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Things worth reading: 22nd August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must read "There are few in the battered world of banking and finance who still profess to be 'a fan' of Sir Fred Goodwin, the discredited former Royal Bank of Scotland chief. Not out loud, anyway.  Benny Higgins can afford to be. Over …

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Things worth reading: 21st August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … *Today's must read "While online platforms may never replace conventional lending institutions, such as banks, it is important that the community development finance industry be aware of this emerging technology. Moreover, P2P finance platforms will continue to evolve—allowing for third-party issued loan sales, for …

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Things worth reading: 20th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Companies RBS hands £2.3m bonus to new executive (Times)Retention bonuses back at Merrills (Telegraph)Lloyds to 'review' closure of C&G  (BBC) City perplexed by Lloyds' U-turn on C&G closures  (Times) US tax investigators win fight to force UBS to disclose accounts worth $18bn  (Guardian) Zopa …

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Things worth reading: 20th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Companies RBS hands £2.3m bonus to new executive (Times)Retention bonuses back at Merrills (Telegraph)Lloyds to 'review' closure of C&G  (BBC) City perplexed by Lloyds' U-turn on C&G closures  (Times) US tax investigators win fight to force UBS to disclose accounts worth $18bn  (Guardian) Zopa …

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Things worth reading: 19th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must read Project Turquoise offered for sale to major exchange groups (Independent) "Turquoise, the pan-European share trading system set up to rival the London Stock Exchange, has effectively put itself up for sale, with Nasdaq OMX the favourite to buy it." Regulators urged Citi …

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Things worth reading: 19th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must read Project Turquoise offered for sale to major exchange groups (Independent) "Turquoise, the pan-European share trading system set up to rival the London Stock Exchange, has effectively put itself up for sale, with Nasdaq OMX the favourite to buy it." Regulators urged Citi …

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Things worth reading: 18th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Q Today's must read The vaults of Credito Emiliano SpA hold the pungent gold prized by gourmands around the world — 17,000 tons of parmesan cheese. The regional bank accepts parmesan as collateral for loans, helping it to keep financing cheesemakers in northern Italy …

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Things worth reading: 18th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Q Today's must read The vaults of Credito Emiliano SpA hold the pungent gold prized by gourmands around the world — 17,000 tons of parmesan cheese. The regional bank accepts parmesan as collateral for loans, helping it to keep financing cheesemakers in northern Italy …

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Things worth reading: 18th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Q Today's must read The vaults of Credito Emiliano SpA hold the pungent gold prized by gourmands around the world — 17,000 tons of parmesan cheese. The regional bank accepts parmesan as collateral for loans, helping it to keep financing cheesemakers in northern Italy …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must read Heroes to zeros … and back again (Guardian) "After fleeing to exile last year, Fred 'the Shred' Goodwin is coming home … "David Yelland, the former editor of the Sun who is now a leading City PR adviser, says the problem …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must read Heroes to zeros … and back again (Guardian) "After fleeing to exile last year, Fred 'the Shred' Goodwin is coming home … "David Yelland, the former editor of the Sun who is now a leading City PR adviser, says the problem …

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Things worth reading: 17th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … Today's must read Heroes to zeros … and back again (Guardian) "After fleeing to exile last year, Fred 'the Shred' Goodwin is coming home … "David Yelland, the former editor of the Sun who is now a leading City PR adviser, says the problem …

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Things worth reading: 15th August 2009

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Things we're reading today include … To be honest, there are more things worth watching than reading at the moment.  For example, this guide to high frequency trading from the folks at the MarketPlace: High-frequency trading from Marketplace on Vimeo. And an interesting chat between the Telegraph's Robert Miller and …

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