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Things worth reading: 5th May 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Companies

Record Q1 profits for Standard CharteredThe Times
Standard Chartered profits boosted by investment
banking, Asia
The Telegraph
UBS posts best profits in three years The Telegraph
Investment banking boost for UBSBBC
In the Spotlight: Grübel in the pink as UBS shows
strong signs of recovery
The Independent
Goldman agrees to pay fine over claims it broke short
selling rules
The Independent
Goldman faces shareholder actionBBC
Lloyds debt finds strong demandThe Telegraph

People

Spare a thought for the real victims of bullying, not
Jordan Wimmer
The Telegraph
City broker lost £6m on markets The Telegraph

Regulations

Barnier in fresh warning to the rating agenciesThe Independent
EU Solvency II rules delayed amid insurer concern
The Telegraph

Markets

Mortgage lending plummets by 83%The Independent
Banks and BA have 'shocking reputation'The Independent
Banking recovery picks up as profits surgeThe Independent

 

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