Tag Archives: bailout

Ukraine to receive $17.5b bailout package from the IMF

Christine Lagarde IMF

The International Monetary Fund and the Ukrainian government agreed on a $17.5 billion financial bailout package for Kiev, but the move is yet to be approved by the IMF Board. “I’m glad that the talks on are now over. We have reached a preliminary agreement on disbursing $17.5 billion for Ukraine. It’s a four-year program,” the Fund’s managing …

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Bank of England claims: no more taxpayer bailouts

BOE Mark Carney

New rules are being proposed that will force creditors, not taxpayers, to carry the losses of banks deemed “too big to fail.” The plans come after Western taxpayers were asked to pay trillions of dollars to bail out banks in the 2008 financial crisis. The new global rules will force …

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Americans warned bank ‘bail-ins’ coming

banksters robbing sheeple

Experts say institutions will grab deposits without warning With the United States facing a $17 trillion debt and an acidic debate in Washington over raising that debt limit on top of a potential government shutdown, Congress could mimic recent European action to let banks initiate a “bail-in” to blunt future …

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Cyprus banks to remain shut until Tuesday amid bailout crisis

Protesters raise their open palms showing the word "No" during an anti-bailout rally in Nicosia

Banks in Cyprus will remain closed until Tuesday as the country tries to avert financial meltdown after rejecting the terms of a controversial bailout, turning instead to Russia for help. An official said banks, which been shut for days amid fears of a run on savings, will stay closed on Thursday …

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Reserve Bank of Australia quietly increases banks’ bailout buffer

Reserve Bank of Australia

In a globally unique policy, the Reserve Bank of Australia will supply banks with a permanent bailout facility worth up to $380 billion by 2015. The policy has been designed by the RBA to help banks satisfy stringent new liquidity tests which simulate “acute stress scenarios” that deny banks funding …

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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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8 signs the system is broken

the system was never broken it was built this way

Here are a few interesting tidbits to chew on: 1) In the land of the free, there are now more than 760 incarcerated inmates for every 100,000 citizens. This is more than 5x the 1980 average, and it far surpasses the number (560 per 100,000) that Stalin threw in the Gulag …

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2012 Obama vs Romney: the illusion of choice

obamney repulicrats

Come November, the American people will be faced with two distinct options; reelect President Barack Obama or vote for Mitt Romney. The liberal Democrat and the Republican conservative seem to stand in stark contrast. They come from different backgrounds and have different views on most social issues like same-sex marriage, …

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Anti-Austerity Anger: Greeks take to streets

Greece police protest

Thousands have taken to the streets throughout Greece to protest the drastic budget cuts proposed by the government. Minor scuffles with riot police took place in Thessaloniki after some youths set rubbish on fire and burned an EU flag. In Athens some 2,000 pensioners marched through the city to protest …

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