Tag Archive: SEC


Food Safety

 

McDonald’s Apologizes to Chinese Consumers for Food Safety Violations

 

By Helena Bottemiller

Just weeks after launching an advertising campaign focused on food and quality safety in China, McDonalds is under fire for local food safety violations. State-run China Central Television accused the company of selling chicken wings more than an hour and…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/mcdonalds-apologizes-to-chinese-consumers-for-food-safety-violations/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120319

 

Obama agency rules Pepsi’s use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks

constitutes ‘ordinary business operations’

 

By Ethan A. Huff,
(NaturalNews) The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. LifeSiteNews.com reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, CalSEC.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes “ordinary business operations…

Health

 

Yale researchers link cell phone use during pregnancy to behavioral problems in children

 

These behaviors bear a resemblance to what is found in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, according to Taylor.

Researchers found that greater exposure to cell phone radiation led to more pronounced behavioral effects. “We did show clearly that this is dose responsive,” Taylor says.

He is also is quick to say the findings don’t mean people should give up their cell phones.

“I wouldn’t want to scare people, that’s very important,” Taylor says. “There are probably some levels of exposure that are safe. But it bears further study.”

http://saratogian.com/articles/2012/03/15/news/doc4f6284639c31d280625381.txt?viewmode=2

 

Heart attacks without chest pain more common than thought, especially among women

 

By PF Louis,
(NaturalNews) The CDC reports that approximately 800,000 first time heart attacks occur annually. Ignoring iatrogenic deaths (death by medicine), heart disease is still the number one killer for both men and women. However, the common perception of chest pain or discomfort as a signal that a heart attack is occurring are less than one normally thinks, especially among younger women under 45. A study led by Dr. John Canto at the Watson Clinic in Lakeland, Florida, used medical records in a national…

Sweetened drinks increase risk of heart disease in men by twenty percent

 

By John Phillip,
(NaturalNews) Researchers publishing the results of a study in the prestigious American Heart Association journal Circulation have found that men who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage a day had a 20 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to men who didn’t drink any sugar-sweetened drinks. This should come as no surprise as sweetened (and calorie-free) beverages have come under scrutiny for contributing to increased risk of potentially fatal conditions such as diabetes, dementia, stroke…

High manganese levels making air breathing hazardous in some residential areas

 

By J. D. Heyes,
(NaturalNews) A new study has found there are higher levels of potentially toxic manganese in a number of residential neighborhoods that are located near industrial or manufacturing sites at various locations around the country. The study, conducted by researchers from Kansas State University (KSU), Columbia University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Department of Environmental Health Sciences, found varying levels of manganese in analyzed samples of airborne particulate…

Holistic Health

 

How juicing can improve your health

 

By Kim Evans,
(NaturalNews) Adding fresh juices to your diet can be one of the best everyday things you can do for your health. This is the case because with juicing you can take in far more nutrients from fresh fruits and vegetables than you ever could just by eating them straight. And these nutrients both protect us from disease and boost our health and vitality. For example, it’s easy to consume the nutrients of a couple of pounds of carrots in a day if you juice them. And while carrots are well known to.

Colloidail silver the perfect mouthwash? Scientists find rinsing mouth with silver treats infections

 

By Jonathan Benson,

(NaturalNews) The amazing infection-treating properties of silver seem to be flooding the pages of scientific journals these days, as researchers, scientists, and medical experts are finally fessing up to the fact that this unique element possesses healing properties far superior to pharmaceutical antibiotics and drugs. And a new study published in the Society for Applied Microbiology journal Letters in Applied Microbiology reveals that silver is fully capable of killing yeast-based mouth infections…

How vitamin D helps prevent lung cancer

 

By Aurora Geib,
(NaturalNews) Increasing vitamin D may now be a matter of life or death, as recent studies have shown that it may play a vital role in the fight against lung cancer. To date, lung cancer is one of the three most common cancers that kill men and women in developed countries with a statistic of one million deaths every year. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego discovered a correlative relationship between higher rates of lung cancer and less exposure to the sun. Cancer…

Pet Health

 

Could Your Pet Be Harboring This Miserable Little Parasite?

 

Uploaded by MercolaHealthyPets

Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian discusses giardia parasite in pets.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/19/giardia-infection-on-pets.aspx

 

Recalls

 

Canada Recalls Seven Months Worth of Frozen Ground Beef

 

By News Desk

After a series of earlier recalls, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has now recalled all ground beef from New Food Classics ( Establishment 761) that was processed between July 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012 because it may be…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/canada-calls-back-seven-months-of-frozen-ground-beef/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120319

 

Glass Fragments in Fruit Beverages

 

By Julia Thomas

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and AllJuice International are advising customers not to consume certain AllJuice products because they may contain harmful glass fragments.There have been no injuries reported. The recalled juices, in 73 mL glass bottles, were distributed in…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/glass-fragments-in-fruit-beverages/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120319

 

Allergen Alert

 

Allergen Alert: Flavored Peanuts With Milk

 

By Julia Thomas

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) expanded its warning issued on March 15, 2012 to include the Koh-Kae brand snack products listed below because the products contain milk not declared on the label. There have been no reported illnesses associated…

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/allergen-alert-peanut-snacks-with-milk/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120319

Politics and Legislation

 

Obama Impeachment Bill Now In Congress

CURATOR: BARRACUDA.

Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, “it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would…

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1880/374/NL/Obama_Impeachment_Bill_Now_In_Congress.html

 

Supreme Court Likely to Endorse Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers

Chris Hedges, Truthdig Op-Ed:

“Obama, who serves the interests of the surveillance and security state with even more fervor than did George W. Bush, has used the Espionage Act to charge suspected leakers six times since he took office. The latest to be charged by the Obama administration under the act is John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information to journalists about the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, an al-Qaida suspect.”

http://www.nationofchange.org/supreme-court-likely-endorse-obama-s-war-whistle-blowers-1331646554

 

Though 69 Percent Of Americans Want Super PAC Ban, Super PACs Dominate GOP Race

Josh Israel, News Report:

“Independent expenditure-only “super PAC” committees have accounted for a stunning 91 percent of the television campaign advertising over the past month in Alabama and Mississippi — the two states holding their Republican primaries today. But while the more than $75 million already spent nationally by these groups has undoubtedly altered the dynamics of the presidential race, it has also annoyed the vast majority of Americans.”

http://www.nationofchange.org/though-69-percent-americans-want-super-pac-ban-super-pacs-dominate-gop-race-1331653397

 

The Hill: Justice blocks Texas voter ID law

By Justin Sink

The Justice Department on Monday blocked a new Texas law that requires government-issued photo identification at the polls, further inflaming an intense and racially charged election-year debate over voting requirements.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/215617-justice-blocks-texas-voter-id-law

 

The Hill: Dems targeted over support for healthcare law’s ‘rationing board


By Julian Pecquet

The conservative seniors’ lobby 60 Plus launched a $3.5 million ad campaign on Monday targeting five vulnerable Senate Democrats over their support for the healthcare reform law’s cost-control board.

http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/215557-vulnerable-democrats-targeted-over-support-for-healthcare-rationing-board

 

Economy

 

SEC charges five with insider trading from AA tip

(Reuters) – Securities regulators charged two Ameriprise Financial advisers and three others with insider-trading, saying they made $1.8 million in illicit profits based on confidential merger information one of the advisers learned through an Alcoholics Anonymous relationship.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Timothy McGee, one of the advisers, was tipped about a pending merger of insurer Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp and Tokio Marine Holdings.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sec-charges-five-insider-trading-211538137.html;_ylt=Aq62i05wUbMSbhRRDjEpo_eiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ0b2h1Zzc4BG1pdANGaW5hbmNlIEZQIFRvcCBTdG9yeSBSaWdodARwa2cDZjM5ZGQ0NjctNjcxOC0zY2E3LTgxYWMtZmMxYTA5ZDY4NWFmBHBvcwM2BHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyAzdhNjY1YjIwLTZkNWQtMTFlMS1iNTlmLWY5NGIxOGVlOTc4MA–;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3.

