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August 21, 2014
Bank of America. The deal requires the bank to acknowledge making serious misrepresentations about the quality of its residential mortgage-backed securities. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Bank of America in $17 Billion Settlement
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August 12, 2014
Canadian Bank Surprises Customers – Gives Money Away
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August 5, 2014
Argentina, led by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, to stop spouting 'half truths' about its second default in 12 years and return to talks with bondholders Photo: Reuters Argentina Default Bond Battle Shake Up: Accuses Hedge Funds of Fraudulent Profiteering; Calls on US SEC to Investigate
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August 1, 2014
Argentina's economy minister Axel Kicillof speaks to the media at a press conference in New York July 30, 2014. Photograph: CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS Argentina Defaults: “We Will Not be Held to Ransom by Bondholders Demanding to be Paid in Full”
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July 23, 2014
A woman holds Euro and US dollar notes in London (AFP Photo/Bertrand Langlois) Britain Opens Criminal Probe into Foreign Exchange Rigging as Goldman Sachs MD Found Dead
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July 8, 2014
brics_flags BRICS “Will Definitely Make Contribution to World Peace, Prosperity and Stability”: China
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July 6, 2014
Strong safeguards and conditions on World Bank loans and guarantees were put in place after a series of environmentally destructive projects in the 1980s and 1990s such as the Narmada dam in India. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters World Bank Email Leaks Reveal Internal Row Over ‘Light Touch’ $50 Billion Loans
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July 4, 2014
Shanghai's financial district (AFP Photo / Philippe Lopez) Shanghai Favourite to Become BRICS Bank HQ
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June 27, 2014
Reuters/Stringer China Plans Investment Bank to Break World Bank’s Dominance
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June 9, 2014
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Beijing-Based IMF? Christine Lagarde Ponders China Gaining on US Economy
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June 8, 2014
Pope Francis at the funeral of Cardinal D. Simon Lourdusamy on Thursday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Pope Francis Overhauls Vatican Financial Watchdog
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May 22, 2014
Former JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s China Investment Banking CEO Fang Fang.Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg JPMorgan Ex-CEO for China Investment Bank Arrested
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May 20, 2014
Credit_Suisse Not Too Big to Jail: Credit Suisse Becomes First Bank Charged with Crime in US
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May 6, 2014
cabal banks 132 Nations Want Out of the Cabal Banking System
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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg US Attorney-General Signals Criminal Charges Coming Against Some Banks
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April 29, 2014
bank overview Ban All the Banks: Here’s the Wild Idea People are Seriously Starting to Talk About
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April 11, 2014
Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts: Is the US or the World Coming to an End?
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christine lagarde IMF’s Christine Lagarde Warns of New Financial Crash
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April 10, 2014
A protestor is seen though a banner reading “No” as she marches during a protest against government’s austerity measures in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, April 3, 2014 [AP] Global Financial Crisis Helped Increase BRICS Co-operation
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April 8, 2014
china Russia UK Urges US Congress to Stop Blocking IMF Reforms as China and Russia Lead Efforts to Bypass US
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April 4, 2014
goldman-sachs-nyse Goldman Sachs Puzzles Finance World Over Plans to Sell NYSE Floor-Trading Unit at Fraction of Cost as JPMorgan Sells 401(K) Retirement Fund Record-Keeping Business
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April 3, 2014
ITAR-TASS/Ruslan Shamukov Russia Has Already Backed its Currency With Gold
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April 2, 2014
'It's crazy that it's legal': A number of advocates have backed Michael Lewis's claims. Photo: Bloomberg “Wall Street Is Rigged” – Business Author Michael Lewis
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April 1, 2014
Swiss Flag Swiss Antitrust Regulator Probes Eight Banks Over Alleged Foreign Exchange Rigging
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March 31, 2014
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert was among 13 defendants in the "Holyland apartment complex" corruption case [Reuters] New Banking Regulations Begin: The Volker Rule Comes into Play Tomorrow Ending Speculative Tradings
