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Today's must read:
Sir David Walker released his report and recommendations on corporate governance yesterday, including transparency of banker's remuneration and the "Sir Fred rule" to ensure an arrogant CEO will not bust a bank again.
Sir David Walker's 39 steps (Telegraph)
Walker's main recommendations (Telegraph)
Bankers' pay and bonuses set for full public disclosure (Guardian)
Crackdown on City pay ignites fears of exodus by star bankers (Times)
Goldman Sachs’s record profits are not a signal to relax (Economist)
JP Morgan 36% profit surge highlights split between Wall St and Main St (Guardian)
JPMorgan chief hits at credit card rules (Financial Times)
BofA operating under secret regulatory sanction: report (Reuters)
Citi close to secret deal with regulator (Financial Time)
Lloyds customer service 'at risk' as further 1,200 jobs go (Telegraph)
Britain faces 'double dip' slump, warns IMF (Independent)
IMF warns pound could be at risk from uncertainty (Telegraph)
China's banks help push growth to fresh highs (Independent)
Paulson reveals US concerns of breakdown in law and order (Independent)
ECB paves way for easier securities trades (Financial Times)
Going overboard: are investment banks run for employees or shareholders?
Quote of the Day:
"A technical snafu left some Visa prepaid cardholders stunned and
horrified Monday to see a $23,148,855,308,184,500 charge on their
statements. That's about 2,007 times the size of the national debt."
Glitch hits Visa users with more than $23 quadrillion charge (CNN)