 

The Audacity of Bonuses at MF Global

Nomi Prins, Op-Ed:

“Today, our regulatory bodies are incapable, or simply don’t want to be bothered with, tracing money and returning it to the public customers to whom it belongs. The inability to independently examine MF Global’s books, without its executive involved, reveals the sorry state of our financial system. In this post-Glass-Steagall-repeal world, the mixing of customer money and speculative betting – whether at a super-market bank or broker-dealer, whether involving subprime loans packages or European Sovereign debt, poses too dangerous a level of complexity.”

http://www.nationofchange.org/audacity-bonuses-mf-global-1331647564

 

Germany Fails To Meet Its Own Austerity Goals

As she travels from one European Union summit to the next, Angela Merkel’s constant mantra in recent months has been austerity, austerity, austerity. But apparently the German chancellor hasn’t been quite as strict when it comes to her own country’s budget.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,820828,00.html

 

Energy Secretary Chu disavows 2008 remark that he wants higher gas prices

By Andrew Restuccia

Energy Secretary Steven Chu disavowed Tuesday his 2008 comments about increasing gas prices to European levels, remarks that Republicans have pounced on in recent weeks.

“I no longer share that view,” Chu said during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, adding that he wants to lower gas prices.

Chu said higher gas prices could slow the economic recovery.

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/215751-energy-secretary-chu-disavows-2008-gas-price-remarks

Oil prices fall as China data sparks fresh demand worries

London (AFP)

World oil prices dropped on Monday as investors fretted over the strength of worldwide energy demand following weak Chinese economic data. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in April, shed $1.06 to $106.34 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for April was down 65 cents at $125.33 in late afternoon deals. “Crude oil fell sharply…

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Oil_prices_fall_as_China_data_sparks_fresh_demand_worries_999.html

Oil price volatility in focus at world energy forum

Kuwait City (AFP)

The world’s largest energy forum began meetings on Monday over oil price fluctuations and safeguarding supplies amid heightened tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme and a softening in global growth. Oil ministers and delegates from the 88-member International Energy Forum (IEF) are holding their biennial three-day gathering in the Gulf emirate of Kuwait to discuss the role of the forum…

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Oil_price_volatility_in_focus_at_world_energy_forum_999.html

Consumers line up to buy Chinese-Venezuelan cars

Caracas (AFP)

Just weeks after the opening of four Chery dealerships in Venezuela, dozens of people are lining up every day to buy the first Chinese cars being sold in the Latin American nation. Unlike competing Japanese and American cars, import preferences granted by the Venezuelan government mean the Chinese cars are cheaper, which has attracted a steady stream of interested customers. “I came to b …

http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Consumers_line_up_to_buy_Chinese-Venezuelan_cars_999.html

 

Haynesville Shale Continues to Favour Louisiana over East Texas

London, UK (SPX)

Gas production from the US Haynesville Shale continues to favour the state of Louisiana over East Texas, with the former set to become a major gas producing state while pipeline development in East Texas continues to slow, a new report by business intelligence expert GlobalData has found. The new report found that several major gas companies are funding extensive infrastructure development …

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Haynesville_Shale_Continues_to_Favour_Louisiana_over_East_Texas_999.html

Oil and Gas is One of the Fastest Growing Segments of the Energy Sector in China

Kolkata, India (SPX)

Netscribes has announced the launch of its report, Oil and Gas Market in China 2012. The Oil and Gas sector in China is expected to witness tremendous growth owing to the robust growth of the economy of China. The report begins with a detailed overview of the global oil and gas market that includes detailed coverage of global production, consumption and reserves for both oil and gas. This …

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Oil_and_Gas_is_One_of_the_Fastest_Growing_Segments_of_the_Energy_Sector_in_China_999.html

 

Warning of ‘real’ anger at banks

Press Association,

Sir Mervyn told The Times that Britain’s banks are in denial about public anger over their behaviour.

And he hit out at them for insisting everyone needed to live with “market disciplines” until the financial crisis hit when they asked for bail outs.

“Market discipline can’t apply to everyone except banks,” he told the newspaper, adding people’s anger was “very real and wholly understandable”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/10139179

 

Greek debt swap could be short-lived reprieve

(Reuters) – Greece’s deep recession and unpredictable elections threaten to turn the biggest debt restructuring in history into yet another short-lived reprieve, although the existential threat posed to the euro zone is not what it was.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/11/uk-greece-idUKBRE8270FF20120311

 

Alert From European Investment Banker

Mach 12, 2012

Steve,

I am someone who has worked for one of the largest investment banks in the world RBS and I can tell you that the contagion of debt has run its course. We are already prepped for a Greek default this month especially since the recent downgrade by Fitch.

http://stevequayle.com/News.alert/12_Money/120312.Euro.banker.html

 

Collapse Coming–Not Recovery

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Revised)

The way the latest unemployment numbers were reported by the mainstream media (MSM), you would think the Great Recession was over and the United States was solidly on the road to recovery. The Associated Press reported the numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) with a story that said, “The United States added 227,000 jobs in February, the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession. The unemployment rate stayed at 8.3 percent. It was the first time in six months it didn’t fall, and that was because a half-million Americans started looking for work.”….

http://usawatchdog.com/collapse-coming-not-recovery/

 

Handicapping the Collapse

Scattered diverse and almost uniformly unfavorable and dangerous events are unfolding, as the global economy and financial structure undergoes the equivalent of endless earthquakes and bombardment of solar emissions. Reporting is difficult, since information is distorted toward the sunny side. Events are moving fast, as quickly as the danger level is rising. As conditions worsen, the hype and spin has risen almost out of control. The political machine, tied at the hip to the banking apparatus, has ramped up the growth story even as the strain on the information spin has become more visible and subject to heavy criticism…..

http://news.goldseek.com/GoldenJackass/1331326800.php

 

 

Wars and Rumors of War

 

‘MKO conducts assassinations for Mossad for funding’

An American political commentator says that the primary source of income for the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) comes from assassinations it performs against Iranian nationals at the behest of Israel’s spy agency Mossad.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/231280.html

 

Yet another reason to leave: US soldier allegedly kills Afghan women and children

According to Afghan officials who visited the scene of the murders, some 16 people, nearly all of which were women and children, have been killed by a lone American soldier.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Yet_another_reason_to_leave%3A_US_soldier_allegedly_kills_Afghan_women_and_children/18427/0/38/38/Y/M.html

 

Secret SAS squadron sent to spy in Africa

A SECRET squadron of Australian SAS soldiers has been operating at large in Africa, performing work normally done by spies, in an unannounced and possibly dangerous expansion of Australia’s foreign military engagement. The deployment of the SAS’s 4 Squadron – the existence of which has never been publicly confirmed – has put the special forces unit at the outer reaches of Australian and international law. A SECRET squadron of Australian SAS soldiers has been operating at large in Africa, performing work normally done by spies, in an unannounced and possibly dangerous expansion of Australia’s foreign military engagement.

http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/4622

 

Scientists Warn EPA Over Monsanto’s GMO Crop Failures, Dangers

By Anthony Gucciardi
BlacklistedNews

A group of scientists is calling for major federal action in order to deal with the threat posed by Monsanto’s GMO crops, now petitioning the EPA to address the issue head on. The group of 22 academic corn experts are drawing attention to the immense failure of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, which is developing mutated and resistant insects as a result of its widespread usage.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Scientists_Warn_EPA_Over_Monsanto%E2%80%99s_GMO_Crop_Failures%2C_Dangers_/18421/0/0/0/Y/M.html

 

Aircraft Carrier Enterprise Sets Off On Final Journey – Direction Iran

Today at noon Eastern, the storied aircraft carrier Enterprise, aka CVN-65, left its home port of Naval Station Norfolk one final time for its final voyage with a heading: Arabian Sea, aka Iran. There in a week it will join CVN 72 Lincoln and CVN 70 Vinson, as well as LHD 8 Makin Island, all of which are supporting any potential escalation of “hostilities” in the Persian Gulf region. As a reminder, back in January we learned that the Enterprise’s final voyage will be in proximity to Iran, and in the meantime, the aircraft carrier held extended drills off the Florida coast to attack a “faux theocracy” consisting of fundamentalist “Shahida” states. Why the Arabian Sea in about 7-10 days will be home to not two but three aircraft carriers and a big deck amphibious warfare ship is very much an open question, although we may have some thoughts.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/aircraft-carrier-enterprise-sets-final-journey-direction-iran

 

With Iran, Threat Inflation Is the Threat

William Astore, Op-Ed:

“If a nuclear-armed Iran is indeed the greatest threat we as a nation face, that is indeed good news. Even better: Our latest intelligence estimate suggests that Iran still doesn’t have a nuclear weapon, nor is it clear whether its leaders have decided to build one. Iran also lacks a delivery system capable of striking the United States. Even if Iran decided to build a bomb and succeeded, any Iranian leader would be foolhardy in the extreme to threaten the United States, which still has thousands of nuclear warheads of its own — and plenty of delivery systems.”

http://www.nationofchange.org/iran-threat-inflation-threat-1331651695

 

Obama: US ‘heartbroken’ over Afghan civilians killed in attack

By Amie Parnes

President Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is “heartbroken” over the Afghan civilians killed by a U.S. soldier and takes the deaths as “seriously” as if the victims were our own.

