Nighttime Roundup: Here's What You Need To Know Before You Go To Bed



Before turning in for the night, here are some stories worth paying attention to:

  • New York prepares its austerity budget (NYT)
  • The EU is getting really serious about this derivatives crackdown (WSJ)
  • Sarkozy and Bruni both mired in allegations of affairs (Telegraph)
  • Obama hopes to hoover up undecided votes on healthcare by targeting healthcare fraud (POLITICO)
  • US regulators tell banks to hold onto their cash (FT)
  • Joe Biden slams Israel over latest housing settlements (BBC)
  • Japanes beer shipments fall to multi-year low (Nikkei)
  • Japanese machinery orders slip (Ibid)
  • Dollar bond sales surge in Asia (Bloomberg)

As for early market movements, we’re looking at:

  • Nikkei: -0.08%
  • Shanghai +0.24%

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