peHUB First Read

* Desperately seeking certainty: Have PE merger agreements changed in the wake of all the busted deals? Not as much as you’d think.

* Carlyle’s failed efforts to buy Xugong Group illustrates China’s growing resistance to foreign ownership, according to Seeking Alpha.

* More bad news out of China for Carlyle, as insurer China Pacific has opted to delay its IPO.

* The leveraged loan market has a new worry on the horizon.

* The Epicurean Dealmaker vs. Evan Newmark.

* Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday that more than $200 million has been invested in social networking app developers. Assuming that includes the new $29 million round for Zynga.

* More legal troubles for Redlasso, which makes bloggers like me sad.

* TD Banknorth becomes TD Bank. Guess the Boston sports arena is in for yet another name change.

* Wallstrip interviews Gil Schwartz (aka Stanley Bing): [youtube=]