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Things worth reading: 17th November 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

Key reform call Varley needs to make, Anthony Hilton commentary, the Evening Standard

“The crucial bit is what he left out. The really significant comment in the article was not the Noddy guide to investment banking but his putting distance between his firm and proprietary trading, because this plays to a significant strand of opinion in the 'too big to fail' debate.”

Bankers intent on flouting pay rules should quit mainstream, says MynersThe Times
State has 'legal right' to pursue banks for cash says Paul TuckerThe Telegraph
10% tax on bank profits proposedBBC
Bonus crackdown plan 'dangerous'BBC
City’s fury at Darling plans to curb banks’ bonus culture (Evening Standard)

Europe's money markets regain their poiseFinancial Times
UK banks may face new rules on derivativesThe Times
EU plans for financial superregulator are 'hasty' warn MPsThe Telegraph
JP Morgan on the verge of acquiring CazenoveThe Independent
At Checkout, More Ways to Avoid Cash or Plastic – New York Times
China has now become the biggest risk to the world economy – Telegraph

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