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Russia & Iran to establish joint bank to bypass sanctions

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Iran and Russia plan to establish a joint bank as an effort to multiply bilateral trade and bypass sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s banking sector. Head of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi said that Tehran and Moscow are studying the possibilities of opening a new chapter in …

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Japanese bank using multilingual robot to serve customers

Japan bank robot NAO

One of Japan‘s megabanks, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, showcased a robot bank teller on 13 April at its down-town Tokyo branch in the hope that the multilingual robot will help foreign customers during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. NAO, the programmable 58cm mini-robot, is equipped with multiple sensors, and responds to …

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$105 billion: UK bank bailout money may be gone for good

RBS guilty

The US$105 billion of British taxpayer money used to bail out the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds at the peak of the banking crisis may never be recouped, a parliamentary committee report warns. The state owns more than 80 per cent of RBS and 40 per cent of Lloyds …

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Harvard Economist fears bank runs are coming very soon

Bank run

Former Harvard Professor of Economics Terry Burnham fears starting a “run” on Bank of America after he made public his decision to withdraw $1 million dollars from his checking account as a protest against Janet Yellen beginning her term as Federal Reserve head this month. In an article for PBS …

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UK banks won’t survive another recession

Bank of England London

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has warned that British banks are too weak to weather another financial crisis, adding that government officials haven’t “got to the heart” of what went wrong in 2008. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 on Monday, King criticised current measures being taken by the …

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Australian pensioners and savers have bank accounts raided by government

Pensioners

The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show. Pensioners and others saving for a rainy day have reported trying to access their savings only to discover their money …

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CNBC admits central banks rule the world

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It’s a central bankers’ world, and we’re all just living in it. Entities such as the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in 2012 took control of global economies like never before. Based on current market and economic behavior it’s likely to be years before anything changes. After all, …

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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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David Cameron: Taxes will rise unless we can raid bank accounts

David Cameron

Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people’s bank accounts, David Cameron has said. The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes. The …

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BRICS to create alternative to IMF and World Bank

BRICS leaders

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have made significant progress in setting up structures that would serve as an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank (which are dominated by the U.S. and the EU), according to RBTH. As WSJ reports, the U.S. would lose its veto power on …

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Central banker appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Ukraine

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is …

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Fake Goldman Sachs bank found in China

Goldman Sachs China

Famous for making fake iPhones, Louis Vuitton bags and Rolex watches, China managed to surprise the world once again. A Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Company was found operating in the country without any connection to the US investment giant. “We don’t have any connection with the US Goldman Sachs, …

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Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest

Pope Joseph Ratzinger

Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation New Pope and Catholic clergy face indictment and arrest as “Easter Reclamation” plan continues A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State Brussels: The historically unprecedented resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as …

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RBS completes 600000 delayed payments after technical glitch

Royal Bank of Scotland RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has repaid the 600,000 customers who suffered on Wednesday when payments into their accounts failed to show up, the banking group announced this morning. The bank blamed the glitch on a technical error, as a package of incoming payments was not processed correctly, leaving RBS and NatWest …

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Australia will be a casualty of the currency wars

Australian money currency

The world’s most powerful nations are sitting on zero interest rates and printing money to get their currencies down, and there’s very little Australia can do about it, writes Alan Kohler. The currency war will be on in earnest in 2013 as the United States, Europe, Japan and China all …

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Former bank CEO jailed in Iceland for market manipulation

Iceland Landsbanki bank

Sigurjón Þ. Árnason, former CEO of Landsbanki, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Reykjavík District Court earlier this morning for market manipulation between November 1, 2007 and October 3, 2008. Nine months of the sentence are suspended for two years, visir.is reports. The period which Sigurjón was held in police …

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China’s central bank to inject $81b stimulus into top 5 banks

Chinese central bank

China‘s central bank is injecting 500 billion yuan ($81 billion) into the country’s five major state-owned banks as it moves to counter slower-than-expected growth in the world’s No. 2 economy, according to a senior Chinese banking executive. The move contributed to a rise in Asian markets early Wednesday, but falls …

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Bank of America fined $17 billion for role in financial crisis

Bank of America

Bank of America, the second largest US lender is close to ending a landmark deal with US authorities to pay up to $17 billion – a record fine – to the Justice Department over its role in the 2007 financial crisis. If completed, it will be largest single compensation settlement, …

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Banks can legally steal customer funds from private checking accounts

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In 2007, the Sentinel Management Group (SMG) collapsed, leaving many customer segregated funds lost after they had been used as collateral. After a plethora of lawsuits and creditor claims, a decision earlier this month in the 7th Circuit Court placed the banking cartels ahead of customer claims for funds returned. Essentially, the …

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