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Things worth reading: 27th November 2009

Things we're reading today include …

 

Today's must see:

New PBS series – the Card Game

 

Today's must read:

The shocking headlines of yesterday is that Dubai and the UAE economy is possibly going bust:

Dubai was the poster child of the economic boom: a
world of unimaginable luxury, impossibly tall towers, and islands
shaped like palm trees. This week it became the epitome of recessionary
bust.

Global stock markets were left
reeling yesterday after the city-state's spectacularly debt-ridden
Dubai World holding company asked for an extra six months to pay the
$4bn (£2.4bn) chunk due next month. In London, the stock market dropped
by 3 per cent, its worst day since March. The French and German markets
fared little better, and America's Dow Jones was only saved by being
closed for Thanksgiving.


causing trading panic:

Dubai in deep water as ripples from debt crisis spreadThe Times
Dubai finds Eid not such a good day to bury bad news about NakheelThe Times
Dubai's debt shakes world marketsThe Independent
DubaiFinancial Times
Dubai shock after debt standstill callFinancial Times

and big problems for the London Stock Exchange:

Traders 'panic' as LSE hit by double whammyThe Independent
Glitch halts LSE trading as Dubai woes trigger sell-offThe Times
LSE comes under fire after glitch halts trading for three hours The Telegraph

 

Other news:

LCH.Clearnet needs clear path to WashingtonFinancial Times
Shareholders back Lloyds' record cash callThe Independent
Swedes back down on hedge fund pay rulesThe Telegraph
More than 1,000 bankers in the City earn over £1m a year, Sir David Walker saysThe Telegraph
Blueprint for future of banks being unveiledThe Independent

 

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