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Things worth reading: 2nd February 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Today's must read:

Reforming banks: a roundup of current proposals on how to make them smallerThe Telegraph

How to reshape the world's banks will dominate this year. Here Banking editor
Philip Aldrick looks at current proposals on taxing banks and splitting them
up. 

 

Companies

Coutts remains the crème of private bankingThe Telegraph
Swiss Justice Minister warns UBS over tax rowThe Times
Royal Bank of Scotland to pay top talent 'cash bonuses'
The Telegraph
Goldman Sachs and the $100 million question – The Times
Gorman (CEO, Morgan Stanley) aims to strike a balanceFinancial Times

Regulations

Warning of new housing crash because FSA's reform plan is too weakThe Times
Treasury says banks need to do moreThe Telegraph
The elephants in the room tiptoed out of DavosThe Times
First sign of 'common ground' on bank rulesThe Independent

Economy

Bank of England faces dilemma on future of QEThe Independent
Obama unveils $3.8tn US budgetBBC

 

Quote of the Day:

'He was so drunk, "he thought he had been dozing in his home."'
Rip Torn Heading to Rehab Following Alleged Boozy Bank Break-In – E! Online

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