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Things worth reading: 18th May 2010

Things worth reading today include …

People

Jon Asgeir leaves House of Fraser to fight fraud claims
The Telegraph
The dangers of working in the GulfThe Telegraph
Hornby responds to critics with record resultThe Independent

Companies

Amex joins Permira in push for RBS unitFinancial Times
Blackstone-led consortium drops bid for FNISFinancial Times
Thomas Weisel charged with securities fraudFinancial Times
Santander savers face reduced protection from FSCS
The Telegraph

Governments

The Chancellor will have less freedom to ‘fiddle
figures’
The Times
Government softens on bank reform The Telegraph
Osborne set to be the boss of banking – to the great
relief of the industry
The Independent
Here is your inheritance, now spend your way to
recovery
The Times

Europe

Europe sets twin sights on the CityThe Telegraph
ECB emergency operation to shore up euroThe Times

Technology

Bankers trade their BlackBerrys for iPhonesThe Times
YouTube at five – 2bn views a dayBBC


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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