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March 30, 2014
aurlogo7_si Money from the Gods: Iceland’s Auroracoin Brings a New Kind of Independence as it Shakes the Shackles of a Fiat Currency
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March 29, 2014
Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Hong Kong, China. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Germany, UK Jump at Chance to be Offshore Hubs for Liberalised, ‘Seismic’ Chinese Currency
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March 28, 2014
Citing tight bank secrecy laws, Switzerland has amassed assets worth trillions of dollars from foreigners over the past decades [AP] India May Declare Switzerland “Non-Cooperative Jurisdiction” Over Bank Secrecy Laws
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March 27, 2014
Chinese banknotes are seen at a vendor's cash box at a market in Beijing February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files China Currency Liberalisation to be a “Seismic Event”
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March 25, 2014
Universal electronic card (Image: Federal authorized organization "Universal electronic card") Russia to Launch its Own Payment System, the ‘Universal Electronic Card’, to Bypass Visa, Mastercard etc
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March 20, 2014
New Zealand Currnecy. Photo / New Zealand Herald NZ Signs Historic Direct Currency Deal With China – Becomes Sixth Country to Eshew US Dollar
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March 12, 2014
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters building stands in Washington, D.C. Foreign Exchange Rigging ‘As Serious as Libor’ Says Bank of England CEO, as US Investigation Begins
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March 9, 2014
Ukraine911 The 1991, $240 Billion Link Between the Ukraine Situation, the Galactics, Disclosure, the Global Currency Shift and 9/11
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February 23, 2014
The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet – Part 2/2
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February 22, 2014
Illustration by Victor Juhasz The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet – Part 1/2
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Three years after the remarks, it emerged that traders at more than a dozen banks had routinely been trying to fix the official Libor rate in order to boost their own bonuses and profits Photo: EPA Federal Reserve Knew About Libor Rigging Back in 2008
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February 19, 2014
Pope Francis reacts as he leads a Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Vatican Bank To Close? Pope Briefed Before Making Decision on Bank’s Future
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February 13, 2014
bribery_medium Barclays Bank Axes 12,000 Jobs
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February 9, 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority has been given the meeting notes which allegedly show that Bank officials did not believe it was improper to share customer orders. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian Latest Bank Scandal No 1: Bank of England ‘Knew About’ Forex Markets Price Fixing
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An apparent massive theft of customer files from Barclays bank is being investigated. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Latest Bank Scandal No 2: Barclays’ Customer Files Stolen and Sold to Rogue Traders
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February 7, 2014
New York based Benjamin Lawsky is seeking documents from Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Barclays in Forex probe. Photo: Bloomberg News US, UK Regulators Begin Major Investigations Into Banks Manipulating Foreign Exchanges
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Anil Prasad Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Lose Senior Foreign Exchange Executives
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February 4, 2014
Antony Jenkins said he was proud of the progress made in overhauling the bank's reputation Photo: Reuters Barclays Chief Antony Jenkins Declines US$4.4 Million Bonus
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January 31, 2014
India's central Bank Chief Raghuram Rajan warned that unless there was greater coordination, industrialised nations “may not like the kinds of adjustments we (emerging markets) will be forced to do down the line” [AP] India Central Bank Chief Hits Out at Developed Nations and Global Monetary Policy
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January 22, 2014
Charged... Monsignor Nunzio Scarano's Vatican bank accounts had been used to transfer millions of euros in fictitious donations from offshore companies, police said.  Source: AP Vatican’s “Smuggling” Monsignor Re-Arrested for Money Laundering MIllions
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January 20, 2014
The investigation has been running since the latter part of last year HSBC Suspends Two Foreign Exchange Traders
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January 19, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping (C), and chairman of the Central Military Commission, shakes hands with delegates attending the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) logistics work conference, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 18, 2013 [Xinhua] China Directs Freezing of ‘Terrorist’ Assets
