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Things worth reading: 20th January 2010

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Today's must read:

"'The idea that London is going to be full of tumbleweed in 10 years is not
credible,' Savvas Savouri, chief economist at Tosca … instead, Mr Savouri predicts that London will attract at least 100,000 new
financial jobs in the next 10 years, as the growth of the Bric economies –
Brazil, Russia, India and China – works in the City's advantage."

City's financial sector to grow by 100,000 new jobs within 10 years, predicts hedge fund – The Telegraph

"London will lose ground as a financial centre to Hong Kong, Singapore and
Shanghai regardless of regulators' controversial reactions to the banking
crisis, one of the UK's leading financiers has warned."

The City's star is fading, CBI warnsThe Telegraph


Northern Rock renews £10m sponsorship deal with Newcastle UnitedThe Independent
New bank Walton & Co receives pledges of £95m from Invesco Perpetual and M&GThe Telegraph
They came to Goldman Sachs’ oracle in search of wisdom and were told to buy lots of equitiesThe Times


Bonus taxes are a weak weapon The Telegraph
Myners plans to host 'global debate' on new bank levyThe Independent


IMF head in 'double-dip' warningBBC
India warned over governance Financial Times
Chinese online revenue 'surges'BBC


Quote of the Day:

“At Cambridge all the party invitations go out on Facebook,” he said. “So if you don’t have Facebook, you won’t get invited to any parties, so you won’t have any sex, so you won’t have any children, so your genes die out. So it’s an evolutionary necessity to be on Facebook.”
Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at Cambridge University

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