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Anyone For Pig-Farming ?

Here's a genuine letter that was recently sent to the UK's Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. One in the eye for The Common Agricultural Policy.

Banker Blasts Colleagues In Farewell E-Mail

Corporate Spat

Here are some excerpts from a 'Fairwell' e-mail allegedly sent to staff at a well-known US bank earlier this month. The names have been deleted to protect those who were mentioned in the mail itself, which is said to have gone out to several of the firm's staff and executives, including the CEO and global head of Human Resources.

Muslim Banker Claims He Was Banned From Trading Floor

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Majid Borumand, a former senior IT programmer with Merrill Lynch in the US, claiming that he was discriminated against and eventually fired from the firm as he was Muslim and from Iran.

ABN, BofA, Bear, Goldman, HSBC

It looks like the consortium of banks lead by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will fight on for control of Dutch bank ABN AMRO - even if the Dutch Supreme Court, as is now expected, allows the $21bn sale of ABN's US retail unit LaSalle to go to Bank of America without a vote by shareholders.

Bear Stearns Announcement

Interesting that Bear Stearns Private Equity took the unusual step of issuing the following announcement to The London Stock Exchange Wednesday.