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Things worth reading: 24th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: CBI calls on Darling to hold back borrowing (Telegraph) SocGen bosses forced to waive over €8m in bonuses (Guardian) EU secures €50bn to bail out new members (Euractiv) EU leaders clinch deal on five billion stimulus plan (Euractiv) Summit calls for financial regulation ahead of …

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Things worth reading: 22nd March 2009

Before talking about things we're reading today, we've just noticed a bug when linking to the Guardian which probably means we've been irritating folks with our links to said newspaper. Bascially we have been copying the URL link to the Guardian and did not realise that every time we did …

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Things worth reading: 21st March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Northern Rock can offer a blueprint for disaster (Telegraph) Co-op Bank profits rise in second half of 2008 (Telegraph) Nationwide protests over £250m bill for FSCS (The Independent) Darling to give backing to mutual model (Financial Times) Scorn Trails A.I.G. Executives, Even in Their Driveways …

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Things we’re reading: 20th March 2009

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Things we're reading today include: Disgruntled shareholders vent fury at HSBC board (The Times) New whistleblower claims over £1bn Barclays tax deals (Guardian) RBS boss says trying to defend Sir Fred Goodwin is 'mission impossible' (Telegraph) The latest victim of the credit crunch: Sir Fred's private jet (Guardian) House Approves …

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Things we’re reading: 20th March 2009

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Things we're reading today include: Disgruntled shareholders vent fury at HSBC board (The Times) New whistleblower claims over £1bn Barclays tax deals (Guardian) RBS boss says trying to defend Sir Fred Goodwin is 'mission impossible' (Telegraph) The latest victim of the credit crunch: Sir Fred's private jet (Guardian) House Approves …

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Things we’re reading: 19th March 2009

Things we’re reading today include: Big jump in online banking fraud (BBC) Barclays ‘corrupt regime’ claim (BBC) Guardian loses legal challenge over Barclays documents gagging order (Guardian) Lord Turner’s key recommendations on banking regulation (Telegraph) Turner review blames ‘exaggerated faith’ in markets for financial crisis (Guardian) FSA’s last weapon in …

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Things we’re reading: 19th March 2009

Things we’re reading today include: Big jump in online banking fraud (BBC) Barclays ‘corrupt regime’ claim (BBC) Guardian loses legal challenge over Barclays documents gagging order (Guardian) Lord Turner’s key recommendations on banking regulation (Telegraph) Turner review blames ‘exaggerated faith’ in markets for financial crisis (Guardian) FSA’s last weapon in …

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Things we’re reading: 18th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: MPs condemn Barclays gag on Guardian over tax papers (Guardian) UniCredit seeks €4bn aid (Financial Times) Armed guards at AIG offices after death threats over bonuses (Times) IBM eyes Sun Microsystems for $6.5bn (Times) City watchdog reveals plan for financial overhaul (Independent) Financial products could …

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Things we’re reading: 17th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Standard Chartered says bank enjoyed a 'strong' start to the year (Telegraph) Barclays' price of independence (Times) Barclays boss sees future in small stuff (Telegraph) Goldman Offers Loans to Stretched Employees (New York Times) Citi Chief’s Compensation Was $38.2 Million for 2008 (New York Times) …

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Things we’re reading: 16th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Cherie Blair hired to sue RBS and Sir Fred Goodwin (Telegraph) Barclays under pressure to sell $1 trillion BGI business (Telegraph) HSBC bailout 'unthinkable' (Straits Times) AIG says it spent some bailout money paying banks (Charleston Daily Mail) Bernanke hopeful for US recovery (BBC) G20 …

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Things we’re reading: 16th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Cherie Blair hired to sue RBS and Sir Fred Goodwin (Telegraph) Barclays under pressure to sell $1 trillion BGI business (Telegraph) HSBC bailout 'unthinkable' (Straits Times) AIG says it spent some bailout money paying banks (Charleston Daily Mail) Bernanke hopeful for US recovery (BBC) G20 …

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Things worth reading: 15th March 2009

UK: Barclays tax dodge ‘nets £1bn a year ’  (The Times) Barclays starts £5bn funds sale (The Times) Citi guarantees bonuses for London hires (Reuters) 'Laughable' new fraud initiative (Independent) Banks are squeezing us for billions  (The Times) We need more risk and less regulation of the financial sector (Telegraph) …

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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: 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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