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Things worth reading: 7th September 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

What the G20 Finance Ministers actually agreed
23 page pdf summarising key agreements

Bonuses (again!)

EU pushes for clampdown on bankers' bonuses (Euractiv)
EU leaders want unity on financial regulation ahead of G20 (Euractiv)
G20 pledges tougher bank action (BBC)
City anger as Brown signs up to bonus cap (City AM)
London G20 meeting rejects plan to cap bankers' bonuses (Independent)
Bailed out bank execs likely to get 'big windfalls'?! (New York Daily News)

And the rest

Bischoff faces bulging in-tray on his Lloyds debut (Financial Times)
Lloyds bank must join government asset protection scheme (Times)
Banks are overvaluing toxic property loans, experts warn (Guardian)
Building societies attack new FSA regulations (Times)
Blame bankers and regulators, not the market (Times)
UK was hours from bank shutdown (Guardian)

Five more banks shuttered, bringing '09 total to 89 (Daily Finance)

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Quote of the Day

Citigroup "were a sacred cow. If the sacred cow gets
mad cow disease, you’ve got to put it down."


Barry Ritholtz, Economist in the New Jersey Business News

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