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January 16, 2014
pope-francis-time Pope Francis Makes Sweeping Changes to Vatican Bank Overseeing Panel
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January 14, 2014
Video: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts – US (and Global) Markets Rigged By Its Own Authorities
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January 9, 2014
China’s four largest state-owned banks earn the most among the top 500 Chinese companies, according to an annual list released by Fortune in July 2013 [Getty Images] China Announces New Private Banks
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December 30, 2013
Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena bank window in Rome. Credit: Reuters/Max Rossi The World’s Oldest Bank Is on the Brink of Collapse
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December 4, 2013
The fines are likely to reach up to several hundred million euros each Photo: Getty Images Banks Brace for Large European Union Fines over Libor Involvement
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December 3, 2013
Social media was awash on Monday night with examples of customers complaining of being left high and dry by NatWest and RBS. Photograph: Jonathan Mitchell /Demotix IT Meltdown Hits UK Bank Customers for Second Time This Year
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November 20, 2013
Just 26% of women in India have an account with a formal financial institution, Reuters India Launches FIrst Ever All-Women Bank
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November 16, 2013
Former JP Morgan Chase trader Javier Martin-Artajo leaves Spain's National Court on extradition charges to the United States.  Source: Getty Images Ex-JPMorgan ‘London Whale’ Trader Refuses Extradition from Spain
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November 14, 2013
Costa-Rica-banks Public Banking in Costa Rica: A Remarkable, Little-Known Model
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November 10, 2013
David Koch, chairman of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, funds some of the largest dark money networks. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) | AP Dark Money Groups Are Funded By Dark Money Groups That Fund Dark Money Groups That Fund…
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November 1, 2013
currency swap Six Major Central Banks Make Currency Swap Accords Permanent
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October 29, 2013
RB_logo_cmyk Libor Scandal Resurfaces: Dutch Rabobank Set to be Fifth Bank to Be Heavily Fined
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October 27, 2013
MontePaschiSiena Monte Paschi, The Bank Born Out of Black Death Struggles to Survive – Part 2/2
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October 26, 2013
monte paschi logo Monte Paschi, The Bank Born Out of Black Death Struggles to Survive – Part 1/2
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October 20, 2013
jpmorgan 13bn JPMorgan’s Possible Record $13 Billion Fine
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October 18, 2013
The existence of the new rigging documents was revealed in court papers filed by a care home operator as part of a legal claim against Barclays in what is seen as a Libor 'test case' Barclays Faces New Libor Rigging ‘Review’
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October 17, 2013
JPMorgan Pays Extra $100m Fine; Admits Recklessness
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October 12, 2013
foreign currency manipulated. Bankers are Rigging the Currency Markets
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October 7, 2013
cyber-attack_2609464b UK Banks to Simulate “Very Severe” Cyber Attack
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September 14, 2013
From left, Lloyd C. Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, John J. Mack of Morgan Stanley and Brian T. Moynihan of Bank of America. Not One Top Wall Street Exec Has (Yet) Been Convicted Of Criminal Charges Related To 2008 Crisis
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September 1, 2013
Swiss banks Swiss Banks to Divulge Names of Wealthy US Tax Avoiders, Pay Billions in Fines
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August 12, 2013
basel III Brazil Adopts Basel III Rules
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August 4, 2013
The Office of Poofness: August 3, 2013 – As the Story Unfolds…
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July 31, 2013
bitcoin_2526801b Bitcoins Banned in Thailand
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July 30, 2013
The bank set aside £1.35bn against further PPI claims and a further £650m for interest rate swap redress. Photo: Bloomberg Barclays Bank Calls on Shareholders to Fill US$19.5bn Hole
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July 11, 2013
Ben Bernanke. Photo:Getty Images Half of US Federal Reserve Wants to End QE This Year
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June 26, 2013
AFP Photo/Peter Muhly Irish PM Promises Probe Against Bankers Who Duped Government
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June 9, 2013
AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini French Banking Secrecy Investigation Spills into Switzerland
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June 2, 2013
Securitisation: The Banking Scam – Who Owns Your Debt?
