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Category: Credit Crisis 2010

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Politics

Monday, December 12, 2011

Falsification of Greek public finance data : EU regulatory bodies' (absence of) response / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: ECB_Watch

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis is a follow up to the blog entry Deceptive tactics were used to thrust a head the nomination of the new ECB President. Here, we look into the broader issue of the falsification of Greece's public finance data: Eurostat audits, Jean Claude Trichet's willful hindrance against the release of ECB records, Goldman Sachs' communication, and whether the EU Parliament (Sharon Bowles), the Commission (Olli Rehn) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (Verena Ross) were proactive enough.

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Politics

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ernst & Young Charged with Collusion in Lehman's Fraud / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Barry_Grey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNew York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a civil suit Tuesday in the state’s Supreme Court charging the giant accounting firm Ernst & Young with complicity in massive fraud committed by Lehman Brothers in the months leading up to the investment bank’s September 2008 collapse.

In a statement, Cuomo said that Lehman used an accounting gimmick that “was a house of cards business model designed to hide billions in liabilities in the years before Lehman collapsed.” He continued, “Just as troubling, a global accounting firm, tasked with auditing Lehman’s financial statements, helped hide this crucial information from the investing public.”

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Alabama Town Defaults on Pensions, Files for Bankruptcy Protection / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe dubious honor of being the first city in the nation to completely default on pension obligations goes to Prichard, Alabama. The city has sought bankruptcy protection twice and is flat broke. It faces a choice of paying to keep city services like police and garbage running or pay pensions. It selected the former.

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Politics

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wall Street Wealth Bailout, The Bernank Who Stole Christmas / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: James_Quinn

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBen Bernanke is a highly educated PhD from Princeton who has never worked a day in the real world since he graduated from college in 1975. His entire life has been spent in the ivory tower of academia surrounded by models and theories that work perfectly in the comfort of his office. After building his reputation as an "expert" on the Great Depression by studying it and reaching the wrong conclusions, he came down from his ivory tower in 2002 to join an organization that has systematically destroyed the value of the US currency, thereby undermining the well being of the once vibrant middle class.

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Politics

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Shadow Lending" and the Financial Crisis / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat the tax package proves conclusively is that the President, the House and the Senate have absolutely no intention of getting their fiscal house in order. We will address the lurid details later. There is no change in the policies of borrowing continuously in order to sustain current consumption and to keep the economy from collapsing. As far as we are concerned the hold up in the package was to load it up with pork and stimulus. Some call it bells and whistles – we call it irresponsible. The Fed and all the players are buying time and 70% of the public knows that and they are going along with it. Very few want to face the music.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The US Economy is A Giant Ponzi Scheme, Prosecuting Wall Street Fraud / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBill Gross, Nouriel Roubini, Laurence Kotlikoff, Steve Keen, Michel Chossudovsky and the Wall Street Journal all say that the U.S. economy is a giant Ponzi scheme. Virtually all independent economists and financial experts say that rampant fraud was largely responsible for the financial crisis. See this.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, December 06, 2010

Big Banks Are Stifling Economic Growth & Taxing Consumers / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHave you noticed the price of oil lately? It’s $90 a barrel in a dismal economy with unemployment hovering around 10%. The problem with Fed chairman Bernanke`s latest QE 2 initiative is that he has just given more access of cheap money to the big banks.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, December 03, 2010

Credit Crisis in Europe, Teetering on the Edge of Collapse / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2010

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCrisis in Europe: Market moves around the world can impact your portfolio. So whether you know it or not, you probably have a stake in Europe's financial future. You must read this explosive new free report from our friends at Robert Prechter's Elliott Wave International. They've been anticipating and tracking the growing debt crisis in Europe, and they're giving away some of their most eye-opening forecasts and analysis for the region -- for free. Learn more and download your free 6-page report now >&g

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Personal_Finance

Friday, November 26, 2010

Euro Debt Crisis Bankruptcy Bailout Queue, Protect Savings & Deposits From Banks Going Bankrupt! / Personal_Finance / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe global banking system that publicly went bankrupt during September 2008 prompting government interventions in the form of capital injections, buying of toxic assets, insurance of bad debts and even outright nationalisation's has started to bankrupt the states that bailed them out, starting with the smaller states with Iceland setting the ball rolling, and this year the bailiffs came knocking on the doors of the Eurozone club members, with first Greece, and now Ireland requiring a Euro-zone bailout (German) to prevent debt default bankruptcy, where if one falls then soon would all of the dominos tumble.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, November 22, 2010

FDIC: 903 U.S. Banks in Trouble, What to do … / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Martin_D_Weiss

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin here with an urgent update on the next phase of the banking crisis.

Just this past Friday, the government released new data showing that the FDIC’s list of “problem banks” now includes 903 institutions.

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Politics

Friday, November 19, 2010

Europe’s Dirty Secret, Financial Elite Looting Public Treasuries / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Barry_Grey

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a revealing admission concerning the relationship between capitalist governments and international financial interests, the Financial Times on Tuesday wrote of “Europe’s dirty secret.”

