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JUST IN: Bank of England keeps key interest rate at 0.75%

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OECD cuts global outlook, Fed move puts inversion back on the radar, and a raft of central-bank decisions. Here’s our daily markets briefing

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“We have all the cards,” Steve Bannon says about the U.S., China trade war #DeliveringAlpha 

Before being nominated by President Trump, AG Barr strongly endorsed a 2017 book accusing colleges and universities of unfairly punishing male students accused of rape.

Masayoshi Son has pledged 38% of his stake in Softbank as collateral for personal loans from 19 banks. This will be the most epic Ponzi unwind ever

One of Hong Kong’s best-known film directors resigned as jury president of Taiwan's Oscars, weeks after Beijing ordered all Chinese artists against participating

BREAKING: Iran's foreign minister threatens an 'all out war' if his country is struck

One week after launching his re-election bid, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for wearing brownface at a 2001 party #WSJWhatsNow 

Elizabeth Warren's stump speech in Washington Square Park is Trump light, says Steve Bannon. "You're going to have populist nationalism vs. populist socialism."


Scoops of the Day

TROUBLE! Effective Fed Funds Rate rises to 2.3%, breaches 2%-2.25% target range. That’s 20 bps above the interest on excess reserves rate, which is currently at 2.10%

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This is a BIG deal. Today, we found out 1200 empty beds in the Homestead detention center costs us $720k/day. Why are we bankrolling the pockets of a private company for running an empty facility? The American people deserve answers @realDonaldTrump .

Last night, more than 20 Senate Democrats held the Senate floor to demand action on gun violence. 93% of Americans support universal background checks. But @senatemajldr  Mitch McConnell refuses to even hold a vote.

JUST IN: Saudi Arabia says the attack on Aramco oil facilities was "unquestionably" sponsored by Iran

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Tfw you tweet pictures of Justin Trudeau in brownface and the Libs at Twitter deploy countermeasures

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@WHAAsstSecty  @TwitterDear  Mr. Kozak: There is no peaceful way out, because they are not politicians but criminals. Moreover, a credible threat is not enough: not even 100 aircraft carriers on the coast would oust the narcoregime; the US must help with 100,000 troops and go hunting them one by one.

Social media is rigged against conservative users, but the Islamic State and al-Qaida can use it freely?

Terrorists didn’t land in J&K from moon, we should support India: EU Parliament member

Angel Mom@mamendoza480 , whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant, is being censored by Facebook for posting about the dangers of illegal immigration and open borders.

Government’s new 21 point flowchart for exports of meat and dairy to EU after a No Deal Brexit... currently would consist of driving produce through tunnel - now this requires UK EORI, EU EORI, EHC, GB Health mark, correct BIP, TRACES, tariff, checks/ payment, vets, inspection:


Scoops of the Week

Oil prices rose as much as 20 per cent — the most in nearly three decades — when markets reopened following an attack this weekend that slashed Saudi Arabia’s oil production

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BREAKING: Saudi oil minister Abdulaziz bin Salman says drone attacks of Abqaiq shut down 5.7 million barrels of oil the kingdom’s crude production | Saudi press agency statement (in Arabic) here #OOTT  #SaudiArabia 

Most dangerous places to live, 2019. 1. Brazil 2. South Africa 3. Nigeria 4. Argentina 5. India 6. Peru 7. Kenya 8. Ukraine 9. Turkey 10. Colombia 11. Mexico 12. UK 13. Egypt 14. Philippines 15. Italy 16. US 17. Indonesia 18. Greece 19. Kuwait 20. Thailand (InterNations)

10 explosive drones, claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, attacked the world's biggest oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia, disrupting the heart of the kingdom's oil industry

I’m confident Kavanaugh lied. He was under oath. His intent was to deceive. The lies were material. That’s perjury. #KavanaughLied 

A Republican operative under multiple Presidents says: @realDonaldTrump  is profoundly compromised, acting just as you would imagine a person with a disordered personality would .... a man who is deeply damaged, an emotional misfit.”

The level of trolling of Putin reaches a new high, joking that #SaudiArabia  should buy the same S-300 anti-missile defence system that Moscow already sold to Tehran (amid the laughter of Iranian officials, including President Rouhani) | #OOTT  #oil  #Iran  #Russia 

On the 100th day of the #HongKongProtests , lawmaker Tanya Chan appealed to the UN to probe "brutal crackdowns and preemptive violence" by police: "Why is China sitting here, as a member of this Human Rights Council?"

#BTSIsBack , according to South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo. Here's what to know abou @BTS_twt  , which is taking the world by storm#방탄소년단 #BTS