Obama spoke as violence in Afghanistan began to escalate two days after a U.S. soldier killed more than a dozen Afghan civilians in an apparent rogue attack.

“The United States takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered,” Obama said during brief remarks in the Rose Garden. “We are heartbroken over the loss of innocent life.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/operations/215729-obama-us-heartbroken-over-afghan-civilians-killed-in-attack

 

The Hill: Report: Panetta says death penalty possible in Afghanistan shootings

By Jeremy Herb

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that the death penalty is a possibility for the Army soldier who killed at least 16 Afghans Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/215635-report-panetta-says-death-penalty-possible-in-afghan-shootings

 

Environmental

 

Feds Let BP Off Probation Despite Pending Safety Violations

Abrahm Lustgarten, News Report:

“BP’s refining subsidiary was released today from criminal probation related to a 2005 explosion in Texas City that killed 15 workers. The company has addressed the most serious safety deficiencies exposed by the accident and satisfied the terms of a felony plea agreement to settle charges that it failed to protect workers from known risks, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said.”

http://www.nationofchange.org/feds-let-bp-probation-despite-pending-safety-violations-1331650012

 

CyberSpace

 

Court Declares Newspaper Excerpt on Online Forum is a Non-Infringing Fair Use

Late Friday, the federal district court in Nevada issued a declaratory judgment that makes is harder for copyright holders to file lawsuits over excerpts of material and burden online forums and their users with nuisance lawsuits.

The judgment – part of the nuisance lawsuit avalanche started by copyright troll Righthaven – found that Democratic Underground did not infringe the copyright in a Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper article when a user of the online political forum posted a five-sentence excerpt, with a link back to the newspaper’s website.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/03/court-declares-newspaper-excerpt-online-forum-non-infringing-fair-use

 

Green

 

US wind generation increases by 27 percent

Washington (IANS)

Wind generation in the US increased by 27 percent in 2011 as compared with 2010, continuing a trend of rapid growth, the government said Monday. Tax credits and grants for electricity from certain renewable sources have encouraged capacity additions and increased generation from wind and other renewable sources, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday. Wind energy is the largest source of non-hydroelectric renewable electricity in the US, contributing 61 percent of the nea …

http://www.winddaily.com/reports/US_wind_generation_increases_by_27_percent_999.html

 

China solar giant faces glare of US trade row

by Staff Writers
Wuxi, China (AFP)

In the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi, home to the world’s biggest maker of solar panels, labour is so cheap that workers carry out jobs by hand while machines designed to perform the same tasks sit idle.

The low cost of labour, coupled with the massive scale of production at its 14,000-person plant, have enabled China’s Suntech to become the global industry leader in just a decade.

http://www.solardaily.com/reports/China_solar_giant_faces_glare_of_US_trade_row_999.html

 

Nuclear

 

Activists tap court to block Japan reactor restart

by Staff Writers Tokyo (AFP)

A group of Japanese citizens filed a lawsuit Monday to prevent the restart of a nuclear power plant, a day after the first anniversary of the tsunami that sparked the Fukushima atomic disaster.

The group of 259 citizens filed the suit in Osaka District Court seeking an injunction that would block the reopening of utility Kansai Electric’s nuclear power plants Oi Unit 3 and 4 in central Fukui prefecture.

http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Activists_tap_court_to_block_Japan_reactor_restart_999.html

 

Kolkata protest against PM comment on Kudankulam project

by Staff Writers Kolkata, India (IANS)

A group of Kolkata residents Monday held a 12-hour fast against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comments on agitations centred around the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu and wrote to him demanding the scrapping of the project.

The prime minister, in an interview to Science magazine in February, reportedly blamed NGOs from the US and Scandinavia for fuelling protests against the nuclear plant.

http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Kolkata_protest_against_PM_comment_on_Kudankulam_project_999.html

 

Fukushima prefecture aims for green power

by Staff Writers Tokyo (UPI)

As Japan marked the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that crippled the country’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, the governor of Fukushima prefecture called for terminating nuclear power and promoting renewable energy.

“We will call for all nuclear power stations in the prefecture to be shut down so that an accident like this never happens again,” Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato said Sunday of the worst nuclear crisis since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.

http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Fukushima_prefecture_aims_for_green_power_999.html

 

Responding to the Radiation Threat

by Lynn Yarris for Berkeley News
Berkeley CA (SPX)

Mass contamination from major radiation exposure events, such as the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, require prompt treatment in the form of a pill, such as the treatment being developed at Berkeley Lab. File image courtesy AFP.

The New York Times recently reported that in the darkest moments of the triple meltdown last year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese officials considered the evacuation of the nearly 36 million residents of the Tokyo metropolitan area.

http://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/Responding_to_the_Radiation_Threat_999.html

 

Misc

 

NYPD officer thrown in psych ward by superiors after revealing systemic corruption

Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer

Adrian Schoolcraft of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) 81st precinct in Brooklyn noticed some disturbing trends within the department and in response to his brave move to step forward, his superiors had him thrown in a psychiatric ward.

Schoolcraft realized that there was a pattern of the victims of crimes being caught up in bureaucratic hurdles which he thinks were deliberately put in place in order to make it harder to report serious crimes.

He then did his job and reported multiple incidents to investigators in 2009.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/NYPD_officer_thrown_in_psych_ward_by_superiors_after_revealing_systemic_corruption_/18420/0/0/0/Y/M.html

 

DOJ Asks Court To Keep Secret Any Partnership Between Google, NSA

The Justice Department is defending the government’s refusal to discuss—or even acknowledge the existence of—any cooperative research and development agreement between Google and the National Security Agency.

http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2012/03/doj-asks-court-to-keep-secret-any-partnership-between-google-nsa.html

 

DARPA’s Director Will Soon Be a Google Executive

You probably don’t know Regina Dugan’s name, but for the past three years, she’s been director of DARPA, the military’s R&D lab. In a few weeks, she’ll be moving into an executive position at Google, becoming one of the most senior military officials to cross over to the private sector.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/business/2012/03/darpas-director-will-soon-be-google-executive/49799/

 

Portable chargers, boosters to ease green car charging woes

Geneva (AFP)

Chevrolet Europe’s president Susan Doherty drives to work every day in an electric car, and thanks to a recharging station at work, she never worries about running out of power. For most other people, however, it remains a challenge to find electric charging stations to refuel. As a result sales of electric cars have lagged, with most consumers going for hybrid options that at least offe …

http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Portable_chargers_boosters_to_ease_green_car_charging_woes_999.html

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320 RESIGNATIONS FROM WORLD BANKS, INVESTMENT HOUSES, MONEY FUNDS

“Some big names on Wall Street are eager to step out of the spotlight after enduring years of financial-crisis turbulence and negative attention from politicians and protesters”
Peter Ressler, the chief executive of RMG Search.”

Late Update 3/11/12: Added names for Vatican Priests being investigated for money laundering.
Updated 3/11/12  Special thanks to Gabriel at http://www.facebook.com/MassResignations for tracking Insurance, Government and Healthcare Resignations.  Also special thanks to Sophie who has kept me very busy with some very good URLs.