The newspaper editorialized against the plan of the European Union, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund to loan Ireland tens of billions of euros in order to guarantee in full the investments of international bankers and bondholders in the country’s failing banking system.

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Politics

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jamie Dimon and Robert Rubin: Evasive on "Fraud as a Business Model" / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleForeclosure fraud isn't about losing paperwork or having incorrect paperwork. It is about committing fraud and trying to manipulate the U.S. legal system. No one -- not even a bank -- can show up in court with phony evidence.

State Attorneys General decry foreclosure fraud, because among other things, people signed affidavits making representations that were untrue. This is fraud on the court. All of these foreclosures may be vacated.

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Economics

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ireland Goes Bust, Irish Bank Run / Economics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere was a bank run in Ireland on Wednesday. LCH Clearnet, a London based clearinghouse, surprised the markets by announcing it would increase margin requirements on Irish debt by 15 percent. That's all it took to send investors fleeing for the exits. Yields on Irish bonds spiked sharply as banks tried to close positions or raise the capital needed to meet the new requirements. The Irish 10-year bond soared to 8.9 percent by day's end, more than 6 percentage points higher than "risk free" German sovereign debt. The ECB will have to intervene. Ireland is on its way to default.

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Politics

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Greenspan and the Economic Crisis, "Moral Hazard" and Financial Fraud are the Main Problems / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEven Alan Greenspan is confirming what William Black, James Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof and many other economists and financial experts have been saying for a long time: the economy cannot recover if fraud is not prosecuted and if the big banks know that government will bail them out every time they get in trouble.

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Companies

Friday, November 05, 2010

Financial Fraud in Germany, Deutsche Bank and the US Mortgage Scam / Companies / Credit Crisis 2010

By: F_William_Engdahl

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe earlier filing of fraud charges against Wall Street banking titan Goldman Sachs by the US Government Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was only the tip of a huge fraud iceberg. Now a US mortgage insurer has charged one of the most aggressive banks involved in the US subprime mortgage scam of fraud. The bank is none other than Deutsche Bank. This case is also likely to be just the “tip of a very big iceberg.”

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Politics

Friday, October 29, 2010

Time for a New Theory of Money / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Ellen_Brown

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe reason our financial system has routinely gotten into trouble, with periodic waves of depression like the one we’re battling now, may be due to a flawed perception not just of the roles of banking and credit but of the nature of money itself. In our economic adolescence, we have regarded money as a “thing”—something independent of the relationship it facilitates. But today there is no gold or silver backing our money. Instead, it’s created by banks when they make loans (that includes Federal Reserve Notes or dollar bills, which are created by the Federal Reserve, a privately-owned banking corporation, and lent into the economy). Virtually all money today originates as credit, or debt, which is simply a legal agreement to pay in the future.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Imminent Big Bank Death Spiral Means Gold Price Will Sky Rocket / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe mortgage & foreclosure scandal runs so deep that ordinary observers can conclude the US financial foundation is laced with a cancer detectable by ordinary people. The metastasis is visible from the distribution of mortgage bonds into the commercial paper market, money market funds, the bank balance sheets, pension funds under management, foreign central banks, and countless financial funds across the globe. Some primary features of the cancerous tissue material are mortgage bond fraud, major securities violations, absent linkage to property title, income tax evasion, forged foreclosure documents, duplicate property linkage to single mortgage bonds, NINJA (no income, no job or assets) loans to unqualified buyers, and more. In fact, more is revealed it seems each passing week toward additional facie to high level and systemic fraud. The world is watching. The growing international reaction will be amplified demand for Gold, from recognition that the USDollar & USEconomy have RICO racketeering components extending to Wall Street banks and Fannie Mae mortgage repositories.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

U.S. Bank Failures Trend in Slow Motion / Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Douglas_French

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEvery Friday evening a few more banks are closed — seized by the various state banking regulators and handed over to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for liquidation. This all happens rather quietly, barely making the news. We're told these bank failures are no big deal. No reason to panic. The names of the banks change over the weekend and many customers don't notice the difference.

We've only had 294 failures this cycle, but it is a big deal: adjusted to current dollars, the Depression banking crisis was $100 billion, the S&L crisis was $923 billion, and the current crisis is nearly $8 trillion.

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Politics

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Biggest Fraud in the History of the Capital Markets / Politics / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Janet_Tavakoli

Ezra Klein: What’s happening here? Why are we suddenly faced with a crisis that wasn’t apparent two weeks ago?

Janet Tavakoli: This is the biggest fraud in the history of the capital markets. And it’s not something that happened last week. It happened when these loans were originated, in some cases years ago. Loans have representations and warranties that have to be met.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bank Credit: Securities vs. Loans - Guidance about Lags from History / Interest-Rates / Credit Crisis 2010

By: Asha_Bangalore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe role of bank credit in economic recoveries was the theme of the August U.S. Economic and Interest Rate Outlook (Bank Credit: One Month Does Not Make a Trend, But..).  The main conclusion of the commentary:  A lack of growth in bank credit is the major culprit behind the lackluster recovery.  Chart 1, a repeat from the August commentary, illustrates the close link between bank credit and economic growth. 

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