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Things worth reading: 27th June 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Companies:

LSE takes tough new approach to technology (Financial Times)
JPMorgan's investment banking gaining on Goldman (Reuters)
Citi faces retail sales ban in Japan (Financial Times)

Regions:

Spain launches $12.7bn bank fund (BBC)
Poland's euro adoption faces delay (Euractiv)
China argues to replace US dollar (BBC)
Five Banks Are Seized, Raising U.S. Failures This Year to 45 (Bloomberg)

Economies:

Fading political will has let banks off the hook (Financial Times)
Some aspects of economic and financial crisis, speech by Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services
Financial Rules: Why a Global Fix Is So Far Off (Business Week)
Inflation – the real threat to sustained recovery (Financial Times)

General:

One-fifth off for Buffett lunch (BBC)
Cool Currency: 12 Beautiful Bills (Woman's Day)
Outpouring of searches for the late Michael Jackson (Google Blog)


Quote of the Day:
"People who weren't near a computer yesterday turned to their mobile phones to check on breaking news. We saw one of the largest mobile search spikes we've ever seen, with 5 of the top 20 searches about the Moonwalker."
Google Blog, June 26th 2009

  

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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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