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Things worth reading: 23rd May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Companies: HSBC chairman faces down angry investors (Guardian)HSBC may rethink U.S. credit cards (Reuters)HSBC warns branch network 'uneconomic' (Telegraph)RBS appoints Crombie to board (Financial Times)Clara Furse: A stubborn City champion who batted for the Stock Exchange  (Guardian)Santander decides to leave Venezuela (Financial Times) UK: Treasury rejects move to reveal bank …

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Things worth reading: 23rd May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Companies: HSBC chairman faces down angry investors (Guardian)HSBC may rethink U.S. credit cards (Reuters)HSBC warns branch network 'uneconomic' (Telegraph)RBS appoints Crombie to board (Financial Times)Clara Furse: A stubborn City champion who batted for the Stock Exchange  (Guardian)Santander decides to leave Venezuela (Financial Times) UK: Treasury rejects move to reveal bank …

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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2009

Things we're reading today include … Citigroup looks to slash tech costs (Financial Times) Little evidence of quantitative easing boosting lending (Telegraph) Beleaguered banks fail to boost level of lending (Times) UK credit rating under threat as debt hits £8.5bn (Times)Rating agency warning on UK debt (BBC) Ratings agency downgrades outlook for UK economy (Guardian) London's …

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Things worth reading: 22nd May 2009

Things we're reading today include … Citigroup looks to slash tech costs (Financial Times) Little evidence of quantitative easing boosting lending (Telegraph) Beleaguered banks fail to boost level of lending (Times) UK credit rating under threat as debt hits £8.5bn (Times)Rating agency warning on UK debt (BBC) Ratings agency downgrades outlook for UK economy (Guardian) London's …

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Things worth reading: May 21st 2009

Things we're reading today include: Lloyds warns of EU sell-off threat (Guardian)Lloyds Banking Group prepares shareholders for possible price of receiving state aid (Times)Lloyds boss's account drained by Barclays thief (Daily Mail) New chief, new focus at the LSE (Financial Times)BofA seeks to repay $45bn by end of year (Financial Times)Fresh bail-out hopes lift …

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Things worth reading: May 21st 2009

Things we're reading today include: Lloyds warns of EU sell-off threat (Guardian)Lloyds Banking Group prepares shareholders for possible price of receiving state aid (Times)Lloyds boss's account drained by Barclays thief (Daily Mail) New chief, new focus at the LSE (Financial Times)BofA seeks to repay $45bn by end of year (Financial Times)Fresh bail-out hopes lift …

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Things worth reading: 20th May 2009

Things worth reading today include: Companies: LSE swings to loss after goodwill charge (Market Watch)Barclays faces Lehman legal action (Independent)EU may force Lloyds to sell-off core assets (Times)AIG poised to return $843m to investors (Financial Times)Bank of America half way to filling capital hole (Times) Markets: German ‘bad bank’ scheme …

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Things worth reading: 20th May 2009

Things worth reading today include: Companies: LSE swings to loss after goodwill charge (Market Watch)Barclays faces Lehman legal action (Independent)EU may force Lloyds to sell-off core assets (Times)AIG poised to return $843m to investors (Financial Times)Bank of America half way to filling capital hole (Times) Markets: German ‘bad bank’ scheme …

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Things worth reading: 19th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Possible candidates to replace Blank (Financial Times) Lehman seeks probe into sale to Barclays (Financial Times)Lazard man gets shake-up post at (US) Treasury (Financial Times)American Express cuts 4,000 jobs (BBC) Accessing financial services 'difficult for Europe's poor' (Euractiv) US shares soar on home hopes (Times)Paulson …

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Things worth reading: 19th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Possible candidates to replace Blank (Financial Times) Lehman seeks probe into sale to Barclays (Financial Times)Lazard man gets shake-up post at (US) Treasury (Financial Times)American Express cuts 4,000 jobs (BBC) Accessing financial services 'difficult for Europe's poor' (Euractiv) US shares soar on home hopes (Times)Paulson …

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Things worth reading: 18th May 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Blank exit is a sorry end to HBOS disaster (Telegraph)Over-ambitious Blank counts cost of the 'deal of a lifetime'   (Telegraph)Lord Leitch makes early running in the race to chair Lloyds Banking Group (Times) RBS could reveal top managers' pay (Daily Mail) Building society …

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Things worth reading: 16th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Regulator expects bank chiefs to lose jobs (Financial Times) BofA shareholders agree: Time for a new board (The Deal) Big loss from Singapore bank sale (of BoA) (BBC)Berkshire invests in Wells Fargo, US Bancorp (Boston Globe) Latest UK Payments Statistics (4 page pdf from APACS)Ireland's Celtic Tiger …

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Things worth reading: 16th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Regulator expects bank chiefs to lose jobs (Financial Times) BofA shareholders agree: Time for a new board (The Deal) Big loss from Singapore bank sale (of BoA) (BBC)Berkshire invests in Wells Fargo, US Bancorp (Boston Globe) Latest UK Payments Statistics (4 page pdf from APACS)Ireland's Celtic Tiger …

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Things worth reading: 15th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays in $10bn talks over BGI sale (Financial Times)Deal with CVC in doubt after Barclays opens talks over sale of BGI (Times) RBS declines as margin worries weigh  (Independent) MPs attack 'self-pitying bankers and naive Myners' in new report (Independent) MPs round on Lord Myners in attack …

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