Monday, April 25, 2011

Quick Overview

  • (Bloomberg) -- China’s banking regulator set capital targets for the nation’s five biggest lenders above the minimum 11.5 percent ratio amid concern that credit risks may rise, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • U.S. new-home sales rebound 11.1% in March

  • China aims to meet more than 85% of its sugar demand though domestic production and keep yearly imports at about 2 million tons, agricultural ministry's Wang said. In the last calendar year, China imported 1.77 million tons of sugar, up 66% YoY.

  • There is no sign yet of rising energy and commodity prices spreading to second-round inflation in the euro zone, but the European Central Bank mustn't be complacent, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet said.

  • The US Congress should consider cutting multibillion-dollar subsidies to oil companies amid rising concern over skyrocketing gas prices, John Boehner said.

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