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Things worth reading: 29th March 2009

Biggest news of the year so far, apart from the collapse of the financial system, is that the Canadians have found a vast computer spy network, according to New York Times.

"In a report to be issued this weekend, the researchers said that the system was being controlled from computers based almost exclusively in China, but that they could not say conclusively that the Chinese government was involved."

Woooohhh … scary! 

Especially when the NYT headline reckons they've been looting data from over 100 countries. 

Wowser!

In other headlines:

Quite a few comments on the build up to Thursday's G20 Summit:

And, as highlighted on Andrew Marr's Show this morning, one of the weirdest stories is about "Rescued animals targeted for dinner tables" (Telegraph):

"They'll call round or phone and say they are interested in taking one of
our rescue cows or pigs or goats or whatever, then within a minute or two
they'll ask if the animal they have chosen is safe to eat."

But after reading Bank CEOs express support for Obama's plans in Welt Online, I've been watching CNBC's excellent news coverage of the US Bank CEO's meeting with Barack Obama on Friday.

Here's what Jamie Dimon had to say about it:



And Ken Lewis:



They also caught Vikram Pandit briefly, before running a detailed analysis over the whole affair:


Tres bon.

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here…

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