Friday, February 20, 2009


Banco de Portugal suspende até 2011 seis administradores do Banco Privado Português
Banco de Portugal pode inibir gestores que transitaram da administração de João Rendeiro
Comunicado do Banco de Portugal (pdf)
Caso Freeport: Charles Smith e Manuel Pedro constituídos arguidos
Professores de Paredes de Coura desfilaram sob protesto
Bispos afirmam que homossexualidade denota “problemas de identidade pessoal”
Greve dos enfermeiros fecha blocos operatórios do hospital de Viana do Castelo
Escrituras no prédio onde Sócrates mora com valores divergentes


A Chata said...

Bank of America chairman Ken Lewis gets subpoena over Merrill Lynch bonuses

Bank of America chairman Ken Lewis has been served with a subpoena by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over the Merrill Lynch $3.6bn (£2.5bn) bonus affair

By James Quinn, Wall Street Correspondent
Last Updated: 4:17PM GMT 20 Feb 2009
The investigation is understood to be one of a number across Wall Street into bonus payments by banks who have received government funding from the Treasury’s now renamed Troubled Assets Relief Programme. (TARP)

A Chata said...

End of 2008: The world enters the decanting phase of the global systemic crisis - Anticipations over 2008-2013 for six groups of countries experiencing very different evolutions

- Excerpt GEAB N°28 (October 16, 2008) -

The global financial crisis, which went through a major tipping point in September 2008 as anticipated by LEAP/E2020 last February (1), is only the detonator of the global systemic crisis. The financial and monetary chaos of the past months were only the triggers of a series of economic, social and political crises that will from now on give the pace to the last phase of this global systemic crisis. The most severe consequences - in human, social, economic and political terms - are still ahead of us, not behind. In this October edition of the GEAB (N°28), we therefore chose to establish the anticipatory schedule of the so-called « decanting phase », i.e. a phase along which the outcome of the crisis begins reshaping the global system (2).
Our studies thus enabled us to make anticipations for the 2008-2013 period and for 6 groups of countries differently impacted by the 4 specific sequences of this phase: financial crisis, economic crisis, social crisis and political crisis.
Indeed, if the first three phases of the crisis were common to the whole planet because they affected the same global system inherited from 1945 and 1989, the fourth phase takes place very differently according to the country and to the specific impact of the crisis for each country.
The shock was common, but the trajectories will be different from now on. In fact they constitute the process of reorganisation of the global system and prefigure the new equilibriums that will appear in the coming decade.

According to our researchers, the scale of the impact phase of the crisis' outcome on the various countries of the planet commensurates with their degree of resistance to the explosion of the « financial detonator » that went off one year ago. The more a country is « immune » to this financial shock, the better it will cross over the crisis.
LEAP/E2020 has therefore studied the situation for the main countries and regions of the world along 7 precise criteria enabling to measure their degree of « immunity » to the « financial detonator ».

. Share of the economy dedicated to the financial sector
. Share of the economy dedicated to services
. Level of household debt
. Quality of financial system and household assets
. Relative amount of public debt (municipalities and social systems included)
. Relative amount of external debt (trade and payment)
. Share of capital-based pensions on overall pension fund system.

Based on these criteria, our team was able to identify 6 major groups of countries hardly related geographically but with similar profiles.