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Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures
2015-01-21
Reporters without Borders
Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores th...
News website harassed for investigating banking sector
2012-11-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the proceedings that four banks have initiated through the Bulgarian National Bank against the news website Bivol.bg over an article about alleged bad pract...

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Authorities ramp up pressure on media over banking disclosures
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters without Borders
Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has imposed fines of up to 80,000 euros each on several newspapers for disclosing information about the banking sector. Reporters Without Borders deplores th...
Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
NarcoNews
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
'But the banks are made of marble' — how banks screw the world
Rainford, John
Article
2015
Green Left
Across Africa, western Asia and Latin America in the 1980s, the growth of per capita GDP was brought to a halt. This was not a recession, it was a severe depression. And its cause was reckless lending...
'A Conspiracy Of Silence' - HSBC, The Guardian And The Defrauded British Public
Article
2015
MediaLens
Journalist Nafeez Ahmed has delved deeper into the HSBC scandal, reporting the testimony of a whistleblower that reveals a 'conspiracy of silence' encompassing the media, regulators and law-enforcemen...
'A Conspiracy Of Silence' -- HSBC, The Guardian and the Defrauded British Public
Article
2015
MediaLens
An investigator and anonymous whistleblower talk about the suspicious lack of coverage and attention to the HSBC tax evasion scandal. This article talks about the scandal itself and criticizes the Bri...
Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine For Interest Rate Rigging
Chatterjee,Pratap
Article
2015
CorpWatch
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, months after 6 other banks paid out $4.3 billi...
EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece
Chatterjee, Pratap
Article
2015
CorpWatch
We should be clear: almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there, says Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and a Nobel Prize winner in economi...
The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy
Hudson, Michael; Hedges, Chris
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Chris Hedges has a discussion with the economist Michael Hudson (author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy) on a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines ...
Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
Brown, Ellen
Article
2015
CounterPunch
If you’re an ordinary saver with your money in the bank, you may soon be paying the bank to hold your funds rather than the reverse.
Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
Dmitry, Baxter
Article
2016
Your News Wire
Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
Saving the Whale, Again
The catastrophic incompetence of Citigroup
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2015
Harper's Magazine
Cockburn discusses the financial recklessness of Citigroup bank and the repercussions.
Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze
Article
2013
ICIJ
Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.
Six Banks Pay $5.6 Billion in Fines for Foreign Exchange Manipulation
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2015
CorpWatch
Six major international banks – Bank of America, Barclays, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Union Bank of Switerland (UBS) – have agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines for rigg...
TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
Dayen, David
Article
2015
The Intercept
Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trad...
Why Do Banks Really Want Our Deposits?
Hint: It's Not to Finance Loans
Brown, Ellen
Article
2014
Counter Punch
Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.

Sources Bookshelf

Beyond Banksters
Resisting the New Feudalism
Nelson, Joyce
Book
2016
Beyond Banksters explores how the powers of the Bank of Canada were appropriated in the 1970s, resulting in billions of dollars in public debt. From Milton Friedman to Justin Trudeau's Canada Infrastr...
Bubbles Always Burst: the Education of an Economist
Hudson, Michael
Article
2015
Spouting ostensible free market ideology, the pro-creditor mainstream rejects what the classical economic reformers actually wrote. One is left to choose between central planning by a public bureaucra...

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Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Created to contribute to public confidence in the Canadian financial system.


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