The Weekend Read

Money Quote of the Week:

On China: “Real estate is the dragon head that drives industry, design, construction, steel and cement companies along”…Lending is not a problem. Banks need to lend money out and the top 10 property developers will get special treatment.  – Sydney Morning Herald

30-year Treasury may be better barometer – FT

China should learn from Japan – AsiaOneNews
Crouching tiger, soaring cranes, rumbling doubts – Sydney Morning Herald
A shift in dynamics has led to the exuberance in prices of key commodities – Malaysia Star
Bet on Gold Nets Paulson $5 Billion – NY Times
Egypt Unrest Stokes Oil, Gold – WSJ
Oil near $100 level as Mideast tensions grow – FT
The threat of rising food prices – Vox

Asia Currencies Gain on Optimism Emerging Markets Growth  – Bloomberg
The new carry trade – Vox

In Japan, Young Face Generational Roadblocks – NY Times

Consumption jump powers US growth – FT

Funds Offer Exposure To Consumers In Emerging Markets – Barron’s

Jordanians march for political reform – FT
Protesters back on Cairo streets – Aljazeera
Monetary Policy

Bernanke’s QE2 efforts receiving mixed signals – FT
Could U.S. Monetary Policy Ignite World War III? – Taipan Daily
How inertial is monetary policy? Implications for the Fed’s exit strategy – Vox
The Week in Monetary Policy Analysis – Minyanville
Sovereign Risk

Downgrade a worry for debt-laden Japan – Daily Yomiuri
EU considers loans to Greece to buy back bonds – Bloomberg

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