<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/anger-at-the-ba.html">Hamish McRae: Anger at the banks won't help any of us</a>

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Short-term or long-term? The immediate issue, of course, is the way or ways in which the various national authorities will support their banking systems - but ultimately the more important matter will be the effect banking stress has on the real economy.