HSBC reports initial “flash” reading of its China manufacturing survey fell well below forecast to a reading of 48.0 for November (contractionary). October was a mildly expansionary 51.0 reading.
Treasury sells 5-year notes at lowest yield ever
Mario Monti Italian prime minister
IMF European manager Antonio Borges
MF Global’s John Corzine
CDU votes to allow Euro exits, but they voted down weighting according to relative economic size.
Berlusconi resigns as prime minister.
Italy oks reforms.