UK’s 5 wealthiest families worth more than poorest 20 percent

Published time: March 17, 2014 11:22  Reuters / Luke MacGregor The combined fortunes of Britain’s five richest families are worth more than the poorest 20 percent of the population, says an Oxfam report. The organization has appealed to the government to take action over the UK’s widening wealth gap. In a report published on Monday…

Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in Singapore

Autumn Radtke, 28, was CEO of First Meta Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY     4:40 p.m. EST March 5, 2014 The American CEO of a Bitcoin and virtual currency exchange was found dead in her Singapore apartment late last month, multiple sources report. Autumn Radtke, 28, was CEO of First Meta, a virtual currency exchange based in Singapore.The…

Penguins given ‘happy pills’ in soaking Britain

  07    Feb   2014 London (AFP) After weeks of rain and wind, miserable penguins at a marine centre in England are being fed anti-depressants to cheer them up. The 12 Humboldt penguins at the Sealife Centre in Scarborough, northeast England, were showing signs of stress as they shivered through one of the wettest winters on record.

Financial world shaken by 4 bankers’ apparent suicides in a week

Published time: February 03, 2014 12:16                                                                              Mike Dueker (Still from YouTube video/Russell Investments) The apparent suicide death of the chief economist of a US investment house brings the number of financial workers who have died allegedly by their own hand to four in the last week.

Goldman Sachs made more money from its investment banking division in 2013 than any point in its 145-year history (except 2007 when the credit crunch hit)

EEV : To my Greek friends: It is time to bring forward legal action against Goldman Sachs for the debt manipulation that magnified your financial hardship. The boost fuelled an average gold-plated payout of £234,000 per worker The bank plans to pay staff even more in light of European bonus laws New rules state bankers can…