Saturday, February 04, 2017

Today's Headlines

  • Iran Carries Out New Missile Tests After Trump Imposes Sanctions. (video) Iran carried out further missile tests during an annual military exercise, a day after President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions on a raft of individuals and companies in response to the country test-firing a ballistic rocket last week. The country successfully tested a range of land-to-land missiles and radar systems during the drills in a 35,000 square-kilometer stretch of desert in the northern Iranian province of Semnan, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported Saturday, citing Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ aerospace division. "If the enemy falls out of line, our missiles will pour down on them," the brigadier general was cited as telling reporters on the sidelines of the military trials, without referring to any particular nations. Any threats made by the U.S. against Iran were "nonsensical,” Tasnim cited him as saying. 
  • France’s Marine Le Pen Unveils Presidential Platform Measures. French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s team unveiled Saturday the main themes of her program in a document titled the “144 presidential commitments. Marine 2017.” The National Front contender will make a campaign speech Sunday in Lyon to roll out her platform. 
  • May’s Brexit Plan Imperiled by Tory Rebellion, Lawmaker Says. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a revolt from as many as 27 lawmakers in her ruling Conservative Party who want to "wreck" her Brexit law, a prominent anti-Europe campaigner said. Members of May’s party could derail her plan to trigger the start of the U.K.’s exit from the European Union by supporting amendments to the draft law in Parliament next week, according to Steve Baker, chairman of a group of pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers. "I understand 27 Conservative members of Parliament plan to support wrecking amendments to the withdrawal bill, weakening the prime minister’s hand and exposing the bill to damage in the House of Lords," Baker said by telephone on Saturday, without revealing how he calculated the figure.
Wall Street Journal:
  • Had bullish commentary on (AMD), (VSTE) and (EAT).
  • Had bearish commentary on (CMG) and (SNAP).
Zero Hedge:

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