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Things worth reading: 8th December 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Taxing banker's bonuses

Bonus windfall tax Financial Times
City in uproar at plan for bonus 'supertax'The Independent
Pre-Budget report: I am determined to protect the City, says Darling The Telegraph
Banks criticise windfall tax planBBC
Alistair Darling: Bankers must pass 'neighbour test'The Times

A tale of two bailouts

UK banking bail-out 'justified'BBC
Taxpayers insure £170bn of RBS’s toxic assets outside of BritainThe Times
'Sometimes I think, was it real?' The American bailout nightmareThe Times
Bail-out of US banks will cost $200bn less than predictedThe Telegraph

Other news

Michel Barnier seeks to defuse EU banks rowThe Telegraph
PayPal copies Apple’s iPhone recipe and allows others to join the partyThe Times 

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