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Things worth reading: 9th December 2009

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

The American argument over interchange fees
"Trillions of dollars of transactions are processed each year
on credit and debit cards in the United States. 1.7% of each credit or
debit card payment (to use the GAO’s example) may not seem like a huge
amount on an individual transaction, but 1.7% of $2.5 trillion is real
money, even by Washington budget standards."

Allan Shampine



Northern Rock split date is setBBC
No compensation for Northern Rock shareholdersThe Independent
Barclays chief Bob Diamond warns windfall tax on bank bonuses not in line with G20The Telegraph
Morgan Stanley in leadership reshuffleThe Times
Dubai finance chief : 'Six months too short to restructure debt'The Times
MPs to examine threat posed by 'too big to fail' banksThe Telegraph
Baroness Vadera: 'I still have nightmares about the financial crisis' The Telegraph
Get ready for a fixed-income revolutionThe Times

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