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Things worth reading: 15th April 2009

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Things we're reading today include:

Fortis Bank reveals large loss (BBC)

UBS jobless tally hits 18,000 amid rising losses (Times)

RBS sees big growth in Islamic finance (Reuters)

Lehman 'sausage machine' processor at work (Financial Times)

Goldman amasses $164bn war chest (Financial Times) 

Alistair Darling to announce supply-chain insurance scheme
Ben Bernanke sees 'tentative signs' of US economic recovery (Guardian)  

Bankers to receive huge bonuses despite financial crisis (Telegraph)

Cutting back financial capitalism is America’s big test (Financial Times)

6 Ways to Use Twitter for Personal Finance (Mint's Blog)

IBM 'too poor' to pay for staff tea (The Australian)

Skype IPO (Silicon Alley Insider)

There is also a fascinating interview with Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist, on how man will become one with machines by 2045, an event he calls 'The Singularity'.

Part 1 of 4 videos

The other parts can be found here.

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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, 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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