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Things worth reading: 19th May 2009

Things we're reading today include:

Possible candidates to replace Blank (Financial Times)
Lehman seeks probe into sale to Barclays (Financial Times)
Lazard man gets shake-up post at (US) Treasury (Financial Times)
American Express cuts 4,000 jobs (BBC)

Accessing financial services 'difficult for Europe's poor' (Euractiv)

US shares soar on home hopes (Times)
Paulson bids to make new killing in real estate market (Independent)
Geithner rethink and TARP plans boost US market (Telegraph)
Timothy Geithner rejects calls for executive pay caps (Times)
Bankers escape cap on salaries (Financial Times)

Derivatives contracts volume tumble (Financial Times)
Credit crunch has ended, according to Ted and Libor (Times)
Supply chains and regulatory reform (The Deal)

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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