270 RESIGNATIONS FROM WORLD BANKS, INVESTMENT HOUSES, MONEY FUNDS
I don’t mind if you re-blog this listing. Save yourself the wear and tear on your karma and do me the favor of including http://americankabuki.blogspot.com in your reposting. Thanks to all who have caught minor errors. Special thank to Gabriel at Facebook Global Mass Resignations for some resignations I did not find in my searches.

Abreviations used:
CEO = Chief Executive Officer, CFO = Chief Financial Officer, CIO = Chief Investment Officer, COO = Chief Operating Officer

INC = Incorporated (can be private held or publically traded shares)
PLC = Public Limited Company (publicly traded shares can be listed or unlisted on stock market)
LTD = Limited Company (privately held)
LLC = American version of LTD, but can have a shareholder/member that is an INC, often hybrids of both
AG = German version of PLC
AB = Swedish version of PLC
SA = Society Anonymous in various latin languages – same as PLC
NV = Dutch version of PLC
BV = Dutch version of LTD
LP = Limited Partners (partnership with limited liability)
REIT = Real Estate Investment Trust

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The  list starts from the  first resignations began  The  most  recent ones  are  at the  bottom of the list  If  you  have  seen the previous lists  then you  can  skip the beginning of the  list  and  just pick up at the  date  where  the last  list  left  off. I believe that  was 

# 258.   Mongolia

I have placed it  here  because  I  feel it is  better  to have  the  entire list  in one  place  than  inn several  different  places  as  they  come  along.  That  way there is  a simpler  way to reference the  information

