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Things worth reading: 14th May 2010

Things we're reading today include …


New Government
Bank's chief hails deficit planBBC
Osborne to chair banking committeeFinancial Times
Osborne faces EU defeat on hedge fundsThe Times
How scared should UK banking be of the George and Vince
The Telegraph


Prosecutors comb through Wall Street's mortgage deals
The Independent
US banks may have 'misled ratings agencies'The Telegraph
Wall St banks in new ‘toxic mortgage’ inquiryThe Times
Banks' links with rating agencies probedFinancial Times

Usual stuff

Ban on lawyer who aided boiler roomsThe Times
Cost of overdraft at highest level for a decade despite
base rate low
The Independent
Bankruptcies to keep on risingBBC
Call to help exporters as trade gap hits £7.5bnThe Independent
City shocked as trade balance lurches further into the
The Independent


Deutsche Bank’s doubts over debtsThe Times
Standard Chartered to raise $600m with listing in
The Times
S&P puts LCH.Clearnet rating 'on creditwatch'
Financial 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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