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Things worth reading: 24th November 2009

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Today's must read:

Goldman takes too narrow a view to be doing God’s work – Chris Blackhurst, the Evening Standard

"Where Goldman has come unstuck, and where Dimon has been able to strike a harmonious note, is in dealings with politicians and the non-financial media and wider public. Being smart on a particular trade or adding a twist to a merger is bound to earn the acclaim of your banking peers; making politicians and those who do not care for the intricacies of finance believe you can be a force for good is quite another. Dimon has got it; Goldman, alas, has yet to do so."

Banks

IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn says public will not tolerate another bailoutThe Times
Only half of banks' losses have been revealed, CBI summit told – the Evening Standard
S&P raises fears over health of some banks – Financial Times
Independence 'would cost banks billions' says OECD The Telegraph
Britain's bank bailout may have broken world trade rulesThe Telegraph

Regulations

Critics condemn backtrack on plans to identify highearning bankers as 'feeble'The Telegraph
Lord Turner interview: Time for truth Adair and consequences The Telegraph

Companies

RBS chief Stephen Hester and his slice of humble pieThe Times
JP Morgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon touted as successor to US Treasury Secretary Tim GeithnerThe Telegraph

Markets

World economy grows again but risks remain, warns IMFThe Independent
China derivative rule change hits banks – Financial Times


Quote of the Day:

"Despite the financial crisis, cashless payments increased, on a global basis, by almost 9% to 250 billion transactions per year in 2008."

The Progress of Migration to SEPA, a keynote address by Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB at the British Bankers’ Association


 

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