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Things worth reading: 23rd November 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

"Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which got $10 billion and debt guarantees from the U.S. government in October, expects to pay $14 million in taxes worldwide for 2008 compared with $6 billion in 2007."

Goldman Sachs’s Tax Rate Drops to 1%, or $14 Million (Bloomberg)

Regulations

Bankers are forced to disclose pay
The Times
Sir David sharpens his bank reformsThe Independent
Walker tells bank investors to be more involved The Telegraph
Bank of England starts debate on lending surchargesThe Telegraph
Bank customers in line for £6bn refund of overdraft chargesThe Times
Britain's bank bailout may have broken rules says WTO The Telegraph
Regulator's torch to light up dark poolsFinancial Times
Brussels warns on accounts rulesFinancial Times

Markets

Soul-searching has much further to go Financial Times


Quote of the Day

"We can't make the loan and we can't get a credit score because you're deceased."
Sorry, No Mortgage: Experian Says That You're Dead
(Consumerist)


 

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