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Standard Chartered and Those Iranian Transactions

(2) Comments | Posted 9 August 2012 | (23:40)

It has now been reported that Mervyn King, Boris Johnson and a collection of MPs have all made comments that would suggest the UK is uncomfortable with the New York Department of Financial Service's (DFS) attack on Standard Chartered: Boris Johnson has said that the DFS' investigation could serve as...

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Banking: Risk and Reform

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2012 | (17:51)

Thanks to Martin Wolf's timely op-ed in the Financial Times on Friday, I was alerted to a brilliant speech made by Robert Jenkins, an external member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England on 10 July 2012. I couldn't recommend it more highly as a reasoned case...

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The Case Against Business: Barclays and Ethical Capitalism

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2012 | (16:37)

If a newspaper were to report that a bank had been involved in activities that increased profits and, in a time of crisis, somewhat disingenuously gave a favourable impression of its strength, we may roll our eyes and say that we expected little less, but we would most probably not...

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