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Things worth reading: 30th September 2010

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Things we're reading today include ...


More than 7,000 complaints lodged against banks every day - The Telegraph
Lloyds tops bank complaints list - BBC
FSA tells banks to improve way they deal with complaints - The Independent
FSA could fine banks over handling of customer complaints - The Telegraph


HSBC directors put on brave face at their Shanghai board meeting - The Independent
Ed Miliband, HSBC and Kim Jong-un: how to put the success into succession - The Telegraph
HSBC headquarters will stay in London, says departing chairman Stephen Green - The Telegraph
Banks could leave Europe over regulation, warns Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein - The Telegraph
Value of shares traded on LSE falls by £800m a day - The Telegraph
LSE halts fall in share of trades - Financial Times
Lehman Brothers' London art sale makes £1.6m - BBC
Online bidders clamour for a slice of Lehman - Financial Times


Hackers steal £6m from British bank accounts - The Telegraph
Diamond warns on lending costs - The Independent
Ireland and Portugal debt crises start to ease after leaders pledge to take action - The Telegraph
Cost of Irish bank support rises - BBC
'Toxic bank' truck driven at Irish parliament gates - BBC
European cities hit by protests - BBC
Four key questions if the Fed decides to stimulate the economy - Washington Post
Treasury developing plan to recoup AIG investment - Washington Post
House slaps China on currency policy, deepening trade dispute - Washington Post
IMF spotlight on ratings agencies - BBC


Germany and France join to block hedge fund rules - Financial Times
EU lays out new debt punishments - BBC
Speech Jean-Claude Trichet: Keeping the momentum for financial reform - ECB
Speech Vítor Constâncio: The establishment of the European Systemic Risk Board: challenges and opportunities - ECB
Speech José Manuel González-Páramo: The European experience on macro-prudential regulation - ECB


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