The Day Today 11th January 2019

  • UK PM May spokesman: PM May is still “working” to secure Brexit assurances before Meaningful Vote
  • Environment Sec Gove: Labour’s Brexit policy is “bollocks”
  • Mail: leaked Downing St memos shows PM May’s anger at ministers she perceives as manoeuvring to take leadership
  • CBI business group warns about the dangers of a No Deal Brexit
  • Guardian: PM May contacts union leaders to secure their support to capture some Labour voters
  • Japan PM Abe: “we truly hope a no-deal Brexit will be avoided. In fact, this is the wish of the whole world”
  • Sky Poll: 45% of voters would oppose a General Election should PM May’s deal not pass compared to 37% who would support it
  • EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom: optimism in trade integration has been eroded, although talks with the US will continue
  • ECB Villeroy: ECB needs to take a “gradual and pragmatic” approach and should keep their “options open in the face of current uncertainty”
  • Germany Economy Min Altmaier: Germany is not heading towards a recession
  • Germany Chlr Merkel expects Greece to return to the financial markets
  • Fed Vice-Chair Clarida: financial conditions have “materially” tightened and “we can afford to be patient about assessing how to adjust our policy stance”
  • Chicago Fed Evans repeats that the Fed has “good capacity to wait” before delivering hikes
  • Fed Chair Powell: “we are in a place where we can be patient and flexible and wait and see what does evolve”
  • Politico: President Trump hints at declaring a national emergency at Southern Border
  • Pres Trump cancels his planned trip to Davos due to ongoing Govt Shutdown
  • Treasury Sec Mnuchin defends his decision to lift sanctions on an ally of Russia Pres Putin
  • Bloomberg: China Premier Liu will visit the US for trade talks Jan 30th to 31st
  • Japan PM Abe hints at a summit with N Korea Kim Jong Un

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