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Things worth reading: 10th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … Ex-Goldman Sachs banker jailed in UK in Nigerian corruption case Ex-Deutsche Bank employee in HK guilty of taking $3.7m in bribes HSBC eyes £20bn spin-off of UK retail arm Why HSBC is unlikely to spin off its UK business HSBC retail arm spin-off talk fails to impress the City…

Things worth reading: 10th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … Ex-Goldman Sachs banker jailed in UK in Nigerian corruption case Ex-Deutsche Bank employee in HK guilty of taking $3.7m in bribes HSBC eyes £20bn spin-off of UK retail arm Why HSBC is unlikely to spin off its UK business HSBC retail arm spin-off talk fails to impress the City…

Things worth reading: 9th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … China bans banks from handling Bitcoin trade Call to account: FT probe of Vatican Bank HSBC considers floating UK arm Santander has led the way in bank spin-offs After vote, lawsuits likely next hurdle for Volcker rule Fearing the Fed, aching for the ECB Nelson Mandela: his economic legacy…

The Finanser’s Week: 2nd December – 8th December 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … The relationship between Bitcoin and Mount Everest We were talking about Bitcoin yesterday at the Financial Services Club Vienna, and there was a great dialogue about the difficulties of buying and then using Bitcoins. I’ll talk more about the practicalities and details of that conversation later…

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The Finanser’s Week: 2nd December – 8th December 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … The relationship between Bitcoin and Mount Everest We were talking about Bitcoin yesterday at the Financial Services Club Vienna, and there was a great dialogue about the difficulties of buying and then using Bitcoins. I’ll talk more about the practicalities and details of that conversation later…

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Things worth reading: 6th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … JP Morgan in cyber hack warning Standard Chartered customer bank statements found on laptop owned by 'hacker' Deutsche Bank quits commodities, but keeps index funds Deutsche employee arrested in Japan probe RBS, S&P sued by European investors for $250 million crisis losses UBS shuffles management as asset management head…

Things worth reading: 6th November 2013

Things we're reading today include … JP Morgan in cyber hack warning Standard Chartered customer bank statements found on laptop owned by 'hacker' Deutsche Bank quits commodities, but keeps index funds Deutsche employee arrested in Japan probe RBS, S&P sued by European investors for $250 million crisis losses UBS shuffles management as asset management head…

Things worth reading: 5th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … An exclusive interview with the Edward Snowden of banking Metro Bank Raises £385m After Buoyant Demand Bank of England eyes standard risk model to assess capital ratios Deutsche Bank employee arrested in Japan anti-bribery probe Eight banks fined record £1.4bn over rate rigging scandal Standard Chartered warns of first…

Things worth reading: 5th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … An exclusive interview with the Edward Snowden of banking Metro Bank Raises £385m After Buoyant Demand Bank of England eyes standard risk model to assess capital ratios Deutsche Bank employee arrested in Japan anti-bribery probe Eight banks fined record £1.4bn over rate rigging scandal Standard Chartered warns of first…

Things worth reading: 4th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … 'Banks need to take on Amazon and Google or die', BBVA CEO RBS and NatWest in 'Cyber Monday' payment cards meltdown RBS: we've let down our customers with computer fault NatWest and RBS Cyber Monday card glitch: Bank has under-invested in systems for 'decades' admits Ross McEwan as customers…

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