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Today's must read:
"For Stephen Hester, who said his experience of dealing with the European Union over the issue of state aid had left him in such a condition, the bruising possibly came from fear. Speaking to those intimately engaged in the negotiations that lead to final banking deal last week the fear was quite simple – it was a fear of zombies."
Zombies are lurking on every high street (Telegraph)
Banks may face 'super-tax' on all their assets (Telegraph)
This financial mess isn't even the end of the beginning for UK wealth (Telegraph)
Helping the poor just got popular (Financial Times)
Emerging cities set to transform league table of world's wealthiest by 2025 (Guardian)
Quote of the Day:
"The financial system may have led us into the crisis but it will lead us out."
Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs boss: 'bankers do God's work' (Guardian)