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  1. 9/01/11 (USA NY) Bank of New York Mellon Chief Robert P. Kelly Resigns in a Shake-UP
    http://goo.gl/NdW7q
  2. 9/06/11 (BELGIUM) Dexia confirmed that its CEO Stefaan Decraene had left the company. Its exposures to sovereign debt in the PIIGS nations are larger than its core Tier 1 capital.
    http://goo.gl/vuhvd
  3. 9/09/11 (GERMANY) European Central Bank (ECB) governing board member Jürgen Stark, who has resigned
    http://goo.gl/t83S4
  4. 9/12/11 (HONG KONG) HSBC Group Hang Seng Bank Non-Executive Director Mark McCombe resigns
    http://goo.gl/mCTgi
  5. 9/14/11 (USA NJ) Columbia Bank CEO Raymond G. Hallock Announces Retirement
    http://goo.gl/UjUZY
  6. 9/15/11 (USA NY) Morgan Stanley, Chairman John Mack resigns
    http://goo.gl/jWWv7
  7. 9/18/11 (JORDAN) Central Bank governor Faris Sharaf resigns over policy
    http://goo.gl/8yU5N
  8. 9/20/11 (SCOTLAND) SCOTTISH WIDOWS (RETIREMENT INVESTMENT SAVINGS FUND) There could be no Scottish representative on the board of Lloyds Banking Group, owner of Bank of Scotland, in future after it announced the departure of Lord Sandy Leitch, the chairman of Scottish Widows and group deputy chairman.
    http://goo.gl/Dx8qs
  9. 9/21/11 (AUSTRALIA & NZ) JP Morgan Australia and New Zealand Worldwide Securities Services CEO Jane Perry resigned
    http://goo.gl/Qx0Va
  10. 9/25/11 (SWITZERLAND) UBS  CEO Oswald Gruebel quits over £1.5bn rogue trader crisis
    http://goo.gl/WCeqB
  11. 9/25/11 (USA CA) Douglas E. Tow, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, will retire from the Company http://goo.gl/24aAU
  12. 9/28/11 (SWITZERLAND) SNB Bank Council: Fritz Studer resigns as per end-April 2012
    http://goo.gl/7dNiD
  13. 9/29/11 (JAPAN) BLIFE Investment Corporation, Asset Manager Director Masaomi Yamadaira resigned.
    http://goo.gl/Vsmk3
  14. 9/29/11 (UK) Barclays, Head of UK & European Retail Banking Deanna Oppenheimer resigned.
    http://goo.gl/o63jO
  15. 10/03/11 (INDIA) The of Euram Bank Asia, president Arun Panchariya, has resigned after being implicated in a stock trading scandal in India.
    http://goo.gl/yh2bF
  16. 10/03/11 (GHANA) Intercontinental Bank Ghana Limited, Managing Director and CEO Albert Mmegwa resigned.
    http://goo.gl/Vc252
  17. 10/03/11 (USA FL) Quantek Opportunity Fund, portfolio manager Javier Guerra. Arbitration awarded $1 million damages to Aris Multi-Strategy Fund. Quantek Asset Management made false statements to Aris.
    http://goo.gl/udpBA
  18. 10/05/11 (UK) UBS co-chief François Gouws of global equities had resigned after last month’s revelation of a $2.3 billion loss from unauthorized trading.
    http://goo.gl/OuUjr
  19. 10/05/11 (UK) UBS co-chief Yassine Bouhara of global equities had resigned after last month’s revelation of a $2.3 billion loss from unauthorized trading.
    http://goo.gl/OuUjr
  20. 10/10/11 (BELGIUM) Dexia (Franco-Belgian bank) its chairman Jean-Luc Dehaene will give up his role on the board of Dexia’s Belgian division, which is being sold to the Belgian state as part of a rescue deal, the group said on Monday.
    http://goo.gl/vyldE
  21. 10/11/11 (CHINA) China Construction Bank Non-Executive Direct Sue Yang resigns for personal reasons.
    http://goo.gl/ip8Un
  22. 10/14/11 (USA TX) Deutsche Bank Investment Advisor Griffin Perry resigns, SEC regulations prevented him from campaigning for his father Rick Perry’s Presidential campaign.
    http://goo.gl/R0PgH
  23. 10/23/11 (USA) Fairholme Capital Management LLC, Director Charles Fernandez stepped down for personal reasons. Fairholme Fund has lost 26 percent of its net asset value due to bets that have backfired on AIG Inc, Bank of America Corp and Florida-based landowner and developer St Joe Co.
    http://goo.gl/vzTbY
  24. 10/24/11 (ICELAND) Icelandic State Financial Investments board members of Icelandic State Financial Investments have resigned following “outside interference” with their Sept. 30 decision to hire Pall Magnusson, the former political adviser to the island’s industry minister, as chief executive officer. [names and positions have been requested from the reporter on 3/9/12]
    http://goo.gl/lEpz2
  25. 10/24/11 (SINGAPORE) Keppel Corporation Limited, Teo Soon Hoe will resign from his role as group finance director Jan 1.
    http://goo.gl/l90be
  26. 10/26/11 (INDIA) Beed District Bank (Coop Bank) CEO B S Deshmukh arrested for embezzling Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd payment deposits.
    http://goo.gl/CXL7Z
  27. 10/26/11 (INDIA) Beed District Bank (Coop Bank) former CEO A N Kulkarni arrested for embezzling Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd payment deposits.
    http://goo.gl/CXL7Z
  28. 10/27/11 (USA NY) Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc (KBW) CEO John Duffy stepped aside. Duffy has prostate cancer.
    http://goo.gl/i1s3E
  29. 10/29/11 (CHINA) China Construction Bank Corp Chairman Guo Shuqing resigns
    http://goo.gl/fdd9v
  30. 10/29/11 (CHINA) Agricultural Bank of China Ltd Chairman Xiang Junbo resigns
    http://goo.gl/yWX9R
  31. 10/31/11 (BELGIUM) European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, resigns.
    http://goo.gl/ygG59
  32. 11/01/11 (INDIA) Beed District Bank (Coop Bank More directors resign [research still being conducted on the names]
    http://goo.gl/HD8BQ
  33. 11/02/11 (UK) Lloyds Banking Group chief executive, António Horta-Osório, is to take leave of absence on health grounds for six to eight weeks, the BBC has reported. (STILL OUT AS OF 2/24/12 – DEFACTO RESIGNATION)
    http://goo.gl/3L9gE
  34. 11/03/11 (POLAND) Nordea Bank Poland, Wlodzimierz Kicinski resigned from as President of the Management Board of Nordea Bank Poland as of the 10th of November.
    http://goo.gl/oKUVZ
  35. 11/04/11 (USA NY) MF Global, Jon Corzine, stepped down as chairman and CEO, hired criminal attorney to represent him.
    http://goo.gl/tUaVY
  36. 11/11/11 (HONG KONG) Goldman Sachs’ Asia Pacific co-head Yusuf Alireza is retiring from the investment bank after 19 years
    http://goo.gl/pejs3
  37. 11/10/11 (INDIA) UBS The head of India operations at UBS AG , Manisha Girotra, has resigned
    http://goo.gl/3aTh2
  38. 11/15/11 (USA NY) Icahn Enterprises LP, senior managing director of health-care investing, Alex Denner, has resigned.
    http://goo.gl/X1A4i
  39. 11/17/11 (NETHERLANDS) Syntrus Achmea (pensions manager), CIO Marjolein Sol is resigning.
    http://goo.gl/Xqxsr
  40. 11/18/11 (SCOTLAND) Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Limited (SWIP) Private Equity Fund, wish to announce the resignation of John Brett from the Board of Directors of the Company, for business reasons.
    http://goo.gl/MLsp8
  41. 11/21/11 (JAPAN) UBS’s Japan Investment Banking Chairman Matsui to Resign
    http://goo.gl/OiDiq
  42. 11/23/12 (USA SC & NC) Bank of the Carolinas, CFO Eric Rhodes resigns for personal reasons. Bank of the Carolinas was delisted from the NASDAQ on 3/9/12
    http://goo.gl/oytcD
  43. 11/28/11 (LATVIA) Latvia’s chief banking regulator, Irena Krumane, said she resigned today, a week after the state took over Latvijas Krajbanka AS (LKB1R), the Baltic News Service reported. The bank regulator suspended operations at Krajbanka, a subsidiary of Lithuania’s Bankas Snoras AB, on Nov. 21 and said around 100 million lati ($191.8 million) was missing. The Lithuanian government seized Snoras on Nov. 16 saying assets reported on the lender’s balance sheet were missing.
    http://goo.gl/mUvLF
  44. 11/29/11 (USA) R. David Land Submits Resignation from the Boards of Directors of Peoples Bancorp. and Seneca National Bank
    http://goo.gl/XncOc
  45. 11/29/11 (NORWAY) Carnegie ASA’s co-head of investment banking in Norway, Cato Holmsen, has resigned
    http://goo.gl/utIfy
  46. 11/30/11 (LITHUANIA) Lithuania Central Bank, Governor Vitas Vasiliauskas fired Kazimieras Ramonas, head of the banking supervision department, after seizing Bankas Snoras AB, the country’s third-biggest deposit bank.
    http://goo.gl/EiqUC
  47. 12/02/11 (PAKISTAN) NIB Bank, Singapore forced resignation of CEO Khawaja Iqbal Hassan, for mismanagement
    http://goo.gl/ojDcu
  48. 12/03/11 (USA SC) South Carolina’s $25 billion pension fund chief investor Robert Borden resigned. Borden’s resignation comes as the SC Retirement System faces a $13 billion deficit, prompting state lawmakers to call for a massive overhaul of the system.