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May 16, 2013
A screen grab from an Interior Ministry video showing Rosbank chief executive Vladimir Golubkov at his desk Wednesday with the alleged bribe money.

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 The Moscow Times Russia: Rosbank CEO Faces Extortion Charges
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May 1, 2013
JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York. Photo: AP JPMorgan and the ‘Dirty Money’ Flow
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April 30, 2013
Santander CEO Alfredo Saenz has resigned after a long-running governance dispute in Spain. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA Head of Eurozone’s Largest Bank Quits as Dimon’s ‘Lieutenant’ Exits JPMorgan
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April 27, 2013
The Archbishop, a former oil industry executive and now a member of the cross-party Banking Standards Commission, said “serious consideration” should be given to forming a professional banking body, along the lines of the General Medical Council, the enforce standards.  Photo: AFP/GETTY Head of Church of England: London’s Bankers are Infected by “Culture of Entitlement”
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April 26, 2013
Illustration by Victor Juhasz Matt Taibbi: Everything in the Financial World is Rigged
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April 11, 2013
Christine Lagarde IMF Chief’s Broadside: Big Banks “More Dangerous Than Ever”
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April 10, 2013
The soon-to-be Mr James Crosby Disgraced UK Bank Boss Hands Back His Knighthood
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April 9, 2013
In this file photo taken Saturday, May 5, 2012 shows Sen. Sherrod Brown speaking before a campaign rally at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Brown has introduced a bill to force banks to carry a higher percentage of their assets as capital. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) US: ‘Break Up Banks’ Bills Have Wall Street Nervous
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March 27, 2013
Warren Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway intends to remain a long-term investor in Goldman Sachs. Photo: Nicholas KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Warren Buffett to Become Top 10 Investor in Goldman
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March 26, 2013
BRICS 2013 BRICS Summit: Creating New Development Bank to Rival World Bank
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March 19, 2013
Cypriots protest against the bailout outside the parliament in Nicosia. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters Cyprus: Now Government Closes All Banks
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March 15, 2013
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, in 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) JPMorgan Senate Report Says Bank Misled Investors, Regulators To Hide Massive ‘Whale’ Losses
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March 8, 2013
The bank's courtyard. Public Face of World’s Oldest Bank Suicides
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March 7, 2013
Customers complained that they could not withdraw money from cash points and their cards were declined when they attempted to pay over the counter Photo: ALAMY Millions Left Without Money As UK Bank’s System Crashes
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February 28, 2013
The City of London, the region's financial capital with 144,000 banking staff and many more in related jobs, will be hit hardest Photo: Getty Images Europe Votes to Cap Bankers’ Bonuses
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February 23, 2013
Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China. Getty Images. China Central Bank Chief Set to Keep Job in Reshuffle
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February 12, 2013
New chief executive Antony Jenkins pledges cultural change at the bank and confirms its tax avoidance unit is to close down Is This A Step Towards Nova Earth-style Banking?
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February 6, 2013
John Hourican is expected to leave the bank at the end of the month, with a successor to be announced in due course Photo: Getty Images More UK Senior Banker Resignations
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February 4, 2013
George Osborne will reveal that the Coalition intends to “electrify” the ringfence that will separate the day-to-day retail operations of a bank from its potentially riskier investment banking division. Photo: AFP UK Chancellor Says Banking System Must Be ‘Re-Set’
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February 2, 2013
Photograph: Justin Thomas/AFP/Getty Images Barclays Chief Gives Up US$4.3 Million Bonus
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January 31, 2013
Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer to step down at end of June, two years before his term was supposed to end • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanks Fischer for his service, calling him "an economic ambassador for the State of Israel."Photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO Bank of Israel Chief Resigns Two Years Ahead of Schedule
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January 6, 2013
Wegelin Bank Oldest Swiss Bank to Close After US Tax Evasion Fine
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hold banks accountable Exposed: What’s Inside America’s Banks? Part 3/3 (Final)
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January 5, 2013
us Banks Exposed: What’s Inside America’s Banks? Part 2/3
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