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Things worth reading: 21st October 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

Lawyer who conned £7m from bank spent millions on luxuries (Times)


King calls for break-up of banks (Financial Times)
Mervyn King calls for banks to be split (Times)
Mervyn King: bank bail-outs created 'biggest moral hazard in history' (Telegraph)

Qataris sell Barclays stake for £615m profit (Financial Times)
Sainsbury takeover talk fuelled by Qatari share sale (Guardian)

Goldman Sachs vice-chairman says: 'Learn to tolerate inequality' (Telegraph)
City bonuses will soar to £6bn, says thinktank (Guardian)

Bankers warn on hasty approach to new rules (Financial Times)

Women in the City (Telegraph)
Europe Finance Chiefs Back U.S. Strong-Dollar Stance (Bloomberg)
Brussels extends ABN Amro deadline (Financial Times)
Announcing Alternative Payment Method from Checkout by Amazon (Amazon Blog)

Quote of the Day:

"Never has so much money been owed by so few to so many."
Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

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