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Things worth reading: 29th April 2009

Things we're reading today include …

UK:
Barclays Capital hires top City banker to go global (Guardian)

RBS HQ machines 'only dispensed Goodwin singed notes' (Edinburgh Evening News)

Boots considers move into banking (Citywire)

Europe:
Angry Fortis shareholders revolt (BBC)

Fortis sale to BNP Paribas prompts jeers and walkout (Guardian)

Conventional and unconventional monetary policy (Speech by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Member of the Executive Board, the ECB)

USA:
Citigroup and Bank of America 'must raise billions in extra capital' (Guardian)

IRS expands offshore banking probe (Boston Globe)

Mint Turns Personal Finance Into A Game. It’s Better Than It Sounds (Techcrunch)

WaMu sues JPMorgan Chase (KCBY)

Industry:
The Bogus Bank Recovery (Newsweek)

Goldilocks and the bear case for gold (Telegraph)

Rapid Spread of Crisis Reflects Close Global Economic Ties (IMF)

Finovate on Twitter (Twitter Updates)

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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