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Things worth reading: 6th August 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Barclays results

Barclays sees jump in profitsBBC
Barclays half-year profits rise 44% to £3.9bnThe Independent
Barclays profits jump 44pc to £3.95bnThe Telegraph
Barclays smashes City forecasts but warns we're 'still in the tunnel' The Telegraph
Investment bank boosts BarclaysBBC
Barclays' investment bank is running the show, and some in the City are worriedThe Telegraph
Barclays' bankers share £1.7bn bonus pool as profits surge aheadThe Independent

Companies

RBS half-year profits hit £1.1bnBBC
RBS scrapes into the blackThe Independent
Allied Irish Bank's woes grow as gloom in Irish property market deepensThe Telegraph
Goldman considers selling off proprietary trading businessThe Telegraph
Morgan Stanley close to selling Frontpoint as Volcker rule looms The Telegraph
Commerzbank sees profits increaseBBC
Allianz reports fall in profitsBBC
Aviva profits treble as more invest in pensionsThe Telegraph
Fannie Mae reports lower quarterly lossFinancial Times

Economies

EU economies 'not out of woods'BBC
Societe Generale warns that Europe's economic outlook remains fragileThe Telegraph
Greece applauded for action on debtThe Independent
Nigeria sacks stock market chiefBBC

Regulations

Europe's issuers warn on US reforms Financial Times
Trading chief guarding the options cornerFinancial Times
Reforms spur Wall Street shake-upThe Independent
London is becoming less attractive, Standard Chartered warns The Telegraph

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Chris M Skinner
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