IEHI Feed: The Hedge Fund Implode-o-Meter Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-56176 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:51:23 GMT The New Class War: European Banks vs. Greek Labour iehi-feed-56169 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:26:09 GMT Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6 billion to settle mortgage-bond claims iehi-feed-56168 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:43:03 GMT Big Banks Face Scrutiny Over Pricing of Peecious Metals Prosecutors in the Justice Department's antitrust division are scrutinizing the price-setting process for gold, silver, platinum and palladium in London, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has opened a civil investigation, these people said. The agencies have made initial requests for information, including a subpoena from the CFTC to HSBC Holdings PLC related to precious-metals trading, the bank said in its annual report Monday.


Also under scrutiny are Bank of Nova Scotia , Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse Group AG , Deutsche Bank AG , Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Société Générale SA, Standard Bank Group Ltd. and UBS AG , according to one of the people close to the investigation.

iehi-feed-56167 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:37:56 GMT Kick-The-Can Has Morphed Into A Blatant Farce - David Stockman iehi-feed-56166 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:35:13 GMT Report: Bank of England Admits 22% of Austria's Gold is "Unallocated" (NOT THERE!) iehi-feed-56165 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:43:29 GMT "This Shorting Opportunity Is As Great As 2007-2009", Billionaire Crispin Odey Warns iehi-feed-56164 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:42:20 GMT This Is Why Hewlett-Packard Is Firing 58,000 iehi-feed-56161 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:55:38 GMT Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates iehi-feed-56159 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:52:10 GMT Emma Thompson and her husband refuse to pay 'a penny more' in taxes until the HSBC tax evaders go to jail "I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax," Wise told the Evening Standard. "I have actively loved paying tax, because I am a profound fucking socialist and I believe we are all in it together. But I am disgusted with HMRC. I am disgusted with HSBC. And I'm not paying a penny more until those evil bastards go to prison."

HMRC has come under fire in the HSBC scandal because of a failure to carry out a criminal investigation against the bank, which has its headquarters in the UK. While the agency found more than 1,000 tax evaders among the almost 7,000 UK clients of HSBC Suisse, only one individual has been prosecuted. About £135m has been recovered in tax, a lower figure than in other European countries.

Probably not a bad idea for the US as well...

iehi-feed-56158 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:20:58 GMT JPMorgan tops list of risky banks: government study iehi-feed-56153 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:51:49 GMT Yellen Faces Congress Amid Direst Threat to Fed Since 2010 iehi-feed-56151 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:42:30 GMT Euro zone backs Greek aid extension, seeks clearer reforms iehi-feed-56149 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:19:08 GMT Why the World Is So Bad at Tracking Dirty Money iehi-feed-56146 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:35:26 GMT Greece to miss deadline to submit draft reforms iehi-feed-56145 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:33:35 GMT Greece draws up €7.3bn tax hit list aimed at oligarchs and criminals

The German tabloid Bild reported that the Greek government hopes to garner €2.5bn in tax receipts from the fortunes of powerful Greek tycoons, citing sources close to the hard-left Syriza government.

A similar amount would be drawn from back taxes owed to the state by individuals and businesses, Bild said. The report said an additional crackdown on illegal smuggling of petrol and cigarettes would yield another €2.3bn for the government coffers

See also Greece debt deal: Reforms will 'combat tax evasion'.

iehi-feed-56144 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:25:44 GMT U.S. Banks Hoard $2 Trillion of Ultra-Safe Bonds, Suggesting Weak Recovery iehi-feed-56142 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:39:11 GMT CFTC subpoenaed HSBC Bank USA for documents on metals trading iehi-feed-56141 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:05:16 GMT Debt Heaven Fallacy, not on Earth - Jim Willie iehi-feed-56140 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:03:59 GMT Doug Noland - The Curse of Moneyness iehi-feed-56138 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:35:30 GMT Why Gold Is Looking Lustrous Once Again