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Macro

Most Asian Shares Fall on China, North Korea Worries   Reuters

Australian Dollar Falls   WSJ

Record number of brokers barred, suspended in 2015   USA Today

Dow set for triple-digit loss as China roils markets again   Marketwatch

Wednesday: Trade Deficit, ADP Employment, FOMC Minutes, ISM Non-Mfg Index   Calculated Risk

Companies

VZ     Verizon launches auction(wants > $2.5 billion)  to sell data centers – sources    Reuters

SCBFF    Standard Chartered among banks in China forex ban -sources    Reuters

VRX    Valeant Planning to Appoint New Leader as CEO Remains Hospitalized   WSJ

QCOM    NVS  SSNLF  NVDA  INTC      Qualcomm Pushes Snapdragon Chip Beyond Phones   WSJ

ADT  (not mentioned)    D.C. residents who install security cameras will receive rebates   Washington Post

ViA    Former Viacom executive files suit alleging tax fraud   Washington Post

YHOO   Starboard Delivers Letter to Yahoo’s Board of Directors   Press Release

UVV  LO  (not mentioned)   Advertising may be fueling the popularity of e-cigarettes among teens, CDC says   LA Times

CTB    Cooper Tire to Acquire Majority Interest in China Joint Venture for Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) Tire Production    Press Release

AZSEY   JNS    Pimco’s Flagship Bond Fund Took in Money in December  (Total Return bond fund achieved net inflow of $1.3 billion, breaking long run of monthly drops.)  WSJ

INTC   Every Intel product will feature a ‘conflict-free’ label starting in Q2 2016   VentureBeat

SOHU    CEO: Sogou’s 2015 Revenue to Reach USD 600 Mln (200% increase over last year)   DO News

CS    Credit Suisse’s U.S. Stock-Trading Chief to Leave  (reorg of fixed income and trading)  WSJ

LPL    LG Display says expects earnings to rebound starting in second-quarter  Reuters

CXW  GEO  (not mentioned)   California prison reforms have reduced inmate numbers, not costs  Reuters

SPNS   Leading, U.S.-Based Insurance Company Expands its Agreement with Sapiens  Press Release

FXCM and FXFlat Announce New Partnership     Press Release

ACAS    European Capital Affiliate Arranges EUR 40 Million Unitranche Financing To Support The Acquisition Of Euromed   Press Release

KO    Coca-Cola’s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike   AFP

TCEHY   MSFT (owns Skype)   WeChat Adds Skype-Like International Calls To Its Messaging App  Techcrunch

LNVGY IVCJF BABA BiDU TCEHY    Lenovo enhances partnership with Inventec to compete for server orders from Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent   Digitimes

iTEQ   CCL maker Iteq reports increased revenues for December   Digitimes

WTW JCGi   Oprah and Kirstie to see who will lose weight and actually stay skinny   NY Post

YUM    Yum Brands Chairman to Retire in May  AP

YUM  BCRX (not mentioned)  E China province reports one H7N9 case   Xinhua

GPRO     Up close with Nikon’s first ever action camera By Sean O’Kane 3   The Verge

TSN  (not mentioned)  SW China police seize tons of illegal chicken feet  Shanghai Daily

Israel Aerospace teams with India’s Premier Explosives   Globes

Opinion      SSNLF   Samsung Electronics at risk of 2016 profit drop on components headwinds   Reuters

Linger   iNTC    Intel Shows Next Gen Drones, 3D Printed Sneakers & Lady Gaga at CES  WSJ

Fact     Investors Poured Record $236 Billion Into Vanguard Last Year  WSJ

Pharmaceuticals – Healthcare – Biotech

PSTi     New Peer Reviewed Article Describes Mechanism of Action of PLX-PAD in Ameliorating Preeclampsia and Indicates Their Superiority Over Other Cells   Press Release

Turkey’s swine flu death toll rises to 8 in new year: health minister   Xinhua

ViCL    FDA Grants Vical Orphan Drug Designation for VL-2397 for the Treatment of Invasive Aspergillosis   Press Release

ONTX    Onconova, Cantor Fitzgerald mutually agree to terminate sales agreement   Press Release

CBMX     New Data From Multi-Year Study of Pregnancy Loss Support Efficacy and Diagnostic Power of CombiMatrix’s Chromosomal Microarray Analysis   Press Release

APRi    Apricus Biosciences Announces Year-End 2015 Update and 2016 Growth Strategy    Press Release

Futurelook     Hillary Clinton announces plans to help people with autism access services, independence   Mashable

