1) Abe Calls for China Talks Citing 2006 Trip as Tensions Rise Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset relations after an escalation in bilateral tensions, invoking a 2006 visit to Beijing during his first administration.
2) Citigroup Expands in Commodities as Biggest Rivals Plan Retreat Citigroup Inc. plans to hire more commodities salespeople in a multiyear effort to add revenue and market share while some of its biggest rivals scale back. 3) Volcker Rule Will Force U.S. Banks to Comply With Five Regimes U.S. banks that must comply with the proprietary-trading ban known as the Volcker rule are facing inconsistent future demands from the five agencies responsible for enforcing it. 4) Gold Bearish Outlook Extended as Price Nears $1,200: Commodities Gold analysts are bearish for a third week, the longest stretch since February 2010, as prices approach $1,200 an ounce and a stronger U.S. economy improves the chance that the Federal Reserve will reduce fiscal stimulus. Sixteen analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News expect gold to fall next week, 11 are bullish and two neutral.