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Things worth reading: 10th March 2010

Things we're reading today include … Today's must read What’s next for global banks – McKinsey In 2008, as the credit crisis broke, banks underwent near-death experiences on a massive scale. Last year, many enjoyed a recovery that was nearly as abrupt. In the intense uncertainty that ensued, bankers around …

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Things worth reading: 9th March 2010

Things we're reading today include … Today's must read: Banknotes: facts and figures – The Telegraph 1.5 billion – the number of £20 notes (worth £30 billion) in circulation, of which an estimated 150 million (worth £3 billion) are Elgar notes. £48 billion – the total value of bank notes …

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The Finanser’s Week: 1st March – 7th March 2010

The biggest news stories of the week include … How Obama Screwed Volcker – The Daily Beast Record profits at Standard Chartered but bad debts rise The Independent HSBC's £7bn profits to offer insight into Asian economy The Telegraph Turner: Cost of bank bailout was small compared to instability The …

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Things worth reading: 5th March 2010

Things we're reading today include … Bonuses HSBC boss Michael Geoghegan paid £800,000 a year to move to Hong Kong – The TelegraphCity headhunter warns of banker exodus over bonus row – The TelegraphBrokers escape bonus tax – The Telegraph Companies Citigroup chief thanks US taxpayer for bailout – The …

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Things worth reading: 4th March 2010

Things we're reading today include … Record profits at Standard Chartered but bad debts rise – The Independent Standard Chartered to be listed in Mumbai – The Times AIB £2.4bn loss is just the start of its problems, say analysts – The Telegraph Hedge funds raise bets against euro – …

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Things worth reading: 3rd March 2010

Things we're reading today include … Turner: Cost of bank bailout was small compared to instability – The Independent FSA: Starting over on protecting consumers – The Independent Washington aide ‘has changed mind’ over proprietary trading – The Times 'Robin hood' bank tax wins backing of Japanese foreign minister – …

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Things worth reading: 2nd March 2010

Things we're reading today include … HSBC's results HSBC's £7bn profits to offer insight into Asian economy – The Telegraph HSBC chief Michael Geoghegan to donate £4m bonus to charity as bank's profits rise 23pc to £7.2bn – The Telegraph HSBC hands top banker £9 million bonus – The Times …

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Things worth reading: 1st March 2010

Things we're reading today include …   Today's must read: The president needed the gravitas of the former Fed chairman to sell his bank reform to Wall Street. But when the big banks didn't buy it, Obama sold him out.How Obama Screwed Volcker – The Daily Beast People Warren Buffett …

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Things worth reading: 26th February 2010

Things we're reading today include … Today's must read: Mervyn King: 'We live in a fool's paradise' – The Independent The world is living in a financial "fool's paradise", according to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, who has called for radical reform of the financial system …

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Things worth reading: 25th February 2010

Things we're reading today include … Spat of the Day: Downing Street unleashed Hell against me over economy, says Darling – The TimesGordon Brown: I didn't unleash 'forces of Hell' on Alistair Darling – The Times Companies RBS set to announce £5bn losses – BBCGreen light given for RBS banker …

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Things worth reading: 24th February 2010

Things we're reading today include … Today's must read: The Future of Money: It’s Flexible, Frictionless and (Almost) Free – Wired A simple typo gave Michael Ivey the idea for his company. One day in the fall of 2008, Ivey’s wife, using her pink RAZR phone, sent him a note …

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Things worth reading: 23rd February 2010

Things we're reading today include … Today's must read: Goldman admits helping Greece 'fiddle books' to conceal public debt – The Telegraph Addressing the influential Treasury Select Committee, Gerald Corrigan, a Goldman Sachs managing director, accepted that the investment bank had "enabled politicians to mask borrowings" through a complex currency …

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Things worth reading: 22nd February 2010

Tiger Woods

Things we're reading today include … Today's must read Wall Street Takes Break for Tiger Woods Apology – Bloomberg For a few minutes, Tiger Woods was bigger than Ben S. Bernanke.  The CHART OF THE DAY shows that a day after the Federal Reserve chairman and his colleagues raised the …

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