Banks

“from record high state debt – iceland recovered in 7 years and could/should inspire other nations such as greece”

“Von der Rekordverschuldung in nur sieben Jahren zur Erholung: Island kann Griechenland durchaus als Inspiration dienen.”

“Thurdsay iceland’s highest court issued a critical judgement. Four Bankmanagers were sentenced to jail for four and five years for fraudulent manipulation and breach of trust. The harshest punishments ever issued in the are of white-collar crime.”

Donnerstag vorletzter Woche fällte Islands oberster Gerichtshof ein historisches Urteil. Vier Bankmanager wurden zu Haftstrafen zwischen vier und fünfeinhalb Jahren wegen betrügerischer Marktmanipulationen und Untreue verurteilt.

Die härtesten Strafen im Bereich der Wirtschaftskriminalität, die in Islands Justizgeschichte bislang verhängt worden sind.

http://www.taz.de/!5019449/

http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/politics_and_society/2015/10/22/iceland_s_national_debt_falling_fast/

Earn money and do good “Impact investment” – http://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/anlagestrategie/fonds-etf/impact-investing-geld-machen-und-gutes-tun/20011804.html#

Car bomb kills crusading Panama Papers journalist in Malta

Center CEO, John Dunbar, condemns attack, demands thorough investigation 

News sources today are reporting the tragic death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta.

Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed in a car bombing near her home. Local media reports indicated that in recent days she had filed a police report complaining of death threats.

Caruana Galizia was a fearless journalist and blogger who exposed numerous offshore dealings of prominent figures in Malta. She was also the mother of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) developer and data journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia.

The Center for Public Integrity spun off ICIJ earlier this year. John Dunbar, CEO of the Center condemned the attack, saying it was “not only a tragic killing of a courageous journalist but an attack on the profession as a whole. This must not go unpunished.”

ICIJ released a statement condemning the attack:

“ICIJ condemns violence against journalists and is deeply concerned about freedom of the press in Malta,” wrote its director, Gerard Ryle. “ICIJ calls upon the Maltese authorities to investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators to justice. ICIJ’s thoughts are with the Caruana Galizia family at this time.”

No group or individual has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack according to news accounts at this writing.

Links:

http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2017-10/daphne-caruana-galizia-malta-panama-papers