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Things worth reading: 12th May 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Companies:

HSBC plays down talk of recovery (Guardian)

HSBC could soon be listed in Shanghai (Telegraph) 
HSBC says results 'encouraging' (BBC)
Deutsche Börse income down a third
(Financial Times)
Wells Fargo expects earnings to fill deficit (Financial Times)

Markets:

OECD predictions offer recession hope for Britain
(Telegraph) 

Ministers 'to blame' for financial crisis (Telegraph) 

More cash-raising plans for banks (BBC)
After stress tests, banks seeking to shed US injection (Gulf Times)
A Second Stimulus in the US Is Urgent: Krugman (CNBC)

Big US Banks May Be Headed For Extinction—And Soon (CNBC)
Soros leads growing chorus of 'green shoots' optimists (Evening Standard)

General:

Gekko crawls back to Wall Street (BBC)
Banker's bargain: £22m knocked off house price (Evening Standard)
Wait and see as WSJ leaps with micro payments (Brand Republic)

Assuming There’s a New York Times in 2040, I Hope It’s Not This One (Technologizer)


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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