    http://goo.gl/ypK2G
  49. 12/05/11 (BERMUDA) HSBC Bermuda Ltd, chairman of the board and director John Campbell resigns
    http://goo.gl/peFGD
  50. 12/05/11 (BERMUDA) HSBC Bermuda Ltd, CEO  Philip Butterfield retires
    http://goo.gl/peFGD
  51. 12/06/11 (USA ) Western Liberty Bancorp CFO George Rosenbaum has resigned.
    http://goo.gl/ozuwB
  52. 12/08/11 (USA) Fidelity Global Special Situations Fund, manager Jorma Korhonen resigned.
    http://goo.gl/a7Rhw
  53. 12/08/11 (INDIA) Nomura’s co-head of equity-linked solutions Neeraj Hora, resigns
    http://goo.gl/WYcjR
  54. 12/14/11 (MAURITIUS) African Alliance Africa Pioneer Fund I (the “Fund”), Portfolio Manager Paul David Austin Clark resigned
    http://goo.gl/YiagF
  55. 12/14/11 (USA NY) Goldman Sachs global head Milton R. Berlinski retiring at the end of the year
    http://goo.gl/Xj0l4
  56. 12/15/11 (UK) Coutts [private bank] Senior private banker James Fleming resigns
    http://goo.gl/ANN5B
  57. 12/19/11 (CANADA) Holloway Lodging Real Estate Investment Trust (a REIT) CEO Glenn Squires has resigned
    http://goo.gl/8rAKb
  58. 12/19/11 (JAPAN) Citibank Japan CEO, Darren Buckley, resigns after Citibank was punished by regulators for the third time in seven years.
    http://goo.gl/ScT47
  59. 12/19/11 (DENMARK) Danske Bank Peter Straarup, who will retire February 15
    http://goo.gl/06c2b
  60. 12/19/11 (DENMARK) Danske Bank Eivind Kolding has resigned as Chairman of the Board of Directors and from the three board committees on which he served, He continues as member of Danske Bank’s Board of Directors until he assumes the position of Chairman of the Executive Board on 15 February 2012. On the same day, at the latest, Eivind Kolding will resign from the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.
    http://goo.gl/06c2b
  61. 12/20/11 (USA MA) Century Bancorp, Inc., Director Roger S. Berkowitz resigned.
    http://goo.gl/bbdeT
  62. 12/23/11 (USA VA)  Virginia National Bank (VNB) Chairman Mark Giles quits
    http://goo.gl/dFDpH
  63. 12/23/11 (USA VA)  Virginia National Bank (VNB) Board Member Claire Gargalli quits
    http://goo.gl/kowkW
  64. 12/23/11 (USA VA)  Virginia National Bank (VNB) Board Member Leslie Disharoon quits
    http://goo.gl/kstLp
  65. 12/23/11 (USA VA)  Virginia National Bank (VNB) Board Member Neal Kassell quits
    http://goo.gl/NrrPZ
  66. 1/01/12 (NIGERIA) United Bank for Africa Plc Victor Osadolor resigns
    http://goo.gl/b6AoA
  67. 1/01/12 (ISRAEL) Israel’s Bank Leumi CEO Galia Maor steps down after 16 years
    http://goo.gl/xwlFt
  68. 1/03/12 (USA VA) Suffolk Bancorp president and CEO J. Gordon Huszagh steps down
    http://goo.gl/joExI
  69. 1/03/12 (USA WI) Michael Falbo, president and CEO of Southport Bank, has resigned just six months after accepting the position.
    http://goo.gl/DP1uK
  70. 1/03/12 (UK) Arbuthnot Banking Group: Neil Kirton resigned from the Board
    http://goo.gl/SKE7j
  71. 1/03/12 (UK) Arbuthnot Banking Group: Atholl Turrell left the Board.
    http://goo.gl/bzZtQ
  72. 1/05/12 (UK) Saunderson House [Private Bank] CEO Nick Fletcher steps down
    http://goo.gl/zvo1L
  73. 1/07/12 (UK) Arab Banking Corporation Intl. Bank (ABCIB) Manama, Bahrain: ABCIB announced retirement of CEO Nofal Barbar from its London office.
    http://goo.gl/yF0Mm
  74. 1/09/12 (SWITZERLAND) SNB Chairman Philipp Hildebrand resigns
    http://goo.gl/5qsUu
  75. 1/09/12 (USA WASHINGTON DC) Whitehouse former banker and Chief of Staff William M. Daley resigned
    http://goo.gl/34F0B
  76. 1/09/12 (USA NY) Morgan Stanley Chief Legal Officer Frank Barron retires.
    http://goo.gl/XYCwJ
  77. 1/11/12 (KAZAKHSTAN) BTA Bank, CEO Marat Zairov resigns for health reasons.
    http://goo.gl/yAHgr
  78. 1/11/12 (SWITZERLAND) La Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, CEO Claude Messulam resigns, replaced by Christophe de Backer, Claude Messulam to become a director of the bank holding company.
    http://goo.gl/vWr3i
  79. 1/12/12 (USA) Goldman Sachs, Co-Head Securities Trading Edward K. Eisler retires
    http://goo.gl/i2TVk
  80. 1/12/12 (USA) Goldman Sachs, Co-Head Securities Trading David B. Heller retires
    http://goo.gl/i2TVk
  81. 1/13/12 (IRELAND) National Asset Management Agency, head of lending Graham Emmett is resigning
    http://goo.gl/GN3h3
  82. 1/17/12 (HONG KONG) Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) CEO David Conner retires.
    http://goo.gl/83Z1i
  83. 1/17/12 (UK) Morgan Stanley Intl, chairman Walid Chammah is retiring. An inside source speculated that it could mean that the company had suffered exposure to European sovereign debt woes under Chammah’s purview.
    http://goo.gl/e7vS7
  84. 1/18/12 (USA) Goldman Sachs co-heads of Goldman’s securities business David Heller resigns.
    http://goo.gl/TMHvx
  85. 1/18/12 (USA) Goldman Sachs co-heads of Goldman’s securities business Edward Eisler resigns.
    http://goo.gl/TMHvx
  86. 1/18/12 (USA) Goldman Sachs co-head of its investment management division Ed Forst resigns.
    http://goo.gl/TMHvx
  87. 1/19/12 (UK) Santander, senior director Americas division Francisco Luzón is retiring with a pension pot of about €56m, a package whose generous size is expected to reignite controversy over bankers’ remuneration.
    http://goo.gl/XMRvP
  88. 1/19/12 (EGYPT) Beltone Financial Holding (BTFH) Alaa’ Sabaa resigned from board of directors.
    http://goo.gl/5Eze1
  89. 1/19/12 (EGYPT) Beltone Financial Holding (BTFH) Wael EL Mahgary resigned from board of directors.
    http://goo.gl/5Eze1
  90. 1/20/12 (JAPAN) Normura’s head of wholesale banking Jasjit Bhattai quits
    http://goo.gl/6FuWe
  91. 1/20/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) First National Bank’s sharia banking division is in a state of flux after it was hit by a corporate governance scandal in which its chief executive, Ebi Patel, was put on “special leave” for almost a month while an internal probe was conducted. Patel has been reinstated, but is facing disciplinary action.  Islamic finance forbids the payment and receipt of interest (riba), and investment in some industries. Sharia law states that interest-bearing transactions result in economic ills such as unemployment and high inflation. Trading in derivatives and speculative investment are also forbidden. Sharia law requires all transactions to be backed by tangible assets.
    http://goo.gl/NmGJP
  92. 1/20/12 (USA) TIAA-CREF executive vice president and president of Asset Management, Scott C. Evans resigned
    http://goo.gl/f6qLs
  93. 1/21/12 (UK) Butterfield Private Bank head Danny Dixon Steps Down
    http://goo.gl/sdY1p
  94. 1/21/12 (SINGAPORE) ANZ Asia’s private banking head Nina Aguas resigns as managing director of Asia-Pacific private banking.
    http://goo.gl/hlHvG
  95. 1/21/12 (GREECE)  Institute of International Finance negotiator Charles Dallara quits
    http://goo.gl/NbPlt
  96. 1/21/12 (GREECE)  Institute of International Finance negotiator Jean Lemierre quits
    http://goo.gl/E3AkE
  97. 1/21/12 (USA CA) Nara Bancorp (Now called BBCN) President and CEO Min Kim Resigns
    http://goo.gl/rcfJ3
  98. 1/22/12 (KENYA) National Bank of Kenya’s (NBK) managing director, Mr Reuben Marambii, will resign before year end.
    http://goo.gl/c2n7r
  99. 1/25/12 (USA NY) Fortress Private Equity, CEO Daniel Madrid (aka Daniel Mudd) has resigned. Madrid was forced to leave in order to deal with SEC allegations. Prior to joining Fortress, Madrid served as Fannie Mae CEO and was forced to resign. SEC sued Madrid and former Freddie Mac CEO Richard West Long (aka Richard Syron) for hiding hundreds of billions of dollars in subprime loans. Madrid denied the SEC allegations saying the US govt. and investors were informed of Fannie Mae’s loan data.
    http://goo.gl/u9IdB and http://goo.gl/v94ik and http://goo.gl/tXQwP
  100. 1/27/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) ABSA Group COO Alfie Naidoo would be leaving to pursue personal interests
    http://goo.gl/cVWnA
  101. 1/27/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) ABSA Group chief marketing and communication officer Happy Ntshingila, will be taking up an “exciting position” outside banking
    http://goo.gl/cVWnA
