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The major general news stories of the past week include ...
to start job cuts in Germany: paper - Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thousands of jobs may go at Deutsche Bank AG in Germany, with a first round of losses at its base in Frankfurt and its Postbank unit in Bonn, a German newspaper reported on Friday.
warned Barclays on hiring Diamond - The Independent
The Financial Services Authority warned Barclays back in 2010 that Bob Diamond could prove "unsuitable" to be made chief executive of the scandal-racked bank, correspondence released yesterday revealed.
the least trusted' - BBC
Mis-selling scandals and the financial crisis means bankers are now trusted less than estate agents, according to consumer group Which?.
upwardly mobile - Financial Times
Ambition to become default mobile payments service hampered by challenge from big tech groups and high fees charged by credit card companies
on JPMorgan's monitoring of suspect transactions
(Reuters) - A U.S. regulatory probe of JPMorgan Chase & Co's anti-money laundering systems is focusing on potential lapses in how the largest U.S. bank monitors suspect money transactions, according to people familiar with the situation.
Browne: 'We must restore trust in the City'
- The Telegraph
The new head of the bankers' association, Anthony Browne, tells The Sunday Telegraph of his plans for change .
Kweku Adoboli lost thousands on spread bets prior to arrest
- The Telegraph
Kweku Adoboli was overdrawn and relying on pay-day loan companies.
UBS was aware of
Kweku Adoboli's billion-dollar trading problems six weeks prior to arrest
- The Telegraph
UBS knew of $3.6bn black hole in trading accounts, a court heard.
Interest-only mortgage crisis looms - The Independent
Lenders are facing a massive £116bn in unpaid interest on mortgages which are due to mature by 2020, according to xit2, a leading asset valuer.
and UK 'close' on banks - BBC
France says it is in agreement with the UK on the EU plan to centralise supervision of eurozone banks.
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