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The Guardian | World | Australia - Australia Tax - February 12, 2016: Labor Promises to Cut negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax Concessions.

theguardian.com   Lenore Taylor   Labor has promised to end negative gearing on existing homes and cut capital gains tax concessions if it wins the next election. Labor says the changes would raise $32bn over a decade, help make housing more affordable and generate construction industry jobs.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on February 12, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EST 02/12/16

SPTVBroadcast - February 12, 2016: How standard & Poor's Rates Offshore Wind project Transactions.

How Standard & Poor's Rates Offshore Wind Project Transactions SPTVbroadcast Published on Feb 12, 2016 The global offshore wind industry continues to expand, but offshore projects are inherently riskier than onshore wind projects. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Mike Ferguson discusses how we rate these deals and the assumptions we use in our analysis.

DealBook P.M. Edition on February 12, 2016.

    Friday, February 12, 2016 TOP STORY Negative 0.5% Interest Rate: Why People Are Paying to Save It's not clear that it would even be legal in the United States.

NYT Afternoon Update - February 12, 2016: Hillary Clinton Sharpens Focus After Democratic Debate Tussles.

Afternoon Update Friday, February 12, 2016 Top News Hillary Clinton Sharpens Focus After Democratic Debate Tussles

London School of Business and Political Science (LSE) - February 12, 2016: Trends in European Cross-Border Banking

Trends in European cross-border banking London School of Economics and Political Science Published on Feb 12, 2016 The interview focuses on recent trends in cross-border banking in Europe in the wake of the global financial crisis. De Haas speaks about the role of foreign banks in Emerging Europe; the recent financial fragmentation in Europe; the growing role of cross-border bond issuance; and the importance of relationship lending during the crisis.

Wall Street at Close Report on February 12, 2016, by CNBC: Dow, S^P Snap 5-Day Losing Streak as Oil Pops 12%

cnbc.com Fred Imbert   U.S. equities closed sharply higher on Friday as European and American bank stocks — as well as oil prices — bounced sharply, while investors digested U.S. economic data. "I think people are finally seeing lots of things worth buying," said Adrian Day, chairman and CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management.

NYT Opinion Pages - February 12, 2016: On Economic Stupidity by Paul Krugman.

nytimes.com On Economic Stupidity Paul Krugman   Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign famously focused on “the economy, stupid.” But macroeconomic policy — what to do about recessions — has been largely absent from this year’s election discussion. Yet economic risks have by no means been banished from the world. And you should be frightened by how little many of the people who would be president have learned from the past eight years. If you’ve been following the financial news, you know that there’s a lot of market turmoil out there. It’s nothing like 2008, at least so far, but it’s worrisome.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on February 12, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Friday, February 12, 2016  

European Markets at Close Report on February 12, 2016, by CNBC: Europe Ends Sharply Higher asOil, Miners Soar

cnbc.com   Arjun Kharpal, Holly Ellyatt, Alexandra Gibbs European markets finished Friday sharply higher after getting hammered in previous days, as crude oil prices and mining stocks saw a sharp rebound. The pan-European STOXX 600 jumped to close up 2.8 percent, with all sectors closing sharply higher. London's FTSE 100 ended up over 3 percent, as miners rallied, while France's CAC 40 finished 2.3 percent and Germany's DAX jumped 2.2 percent.

Bits | The Business of Technology - February 12, 2016: Start-Up Delivery Services Run Into Reality.

Friday, February 12, 2016 Daily Report Start-Up Delivery Services Run Into Reality | Sometimes reality is a cruel thing. The Mets will always break your heart. It is always cold in New England in February. And you will always discover your dog has had an accident overnight on the morning you are late for work.

FTC Scam Alerts - February 12, 2016: Spread The Word About Government Imposters

ESA | Manufacturing and Trade - Inventories and Sales - February 12, 2016: December 2015 Business Inventories Were Up 0.1% From November andUp 1.7% from December 2014

December 2015 business inventories were $1,813.1 billion, up 0.1 percent from November and up 1.7 percent from December 2014.  Sales were $1,302.3 billion, down 0.6 percent from the previous month and down 2.7 percent from one year earlier.

