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Things worth reading: 30th July 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Companies OFT help for bank start-ups as it makes veiled threat to Lloyds (Telegraph)Northern Rock sale doubt as top banker quits (Times)Santander beats gloom on homes (Financial Times) Saving and Lending Savers drain £2.3bn from building societies (Guardian)Let's scare the banks into lending with capital raising …

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Things worth reading: 30th July 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Companies OFT help for bank start-ups as it makes veiled threat to Lloyds (Telegraph)Northern Rock sale doubt as top banker quits (Times)Santander beats gloom on homes (Financial Times) Saving and Lending Savers drain £2.3bn from building societies (Guardian)Let's scare the banks into lending with capital raising …

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Things worth reading: 29th July 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must readInside Goldman Sachs (New York) and Was the AIG Bailout a Goldman Bailout by Proxy? (Seeking Alpha) "Goldman Sachs was AIG’s biggest banking client, having bought $20 billion in credit-default swaps from the insurer back in 2005… "By that weekend in September, …

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Things worth reading: 29th July 2009

Cisco

Things we're reading today include … Today's must readInside Goldman Sachs (New York) and Was the AIG Bailout a Goldman Bailout by Proxy? (Seeking Alpha) "Goldman Sachs was AIG’s biggest banking client, having bought $20 billion in credit-default swaps from the insurer back in 2005… "By that weekend in September, …

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Things worth reading: 29th July 2009

Cisco

Things we're reading today include … Today's must readInside Goldman Sachs (New York) and Was the AIG Bailout a Goldman Bailout by Proxy? (Seeking Alpha) "Goldman Sachs was AIG’s biggest banking client, having bought $20 billion in credit-default swaps from the insurer back in 2005… "By that weekend in September, …

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Things worth reading: 28th July 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Companies Lloyds Banking Group names Sir Win Bischoff as new chairman (Telegraph)Shockwaves due from Bear Stearns (Evening Standard)Five Firms Hold 80% of Derivatives Risk, Fitch Report Finds (CFO Magazine)Citi ‘milestone’ as Washington takes 34% stake (Financial Times)American Express Launches OPEN Forum Social Media Site  (Payments …

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Battling with the banks: ready for prime time

I write a few regular columns for the Banker and for BT.  The latest one for BT's Re:sources went live the other day:Battling with the banks: ready for prime time As traditional banks focus on balance sheet restructuring, increasing capital reserves, paying back stakeholders and dealing with all manner of …

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Battling with the banks: ready for prime time

I write a few regular columns for the Banker and for BT.  The latest one for BT's Re:sources went live the other day:Battling with the banks: ready for prime time As traditional banks focus on balance sheet restructuring, increasing capital reserves, paying back stakeholders and dealing with all manner of …

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Things worth reading: 27th July 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must readThis is how we let the credit crunch happen, Ma'am … (Guardian)"A group of eminent economists has written to the Queen explaining why no one foresaw the timing, extent and severity of the recession …  'In summary, Your Majesty', they conclude, 'the …

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The Finanser’s Week: 20th July – 26th July 2009

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The biggest news stories of the week include: Stock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds (New York Times)The Misery Index (the Huffington Post)Barclays and RBS 'will need billions more in capital' (Telegraph)Lord Myners attacks bankers’ greed and finds God (Times)Brussels gives UK five years to fix RBS and Lloyds (Telegraph)UK economy will only make …

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Things worth reading: 25th July 2009

High Frequency trading

Things we're reading today include …   Today's must readStock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds (New York Times)"It is the hot new thing on Wall Street, a way for a handful of traders to master the stock market, peek at investors’ orders and, critics say, even subtly manipulate share …

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Things worth reading: 25th July 2009

High Frequency trading

Things we're reading today include …   Today's must readStock Traders Find Speed Pays, in Milliseconds (New York Times)"It is the hot new thing on Wall Street, a way for a handful of traders to master the stock market, peek at investors’ orders and, critics say, even subtly manipulate share …

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Things worth reading: 24th July 2009

Misery Index

Things we're reading today include: Today's must read I don't like to headline the blog with something called "The Misery Index", but the Huffington Post did so, if it's good enough for them, then it's good enough for me. "The original Misery Index is a formula created by economist Arthur …

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Things worth reading: 24th July 2009

Misery Index

Things we're reading today include: Today's must read I don't like to headline the blog with something called "The Misery Index", but the Huffington Post did so, if it's good enough for them, then it's good enough for me. "The original Misery Index is a formula created by economist Arthur …

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Things worth reading: 24th July 2009

Misery Index

Things we're reading today include: Today's must read I don't like to headline the blog with something called "The Misery Index", but the Huffington Post did so, if it's good enough for them, then it's good enough for me. "The original Misery Index is a formula created by economist Arthur …

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