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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Tracking the economic recovery What would negative interest rates mean for mortgages and savings? Bank investors rebel over Lloyds’ proposal for executive pay Why interest rates are so high in Africa More than 50,000 RBS staff to work from …

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Things worth reading: 21st May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England paves way for negative interest rates Britain sells bonds with minus rates Top 1% of British earners get 17% of nation’s income Matalan founder suing PwC for ‘ineffective tax avoidance advice’ Crypto hedge funds struggle to …

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Things worth reading: 20th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Coronavirus: World Bank warns 60m at risk of ‘extreme poverty’ Fiserv’s First Data pays $40 million to settle FTC charges it aided merchants’ fraud Boom for payments companies as crisis forces shoppers online Covid-19 a ‘wake-up call’ to build …

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Things worth reading: 19th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Starling Bank struggles to get Bounce Back Loans up to speed Why the UK fell behind European peers on emergency funding Kabbage rebounds after accessing US loan programme Long-lasting global recession likely due to COVID-19, says World Economic Forum …

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Things worth reading: 18th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lloyds Bank’s isolation campaign gets frank about mental well-being Alibaba’s Jack Ma resigns from SoftBank board We will need banks to stay healthy and survive the crisis too UBS’s Iqbal Khan on shaking up world’s biggest wealth manager What …

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Things worth reading: 15th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Coronavirus: Lloyd’s of London says claims to be biggest since 9/11 How will Britain dig itself out of a £300bn coronavirus hole? How to fight an economic crisis in a monetary union Goldman Sachs to buy boutique wealth management …

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Things worth reading: 14th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Coronavirus crisis causing ‘very sharp move into recession’, Bank of England governor warns Open Banking Europe publishes draft signature standards for bank APIs UK property market could fall 13%, housing experts predict ABN Amro slumps to loss as impairment …

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Things worth reading: 13th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Debt should not be the only tool to get companies through Covid-19 Resurgent Wall Street disconnected from reality on the ground Bank of England could increase economic stimulus, says senior official More than 300 lawmakers urge IMF, World Bank …

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Things worth reading: 12th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays still banking on climate breakdown UBS eyes digital bank licence in China Judo Bank achieves Unicorn status on $230 million fund raise Bitcoin goes through third ‘halving’, falls vs U.S. dollar Bitcoin ‘halving’: What does the much-hyped event …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Unemployment due to Covid-19 is surely worth more than a footnote | Larry Elliott EU could open legal case against Germany over ECB bond-purchases ruling: Commission Andrew Bailey needs to be more convincing about the path to recovery For …

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Things worth reading: 8th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Investors row back on ethical principles, research shows A perky stockmarket v a glum economy Credit-rating agencies are back under the spotlight Emerging markets launch QE, too Coronavirus bailouts: Which country has the most generous deal? Losses by central …

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Things worth reading: 7th May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banking the rich and famous: the rise of private digital banks Bank of England expected to hold off on fresh stimulus for now Coronavirus threatens future of eurozone, Brussels warns Small firms secure £2bn in bounce-back loans in first …

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