Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quick Overview

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general economic index fell to 2.6 from 23.5 in November

  • The Federal Reserve meets today and is expected to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at 0.125%.

  • (FT) China has banned individuals from registering internet domain names and launched a review of millions of existing personal websites in the toughest government censorship drive so far on the internet

  • Czarnikow in late November forecast a 2009/10 global sugar deficit of 13.5 million tonnes, versus a deficit of 15.8 million tonnes in 2008/09.
  • The China Sugar Association has estimated that sugar output for the 2009-10 crop year, starting Oct. 1, will fall to 12 million tons from the previous year's 12.43 million tons.

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