Opinion    VRX  GiLD  (not mentioned)   The FDA can single-handedly reduce drug price-gouging. Why is it waiting?    LA Times

Entertainment

FCC Auction Promises Bonanza for Small TV Broadcasters   (As momentum leans toward the Internet, airwaves go on the block for billions in boon to small TV stations like ones located in Lima, Ohio.)  WSJ

FOX DiS   Box Office: Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Revenant’ to Clash Against ‘Star Wars’   Variety

DiS    Disney’s 2016 Slate: 13 Titles Include ‘Alice’ Sequel, ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff   Variety

DiS   Disney Renames ABC Family and Hopes ‘Freeform’ Will Better Reflect Its Edgier Content   AdWeek

SEAS   SeaWorld settles orca trainer safety citations  Press Release

France’s Movie Sales Agent Sector Hits Decade-High Sales   Variety

CMCSA   NBC Taps Allison Rawlings as Senior VP, Corporate Communications   Variety

WPPGY   CES 2016: GroupM, Fullscreen Set Influencer-Marketing Joint Venture   Variety

SNE   CES: Sony Announces 4K Video Storefront ‘Ultra’ At Keynote   Variety

DiSH   Sling TV Plans New Interface And Guide That Predicts What Users Want   Deadline

DiSH   The Most Ludicrously Powerful Cable Box Ever Made  Wired

Rams owner going ahead with plan to build Los Angeles stadium  Washington Post

Opinion   DiS   Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens may fail to be a blockbuster hit in China  SCMP

Linger   NFLX   Netflix, welcome to India. We’re ready for you   Tech in Asia

Gaming

SNE   Sony’s Huge PS4 Holiday Sales Numbers   (Sony sold more than 35.9 million PlayStation 4 systems and Ubisoft supposedly will release a new Assassin’s Creed game next year.)    IGN

SNE   Sony CES 2016 Press Conference Has No PlayStation VR   Gameranx

SNE   PlayStation VR Expected to Sell 1.9 Million Units in 2016   IGN

SQNXF   Square Enix Closing Shinra Cloud Service, Taking 2 Billion Yen Loss This FY   Gameranx

NTDOY   Box Boy! Trailer For New Game Revealed   Gameranx

NTDOY   Nintendo NX to be unveiled as early as March, says analyst   VG247

NTDOY   Nintendo Network Undergoing Maintenance Next Week   IGN

MSFT   Microsoft Will Now Let You Customize Your Xbox One Bundle   Ubergizmo

HAS DiS   Hasbro U-Turns, Will Add Rey To Monopoly: Star Wars   Ubergizmo

NTES    Kung Fu Panda 3 hand tour on January 8 apples and other on-line collaboration and UC Master Plan    DO News

LVS     Las Vegas News Staff Advised on Covering Adelson   NY Times

Macau    Macau, mainland authorities sign maritime accords   Macau Business

Macau      Value of dodgy UnionPay deals MOP1.2 bln in 2015     Macau Business

Macau     New junket fraud case involving L’Arc junket operator   Macau Times Daily

Macau    Greek Mythology Casino pulls down the shutters   Macau  Business

Macau    Ambrose So says Casino Greek Mythology will reopen   Macau Times Daily

Opinion      Macau   Why Odds Are Long for Macau Recovery   (Macau gaming revenue has dropped by more than the size of two Las Vegas strips.)  WSJ

Social Media

FB    Facebook’s Secret Chat SDK Lets Developers Build Messenger Bots   Techcrunch

FB    Instagram to hold first-ever photograph exhibition in India on 7 January   Tech2

FB     Oculus is giving out free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift to initial backers  Tech2

FB     GOOG       Brands Prefer Facebook Native Videos  (Facebook native videos get higher homegrown reach than YouTube.)     eMarketer

FB   GOOG    Video Accounts for Majority of UK Mobile Data Traffic   (40% of mobile users will view video on their devices in 2016.)    eMarketer

MSFT   TCTZF   In direct challenge to Skype, WeChat now lets users call mobile phones and landlines   VentureBeat

Reddit (private) Putting Out Coffee Table Book of Favourite AMAs   IGN

TWTR   Twitter Introduces Conversational Ads   Ubergizmo

TWTR   Twitter is testing 10,000-character tweets   Geek

TWTR   TUR     Turkey to take ‘necessary’ measures after Twitter fine period expires: minister   Reuters

Travel – Hotel

RTN (not mentioned)  Islamic State ‘develop surface-to-air missile technology’ with aim of shooting down passenger jets   UK Telegraph

