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Things worth reading: 8th September 2010

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Management Changes

Bob Diamond takes over from John Varley as CEO of Barclays Bank

Bob Diamond named as new Barclays bossThe Independent
American Bob Diamond to take over as new chief executive of Barclays The Telegraph
Diamond is good news for banking – and Britain The Telegraph
City unsure on Bob Diamond's rise The Telegraph
Banker at centre of pay reward anger named Barclays chiefThe Independent
Diamond's new job at Barclays leaves his critics lost for wordsThe Independent
Outrage over Diamond promotionFinancial Times
An opening for Diamond to become top dog on Wall StreetThe Independent
Barclays: John Varley (former CEO) biographyThe Telegraph
Bob Diamond: the journey from business lecturer to chief executive of BarclaysThe Telegraph

Stephen Green steps down as Chairman of HSBC (as previously reported and denied)

HSBC chief Green to be trade ministerThe Independent
Green's move to Westminster triggers HSBC management reshuffleThe Independent

Lowrey moves as Chi-X Global names new CEOFinancial Times
The Business On… Margaret Cole, Director of Enforcement, FSAThe Independent

Companies

Scotland pays Barclays to move jobs to Glasgow The Telegraph
Fraudulent credit applicants soarThe Independent
Less friction in flow of funds needed, whatever Santander's motives are The Telegraph

Regulations

FSA rules 'prevent branches lending to small firms' The Telegraph
Banks await final rules on capitalThe Telegraph
UK bank shake-up sets up reform face-offFinancial Times
Bank capital rules uncertainty sets up market for an anxious week of waitingThe Telegraph
EU calls for 'urgent' action on bank levy The Telegraph
Banks escape transaction tax – for now, as EU ministers fail to agreeThe Telegraph
CFTC discusses derivatives rules with Wall StFinancial Times
Quick View: 'Getting' the flash crashFinancial Times

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