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China’s premier Wen Jiabao calls for breaking bank monopolies

Tweet Premier Wen Jiabao, China’s top economic official, says its state-owned banks are monopolies that must be broken up, acknowledging mounting economic and political pressure to reform an industry whose vast profits are fueling public anger. Wen’s comments Tuesday suggest Beijing sees a growing political danger from its failure to carry out long-promised reforms of state banks, which pay minimal interest on deposits and made tens of billions of dollars in profit last year. Public resentment has risen as China’s rapid economic growth slows and fears…