Most U.S. airlines boost base fares by $6 per round trip   Chicago Tribune

SAVE     Spirit Airlines appoints new CEO, seen as M&A harbinger   Reuters

AiABF     AirAsia sets up $1 billion funding programme to shore up finances    Reuters

Auto

GM China auto sales rose 5.2 percent in 2015  Reuters

VLKAY  Volkswagen submits detailed recall plan to S. Korean gov’t  Yonhap News

VLKAY   Volkswagen EV concept peers ahead to connected future   Automotive News

AN   AutoNation CEO Sees Slowdown in Luxury Cars   Press Release

Kia aims for self-driving car by 2030   USA Today

Uber’s China rival Didi Kuaidi sees 1.4M requests on new test-drive service in first 90 days   VentureBeat

Las Vegas Cab Drivers and Companies Are Still Pissed at Uber   re/code

VLKAY     Volkswagen brand chief confident of finding solution to U.S. diesel issues   Reuters

MiTAC Magellan SmartGPS navigation system adopted by Subaru   Digitimes

PNCOY   Pioneer is upgrading its lineup of aftermarket CarPlay displays   9to5Mac

BMW just unveiled a beautiful i8 Spyder with ridiculous technology   The Verge

Opinion    MSFT  Microsoft explains the one big reason car manufacturers are lining up to use its tech    Bi

Lingering Fact     VLKAY     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cases against automakers   Reuters

Linger   VLKAY    New Volkswagen: Electric and fully connected   Bi

Noon Tuesday   TSLA    Tesla Crushes Electric “Competition” In US     EV Obsession

Retail

TCEHY    JD        Balancing Shopping and Social: JD Mall CEO on WeChat   WSJ

John Lewis (employee owned) Christmas sales boosted by online shopping   The UK Guardian

GMCR    Keurig’s Kold drink dispenser makes a mean soda, but it’ll cost you   The Verge

ViPS    Vipshop yet to respond to Chinese consumer association’s letter on fake goods   China Daily

MCD  SHAK    ‘McDonald’s Next’ Serves Quinoa and Looks Like Shake Shack   Fortune

Trader Joe’s (private) tuna fish cans are underfilled: lawsuit   NY Post

SQ  AAPL  (not mentioned)   Restaurants Look to Upgrade Their Technology Within the Year   eMarketer

Apple – Apple Pay

SSNLF      Samsung Electronics to expand mobile payments to new countries, smartwatches   Reuters

SSNLF    Samsung urges U.S. court to overturn $120 million patent verdict for Apple  Reuters

FXCOF   Foxconn offered $12.6M government subsidy to stem layoffs linked to iPhone 6s order reduction, report says   Apple Insider

Huawei smartphone shipments soar 44 percent in 2015  Reuters

Catcher Technology December revenues down on month, up on year   Digitimes

OtterBox (private)  LifeProof brings its FRĒ Power waterproof battery case to the iPhone 6s Plus    (Mixes the classic waterproof style of LifeProof’s cases with a battery pack, making one of the most flexible cases on the market.)   9to5Mac

Linger      Apple Scales Back Orders for Its iPhones  (Component suppliers that surfed the iPhone’s boom are now getting ready for decreased sales.)  WSJ

Futurelook   Apple reportedly preparing to build second data center cluster in Reno   9to5Mac

PCs – Mobile – Tablets

MSFT   Microsoft shows off just how much data it’s collecting from Windows 10 users   BGR

SSNLF     Samsung’s Chromebook 3 Goes 11 Hours on a Charge and Shrugs Off Drops   Gizmodo

Huawei’s Honor series comes to the U.S. with the 5X and the Z1 fitness band   Digital Trends

CES 2016: Asustek to start marketing ZenFone Zoom in US in February   Digitimes

Xiaomi Sales In South Korea Suspended By Local Carrier   Ubergizmo

Fact   Digitimes Research: Taiwan touch panel makers see increased shipments in 4Q15    (Shipments of touch panels utilized in handset and notebook applications rose 21% and 33.9% respectively in the last quarter of 2015.)   Digitimes

Smartwatches – Wearables – SmartHomes

QiHU   360 children watch 3S Published: color touch screen priced at 499 yuan two-way conversation   DO News

AAPL   Apple leaks new Space Black Milanese Loop Apple Watch band on Czech Apple Store site   9to5Mac

AAPL   Apple Watch launches in Malaysia today, Czech Republic & Portugal later this month   9to5Mac

