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Things worth reading: 14th March 2009

UK RBS (collapse) would break Scotland (BBC) USA Citigroup to induct 4 ‘professional’ directors in board shake-up news (domain-b.com) World World Bank tells G20 finance ministers fix banks before boosting growth (Guardian) UBS: Called to account (The Economist) Switzerland breaks with tradition on tax evasion (Cleveland.com) Beginning of the end …

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Things worth reading: 13th March 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Sants says FSA will toughen stance (Financial Times) Sants tells City to be 'frightened' of the FSA (Times) Hector Sants says bankers should be 'very frightened' by the FSA (Telegraph) Ban on shorting banks failed miserably, say experts (Financial Times) RBS avoided £500 …

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Short-sellers target Standard Chartered (Telegraph)  Paulson may have made £300m shorting Lloyds and HBOS (Telegraph)  Bank of England's launch of quantitative easing a qualified success (The Times) Under King's rule, conventional gilts are now suddenly sexy (Guardian)  Jeremy Warner: Is the Bank shooting …

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Short-sellers target Standard Chartered (Telegraph)  Paulson may have made £300m shorting Lloyds and HBOS (Telegraph)  Bank of England's launch of quantitative easing a qualified success (The Times) Under King's rule, conventional gilts are now suddenly sexy (Guardian)  Jeremy Warner: Is the Bank shooting …

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Things worth reading: 11th March 2009

Things worth reading today include … UK: Barclays in the spotlight as next APS candidate (The Independent) Redundancy insurers add bank staff to blacklist (The Times) Savers set to pay for bank accounts, as Bank of England reveal rates have hit record low (The Telegraph) USA: Bernard Madoff faces 150 …

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Things worth reading: 11th March 2009

Things worth reading today include … UK: Barclays in the spotlight as next APS candidate (The Independent) Redundancy insurers add bank staff to blacklist (The Times) Savers set to pay for bank accounts, as Bank of England reveal rates have hit record low (The Telegraph) USA: Bernard Madoff faces 150 …

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Things worth reading: 10th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays warned on toxic asset dumping (Financial Times) Barclaycard and Orange unveil pay-by-mobile service (Telegraph) Ex-banker jailed for blackmail attempt (Financial Times) Pound slides as bank shares hit (BBC) Exposed: the banks’ cosy ties to watchdog (The Times) Stocks Push Higher on Citigroup’s Upbeat Memo …

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Things worth reading: 10th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays warned on toxic asset dumping (Financial Times) Barclaycard and Orange unveil pay-by-mobile service (Telegraph) Ex-banker jailed for blackmail attempt (Financial Times) Pound slides as bank shares hit (BBC) Exposed: the banks’ cosy ties to watchdog (The Times) Stocks Push Higher on Citigroup’s Upbeat Memo …

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Things worth reading: 9th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Lloyds chief Sir Victor Blank cannot escape blame over HBOS (Telegraph) Lloyds chiefs fight for their lives over £260bn bailout (Independent) Barclays shares plunge on Treasury debt talks (The Times) Conservatives could ask Bank of England to take over bank regulation from FSA (Telegraph) Madoff …

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Things worth reading: 8th March 2009

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Things we're reading today include: Lloyds boss to come clean on tax (The Times) Angry investors call for heads of Lloyds bosses (Independent) Bank of England's £150bn injection may not work, economists warn (Telegraph) Treasury blocks Bank of England chair (Telegraph) Why the Bank of England may have just signed …

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Things worth reading: 7th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: UK Billions spent and we are still left in the dark (Telegraph) Blank under fire as Treasury moves to take control of Lloyds (Guardian) Lloyds in tense talks over stake (Financial Times) Merrill Lynch admits investigation of $120m 'rogue trades' (Guardian) Europe Talks continue on …

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Things worth reading: 6th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: UK Stalemate between Lloyds and the Government is turning into a farce (Telegraph) London trader at centre of Merrill investigation into 'irregularities' (Times) L&G calls for Barclays chairman Michael Agius to go (Telegraph) Europe Analysis: Swiss bracing for change in bank secrecy (Associated Press) Three …

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Things worth reading: 4th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: George Osborne tells FSA City needs tougher laws to curb wrongdoing (The Times) Darling Says U.K. Endorses European Union Financial Regulator (Bloomberg) Almunia has Eurozone bailout plan (Euractiv) It's the Europhiles versus reality, and reality is going to win (Telegraph) Fed's Bernanke fears stagnation (BBC) …

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Things worth reading: 3rd March 2009

Things we're reading today include: HSBC joins ranks of the mortals (Guardian) City boss 'referred to female staff as prostitutes', tribunal hears (Telegraph) Interview: Sir John Gieve discusses his time at the Bank (Times) BofA chief calls Merrill aid ‘mistake’ (Financial Times) Robert Peston on China's Prospects (BBC) World markets …

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Things worth reading: 3rd March 2009

Things we're reading today include: HSBC joins ranks of the mortals (Guardian) City boss 'referred to female staff as prostitutes', tribunal hears (Telegraph) Interview: Sir John Gieve discusses his time at the Bank (Times) BofA chief calls Merrill aid ‘mistake’ (Financial Times) Robert Peston on China's Prospects (BBC) World markets …

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