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Things worth reading: 17th February 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Barclays and Bonuses

Barclays reports profits up 92% to £11.6 billionThe Independent
Bankers pocket £2.7bn bonuses as record profits
announced
The Independent
Diamond says forget bonuses and be proudFinancial Times
Barclays has changed the rules of the game and bankers
should take note
The Telegraph
Debt of honourThe Times
Million dollar menBBC
Regulator backs EU-wide bonus rules Financial Times

Insider Trading

Record fine for insider tradingBBC
The Cazenove connection: ex-broker tried for ‘inside
deals’
The Times

Companies

JP Morgan's $1.7bn purchase of RBS Sempra doesn't
include US assets
The Telegraph
Deutsche Börse to ramp up cost cutsFinancial Times

Cards

Credit card rates 'at new high'BBC
UK firms 'forced to use credit cards to stay afloat'
The Telegraph

Markets

Eurozone expects 'fragile' growthBBC
Banks 'still restricting loans'BBC
Financial innovation can be harmful, says FSA's Lord
Turner
The Telegraph
Inflation rise just 'temporary' says Bank governor
The Independent
Hank Paulson calls for tighter US financial reforms
The Telegraph

Quote of the Day:

"You have to be the most arrogant pompous wanker
yet to grace the Bloomberg studio."

Email from Jamie after my appearance on Bloomberg yesterday … love the feedback!

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.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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