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Things worth reading: 21st May 2010

Things we're reading today include …

People and Companies

Broker fined for 'rotten' schemeBBC
RBS eyes sale of Priory to private equityFinancial Times
Dubai World reaches $23.5bn debt deal with banks
The Telegraph


Coalition outlines bank reformsBBC
Coalition reveals hopes for banking levies and lower
corporation tax
The Times
'Unfair' bank charges facing banBBC
Lib-Con plan for City crime super-agencyThe Times
In The Spotlight: A bitter-sweet moment for the City's
top crime buster
The Independent


Angela Merkel calls for tough regulation on banks
The Telegraph
Merkel leads calls for global financial tax as markets
continue to slide
The Times
Merkel begs G20 to speed up reform as markets fall
The Independent
Whatever Germany does, the euro as we know it is dead
The Telegraph
Spain passes $19bn austerity planBBC
Euro bank builds for the futureThe Telegraph


Historic Wall Street overhaul passed by US Senate
The Times
'Flash crash' saw Apple shares gain 40,000 per cent
The Independent
US state pensions becoming federal issueFinancial Times


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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