Is Arming Jihadists

US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander told the German media, adding that American instructors were in Syria to teach how to use the new equipment.
"Israel is now giving us support because Israel is at war with Syria and with Hezbollah... The Americans are on our side."

Germany "Other" Bank: Commerzbank To Fire 9,000, 18% Of Its Entire Workforce

Germany's second biggest bank, Commerzbank, is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs over the coming years as Germany's second biggest lender pushes ahead with a restructuring plan, Handelsblatt reported earlier today. citing unnamed sources in the finance industry. The round of layoffs would eliminate a massive 18% of the bank's entire workforce.

Libyans Who Once Opposed Gaddafi Now Regret US-Led Regime Change

Who actually benefits from American-led wars across the globe? The aftermath of American-led conflicts shows it is not the common people, though the military and politicians vow they are liberating and protecting them... "Before 2011, I hated Gaddafi more than anyone. But now, life is much, much harder, and I have become his biggest fan."

US-EU Trade Talks "De Facto Dead"

...German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel declared that [talks] were “de facto dead”. The French minister told the Handeslblatt newspaper that the United States had demanded too much and not compromised enough. "A crazy machine is moving here, the negotiations are a failure, nobody believes that they will come to a successful conclusion..."

France's "Great Wall Of Calais"

Building work has begun on a wall in the northern French city of Calais, a major transport hub on the edge of the English Channel, to prevent migrants from stowing away on cars, trucks, ferries and trains bound for Britain. Dubbed "The Great Wall of Calais," the concrete barrier — one kilometer (half a mile) long and four meters (13 feet) high on both sides of the two-lane highway approaching the harbor — will pass within a few hundred meters of a sprawling shanty town known as "The Jungle."

Former Goldman Chief Economist Jim O'Neill Quits UK Government

While the UK has so far avoided to implode in a depressionary supernova in the aftermath of Brexit contrary to what most of the "experts" and Tokyo-owned UK journalists had predicted, changes are taking place, mostly among the top echelons of power. Earlier today, the latest political fallout from the Brexit vote was the news that former Goldman economist, and BRIC acornym creator, Lord Jim O’Neill, resigned from the U.K. government.

German Politicians Are Getting Nervous About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank's finances, weakened by low profitability and mounting legal costs, are raising concern among German politicians.  At a closed session of Social Democratic lawmakers, participants discussed the U.S. fine and the financial reserves at Deutsche Bank’s disposal if it had to cover the full amount. In other words, Germany is officially starting to get nervous about Europe's biggest bank.

BOJ Needs To Go All The Way

The BOJ does have a track record of surprising markets. If it doesn’t want to see USD/JPY collapse, exacerbating the nation’s economic struggles, then it needs to ensure the shock is a dovish one this time. Which maybe what the banks are negatively expecting...Even as Goldman warns "don't expect much if anything, at all."