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Things worth reading: 6th October 2009

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Today's must read:

"Amazon launched a new service which brings the company's payment processing tools to mobile devices. Called the 'Amazon Mobile Payments Service',
the technology includes a set of APIs (application programming
interfaces) for mobile developers which will allow them to provide
payment options to their customers within mobile websites and mobile

Amazon Brings 1-Click Payments to Mobile (GigaOM)


Euro is Ireland’s life-jacket – and straitjacket (Telegraph)
Euro won't fix trade gaps – Trichet (RTE)
The demise of the dollar (Telegraph)

Dollar's demise plotted by oil producers, China and France, report says (Telegraph)


Citigroup: Saudi Prince Wants U.S. to Sell. Bad Sign for Shares? (Wall Street Journal)
Goldman Sachs on Wells Fargo: Markets Miss ‘Dramatic Improvement’ at Big Banks (Wall Street Journal)
Standard Chartered strength in Asia is reassuring (Telegraph)


IMF policies deepened financial crisis, says CEPR (Guardian)
Report on Wall Street banks' bailouts says US Treasury misled public (Guardian)
"Too big to fail" must end for all: FDIC chief (Reuters)

  • Regulations

    FSA liquidity rules (Financial Times)
    FSA's tough new liquidity rules could cost British banks up to £9.2bn a year (Telegraph)

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