The Daily Debt Rattle

 Submitted by Raúl Ilargi Meijer  –  The Automatic Earth

US Companies Led the World in 2015 Debt Defaults (BBG)
China’s Unprecedented Real Estate Bubble Is a Ticking Time Bomb (Dent)
The Most Important China Chart Of 2015 (BI)
China Suspends Foreign Banks’ Forex Business (Reuters)
Oil Prices Become a Problem for US Steelmakers (BBG)
Oil-Producing US States Battered as Tax-Gushing Wells Are Shut Down (BBG)
Gulf States Forced To Empty Their Sovereign Wealth Funds (Reuters)
Oil Price Rout Will Bring End To Era Of Saudi Arabian Largesse (Telegraph)
Oil Crash Is Giving Ship Owners a Billion-Dollar Windfall (BBG)
Puerto Rico’s Debt Trap (Simon Johnson)
Marc Faber Seeing Recession Clashes With Yellen, Likes Treasuries (BBG)
World’s Oldest Bank Sells Bad Loans To Deutsche (BBG)
Italy’s Five Star Movement on the Rise (FT)
In the Year of Trump, the Joke Was On Us (Matt Taibbi)
Turkey’s Dangerous Game in Syria (WSJ)
Ukraine Inflation Hits 44% Amid Economic Collapse (Telegraph)
Frontex Sends 300 Guards In Migrant Mission To Greece (AFP)
Heated Areas To Open To Homeless In Athens As Cold Snap Expected (Kath.)
As Europe Turns Gray (Pantelis Boukalas)