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Things worth reading: 25th March 2010

Things we're reading today include …

UK Budget

Budget 2010: A basic bank account for every adult
The Times
Budget 2010: New bank licences easier to come byThe Telegraph
Budget 2010: Bank bonus tax could net Treasury £2bn,
E&Y says
The Telegraph
Budget 2010: State banks to provide £105bn of credit
The Telegraph

Companies

Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley to merge
The Telegraph
RBS unveils £1bn boost to balance sheetThe Telegraph
JP Morgan in line for huge windfall after tax break
claim
The Independent
Tullett Prebon signs deal with MillenniumITFinancial Times
ICAP's Michael Spencer 'bloodied' by equities unit
closure
The Telegraph

Regulations

Banks: It's payback time for Britain's banksThe Independent
Brokers are spared bonus taxThe
Times

Markets

‘Inside deals’ executive advised the Treasury on bank
rescue
The Times
Euro dragged down after credit agency takes swipe at
struggling Portugal
The Times
The great global trade war and why it didn’t happen
The Times
Financial crisis tale to make the blood boilFinancial Times

 

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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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