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Things worth reading: 10th December 2009

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Today's must read:

Will Obama tax the Banksters? – the New Yorker
I would wager a substantial sum that some of Obama’s political advisers are pressing him to copy Darling’s populist move, which the opposition Conservative Party, traditionally the party of big business, is supporting.

Banks face new tax on big bonusesBBC
Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy call for special tax on bank bonuses The Telegraph
City steps up bonus tax fightThe Independent
Barclays boss warns of exodus of the bankersThe Independent
Bankers prepare to open Christmas boxes at Easter to avoid windfall taxThe Times
Bankers renegotiating pay deals to avoid windfall tax on bonusesThe Telegraph

Banks criticise liquidity proposalsFinancial Times
George Soros warns against rebuilding same 'Humpty Dumpty' financial systemThe Telegraph


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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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