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ANDREW GAVIN MARSHALL – BANK CRIMES PAY: UNDER THE THUMB OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MAFIOCRACY

ON NOV. 13, THE UNITED KINGDOM’S SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE (SFO) ANNOUNCED IT WAS CHARGING 10 INDIVIDUAL BANKERS, WORKING FOR TWO SEPARATE BANKS, DEUTSCHE BANK AND BARCLAYS, WITH FRAUD OVER THEIR RIGGING OF THE EURIBOR RATES. THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT SHINES THE SPOTLIGHT ONCE AGAIN ON THE SCANDALS AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR THAT HAVE COME TO DEFINE THE WORLD OF GLOBAL BANKING. To date, only …

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Why The Great Petrodollar Unwind Could Be $2.5 Trillion Larger Than Anyone Thinks

Last weekend, we explained why it really all comes down to the death of the petrodollar. China’s transition to a new currency regime was supposed to represent a move towards a greater role for the market in determining the exchange rate for the yuan. That’s not exactly what happened. As BNP’s Mole Hau hilariously described it last week, “whereas the daily fix …

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Forex scandal: White collar criminals must face jail not fines, say UK experts

Financial penalties expected to hit British banks for Forex rigging will do little to tackle financial crime in the City of London as regulators continue to prioritize high finance over ordinary citizens, experts warn. British banks could be fined billions in coming months as investors pursue them for rigging foreign exchange (Forex) rates, following a landmark US settlement on Friday. …

Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism” By Prof. James Petras

About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea.  In contrast, only 10% of Danish workers, 15% of Norwegian, 30% of French, 43% of UK and 50% of German workers work 40 or more hours.  With the longest work day, US workers score …

The Big Banks Are Corrupt – And Getting Worse – Richard eskow

The Justice Department’s latest settlement with felonious big banks was announced this week, but the repercussions were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations. That’s not enough. We need to understand that our financial system is not merely corrupt in practice. It is corrupt by design – and the problem is growing. Let’s connect the dots, using news …