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CEO of Liechtenstein Bank Frick murdered in broad daylight

Liechtenstein Bank Frick

Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and …

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9th top level banker found dead within weeks

Dead men tell no tales

The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what …

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JPMorgan: fined $13b, stole $ trillions and 2 million people lost homes

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In a telephone call on Friday between the US attorney general and the bank’s CEO, the two sides tentatively agreed to a $13 billion settlement for JPMorgan’s alleged sales of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities. The tentative agreement concludes a civil investigation by the California attorney general over the bank’s sale of …

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Reserve Bank of Australia quietly increases banks’ bailout buffer

Reserve Bank of Australia

In a globally unique policy, the Reserve Bank of Australia will supply banks with a permanent bailout facility worth up to $380 billion by 2015. The policy has been designed by the RBA to help banks satisfy stringent new liquidity tests which simulate “acute stress scenarios” that deny banks funding …

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European Central Bank “models” €1 trillion in money printing

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Update: in direct flashback from the summer of 2011 when the ECB leaked news only to retract it within minutes, this just happened: CONSTANCIO: DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT 1 TLN-EURO QE MODEL REPORT For those who have forgotten, here is the ECB playbook: leak “false” rumor, gauge market reaction, then promptly deny …

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JP Morgan Commodity Chief Blythe Masters leaves the sinking ship

Blythe Masters

A week ago we wrote: ‘While it has been public for a long time that i) JPM is eager to sell its physical commodities business and ii) the most likely buyer was little known Swiss-based Mercuria, there was nothing definitive released by JPM. Until moments ago, when Jamie Dimon formally announced …

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Share wars: how the robots are robbing you

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The prevalence of computer-generated trading in the modern sharemarket has created an unpredictable, and sometimes dangerous, environment for investors. Robots don’t have to take over the world when they’ve got sharemarkets in their clutches already. Unlike a mere mortal trading, there isn’t even a broker between machine and, well, machine. …

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Economic collapse is inevitable, here’s why…

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America is quickly approaching a catastrophic economic collapse. Before you dismiss this as hype or paranoia, take a few minutes to review the facts outlined on this page. The numbers don’t lie. At this point, the dollar crash is unavoidable… far from an exaggeration this is a mathematical certainty. As …

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