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Things worth reading: 21st June 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Companies

Barclays president Bob Diamond to defend Lehman
Brothers purchase in court
The Telegraph
Santander sole bidder for the UK branches EU told RBS
to sell
The Telegraph
Goldman Sachs 'will be hit hardest' by regulation
The Telegraph
Rogue trader blames the bank for €5bn lossThe Independent
Facebook gets more friends as 2009 revenues 'hit $900m'
The Independent
Japan pledges to beat deflationBBC

Regulations

Barack Obama calls for G20-wide capital levels for
banks
The Telegraph
Banks granted another year over derivativesFinancial Times
Banks fearful of death by a thousand cutsThe Telegraph

Markets

Banks' lending to business shrinks againThe Independent
Top analysts leave herd to make a killingFinancial Times

Economies

Switzerland agrees to break bank secrecy laws The Telegraph
Bob Geldof warns pensions may miss out on Africa
Financial Times
Russia cuts tax to win investmentBBC
Chinese yuan 'should strengthen'BBC
China yuan comments buoy marketsBBC

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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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