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Things worth reading: 17th May 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Companies

Santander set to buy all of RBS's Williams & Glyn
banks
The Independent
RBS in talks to buy Whiteaway LaidlawThe Telegraph
RBS locks in directors with £17.8m share dealThe Telegraph
Standard Chartered looks to take next step in China
The Times
Icap plans electronic interest rate swapsFinancial Times
Rights issues on LSE decline to zeroFinancial Times

Markets

Hedge funds hit by May volatilityFinancial Times
Guy de Blonay: 'Britain's banks will be under pressure
for some time'
The Telegraph
Irish government gets bigger stake in Allied Irish
Banks to cover dividend
The Telegraph
Dow crash: broker blamedThe
Times

Regulations and Reform

Coalition's reforms need to tackle excesses in Brussels
as well as banks
The Telegraph
Reforms to cost European banks £208bn in lost profit
The Telegraph
EU prepares for hedge fund voteBBC
Merkel: 'Bailout has bought only time, not a solution'
The Times
Trichet calls for 'quantum leap' in eurozone financial
discipline
The Independent
Democrats open to talks on derivativesFinancial 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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