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Things worth reading: 13th November 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

For a long time, there's been a story brewing about SWIFT sharing bank transaction details with the US Government.  Now, it's all over Wikileaks …

EU draft council decision on sharing of banking data with the US and restructuring of SWIFT, 10 Nov 2009

EU to hand over financial transactions data to US government

SWIFT agreements completed (Taz.de)

Other news

Russia must cast off communist legacy or collapse, says MedvedevThe Times

EU: regulate hedge fund pay just like the banks The Telegraph
RBS tries to defuse investor anger over HamptonThe Telegraph
RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton is not a man to shy away from a challengeThe Telegraph
EU delays adoption of accounting rule changesFinancial Times
Executive pay on Wall Street is too high, says Bill GatesBBC

Quote of the Day:

“Visa and MasterCard probably look at PayPal as the enemy and they probably should, but that’s their problem, not mine.”
John Schulte, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mercantile Bank of Michigan


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