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Things worth reading: 15th January 2010

Things we're reading today include …

America's Bank Tax

Barack Obama imposes tax on big banksThe Telegraph
Obama's bank tax will only work if there's a master plan in placeThe Telegraph
UK banks face $10bn bill from US over bailoutsThe Times
Obama tax to cost UK's biggest banks $11bn The Telegraph


UK banking regulators meet to avoid future crises The Telegraph
Mandelson tells City to allow Brussels to write rule bookThe Times
Mandelson: We've won fight with Europe over regulationThe Independent
FDIC chief puts blame on Fed for crisis – Financial Times
US regulator apologises for letting public down The Telegraph
Regulators were 'blinded' by Wall Street profitsThe Times


Citigroup plans to cap cash bonuses – Finanical Times
JP Morgan to unveil $29bn bonus pot as profits rise fourfoldThe Telegraph


'Significant chance' of second financial crisis, warns World Economic ForumThe Telegraph


Facebook looking to beef up e-commerce team – CNN
Visa Launches "I Go with Visa Debit" – A Social Media Campaign – Payments News 
Blippy, the Twitter for credit cards, gets funding from Twitter co-founder – Venture Beat


Quote of the Day:

"According to KPMG, someone on £1m will pay £491,278 in tax and social security
in 2010."

Tough times for the rich (and well off) as London tops the tax leagueThe Telegraph


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Chris M Skinner
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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