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The Finanser’s Week: 28th September – 4th October 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: The European Commission has released the formal document with "feedback on the public consultation on possible end-date(s) for SEPA migration" (13 page pdf)LSE granted exclusivity for Turquoise move  (Times)'Polanski arrest was hatched by Swiss bankers' (Evening Standard)BofA CEO resigns (Reuters)Review of Michael Moore's …

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The Finanser’s Week: 20th September 2009 – 27th September 2009

The biggest news stories of the week include: The Financial Crisis and America’s Casino Culture (New York Times)EU unveils new 'super-regulators'  (BBC)EU brings financial supervision reform to G20 (Euractiv)Lord Turner keeps heat on bankers with further attack  (Telegraph)HSBC chairman Stephen Green pushes for banking reform despite economic recovery (Telegraph)Exchanges warn G20 …

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The Finanser’s Week: 20th September 2009 – 27th September 2009

The biggest news stories of the week include: The Financial Crisis and America’s Casino Culture (New York Times)EU unveils new 'super-regulators'  (BBC)EU brings financial supervision reform to G20 (Euractiv)Lord Turner keeps heat on bankers with further attack  (Telegraph)HSBC chairman Stephen Green pushes for banking reform despite economic recovery (Telegraph)Exchanges warn G20 …

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The Finanser’s Week: 14th – 20th September 2009

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This was SIBOS week, so it's mainly news about payments and transaction services … The Finanser's SIBOS highlights (words) The Finanser's SIBOS highlights (piccies) And here's the detailed sequence of events, from start of week to end: The start of a busy week $450 trillion in a single place Banking …

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The Finanser’s Week: 7th September 2009 – 13th September 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: National protectionism threatens to derail Payment Services Directive – report (Finextra) Research Project Reveals Flaws in Europe's Payments Ambitions (GT News) EU pushes for clampdown on bankers' bonuses (Euractiv) Bankers in Europe Criticize Crackdown on Bonuses (New YorkTimes)Barclays Capital fined £2.45m for …

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The Finanser’s Week: 7th September 2009 – 13th September 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: National protectionism threatens to derail Payment Services Directive – report (Finextra) Research Project Reveals Flaws in Europe's Payments Ambitions (GT News) EU pushes for clampdown on bankers' bonuses (Euractiv) Bankers in Europe Criticize Crackdown on Bonuses (New YorkTimes)Barclays Capital fined £2.45m for …

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The Finanser’s Week: 3rd August 2009 – 9th August 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include:RBS chief Stephen Hester says there is no 'miracle cure' as bank slumps to £1bn loss (Telegraph)Lloyds blames HBOS for £13.4bn debts (Guardian)HSBC chairman Stephen Green says 'worst of crisis over'  (Telegraph)Barclays' star bankers to get bonus bonanza (Times)Goldman has record trading days (Financial Times)Goldman Faces …

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The Finanser’s Week: 3rd August 2009 – 9th August 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include:RBS chief Stephen Hester says there is no 'miracle cure' as bank slumps to £1bn loss (Telegraph)Lloyds blames HBOS for £13.4bn debts (Guardian)HSBC chairman Stephen Green says 'worst of crisis over'  (Telegraph)Barclays' star bankers to get bonus bonanza (Times)Goldman has record trading days (Financial Times)Goldman Faces …

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The Finanser’s Week: 27th July – 2nd August 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Bank regulation reform needs to be more radical, say MPs (Guardian)Let's scare the banks into lending with capital raising threat (Telegraph)Is high frequency trading a good or bad thing? (Telegraph)Was the AIG Bailout a Goldman Bailout by Proxy? (Seeking Alpha)ECB survey sees credit crunch …

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The Finanser’s Week: 20th July – 26th July 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Stock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds (New York Times)The Misery Index (the Huffington Post)Barclays and RBS 'will need billions more in capital' (Telegraph)Lord Myners attacks bankers’ greed and finds God (Times)Brussels gives UK five years to fix RBS and Lloyds (Telegraph)UK economy will only make …

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The Finanser’s Week: 13th July – 19th July 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Two Giants Emerge From Wall Street Ruins (New York Times)Crackdown on City pay ignites fears of exodus by star bankers (Times) Goldman Sachs' bonus machine risk a poltical backlash (Telegraph)Why the bonus culture needs to be defended  (Financial Times)ECB paves way for …

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The Finanser’s Week: 6th July – 12th July 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Financial services: Commission outlines ways to strengthen the safety of derivatives markets (Europa)Showdown as EU and UK battle over banks (Independent) Government white paper paves way for City 'super-regulator' (Telegraph)Myners attacks EU's hedge fund proposals (Independent)EU attack on City of London is …

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The Finanser’s Week: 6th July – 12th July 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Financial services: Commission outlines ways to strengthen the safety of derivatives markets (Europa)Showdown as EU and UK battle over banks (Independent) Government white paper paves way for City 'super-regulator' (Telegraph)Myners attacks EU's hedge fund proposals (Independent)EU attack on City of London is …

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