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Credit Suisse report: Richest 1% own half of global wealth

Wealthy Yacht

The richest 1% of the world’s population are getting wealthier, owning more than 48% of global wealth, according to a report published on Tuesday which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession. According to the Credit Suisse global wealth report (pdf), a person needs just $3,650 – including the value of equity in their home – to be among the ... Read More »

Swiss bank admits helping elite Americans avoid taxes, fined $2.6b, no one jailed

Credit Suisse

Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to the charge that it facilitated wealthy Americans who sought to commit tax evasion, becoming the first major bank to admit criminal wrongdoing in over 20 years and agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in fines. The settlement announcement Monday included an acknowledgement from bank officials that they knowingly and intentionally helped thousands of ... Read More »

Three arrested in UK over Libor rate fixing scandal

hang the bankers

The UK anti-fraud agency has arrested three men in connection with the Libor interest rate manipulation scandal that broke earlier this year. According to Britain’s Serious Fraud Office, the three British men are aged 33, 41 and 47 and are all currently living in the United Kingdom. They have been taken to a London police station for questioning. The arrests ... Read More »