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Things worth reading: 19th June 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Brown signs up to EU financial rulebook (Times)
Brown wins independence from European banking regulator (Guardian)
Regulation of City may be handed to Brussels (Telegraph)

Mervyn King's control call fails to gain support (Telegraph)
UK lukewarm on ECB settlement plan 
(Financial Times)

Geithner defends plans to give Fed more power (Times)
Overhaul of US financial regulation attacked over 'loss of independence' (Telegraph)
Senate quick to attack Geithner reforms (Financial Times)

SEC to turn spotlight on ‘dark pools’
(Financial Times)

BofA Paying Big Bonuses to Retain Bankers (ABC News)
Bank of America faces anger over huge retention bonuses
(Telegraph)
Bernanke invited to testify on BofA-Merrill deal (Associated Press)
Ex-Merrill trio discussed buying back bank (Financial Times)

Quote of the Day:
"Sexual harassment at work: is it a problem for the self-employed?"
Victoria Wood

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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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