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Things worth reading: 18th July 2009

Things we're reading today include …

US Banks Q2 Results

Citigroup and Bank of America deliver surprise profits (Guardian)
One-time gain bolsters Citigroup (BBC)
Citi reports Q2 net income of $4.3bn, EPS $0.49 (Financial Times)
Bank of America Earns $3.2 Billion in Second Quarter (Bank of America)
Street Gains On JPMorgan Earnings, Economy (Forbes)
Two Giants Emerge From Wall Street Ruins (New York Times)
US banks are not cured yet  (BBC)

Other company news

Rolet speeds in to push change at LSE (Financial Times)
Barclays workers in strike ballot (BBC)
Goodwin dined at Chequers while RBS was losing £24bn (Independent)
Spain acts to help lenders (Financial Times)

General news

Study on trading and post-trading prices, costs and volumes (European Commission)
Carriers United – a Look at Zoompass (Payments News)
Why the bonus culture needs to be defended  (Financial Times)
66% of 14-18 year olds prefer CDs (Hypebot)

Quote of the Day:

“I'm only doing this to eat. They're not letting me work“
Bank robber cites economy during holdup (Houston Chronicle)


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