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The Finanser’s Week: 18th March – 24th March 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Banks are just data vaults There have been several themes I’ve explored on the blog lately that are the foundations of my latest presentations: Mobile is irrelevant, it’s the behaviours that are key Money is meaningless, it’s the data that is important Capitalism is dead,…  Running…

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Things worth reading: 22nd March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Standard Chartered forced to apologise for calling US sanction breaches a 'clerical error' Co-op Bank in £674m annual loss Wall Street questions Oracle's strategy after weak Q3 sales Rajaratnam's brother charged with insider dealing George Obsorne 'wasted Whitehall time and created real economic costs' in last-minute budget manipulation, says…

Things worth reading: 22nd March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Standard Chartered forced to apologise for calling US sanction breaches a 'clerical error' Co-op Bank in £674m annual loss Wall Street questions Oracle's strategy after weak Q3 sales Rajaratnam's brother charged with insider dealing George Obsorne 'wasted Whitehall time and created real economic costs' in last-minute budget manipulation, says…

Things worth reading: 21st March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus 'to present new bailout plan' Cyprus crisis: What happens next? Cyprus scrambles to avert meltdown, EU threatens cutoff Cyprus banks shut until next week Visa Europe $3bn sell-off to Americans is on the cards Bankers get one last bonus season before EU cap on payouts Budget 2013: Bank…

Things worth reading: 21st March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus 'to present new bailout plan' Cyprus crisis: What happens next? Cyprus scrambles to avert meltdown, EU threatens cutoff Cyprus banks shut until next week Visa Europe $3bn sell-off to Americans is on the cards Bankers get one last bonus season before EU cap on payouts Budget 2013: Bank…

Things worth reading: 20th March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus bailout: 'If the Russians leave, the island will be d estroyed' Cyprus votes down plan to tax ordinary savers Payday lender that was fraud target is closed by watchdog Argentina charges HSBC with alleged money laundering U.S. regulator downgrades JPMorgan management rating : WSJ Iranian bank challenges sanctions…

Things worth reading: 20th March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus bailout: 'If the Russians leave, the island will be d estroyed' Cyprus votes down plan to tax ordinary savers Payday lender that was fraud target is closed by watchdog Argentina charges HSBC with alleged money laundering U.S. regulator downgrades JPMorgan management rating : WSJ Iranian bank challenges sanctions…

Things worth reading: 19th March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus heads for cliffhanger parliamentary vote on deposits tax Cyprus works on tax levy deal to get bailout approved Euro ministers urge Cyprus rethink Cyprus bank savings raid raises fresh eurozone contagion fears Eurocrats engage in Cyprus blame game Cyprus banks shut until Thursday Moment of madness has turned…

Things worth reading: 19th March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus heads for cliffhanger parliamentary vote on deposits tax Cyprus works on tax levy deal to get bailout approved Euro ministers urge Cyprus rethink Cyprus bank savings raid raises fresh eurozone contagion fears Eurocrats engage in Cyprus blame game Cyprus banks shut until Thursday Moment of madness has turned…

Things worth reading: 18th March 2013

Things we're reading today include … Cyprus government to take 10% of bank savers' deposits to pay off debt U.S. regulators probing high-speed traders for "wash trades" S&P warns of socially explosive situation in euro zone Bank safety rules are restricting lending and growth, say critics 'Blind panic' made ministers take over Bradford & Bingley,…

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