SSNLF  (GearS2)  AAPL    In Synergistic Turn, Samsung Says Smartwatch Will Work With Apple’s iOS   WSJ

INTC    New Balance is making an Android Wear smartwatch, and Intel is putting chips in its shoes    The Verge

INTC    Intel Says Its Button-Sized Curie Will Ship In Q1, Costing Under $10   Techcrunch

CSIOY GOOG    Casio’s Smart Outdoor Watch is water-resistant up to 50m and runs Android Wear 2:07   Digital Trends

GOOG   This keyboard could make smartwatches actually useful   (The TouchOne smartwatch keyboard uses a variation of eight keys and touch gestures to let people enter words, punctuation, and even emoticons.)   Tech in Asia

T   AT&T voice assistant helps you control your smart home   Engadget

The Connected Medicine Cabinet: Bluetooth Pregnancy Test Makes Debut at CES 2016   WSJ

Energy – Commodities

Oil falls to 11-year low, Saudi-Iran row seen making output restraint unlikely   Reuters

China oil demand sees slowest growth since February   Platts

CSiQ   Canadian Solar Energizes Five Solar Power Plants in the United Kingdom   Press Release

CMOOY   Japan’s Cosmo Oil eyes increased Iranian crude imports, weighs US supply   Platts

Oil falls to 11-year low, Saudi-Iran row seen making output restraint unlikely   (EIA to publish inventory data at 1530 GMT)  Reuters

Fuel Prices to Rise 6% in Argentina   LAHT

USAC cash gasoline flips into contango as market anticipates lower RVP grades   Platts

RiO  AA  (not mentioned)    Malaysia to ban bauxite mining in Pahang for 3 months   AP

MCPiQ    Molycorp Bids Said to Top Miner’s Own Price Amid Sales Feud   Bloomberg

Hillary Clinton Backs Solar Panels on White House, Just Like Carter (And Obama)  WSJ

China makers setting up PERC solar cell capacities   Digitimes

GiSMF   Giga Solar Materials December revenues hit record    Digitimes

Brazil hydrous fuel ethanol at lowest point against gasoline in six weeks: ANP   Platts

Cold weather drives New York real-time power prices above $2,000/MWh   Platts

Indonesia prepares rural flood defenses to protect crops   Reuters

TSLA   Tesla and Competitors Fuel Housing Boom in Nevada   re/code

Scientists use battery tech to harvest energy from movement   Engadget

KOL     Smog and China’s coal-powered economy   Linger

CCJ  (not mentioned)  NRA to call for checks of safety-related cables at nuclear plants   Japan Times

Futurelook    Market for indoor environmental and air quality technologies expected to exceed US$7 billion by 2024, says Navigant   Digitimes

Metals

LUNMF   Lundin could extend life of Eagle nickel, copper mine in Michigan   Platts

Japan spot aluminum premiums rise on demand; South Korea premiums steady    Platts

Europe

UK Service Growth Slows in December, Economic Pickup Weaker Than Thought-PMI   Reuters

Germany’s Private Sector Growth At 17-Month High    Morningstar

No ‘plan B’ for ECB despite still low inflation – Praet   Reuters

EWi    Sovereign-Wealth Funds (Middle Eastern) Agree to Invest $380 Million in Italian Property   WSJ

EiRL       Ireland    Employment in services industry increases for 40th consecutive month   Irish Independent

Opinion    Mario Draghi isn’t going to stop firing the QE bazooka any time soon   Bi

China

New World Development Offers $2.8 Billion to Take Unit Private (Hong Kong) NY Times

Yuan’s substantial depreciation unlikely   People’s Daily

Chinese investors swearing off stocks after price turmoil  (Financial analysts anticipate more selling after Friday, when a six-month-old restriction on sales by shareholders who own over 5%of a company is set to expire.)    Washington Post

China to step up FTA talks in 2016: official   People’s Daily

China-Russia trade likely to stop dropping in 2016: spokesman   Xinhua

China border residents evacuated after N. Korea test   Shanghai Daily

Fact          122,479 Hong Kong companies were dissolved in ‘15    Shuttered up: As China slows, Hong Kong company closures hit record   Reuters

Beijing’s air quality is expected to improve by 2020   China

Opinion    Short-selling ban won’t help Chinese stock market   Bi

Opinion    HK economists expect US to be major economic driver in 2016   Xinhua

Asia

5.1      North Korea says it has conducted 1st hydrogen bomb test   CNN

South Korea says small amount of hydrogen may have been injected in North’s device   Reuters