  102. 1/27/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) ABSA Group CEO Daphne Motsepe retires at the end of April after a 10-year career at the bank.
    http://goo.gl/cVWnA
  103. 1/29/12 (PORTUGAL) Banco Santander Totta SA executive chairman Nuno Manuel da Silva Amado has resigned
    http://goo.gl/Glvdn
  104. 1/29/12 (NEW ZEALAND) New Zealand Reserve Bank Gov Alan Bollard to Step Down
    http://goo.gl/BwUgv
  105. 1/30/12 (UK) British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) COO Andrew Graham steps down
    http://goo.gl/4SDW8
  106. 1/31/12 (SCOTLAND) Royal Bank of Scotland former CEO Fred Goodwin Stripped of Knighthood
    http://goo.gl/CoLVS
  107. 2/01/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) ABSA [Barclay’s Bank] deputy CEO Louis von Zeuner resigns
    http://goo.gl/IP8nH
  108. 2/01/12 (UK) Lloyds Bankging Group head of wholesaleTruett Tate quits
    http://goo.gl/OqRVo
  109. 2/01/12 (UK) Llyods Banking Group Tim Tookey leaving end of February
    http://goo.gl/vjO5M
  110. 2/02/12 (VENEZUELA) Banking Crisis Arne Chacon arrested for Banking Corruption
    http://goo.gl/bb5sh
  111. 2/02/12 (USA) American Perspective Bank, President and CEO Thomas J. Beene resigned.
    http://goo.gl/K66eb
  112. 2/03/12 (UK) VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Ltd, Non-Executive Director Horst Geicke has resigned.
    http://goo.gl/r955T
  113. 2/03/12 (UK) UBS London trader, Kweku M. Adoboli, was arrested and charged with fraud and false accounting, forcing UBS to announce a $2.3 billion trading loss.
    http://goo.gl/ClTaq
  114. 2/05/12 (USA – NY) Morgan’s investment banking chairman Joseph Perella quit
    http://goo.gl/pG2jF
  115. 2/05/12 (USA – NY) Morgan Stanley investment banking Tarek Abdel-Meguid quit
    http://goo.gl/bRv9K
  116. 2/06/12 (INDIA) Dhanlaxmi Bank CEO Amitabh Chaturvedi quits:
    http://goo.gl/OhCEb
  117. 2/07/12 (USA) Bank Of America’s Mortgage Business Chief Barbara Desoer Retires
    http://goo.gl/i7AUY
  118. 2/07/12 (INDIA) Kotak Mahindra Bank Falguni Nayar quits
    http://goo.gl/fP03J
  119. 2/07/12 (IRAN) Iran denies central bank resignation rumor (don’t believe until its denied?)
    http://goo.gl/PiQSy
  120. 2/08/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) Standard Bank Group Ltd – Resignation of Group Secretary Loren Wulfsohn
    http://goo.gl/K1pfn
  121. 2/09/12 (VATICAN) Institute for Religious Works (IOR aka “Vatican Bank”), 62 year old Monsignor Emilio Messina, the Archdiocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche investigated on money laundering by Italian officials.
    http://goo.gl/uztVU
  122. 2/09/12 (VATICAN) Institute for Religious Works (IOR aka “Vatican Bank”), 49 year old Father Don Salvatore Palumbo of the socially popular parish of San Gaetano
    http://goo.gl/uztVU
  123. 2/09/12 (VATICAN) Institute for Religious Works (IOR aka “Vatican Bank”), 37 year old Father Horace Bonaccorsi of Catania, already tried and acquitted in Sicily for money laundering offenses recycling money through accounts at IOR
    http://goo.gl/uztVU
  124. 2/09/12 (VATICAN) Institute for Religious Works (IOR aka “Vatican Bank”), 85 year old Father Don Evaldo Biasini of Rome. Father Don Evaldo Biasini is known as the “Don of Cash”.
    http://goo.gl/uztVU
  125. 2/09/12 (UKRAINE) National Bank of Ukraine deputy governor Volodymyr Krotiuk quits
    http://goo.gl/8BuXy
  126. 2/09/12 (UK) JP Morgan Chinese Investment Trust PLC, non-executive Director Madam Yujiang Zhao resigned
    http://goo.gl/CPO23
  127. 2/09/12 (UK) Alliance Trust Savings (ATS), Robert Burgess is stepping down as CEO.
    http://goo.gl/ohHG3
  128. 2/10/12 (KOREA) Korea Exchange Bank chief Larry Klane steps down
    http://goo.gl/DBKdc
  129. 2/10/12 (INDIA) Tamilnad Mercantile Bank CEO A K Jagannathan resigns
    http://goo.gl/wMl5g
  130. 2/13/12 (KUWAIT) Kuwait Central Bank CEO Sheikh Salem Abdulaziz Al Sabbah resigns
    http://goo.gl/GFvIy
  131. 2/13/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs confirmed on Monday that George N. Mattson, one of the firm’s top deal makers in the industrial sector, will retire. He was a senior relationship banker with a client list that included General Motors, General Electric and Caterpillar.
    http://goo.gl/vgnq2
  132. 2/14/12 (NICARAQUA) Nicaraqua Central Bank President Antenor Rosales resigns
    http://goo.gl/iQ0n8
  133. 2/14/12 (UK) Social finance pioneer Malcolm Hayday quits Charity Bank
    http://goo.gl/uHp6C
  134. 2/14/12 (PAKISTAN) National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) chairman Syed Ali Raza resigned
    http://goo.gl/scexo
  135. 2/14/12 (USA NY) Goldman Sachs Jeffrey Moslow resigns, an investment banker to companies such as Tyco International Ltd, Nstar, the Boston-based utility, and defense contractor Dyncorp International Inc.
    http://goo.gl/7h4O7
  136. 2/15/12 (USA) Boston Properties (REIT), Executive VP and COO E. Mitchell Norvilleto resigned
    http://goo.gl/AW7X7
  137. 2/15/12 (WORLD) World Bank CEO Zoellick resigns
    http://goo.gl/dHDSm
    Did the White House tell the World Bank president that he’s out?
    http://goo.gl/wUOgb
  138. 2/15/12 (CHINA) Morgan non-executive chairman Stanley Stephen Roach will be retiring.
    http://goo.gl/MQeGW
  139. 2/15/12 (SLOVENIA) Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor CEO Andrej Plos resigns
    http://goo.gl/SNsVI
  140. 2/15/12 (SLOVENIA) Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. CEO Bozo Jasovic resigns
    http://goo.gl/TyYiJ
  141. 2/16/12 (USA IL) Deerfield Capital Management LLC, CEO Daniel Hattori and CEO of CIFC Corp resigned.
    http://goo.gl/LLNnD
  142. 2/16/12 (USA IL) Deerfield Capital Management LLC, COO Luke Knecht and CEO of CIFC Corp, resigned both positions.
    http://goo.gl/LLNnD
  143. 2/16/12 (UK) The Financial Services Authority Margaret Cole is to step down
    http://goo.gl/yT6rS
  144. 2/16/12 (GHANA) Databank Group Executive Chair Ken Ofori-Atta steps down
    http://goo.gl/c7PtU
  145. 2/16/12 (SAUDI ARABIA) Saudi Hollandi Banks Managing Director Geoffrey Calvert Quits
    http://goo.gl/CtmOU
  146. 2/16/12 (AUSTRALIA) ANZ Bank Australia CFO Peter Marriott resigns
    http://goo.gl/I7Alo
  147. 2/16/12 (UK) Royal Bank of Scotland Sr Equities Trader Jason Edinburgh Arrested
    http://goo.gl/WczHh
  148. 2/16/12 (UK) Royal Bank of Scotland director equities bus. Vincent Walsh director Arrested
    http://goo.gl/I7Alo
  149. 2/16/12 (UK) Marex Spectron senior trader Michael Elsom Arrested
    http://goo.gl/I7Alo
  150. 2/16/12 (AUSTRALIA) Royal Bank of Scotland Austraila CEO Stephen Williams resigns
    http://goo.gl/4r16D
  151. 2/17/12 (PAKISTAN) PICIC Asset Management Company Limited CFO Ahmed Raza resigns
    http://goo.gl/K8A2I
  152. 2/17/12 (USA NY) Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein out as by summer
    http://goo.gl/UjpzD
  153. 2/17/12 (SWITZERLAND) SNB Council President Hansueli Raggenbass resigns
    http://goo.gl/1n1Nr
  154. 2/17/12 (UK) Insight Investment, asset manager Mike Pinggera has resigned..
    http://goo.gl/uDplK
  155. 2/17/12 (USA NY) Harbinger Group Inc. CFO Francis T. McCarron has advised the Company of his resignation effective April 30
    http://goo.gl/6il4F
  156. 2/18/12 (PAKISTAN) The Bank of Azad Jammu and Kashmir executive Zulfiqar Abbasi resigns 
    http://goo.gl/G0woP
  157. 2/20/12 (RUSSIA) Head of Russian Bank Regulator Gennady Melikyan Steps Down
    http://goo.gl/Unuez
  158. 2/20/12 (SWITZERLAND) Credit Suisse Chief Joseph Tan resigns
    http://goo.gl/F5twL
  159. 2/20/12 (ISRAEL) Bank Leumi le-Israel Ltd: Zvi Itskovitch resigns
    http://goo.gl/aA0RW
  160. 2/20/12 (USA WA) First Financial Northwest Director Spencer Schneider Quits
    http://goo.gl/6Dj0i
  161. 2/21/12 (ARGENTINA) Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) Gen Mgr Benigno Velez, resigns
    http://goo.gl/DuMrm
  162. 2/21/12 (BANGLADESH) Nitol Insurance Co. Ltd director Abdul Matlub resigns
    conflict of interest with director seat on unknown bank
    http://goo.gl/aEmwB
  163. 2/21/12 (BANGLADESH) Nitol Insurance Co. Ltd director Selima Ahmad resigns
    conflict of interest with director seat on unknown bank
    http://goo.gl/aEmwB
  164. 2/21/12 (BANGLADESH) Nitol Insurance Co. Ltd director Abdul Musabbir Ahmad resigns
