Financial Press Summary 19th Sep 2013

Taper caper turns out to be more of a traitor  FT

Never underestimate the Fed’s dovishness  FT

Asian markets soar after Fed surprise  FT

Business puts its faith in Carney’s guidance  FT

Brazil’s Petrobras to invest heavily in data security  FT

Top Republicans harden line in budget showdown  FT

Greeks join in protest against Golden Dawn stabbing  FT

Mexico hedges oil output at highest price on record  FT

Wall St lines up for ‘Midnight Madness’  FT

Why taxi cab drivers cannot put down their smartphones  FT

Argentine bondage  FT

Nick Clegg’s conference speech fails to deliver any aces  FT

Merkel election campaign gathers pace in east Germany heartland  FT

François Hollande admits French taxes are ‘too much’  FT

S&P warns of Portugal rating cut over second bailout threat  FT

Fear of missing out fuels China property market  FT

Grand Theft Auto steals Call of Duty record  FT

Reading between the lines of Ballmer’s parting gestures  FT

Brussels plans end to self-regulation of market benchmarks  FT

Funds begin to back European banks  FT

Humbled Capital Group pledges shake-up  FT

Microsoft: a hard sell  Lex

US banks: wounded beasts return  Lex

China property: bubble trouble  Lex

Sharp: missing the point  Lex

Fed Stays the Course on Easy Money  WSJ

Total May Sell More Assets to Finance Investment Push  WSJ

House GOP Ties Government Funding to Health Law  WSJ

A New Touch for iPhone  WSJ

A Veiled Debate  WSJ

Carl Icahn: Challenging the Imperial Boardroom  WSJ

In UN report on chemical weapons attack, evidence points to the Syrian government  Independent

Sir Richard Branson's space programme 'months away' from lift off  Independent

Hamish McRae: When the money taps are turned off, the scramble to recovery will begin  Independent

James Moore: British watchdog will oversee Libor  Independent

Fed recoils from 1937 tightening error as jobs evaporate  Telegraph

No taper: the Fed loses its nerve  Telegraph

Business rates 'inconsistent' with Coalition pledge to build competitive tax system  Telegraph

Ed Miliband is proving himself to be a brave and adroit leader  Telegraph

OFT warns £40bn of retirement savings stuck in poor value pension schemes  Guardian

Is Britain back to being the sick man of Europe?  Guardian

Let's not pretend there's a housing boom, George Osborne tells audience  Guardian

Your bank really isn't a venerable institution, is it? So ditch it  Guardian

Diplomacy over Syria brings another chance to talk with Iran  Guardian

Trade treaties trade spotlight  China Daily

China exploring ways to cut overcapacity  China Daily

Sorry, investors, but Ben Bernanke has got it totally wrong  City AM

A future of statist confusion underlies Clegg’s pitch for permanent coalition   City AM

Against the Grain: Why cutting-edge China could leapfrog the West in the service economy  City AM

It’s time we put some X Factor into financial education in schools  City AM