China ‘firmly opposes’ North Korean nuclear bomb test: Beijing    AFP

N.Korea H-bomb test “gross violation” of international law if confirmed -Russia   Reuters

North Korea accepts invite to World Economic Forum   NY Post

Tuesday 2pm   New Navy leader: Nukes ‘foundational to our survival’  AP

Filipino Wartime Sex Slaves Demand Compensation From Japan   AP

Protesters in Tokyo denounce ‘comfort women’ deal  Japan Times

International

EWZ   Brazilians’ Fear of Unemployment Rises 36.8%   LAHT

EWZ   Brazil Grapples With Spread of Zika Virus and Dengue Fever  (The mosquito-borne illnesses spread to concerning proportions as Rio Olympics draws near.)   WSJ

Feds Say Member of Mexican Drug Cartel to Plead Guilty   AP

Russia – Ukraine

Ukraine sees 16 percent fall in gas imports in 2015   Kyiv Post

Donbas militants open fire on Ukrainian troops 23 times in past 24 hours   Kyiv Post

Ukraine to file claim against Russia at International Court of Justice  Kyiv Post

Sales of loan portfolios banks have stopped   Izvestia

Kiev has canceled the free trade regime with Russia before the end of 2016   Izvestia

Medvedev has reduced the size of the discount on gas for Ukraine   Izvestia

Middle East – Africa

QAT   Qatar set to sign $5.5 billion loan – TRLPC   Reuters

Iraq will mediate in Saudi/Iran row, says foreign minister   Reuters

Saudi-Iran row: Kerry calls leaders to urge calm   BBC News

ISIS – Syria – Terrorism

US sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017 (outlasting Obama by 2 months)   AP

Islamic State threatens to destroy Saudi prisons after executions  Reuters

Bangladesh Islamist Nizami’s death sentence upheld   BBC News

Indonesia turns to China as ethnic Uighurs join would-be jihadis   Reuters

Did Hezbollah dig a special tunnel to get bomb into Israel?   Debka

Guns

RGR  SWHC  CAB  (not mentioned)  ‘A great step’: National police leader endorses Obama’s gun proposals    Washington Post

RGR  SWHC  CAB  (not mentioned)  The Obama gun executive order that will do the most good — and drive gun nuts mad  (smart tech on govt Fed’s glocks)  Washington Post

RGR  SWHC  CAB  (not mentioned)  Obama Gun Measures Likely Won’t Have Big Effect on Firearms Industry   (Sales aren’t likely to be curbed, but the increase also may not last.)   WSJ

RGR  SWHC  CAB  (not mentioned)  Obama’s claim that Internet gun sellers ‘operate under a different set of rules’   Washington Post

Obama: Violent felons can buy guns online without background checks  Politifact

Politics

House vote to send health law repeal to Obama for first time  AP

Trump alleges widespread voter fraud: ‘This voting system is out of control.’   Washington Post

Trump: I’ll close deal, win Republican nomination  The Hill

Donald Trump’s low-energy campaign   Politico

Hillary Clinton: ‘I Know Right Where the Oval Office Is’   WSJ

Hillary Clinton’s Preferred Title for Bill? ‘First Mate’ or ‘First Dude’    WSJ

Presidential campaigns kept afloat by cash-rich super PACs   Washington Post

Democrats lash out at Obama over deportation raids   Politico

Obama’s royal pain   (The crisis over Saudi Arabia’s execution of a pro-Iranian Shiite cleric has taken President Barack Obama’s plagued relationship with the Saudi royals to a new low.)   Politico

Opinion

DD    DOW   TYC    Breen’s Tyco Experience Will Guide Him in Dismantling DowDuPont  WSJ

Linger

At least 40 former students allege harrowing sexual abuse at prestigious Rhode Island prep school   Washington Post

Bank Rule Distorting Performance Is Repealed    NY Times

Facts

Competition among cyber criminals is so fierce that they now have customer support, service guarantees, and other perks   Bi

Mayor de Blasio to Raise Base Pay for City Workers   NY Times

Shrek of Wall Street    I went on a Tinder date with ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli — here’s what it was like  Bi

Brokers better invest in cyber security — or else    (Brokers who don’t put money into cyber security face harsher fines this year as part of a increased enforcement strategy.)   NY Post

Man accused of threatening to kill David Miscavige, Church of Scientology members  LA Times

Futurelook

MSFT  NFLX   AMZN  BX     Family Leave Gaining Momentum in the Workplace    (Huge changes at blue-chip companies in 2015 changed life for many new parents.)   WSJ

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 next Tuesday  The Verge

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