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Things worth reading: 17th April 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Companies:

D Börse plans pan-European trading (Financial Times) 

Barclays president says sector's positive results are not 'one-offs' (Telegraph)

JPMorgan earns $2.1bn on record sales (Financial Times)

JP Morgan profits beat forecasts (BBC) 

The Goldman rules for mastering the universe (Times)

Regulations:

Regulator accused of complacency (BBC)

Whistleblower attacks FSA's indifference to risky loans at building societies (Telegraph)

City regulator let investment bankers 'eat building societies alive', says whistleblower (Guardian)

Card Issuers Face New Scrutiny (Washington Post)

Ratings agencies face tougher regulation (Telegraph)

EU deal to tighten oversight of rating agencies (Euractiv)

Economy:

'Worst may be over' for the UK economy, says new MPC member David Miles (Telegraph)

New Bank member says 'worst may have passed' (Times)
Mandelson says not to be 'so darned pessimistic' about the British economy (Telegraph)
Do the 'green shoots' in Britain's economy amount to much? (Telegraph)

Eurozone shows few signs of recovery (Financial Times)

New signs emerge that recession in United States may be easing (MSN)

IMF warns over parallels to Great Depression (Telegraph)

IMF expects ‘slow and weak’ recovery (Financial Times)

Restoring confidence in the global financial system
(Speech by Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the ECB)

Google: The Recession Takes Its Toll (Business Week)

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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