Danske scandal revelation

A whistleblower has contacted Hermitage Capital Management, the company of investor Bill Browder, disclosing the details of a full-service money laundering package provided by the Estonian branch of Danske Bank.  This whistleblower, whose name is not yet known, provided Hermitage with the details of the full-service package available to Russian …

Russian VTB Bank in frame for rigging auction

London judge rules auction-rigging case can go to full trial CommentEmailSavePrint Mar 06 2018 Nick Kochan A London commercial court judge has given a provisional ruling that a case alleging VTB Capital, a Financial Conduct Authority-regulated institution, rigged an auction to sell Bulgaria’s largest telecommunications company, should go to full trial. …

Regret and incomprehension

A former finance minister of Romania spoke in hushed tones yesterday of his regret at the UK’s impending departure from the EU. His reason was the loss to the EU of the UK’s security apparatus and facilities. He acknowledged that the British people had spoken, but he could not disguise …

Terrorism update

Very interesting disclosure by Amber Rudd that there may be no connection between Parsons Green bomber and IS. This confirms my previous view that the tube bomb was uncharacteristically amateurish for the terror group  While we know nothing at this moment about the nature of the bomber, lone actors who …