Things worth reading: 11th April 2014

Things we’re reading today include:

‘Heartbleed’ computer bug threat spreads to firewalls and beyond
Treasury could cut RBS stake following dividend deal
Citigroup CEO faces grilling over failed plan, missed target
DoJ probes Citigroup unit over suspicious transactions: WSJ
How is the Co-operative Group run?
Icahn drops eBay call to sell PayPal

Exclusive: SEC eyes test that may lead to shift away from ‘dark pools’
Watchdog FINRA probes banks’ bond transactions: WSJ
Bank account switches top 600,000
City regulator to investigate £8bn overdraft market
Overdrafts ‘complex and poor value’
Start-ups vie to make online credit work
What’s lurking inside the Bank of England’s vaults?

This week’s Economist:

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The ugly twins of finance
Insider trading: Knowing too much
Limiting leverage at American banks: Beyond Basel
Bitcoin in China: A dream dispelled

source: Things worth reading: 11th April 2014 April 11, 2014 at 06:34AM

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