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Things worth reading: 2nd May 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Companies:

Citi to sell Nikko to SMFG for $7.8bn (Financial Times)

Citigroup scrambles to raise capital (Financial Times)

Any Citi capital need seen as manageable-sources (Reuters)

More bonuses for Citigroup's bankers? Yes (MSN)

How Goldman Sachs took over the world (Independent)

MasterCard hit by fall in credit card spending (Financial Times)

Markets:

France delays Sepa Direct Debit launch (Finextra) 

Regulators Said to Plan Stress-Test Disclosures May 7 (Bloomberg)

Economy:

Green shoots will not mean healthy roots (Guardian)
Signs suggest the worst of the British recession is over (Independent)

US still deep in recession (Guardian)

Financial crisis brings sobriety to Warren Buffett's capitalist jamboree (Guardian)

The Friday Interview: Number cruncher who foresaw financial crash (Guardian)

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