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>>   Africa
UPDATE 1-Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
(Adds more detail, background) TUNIS Jan 6 (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid named 12 new ministers on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will boost the effectiveness of     Add Comment

Tunisian PM reshuffles cabinet amid security, economic challenges 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid delivers a speech the Assembly of People's Representatives after Tuesday's attack which killed at least 13 people and forced the government to impose a state of national
Tunisia's prime minister announces cabinet reshuffle Business Insider
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Actress's partner 'travelled to Ghana' 
BBC - 1/6/2016
The man police are looking for over the disappearance of a former EastEnders actress left the UK for Ghana last month, the BBC understands. Detectives want to speak to Arthur Simpson-Kent, the partner     Add Comment

Pressure Mounts for Nigeria Naira Devaluation on Oil Plunge 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Nigerian authorities are facing growing pressure to devalue the naira as the price of oil, its biggest source of foreign exchange, fell to the lowest since 2004. The Central Bank of Nigeria may revise     Add Comment
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>>   China
Chinese Drone Maker EHang Announces An Autonomous Flying Vehicle For People 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
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Chinese Internet giant partners with drone maker Zero Tech 
Nikkei Asian Review - 1/6/2016
GUANGZHOU, China -- Internet services giant Tencent Holdings is taking to the skies in a tie-up with drone maker Shenzhen Zero UAV Tech.      China's Tencent will collaborate with the maker of the     Add Comment

Netflix Launches in 130 Countries - But Not China 
NBCNews.com - 1/6/2016
Netflix is taking over the world. On Wednesday, the streaming video company announced it had gone live in 130 additional countries. "While you have been listening to me talk, the Netflix service has
Going Global: Netflix Launches in 130 Countries - But Not China NBCNews.com
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US Stocks Sink on New China Worries, North Korean Bomb Claim 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
U.S. stocks took their second big loss of the week Wednesday on more signs of weakness from China's economy. Oil prices again fell sharply, nearing their lowest level in 12 years. Energy stocks fell far     Add Comment
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>>   France
LVMH Strikes U.S. Private Equity Deal 
Fortune - 1/6/2016
Catterton Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm focused on consumer brands, on Tuesday announced a tie-up with luxury product maker LVMH and major LVMH shareholder Groupe Arnault. The result
Luxury Goods Maker LVMH Strikes Deal with U.S. Private Equity Firm Fortune
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Paris to close Champs Elysees to cars one Sunday a month 
Reuters UK - 1/6/2016
PARIS Jan 6 Paris' Champs Elysees avenue will be closed to cars one Sunday a month to let pedestrians reign supreme, the mayor of the French capital announced on Wednesday. Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo     Add Comment

EOS imaging Announces €21.8 Million 2015 Revenue 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Stable sales of equipment impacted by the last quarter Strong growth in North America PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2016-- EOS imaging (Paris:EOSI) (Euronext, FR0011191766 EOSI), the pioneer in     Add Comment

French Court Suspends Trial of Famed Art Dealer Wildenstein 
ABC News - 1/6/2016
A Paris court has suspended the tax fraud and money laundering trial of Guy Wildenstein, the French-American heir of a New York art-dealing empire, over a possible legal loophole. The criminal court     Add Comment
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>>   International development
Ruble Worst-Hit in Developing World Selloff Sparked by China 
La Repubblica - 1/6/2016
(Bloomberg) -- The ruble dropped most among emerging-market currencies as tumbling oil prices exacerbated a selloff in riskier assets hit by China’s decision to let the yuan slip to a five-year low.     Add Comment

Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty 
CHINAdaily USA - 1/6/2016
GUIYANG -- Together with her fellow villagers, Deng Yingxiang used hammers and shovels to cut through a mountain, carving a path from her isolated village to the outside world. Mahuai Village, in Southwest
China Focus: Villagers carve way through mountain to rid poverty Xinhua News Agency
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South African Farmers May Seek International Aid as Drought Hits 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
South African farmers may seek international aid as the worst drought in decades threatens a regional food shortage, according to a farmers’ group. Farmers need as much as 20 billion rand ($1.27 billion),
Farmers may seek international aid as drought hits Moneyweb
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Paul Graham: 'Ending economic inequality means ending startups' 
Business Insider UK - 1/5/2016
Paul Graham. See Also Richard Branson's Virgin Media is launching its own version of Y-Combinator in London The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works
Paul Graham: 'Ending economic inequality means ending startups Latest Nigerian News.com
Paul Graham: 'Ending income inequality means ending startups' Business Insider UK
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>>   Oil & gas
This analyst says LNG exports will 'come to the rescue' of the Australian economy 
Business Insider Australia - 1/6/2016
The energy complex is under pressure again with crude oil down more than 5% in trade last night. That’s seen Brent crude, the global benchmark, make a new 11-year low and it’s dragged the energy complex     Add Comment

2016 gas prices: Summer uptick won't last 
USA Today - 1/6/2016
U.S. gasoline prices will tick upward as the summer driving season approaches but end the year back in the basement where they started, marking the fourth straight year of declines, according to a new     Add Comment

SOCAR increases export of oil products in 2015 [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan] 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Jan. 07--The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) exported 1.23 million tons of oil products in 2015 compared to 1.2 million tons of oil products in 2014, SOCAR said Jan. 6. SOCAR exported 1.2 million     Add Comment

Why oil prices are plunging - again 
Washington Post - 1/6/2016
This story has been updated. Despite sharply rising tensions in the Middle East,  oil prices  had seemed fairly stable — if quite low — as 2016 began. But that all changed Wednesday, as  prices  suddenly
Why oil prices are plunging — again Washington Post
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>>   Fed watch
FOREX-Dollar index falls after Dec FOMC minutes 
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
NEW YORK Jan 6 The dollar weakened against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as a record of the Dec. 15-16 meeting from Federal Reserve policy-makers supported bets further U.S. rate hikes would be     Add Comment

U.S. interest-rate futures contracts rise after FOMC minutes 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Jan 6 U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts added to gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes of its December meeting, when it raised its benchmark interest rate for the     Add Comment

FOMC: Almost All Fed Officials Agreed on Liftoff 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates last month was a “close call” for some policy makers who worried about too-low inflation and received assurances that their colleagues would closely     Add Comment

Officials in December expressed 'significant concern' about inflation 
Nikkei Asian Review - 1/6/2016
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- Federal Reserve officials expressed glimmers of trepidation as they decided at a mid-December policy meeting to raise short-term U.S. interest rates after keeping them near zero
FOMC Minutes: Officials in December Expressed 'Significant... ADVFN India
FOMC MINUTES : Officials in December Expressed 'Significant Concern' About Inflation 4 Traders
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>>   Fixed income
Global Stocks Fall as China Moves Unnerve Markets; Oil Plunges 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Stocks fell around the world, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 200 points, while bonds gained with the dollar on haven demand as China’s unexpected weakening of its currency once again raised
Global Stocks Decline, Bonds Rise as China Moves Unnerve Markets La Repubblica
Global Stocks Selloff Deepens as Oil Drops, China Weakens Yuan Yahoo! Xtra Business
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Egypt to issue one-year $850 million T-bill -cbank statement 
Reuters Africa - 1/6/2016
CAIRO Jan 6 (Reuters) - Egypt will issue a one-year treasury bill worth $850 million, the central bank said on Wednesday. The auction deadline is Jan. 11 with a Jan. 12 settlement date, it said     Add Comment

Santelli: Treasurys 'wake up' to weakness 
CNBC - 1/6/2016
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.
Santelli: Treasurys in tight range CNBC
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Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Hires Kevin Reynolds and Timothy Swift To Join Debt Capital  
Reuters - 1/6/2016
PR Newswire NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2016 NEW YORK , Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Cantor Fitzgerald & Co ., a leading financial services firm, today announced that two senior bankers Kevin Reynolds
CANTOR FITZGERALD & CO. : Hires Kevin Reynolds and Timothy Swift To Join Debt Capital  4 Traders
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.’s Youssef Squali and Naved Khan Named in Top 1 Percentile  Gnom.es
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>>   Derivatives
U.S. interest-rate futures contracts rise after FOMC minutes 
Reuters - 1/6/2016
Jan 6 U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts added to gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released minutes of its December meeting, when it raised its benchmark interest rate for the     Add Comment

U.S. CRUDE OIL FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, FALLS BY $2.00 A BARREL 
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
Growth in India's services firms rose at its fastest pace in 10 months in December as demand picked up, a business survey showed today. The Nikkei/Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index surged to     Add Comment

BRENT CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES, FALLS BY MORE THAN $2 PER BARREL 
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
Growth in India's services firms rose at its fastest pace in 10 months in December as demand picked up, a business survey showed today. The Nikkei/Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index surged to     Add Comment

U.S. GASOLINE RBOB FUTURES FALL TO $1.1583 A GALLON, LOWEST SINCE 2009 
Reuters India - 1/6/2016
Growth in India's services firms rose at its fastest pace in 10 months in December as demand picked up, a business survey showed today. The Nikkei/Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index surged to     Add Comment
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>>   Corporate finance
Ossur Hf : Transactions in relation to share buyback program Download free Congoo NetPass for access
Valley City Times-Record - 1/4/2016
Announcement from Össur hf. No. 01/2016 Reykjavík, 4 January 2016 On 3 December 2015, Össur hf. initiated a share buy-back program, see Company announcement no. 48/2015. The purpose of the share
REG-Ossur Hf : Transactions in relation to share buyback program Reuters
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Buffett Nears Buyback Threshold as Shares Extend Slump 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s stock slump over the past year has moved shares closer to the point where Chairman Warren Buffett says they’re a steal. Book value, a measure of assets minus liabilities, probably
Buffett nears buyback threshold after slump in Berkshire stock Chicago Tribune
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In India, Modi's Reputation On The Line In February's Union Budget 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
February will put the nearly three year old Modi government to the test on taxes. Markets will sell if Financial Bill disappoints.
Are Corporate Tax Cuts Finally Coming To India Latest Nigerian News.com
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Are Corporate Tax Cuts Finally Coming To India? 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
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>>   Venture Capital
SEC charges Pittsboro startup with defrauding investors of $6M [The News & Observer  
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
Jan. 06--PITTSBORO -- The CEO of a Triangle energy startup facing federal charges that it defrauded investors in excess of $6 million says federal law enforcement officials have blown up an innocuous     Add Comment

AIG Invests in Startup Human Condition Safety in Technology Bet 
Bloomberg - 1/6/2016
American International Group Inc., the largest commercial insurer in the U.S. and Canada, made an investment in Human Condition Safety, a technology startup that develops wearable devices to monitor and     Add Comment

China's Didi Kuaidi Wants To Make Money With New Auto E-commerce Platform 
Forbes.com - 1/6/2016
China’s dominant ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi is trying to monetize its huge pool of users, with announcement that it is building the company’s nascent test drive service into a platform that connects
Uber’s China rival Didi Kuaidi sees 1.4M requests on new test-drive service in first  Venturebeat
Uber's China rival Didi Kuaidi sees 1.4M requests on its new test-drive service  E-Servicis.com
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The UK tech sector raised £2.5 billion from venture capitalists in 2015 
Business Insider Australia - 1/6/2016
UK technology companies raised a record $3.6 billion (£2.5 billion) from venture capitalists in 2015, according to data from research firm CB Insights and London & Partners, which promotes the London
The UK tech sector raised 2.5 billion from venture capitalists in 2015 Latest Nigerian News.com
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