FRB Notification - February 12, 2016: Federal Reserve Announces TDF Test Operation

Press Release Release Date: February 12, 2016 The Federal Reserve plans to continue its previously announced periodic testing of the Term Deposit Facility (TDF) with one operation in February. These operations are aimed at ensuring the operational readiness of the TDF and providing eligible institutions with an opportunity to maintain familiarity with term deposit procedures. The TDF test operations are a matter of prudent planning and have no implications for the near-term conduct of monetary policy.

ESA | Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services: January 2016 retail and food services sales were up 0.2% From December 2015 and up 3.4% From January 2015

January 2016 retail and food services sales were $449.9 billion, up 0.2 percent from December 2015 and up 3.4 percent from January 2015. Excluding automobiles, retail and food services sales in January 2016 were $354.2 billion, up 0.1 percent from the prior month and up 2.5 percent from one year earlier. Advance Monthly Retail Sales (January 2016).pdf Economics & Statistics Administration

RT Cross Talk - February 12, 2016: Assad Will Win?

"CrossTalk" Assad will win? RT Shows Published on Feb 12, 2016 What a difference a few months makes! Not long ago Washington and its Middle East allies repeatedly predicted the demise of the Damascus government. Today, President Assad is secure and fighting a winning battle. Can the West admit to its incredible policy failure? And can Washington’s neocons accept seeing Russia win? CrossTalking with Abdel Bari Atwan, Franklin Lamb, and Jonathan Steele. Recorded from RT, CrossTalk, February 12, 2016

Reuters | Business - February 12, 2016: South Korea, U.S. to Discuss Missile Defense; South Cuts to Kaesong Park.

reuters.com   By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park   SEOUL South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

NYT First Draft on Politics - February 12, 2016: Debate Was Display of Strengths but Is Unlikely to Change Minds by Maggie Haberman.

Friday, February 12, 2016 NYTimes.com/FirstDraft » Friday, February 12, 2016 Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont during a debate in Milwaukee on Thursday. Jim Wilson/The New York Times Debate Was Display of Strengths but Is Unlikely to Change Minds By MAGGIE HABERMAN

Bloomberg View - February 12, 2016: Re - Re - Re Debating Begins to Test Clinton and Sanders.

bloombergview.com Jonathan Bernstein   Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shared a stage Thursday night for the third time in eight days. Their skills are being tested: The same old talking points are growing stale to those of us who watch every one of these things, but the campaigns know that new people are tuning in all the time. With every approaching primary and caucus, a new crop of voters is paying attention. Both candidates are good enough politicians that they manage to address both the new and the returning viewers.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - February 12, 2016: Fears Over Central Bank Moves | Doubts Swirl Around European Banks | Activists to Get Seats on A.I.G. Board.

  Friday, February 12, 2016 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES By AMIE TSANG FEARS OVER CENTRAL BANK MOVES The decision by the Swedish central bank to lower its short-term rate to minus 0.50 percent from minus 0.35 percent has heightened fears that the brazen action by central banks is making things worse for the global economy , Landon Thomas Jr. writes in DealBook.

U.S.Stock Market Future Indications - February 12, 2016, By CNBC: Street Eyes Higher at Open

cnbc.com CNBC.com staff Andrew Renneisen | Getty Images U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as traders looked to the release of data ahead of the three-day Presidents Day weekend.

Asian Markets at Close Report on February 12, 2016, by CNBC: Asia Markets Extend Rout as Nikkei Plunges 4.8%

cnbc.com Saheli Roy Choudhury Toru Yamanaka | AFP | Getty Images Markets in Asia dropped sharply on Friday, with the Nikkei tumbling, after a sell-off on Wall Street as oil remained volatile and concerns about how central banks' easing measures will affect banks' earnings persisted.