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Things worth reading: 29th January 2010

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Today's must read:

Chinese Leader Offers a Glimpse of the Future  – New York Times

China gave the world a glimpse of the next generation of Chinese
leaders on Thursday when Li Keqiang, widely expected to be the next
prime minister, vowed that his country would act swiftly to shift from
an over-reliance on exports toward greater domestic consumption.
But, in a half-hour speech at the World Economic Forum
here, he carefully avoided any mention of the issue that was foremost
on the mind of many in the audience: the undervalued Chinese currency.

Alistair Darling dismisses Obama plan to break up banks as ineffectiveThe Telegraph
Fed chief Bernanke gets second termBBC
Deutsche Börse to axe jobs Financial Times
JPMorgan to launch global corporate bank unitFinancial Times
In Sweden, Banks Differ on Paying BonusesNew York Times
India banking reforms focus on Islamic finance Financial Times
Global Leaders Struggle With Bank RegulationNew York Times
Global banks still refusing to lendThe Telegraph
$1bn task: how global leaders would spend $1bn – BBC
Robert Peston: the private thoughts of bankers – BBC

 

Quote of the Day:

"Women are saying the name evokes awkward associations with feminine hygiene products."
For Apple, iPad Said More Than IntendedNew York Times

 

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