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)
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)
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.