Reads: China Hikes Bank Reserve Ratio, Rail Traffic, Ireland Debt, VIX/VXV, Kathy Lien on USD, Office/Industrial Vacancy Rates (CBRE)

powerLINKS archive

China Banks Hit Again with Required Reserve Ratio Hike - Reuters

China Hikes RRR (Nicholas Consonery, China analyst at Eurasia Group) - CNBC Video

China Trade Surplus Poised to Cap Biggest Quarter Since Crisis - Bloomberg

Kathy Lien's outlook on the Dollar, USD/JPY, yields and quantitative easing etc. - CNBC Video

1165 Fut Key to Flash Crash & Gold & Silver (Top Step) - Hedge->Accordlingly

Is Ireland About To Impair Bank Senior Debtholders? - Zero Hedge

Rice May Surge 30% as U.S. Crop Misses Forecast, Group Says - BusinessWeek (h/t @Soybeanwatch)

1M-3M Volatility Term Structure Plunges To Steepest In Years (VIX/VXV) - Zero Hedge

Rail Traffic Continues To Be Strong, And It's Actually Accelerating - Business Insider (h/t @pdenlinger)

California accepts $2.33-billion bid for 24 state office buildings (State will lease back for 20 years) - LA Times (h/t @bankrchick)

U.S. Office And Industrial Vacancy Rates Decline For First Time In Three Years - CBRE Press Release (h/t @bankrchick)

Obama seeks bipartisan support for infrastructure upgrade ($50 Billion) - CNN Video