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European Central Bank to start buying private-sector debt

Benoît Coeuré ECB

The European Central Bank will start buying private-sector debt instruments within days with the aim of raising the bank’s holdings of assets and steering money to the economy, ECB executive board member Benoît Coeuré said Friday. The purchases “will have the objective to steer the balance sheet of the ECB …

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Australian bank class action ‘could be worth billions’

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Promoters of a class action for “victims” of Commonwealth Bank’s $2.1 billion takeover of Bankwest in 2008 say it could be the largest litigation of its type, worth billions of dollars. Anti-bank advocate Geoff Shannon, who founded the Unhappy Banking website, said yesterday he had secured the backing of an …

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BRICS nations plan new bank to bypass World Bank, IMF

BRICS countries

The biggest emerging markets are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — are set to approve the establishment of a new …

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Bank of England claims: no more taxpayer bailouts

BOE Mark Carney

New rules are being proposed that will force creditors, not taxpayers, to carry the losses of banks deemed “too big to fail.” The plans come after Western taxpayers were asked to pay trillions of dollars to bail out banks in the 2008 financial crisis. The new global rules will force …

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Bank run fears in Bulgaria

Dozens of depositors have withdrawn savings from Bulgaria’s third biggest bank despite assurances from the government and the European Union that their money was safe after a similar run shut down another major lender last week. Bulgarian authorities have arrested four people suspected of trying to destabilise the banking system in a concerted …

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How 37 banks became 4

4 banks to 1

If you were wondering how banks got “too big to fail,” here’s a good place to start. This chart shows us how, over the last couple of decades, 37 banks have became just 4 mega-banks. These same 4 mega-banks have, thus far, been immune to the consequences of any and all of …

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More Americans opting out of banking system

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In the aftermath of one of the worst recessions in history, more Americans have limited or no interaction with banks, instead relying on check cashers and payday lenders to manage their finances, according to a new federal report. Not only are these Americans more vulnerable to high fees and interest …

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Deutsche Bank admits to silver market rigging

Deutsche Bank silver fixing statues

Back in July of 2014, we reported that in an attempt to obtain if not compensation, then at least confirmation of bank manipulation in the precious metals industry, a group of silver bullion banks including Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC (later UBS was also added to the defendants) …

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Federal Reserve tests negative interest rates as Japan goes to -0.1%

Bank Of Japan BOJ negative interest rates

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group In a shocking move last Friday, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) slashed its interest rate to -0.1%. However, the surprise doesn’t end there. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said there will be “no limit” to the monetary easing, and that rates would be cut even …

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25 EU banks fail stress test

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Nearly one in five leading European banks have failed the stress test conducted by the European Central Bank, which revealed a $31.2 billion (€24.6 billion) capital gap in 25 banks showing they’re not ready to withstand a three-year recession. The results of the EU-wide stress test were reported on Sunday …

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US and UK conducting war games for banking collapse

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Regulators from the United States and the United Kingdom will get together in a war room next week to see if they can cope with any possible fall-out when the next big bank topples over, the two countries said on Friday. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the UK’s Chancellor of …

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China plans to create its own World Bank

China World Bank Yuan

China is moving forward with a plan to create its own version of the World Bank, which will rival institutions that are under the sway of the US and the West. The bank will start with $100 billion in capital. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will extend China’s financial …

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How to buy Bitcoin with bank account

For almost half a year now, the number of articles, eBooks, press releases and news pieces regarding Bitcoin and their closest cousins have been increasing exponentially. Digital assets have taken the over the internet as regular individuals try to look for efficient payment systems. Right after this currency crossed the …

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China approves the creation of BRICS bank

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The Chinese Parliament has ratified the creation of the BRICS Development Bank. The New Development Bank was conceived as a counterbalance to such Western-led financial institutions as the World Bank and the IMF. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, that is Brazil, …

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‘Big five’ bank customers vent anger by taking their money elsewhere

Customer cuts up Barclays bank card

Angry bank customers have been voting with their wallets and bombarding co-ops, building societies and credit unions with applications for current accounts over the past week, after the NatWest computer meltdown and the Barclays rate-rigging scandal. Data compiled by the campaign group Move Your Money UK shows an explosion in requests to switch from …

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US banks shaken by biggest deposit withdrawals since 9/11

Bank run

US Federal Reserve is reporting a major deposit withdrawal from the nation’s bank accounts. The financial system hasn’t seen such a massive fund outflow since 9/11 attacks. The first week of January 2013 has seen $114 billion withdrawn from 25 of the US’ biggest banks, pushing deposits down to $5.37 …

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Australia’s biggest bank facing trillion dollar fines for money laundering

Commonwealth Bank CBA Ian Narev money laundering fines

Even the Commonwealth Bank’s staunchest critics wouldn’t have predicted this one. This is the bank potentially blowing itself up. CBA is facing fines of about a trillion dollars for nearly 54,000 breaches of Australia’s money-laundering laws dating back to 2012. A trillion dollars, which is a thousand billion. About seven times Commonwealth …

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Banks may start charging for deposits

Bank deposit

The Fed’s Catch 22 just got catchier. While most attention in the recently released FOMC minutes fell on the return of the taper as a possibility even as soon as December (making the November payrolls report the most important ever, ever, until the next one at least), a less discussed issue was the …

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