The ” Lagarde List “

Editor’s Note (Ralph Turchiano) Re-Post Request for cross reference HSBC and Panama files. Original Post date 28 October 2012 Engineering Evil : Authenticity Still Requires further verification Being on a List does not imply guilt Current Source Info: Zougla Keep Talking Greece “Clicking on each image will open an enlarged image in a new window. This was…

Athens bans protests for EU meeting

  Greek police have banned protests in central Athens ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers in the capital. Demonstrators will be barred from areas including Syntagma Square, the focus of recent anti-austerity protests. EU finance ministers are expected to sign off the next instalment of Greece’s bailout when they meet in the city…

Poor English saved Japanese bankers during 2008 crisis: Aso

Politics Jun. 29, 2013 – 03:00PM JST TOKYO  — Japan’s banks emerged from the 2008 global credit crisis largely unscathed because senior employees did not speak English well enough to have got them into trouble, Finance Minister Taro Aso says. Aso, who also serves as deputy prime minister, said bankers in Japan had not been…

Cyprus bank restructuring deal should be considered a template for the rest of the single currency bloc

  Dutch Finance Minister and President of the Eurogroup Council Jeroen Dijsselbloem gestures during a joint press conference after a Eurogroup Council meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on March 25, 2013. Photo: AFP Head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem has spooked global markets by saying the Cyprus bank restructuring deal should…

Greece: ‘Lagarde List’; ex premier Papandreou to be summoned

06 March, 11:35 (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, MARCH 6 – The Greek Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) is examining details of the bank accounts of the three relatives of former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou whose names were removed from the so-called Lagarde list of wealthy Greek depositors, and is to provide the parliamentary committee probing Papaconstantinou’s handling…

11 EU countries okay transactions tax

Jan 22, 2013 20:18 Moscow Time The finance ministers of 11 European Union countries supported the idea of a financial transactions tax at a meeting in Luxemburg on Tuesday. The agreement is yet to be finalized, but the key principles have already been formulated – a tax rate of 0.1% on transactions involving equities and…

Middle-class Greeks to fork out over 40% of annual salary in tax: ” in order to qualify Greece for more bailouts”

Published: 12 January, 2013, 17:20 Edited: 12 January, 2013, 18:31 Athens passed new tax increases to boost revenue by US$3 billion to keep in line with previous commitments to creditors. The new measures limit family benefits and force the middle class to pay over 40 per cent of their annual salary in taxes. Greek’s Conservative-led…

Greek ex-finance minister expelled from party for nepotism

Dec 29, 2012 07:00 Moscow Time George Papaconstantinou Photo: AFP   Former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, under whose guidance the country went de facto bankrupt and was forced to seek EU and IMF loans, has been expelled from his left-of-center party PASOK. The ex-finance minister is at the center of a scandal after having…

List of Swiss Accounts Turns Up the Heat in Greece

Update: The ” Lagarde List ” Linked Here October 27, 2012 By RACHEL DONADIO and LIZ ALDERMAN ATHENS — The speaker of the Greek Parliament, several employees of the Finance Ministry and a number of business leaders are on a list of more than 2,000 Greeks said to have accounts in a Swiss bank, according…

Troika report on Greece could be delayed until US election: The Obama administration doesn’t want anything on a macroeconomic scale that is going to rock the global economy before November 6,”

An EU-IMF report on Greece’s debt could be delayed until after November 6, EU officials and diplomats say. The EU politicians want to avoid any shock to the global economy before the US presidential election, Reuters said. The report by the “troika” – the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – was…