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Things worth reading: 8th April 2009

Things we're reading today include:

UK 'will not recover until 2012' 
(BBC)
9,000 jobs go at Royal Bank of Scotland on bleakest day of year (Times)
Royal Bank of Scotland staff voice anger over bosses’ blunders (Times)
Banks axe more jobs, but it's boom time for debt collectors
(Guardian)

All Irish banks have ratings cut
(BBC)
Ireland to set up Europe's first 'bad bank'
(Euractiv)
ECB member raps G20
(Reuters)
Moldova uprising organized on Twitter
(CNN)

US banker sees 10% jobless rate
(BBC)
The real (US) unemployment rate? Try 15.6%

(MSN)
US Recovery Is Far Off, Banks Are 'Basically Insolvent': Soros
(CNBC)

World Bank sees China recovery this year
(Guardian)

What if the world all used the same currency?
(MSNBC)
A Man Finds an Actual Card Skimmer in the Wild, in the Flesh
(Gizmodo)
Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing 
(USA Today)

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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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