Things we're reading today include:
- Billions spent and we are still left in the dark (Telegraph)
- Blank under fire as Treasury moves to take control of Lloyds (Guardian)
- Lloyds in tense talks over stake (Financial Times)
- Merrill Lynch admits investigation of $120m 'rogue trades'
- Talks continue on Fortis sale ahead of deadline (Financial Times)
- BNP Paribas nearing decision on Fortis (Times)
- Madoff guilty plea on the cards (BBC)
- BofA CEO Lewis’ ’08 Compensation Cut 60% (Bank Systems & Technology)
- Wells Fargo becomes latest to trim dividend (Financial Times)
- Time for ID Theft Victim’s Bill of Rights, Industry Group says (Bank Systems & Technology)
- Age of excess fuelled rise of Ponzis (Financial Times)
- The Next Generation Investment Bank (pdf) (Boston Consulting Group)
- Nanotechnology goes to war (Guardian)
- It took exceptional brilliance not to see a crash coming… (Telegraph)
And one for everyone – Breathing Earth.
A fantastic website with the description telling it all: "Welcome to Breathing Earth. This real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates."