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Things worth reading: 22nd October 2009

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Today's must read:

Fraudster Bernard Madoff shares cell with a drug dealer and a

Mervyn King versus Gordon Brown

Clash between Downing Street and King continues (Times)
King and Brown in rift over whether to split the banks (Independent)
Brown takes on the Bank, not the banks (Independent)
Did Mervyn King really write his own speech? (Telegraph)

Barack Obama versus Bank Bonuses

Obama's pay tsar to cut executive salaries by up to 90pc (Telegraph)
A New Challenge for 2 Ailing Banks  (New York Times)


Lehmans’ clients may claim interim income, court rules (Times)
Morgan Stanley $757m in the black after months of losses  (Independent)
Compromise Bill Could Block States on Bank Rules (New York Times)
Deutsche Bank Expects to Post $2 Billion Profit  (New York Times)
Wells Fargo Says Profit Doubled in Quarter  (New York Times)
Paulson revealed policy at Goldman Sachs meeting, book alleges (Times)


Fraud office investigates missing ‘Beano’ City trader (Times)
Chinese economy grows at fastest pace in a year (Telegraph)
SEC Proposes Tighter Limits on Dark Pools (New York Times)

Quote of the Day:

"Honey, I’d shrink the banks."
Adam Posen: Honey, I’d shrink the banks (Times)

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Chris M Skinner
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  • Brian Peters

    I’d commend to your readers a report issued yesterday by the Senior Supervisors Group titled Risk Management Lessons from the Global Banking Crisis of 2008 that reviews in detail the funding and liquidity issues central to the recent crisis and explores critical areas of risk management practice in need of improvement across the financial services industry.
    It can be found at:

  • Chris Skinner

    Great input Brian