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Things worth reading: 17th August 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Companies

Barclays fined $300m by US for breaking sanctions against brutal regimesThe Telegraph
US judge slams Barclays settlement The Telegraph
Barclays' BlackRock stake risks further devaluation as Bank of America considers exitThe Telegraph
RBS fights to stop small business contracts transferring to SantanderThe Telegraph
RBS small business customers told they can keep services in Santander saleThe Telegraph
Standard Chartered to expand banking services for Asia's richThe Telegraph
Gartmore continues to suffer from loss of star fund manager Guillaume RambourgThe Telegraph
FTEN wins patent for real-time risk managementFinancial Times

Markets

City jobs market shrugs off recovery jittersFinancial Times
Junk bonds popular with investors once againThe Telegraph
Sharp drop in German confidenceBBC
A positive approach to the deficit is vital The Telegraph
US Federal Reserve says increased banking competition has led to more lendingThe Telegraph
US home buyers in credit struggleBBC

 


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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