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Credit Suisse lambasted by financial watchdog over FIFA money laundering

By ethan / September 17, 2018

Switzerland’s financial supervisor FINMA says one of the country’s largest banks, Credit Suisse, failed to properly oversee its anti-money laundering procedures for FIFA, as well as Brazil’s and Venezuela’s state oil companies. According to the regulator, the banking multinational showed serious “deficiencies” in its attempts to counter illegal financial activities when dealing with soccer’s ruling […]

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Wall Street bankers never punished for massive fraud leading to 2008 financial crisis

By ethan / September 15, 2018

As the world marks the 10th anniversary of the worst financial crash in recent history, it’s worth looking into who was held responsible for knowingly issuing fraudulent mortgages that led to the crisis. On 15 September 2008, legendary Wall Street banking giant Lehman Brothers went bust. The 158-year-old investment bank was heavily involved in subprime […]

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Decade after financial crisis JPMorgan predicts next one’s coming soon

By ethan / September 13, 2018

With the 10th anniversary approaching of the catalyst for the last major global stock market crash – the Lehman Brothers’ collapse – strategists from JPMorgan are predicting the next financial crisis to strike in 2020. Wall Street’s largest investment bank analyzed the causes of the crash and measures taken by governments and central banks across […]

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Europe working on payment system alternative to SWIFT & IMF to attain financial independence from US

By ethan / August 27, 2018

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Europe has started work on creating a system for money transfers that will be autonomous from the currently prevailing Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). “That won’t be easy, but we have already started to do that,” Maas said at the annual Ambassadors Conference in Berlin on Monday, […]

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Facebook wants US banks to share customers’ financial data – report

By ethan / August 7, 2018

Facebook has reportedly asked a number of US banks to share their customers’ personal financial information, as the social media giant strives to recapture major losses in user engagement following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After the hashtag #DeleteFacebook slowed down user engagement in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco earlier this year, the social […]

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Corporate crime: Five biggest financial scams of all time

By ethan / August 5, 2018

When it comes to big money there’s a whole lot of room for screw-ups, cover-ups and everything in between. The business world is no stranger to scandal with many wheeler dealers ready to gain at other people’s expense. Money managers, chief executives, lawyers… some are dead or in jail, others doing just fine, after masterminding […]

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Gold to prove crucial hedge against next financial crisis – analyst

By ethan / July 21, 2018

While unsteady financial markets are bouncing up and down due to trade and geopolitical conflicts as well as political uncertainty, some investors turn to less risky assets, principally to gold. According to the recent report by the London-based consultancy Rosa & Roubini Associates, the latest developments in Italy could easily trigger another global financial crisis. […]

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