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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Who owns the customer?

It is unbelievable how many times I hear the cry “who owns the customer?” being raised by bankers, particularly during discussions about mobile telephony. Their concern is that the mobile carriers are trying to take over the customer relationship, with the result that the bank …

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Short-sellers target Standard Chartered (Telegraph)  Paulson may have made £300m shorting Lloyds and HBOS (Telegraph)  Bank of England's launch of quantitative easing a qualified success (The Times) Under King's rule, conventional gilts are now suddenly sexy (Guardian)  Jeremy …

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2009

Things we're reading today include … UK: Short-sellers target Standard Chartered (Telegraph)  Paulson may have made £300m shorting Lloyds and HBOS (Telegraph)  Bank of England's launch of quantitative easing a qualified success (The Times) Under King's rule, conventional gilts are now suddenly sexy (Guardian)  Jeremy …

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Playing the China card

Kapron Asia

Back in 2006 I toured around Asia discussing the rise of Indian and Chinese banks and the fact that, before the end of the decade, Chinese banks would dominate the top tier of banks globally. The analysis also formed the opening chapters of my book, …

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Playing the China card

Kapron Asia

Back in 2006 I toured around Asia discussing the rise of Indian and Chinese banks and the fact that, before the end of the decade, Chinese banks would dominate the top tier of banks globally. The analysis also formed the opening chapters of my book, …

Read More »

Playing the China card

Kapron Asia

Back in 2006 I toured around Asia discussing the rise of Indian and Chinese banks and the fact that, before the end of the decade, Chinese banks would dominate the top tier of banks globally. The analysis also formed the opening chapters of my book, …

Read More »

Things worth reading: 11th March 2009

Things worth reading today include … UK: Barclays in the spotlight as next APS candidate (The Independent) Redundancy insurers add bank staff to blacklist (The Times) Savers set to pay for bank accounts, as Bank of England reveal rates have hit record low (The Telegraph) …

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Things worth reading: 11th March 2009

Things worth reading today include … UK: Barclays in the spotlight as next APS candidate (The Independent) Redundancy insurers add bank staff to blacklist (The Times) Savers set to pay for bank accounts, as Bank of England reveal rates have hit record low (The Telegraph) …

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HSBC’s bouncing share price

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I'm on travels again and in Hong Kong this week.  That's fine although it was disappointing to wake up to the South China Morning Post screaming headline: "HSBC hit by worst fall for two decades". Oh yes, that really cheered me up. It's all to …

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HSBC’s bouncing share price

Kipper_03_bsn_0303_026a

I'm on travels again and in Hong Kong this week.  That's fine although it was disappointing to wake up to the South China Morning Post screaming headline: "HSBC hit by worst fall for two decades". Oh yes, that really cheered me up. It's all to …

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Things worth reading: 10th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays warned on toxic asset dumping (Financial Times) Barclaycard and Orange unveil pay-by-mobile service (Telegraph) Ex-banker jailed for blackmail attempt (Financial Times) Pound slides as bank shares hit (BBC) Exposed: the banks’ cosy ties to watchdog (The Times) Stocks Push …

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Things worth reading: 10th March 2009

Things we're reading today include: Barclays warned on toxic asset dumping (Financial Times) Barclaycard and Orange unveil pay-by-mobile service (Telegraph) Ex-banker jailed for blackmail attempt (Financial Times) Pound slides as bank shares hit (BBC) Exposed: the banks’ cosy ties to watchdog (The Times) Stocks Push …

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