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The Finanser’s Week: 2nd November 2009 – 8th November 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA): cross-border direct debits now a reality (Europa)Taxpayers hit for £28.7bn more amid banks break-up (Independent)FSA's Lord Turner: splitting banks will make sector more risky (Telegraph)The Kroes UK’s banks have to bear (Evening Standard) Profit `Not Satanic,’ John …

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The Finanser’s Week: 12th October 2009 – 18th October 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Lloyds asks taxpayers for another £5bn (Guardian)Bonuses Put Goldman in Public Relations Bind (New York Times) Banker wages: When $650 million doesn't show up (Charlotte Observer)US banks' profits beat forecasts (BBC)Bill Shields Most Banks From Review (New York Times)Have Banks No Shame?  (New …

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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: 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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