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Things worth reading: 18th May 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Blank exit is a sorry end to HBOS disaster (Telegraph)Over-ambitious Blank counts cost of the 'deal of a lifetime'   (Telegraph)Lord Leitch makes early running in the race to chair Lloyds Banking Group (Times) RBS could reveal top managers' pay (Daily Mail) Building society …

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Things worth reading: 16th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Regulator expects bank chiefs to lose jobs (Financial Times) BofA shareholders agree: Time for a new board (The Deal) Big loss from Singapore bank sale (of BoA) (BBC)Berkshire invests in Wells Fargo, US Bancorp (Boston Globe) Latest UK Payments Statistics (4 page pdf from APACS)Ireland's Celtic Tiger …

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Things worth reading: 16th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Regulator expects bank chiefs to lose jobs (Financial Times) BofA shareholders agree: Time for a new board (The Deal) Big loss from Singapore bank sale (of BoA) (BBC)Berkshire invests in Wells Fargo, US Bancorp (Boston Globe) Latest UK Payments Statistics (4 page pdf from APACS)Ireland's Celtic Tiger …

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Things worth reading: 15th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays in $10bn talks over BGI sale (Financial Times)Deal with CVC in doubt after Barclays opens talks over sale of BGI (Times) RBS declines as margin worries weigh  (Independent) MPs attack 'self-pitying bankers and naive Myners' in new report (Independent) MPs round on Lord Myners in attack …

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Things worth reading: 15th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays in $10bn talks over BGI sale (Financial Times)Deal with CVC in doubt after Barclays opens talks over sale of BGI (Times) RBS declines as margin worries weigh  (Independent) MPs attack 'self-pitying bankers and naive Myners' in new report (Independent) MPs round on Lord Myners in attack …

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Things worth reading: 14th May 2009

Things we're reading today include … Companies: Morgan Stanley fined £1.4m for failure to supervise trader Matthew Piper (Telegraph)AIG bonuses not a surprise (Denver Post)Advanta’s Card-Lending Shutdown May Imperil Customers (Bloomberg) UK: Bank sees slow economic recovery  (BBC) Bank of England believes recession has probably bottomed out (Guardian) Europe: Belgian cabinet discusses bail-out …

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Things worth reading: 13th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: Clearer wants a deal with bidders (Telegraph)Old rule saves Citi directors in investor poll (Financial Times) BofA raises $7.3bn from CCB stake (Financial Times) Freddie Mac asks for more US aid (BBC) Economy may have gone past low point (Financial Times) IMF urges stress tests on …

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Things worth reading: 12th May 2009

Things we're reading today include … Companies: HSBC plays down talk of recovery (Guardian) HSBC could soon be listed in Shanghai (Telegraph) HSBC says results 'encouraging' (BBC) Deutsche Börse income down a third (Financial Times) Wells Fargo expects earnings to fill deficit (Financial Times) Markets: OECD predictions offer recession hope for …

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Things worth reading: 12th May 2009

Things we're reading today include … Companies: HSBC plays down talk of recovery (Guardian) HSBC could soon be listed in Shanghai (Telegraph) HSBC says results 'encouraging' (BBC) Deutsche Börse income down a third (Financial Times) Wells Fargo expects earnings to fill deficit (Financial Times) Markets: OECD predictions offer recession hope for …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: RBS working on multimillion-pound bonus for Hester (Telegraph)Queen's banker Coutts caught up in row over tax avoidance scheme (Guardian) Lloyds investor calls for Blank handover (Telegraph) Lloyds losing the battle for hearts and minds (Telegraph) BarCap goes on European hiring spree (Independent) US problems take …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: RBS working on multimillion-pound bonus for Hester (Telegraph)Queen's banker Coutts caught up in row over tax avoidance scheme (Guardian) Lloyds investor calls for Blank handover (Telegraph) Lloyds losing the battle for hearts and minds (Telegraph) BarCap goes on European hiring spree (Independent) US problems take …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: RBS working on multimillion-pound bonus for Hester (Telegraph)Queen's banker Coutts caught up in row over tax avoidance scheme (Guardian) Lloyds investor calls for Blank handover (Telegraph) Lloyds losing the battle for hearts and minds (Telegraph) BarCap goes on European hiring spree (Independent) US problems take …

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Things worth reading: 11th May 2009

Things we're reading today include: RBS working on multimillion-pound bonus for Hester (Telegraph)Queen's banker Coutts caught up in row over tax avoidance scheme (Guardian) Lloyds investor calls for Blank handover (Telegraph) Lloyds losing the battle for hearts and minds (Telegraph) BarCap goes on European hiring spree (Independent) US problems take …

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The Finanser’s Week: 4th May – 10th May 2009

Here are the key stories of the week: The Future of the City of London Banks aren't just stressed, they're angry The Susan Boyle BankStock picking with real-time news Girls, games and gambling Mint and the Simpsons Top 10 CEO salaries of 2008An invitation to meet Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman, Barclays …

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