    conflict of interest with director seat on unknown bank
    http://goo.gl/aEmwB
  165. 2/21/12 (BANGLADESH) City General Insurance Co. Ltd director Geasuddin Ahmad resigns
    conflict of interest with director seat on unknown bank
    http://goo.gl/aEmwB
  166. 2/21/12 (BANGLADESH) Social Islami Bank Limited director Taslima Akter resigns
    conflict of interest with director seat on Eastland Insurance Company Limited
    http://goo.gl/aEmwB
  167. 2/21/12 (JAPAN) CITIBANK JAPAN: Bakhshi is taking over duties from Brian Mccappin, who the bank said in December would resign after the unit was banned for two weeks from trading tied to the London and Tokyo interbank offered rates.
    http://goo.gl/Z1rnw
  168. 2/22/12 (HONG KONG) DZ BANK project finance head Tim Meaney quits
    http://goo.gl/ppKno
  169. 2/22/12 (USA NY) Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Group Chief Howard Wietschner to Retire
    http://goo.gl/x4Zsr
  170. 2/22/12 (UK) UBS AG’s (UBSN) Doug McCutcheon, head of Healthcare Banking in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific region, has left Switzerland’s biggest bank after 25 years at the firm.
    http://goo.gl/Dnxqh
  171. 2/23/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs Nordic M&A banker Luca Ferrari has decided to retire from the firm, clients included the largest telecommunications operator in Spain the Spanish telecommunications.
    http://goo.gl/qmCh3
  172. 2/23/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) Richard Gush resigns from Standard Bank
    http://goo.gl/DTL5S
  173. 2/23/12 (SCOTLAND) Royal Bank of Scotland Group director John McFarlane resigns.
    http://goo.gl/KoEUI
  174. 2/24/12 (GUERNSEY) Spearpoint Limited (SPL) Investment Funds, director Mike Kirby resigns for business reasons.
    http://goo.gl/9stPB
  175. 2/24/12 (INDIA) Breaking: ICICI Bank GC Pramod Rao resigns
    http://goo.gl/5eUqU
  176. 2/24/12 (HONG KONG) Citigroup Pvt Bank Global Real Estate Kwang Meng Quek Resigns
    http://goo.gl/JIC9A
  177. 2/24/12 (NEW ZEALAND) FSF Executive Director Kirk Hope resigns
    http://goo.gl/6UJau
  178. 2/24/12 (USA NY) Evercore Partners Head Eduardo Mestre steps down
    http://goo.gl/n5RLY
  179. 2/25/12 (AUSTRALIA AND NZ) Goldman Sachs Chairman Stephen Fitzgerald quits
    http://goo.gl/nMTLW
  180. 2/27/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank Americas chief  Seth Waugh steps down
    http://goo.gl/8lxSw
  181. 2/27/12 (BAHRAIN) Khaleeji Commercial Bank CEO Ebrahim Ebrahim quits
    http://goo.gl/yKjzL
  182. 2/27/12 (FRANCE) Societe Generale’s Investment Banking Chief Michel Péretié Steps Down
    http://goo.gl/IJ5Lw
  183. 2/27/12 (MALAYSIA) Elaf Bank CEO Dr El Jaroudi resigns
    http://goo.gl/eVCS5
  184. 2/27/12 (GERMANY) Equiduct chairman Artur Fischer steps down
    http://goo.gl/Q0dWR
  185. 2/27/12 (BAHRAIN) – Mumtalakat Holding [Sovereign Wealth Fund] CEO Al Zain resigns
    http://goo.gl/hhHSm
  186. 2/27/12 (IRAN) Bank Melli CEO Mahmoud Reza Khaavari Resigns – Flees to Canada!
    http://goo.gl/DDEUk
  187. 2/27/12 (IRAN) Bank Saderat CEO Mohammad Jahromi resigns
    http://goo.gl/ZD0mc
  188. 2/27/12 (UK) Lloyds Banking Group Glen Moreno steps down
    http://goo.gl/dsXcE
  189. 2/28/12 (HONG KONG) Hang Seng Bank CEO Margaret Leung Ko May-yee quits
    http://goo.gl/Uo800
  190. 2/28/12 (CHINA) Bank of China International ECM global head Marshall Nicholson quits
    http://goo.gl/26MYq
  191. 2/28/12 (SINGAPORE) DBS security head Jim Pasqurell quits, cites health reasons
    http://goo.gl/NDJze
  192. 2/28/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America’s Asia-Pac. mrkts Brian Canniffe quits
    http://goo.gl/cRkCP
  193. 2/28/12 (BELGIUM) KBC’s CEO Jan Vanhevel is to retire after a career spanning 41 years.
    http://goo.gl/1rCWd
  194. 2/28/12 (CANADA) Ontario Securities Commission chairwoman Peggy-Anne Brown quits
    http://goo.gl/HIYXv
  195. 2/28/12 (AUSTRALIA) Bank manager Colin John Carleton jailed nine years for $3m theft
    http://goo.gl/ggPvq
  196. 2/28/12 (SRI LANKA) Sri Lanka Com Bank CEO Amitha Gooneratne retires
    http://goo.gl/YxvNA
  197. 2/28/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) REDEFINE INCOME FUND director Gerald Leissner resigns
    http://goo.gl/F0UgN
  198. 2/28/12 (ITALY) UNICREDIT: Chairman Dieter Rampl not available for a new mandate
    http://goo.gl/7aLRU
  199. 2/28/12 (UK) Bank of England Sir David Lees re-appointed Chair of Bank of England and gives notice of resignation at end of 2013
    http://goo.gl/LkJhV
  200. 2/28/12 (IRELAND) State Street Global Advisors Cash Funds plc Director Keith Walsh resigns
    http://goo.gl/n6uoM
  201. 2/29/12 (AUSTRALIA) Perpetual portfolio manager Matt Williams steps down
    http://goo.gl/Jh9jd
  202. 2/29/12 (UK) Honister Capital CEO Richard Pearson steps down
    http://goo.gl/014or
  203. 2/29/12 (GUYANA) National Investment and Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL), Executive Director Winston Brassington resigns, “We feel that (Winston) Brassington knows everything…A to Z about all the transactions,” said Chairman of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan, as he sounded a warning that controversial figure could be subpoenaed to appear before the Parliamentary Economic Sector Committee.
    http:// goo.gl/L7I35
  204. 3/01/12 (MALAYSIA) RHB Bank Bhd deputy managing director Renzo Viegas quits
    http://goo.gl/wACrI
  205. 3/01/12 (ITALY) Italian Banking Association Chairman Giuseppe Mussari talks to reporters in Rome after he and seven other executives offered to resign in protest over new banking-fee rules included in the government’s legislation on boosting competition.
    http://goo.gl/3llyT
  206. 3/01/12 (USA FL) Florida Venture Forum [Venture Capital] Exec Dir Robin Lester quits
    http://goo.gl/nA8g9
  207. 3/01/12 (USA NY) PineBridge Investments said Win Neuger has resigned as chief executive. Neuger helped build AIG’s third party asset management business, PineBridge still manages AIG assets
    http://goo.gl/SI7kT
  208. 3/01/12 (SINGAPORE) UBS Singapore – James Tulley is leaving Switzerland’s largest bank, it is not clear where he is going.
    http://goo.gl/BGugF
  209. 3/01/12 (USA NH) Piscataqua Savings Bank CEO Jay Gibson retires
    http://goo.gl/uEqDV
  210. 3/01/12 (ICELAND) Iceland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) fired its director Gunnar Andersen
    http://goo.gl/VG9q5
  211. 3/02/12 (CHINA) China Construction Bank Corp, assistant general manager and head of corporate banking Mickey Mehta quits
    http://goo.gl/B9dR0
  212. 3/02/12 (USA NY) Deutsche Bank Student Loan CEOJohn Hupalo quits to start student loan counseling firm.
    http://goo.gl/8kZuc
  213. 3/02/12 (UK) Bank of England Sir Mervin King resigns in June, Lord Sassoon tipped as replacement.
    http://goo.gl/ZEUwf
  214. 3/02/12 (BOTSWANA) Barclays Bank Botswana managing director Wilfred Mpai forced to resign
    http://goo.gl/npBe2
  215. 3/02/12 (HONG KONG) New Century Group Hong Kong Ltd [investment house and leisure group] Wilson Ng resigns
    http://goo.gl/wFSV8
  216. 3/02/12 (USA NY) Citigroup Richard Parsons to step down as chairman
    http://goo.gl/BhZ0F
  217. 3/03/12 (AUSTRIA) Volksbank AG (VBAG) The contract of CEO Gerald Wenzel will not be extended
    http://goo.gl/w99tD
  218. 3/03/12 (ETHIOPIA) Dashen Bank’s board dismisses president Leulseged Teferi
    http://goo.gl/Y801M
  219. 3/03/12 (RUSSIA) Enza Capital KK, Wealthy British banker Philip Townsend (Baron Townsend of Rathmore) and his wife killed at Estonia holiday home  ⑆44541444⑈
    http://goo.gl/GSOUN and http://goo.gl/x94ID and http://goo.gl/gGgLP
  220. 3/04/12 (KOREA)  Hana Financial Group Inc, prominent figure in the history of South Korean finance Kim Seung-yu , resigns
    http://goo.gl/fmNxY
  221. 3/04/12 (USA NY) JP Morgan prop trading chief Mike Stewart quits
    http://goo.gl/gubPj
  222. 3/05/12 (SAUDI ARABIA) Al Rajhi Bank CEO Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al Rajhi has resigned
    http://goo.gl/pNx0l
  223. 3/5/12 (UK) Jupiter fund co-manager Tony Nutt steps down
    http://goo.gl/RPqOp
  224. 3/05/12 (UK) Jupiter fund co-manager John Hamilton steps down
    http://goo.gl/RPqOp
  225. 3/05/12 (NEW ZEALAND) Insured Group Bill Jeffries has resigned as chairman and director
    http://goo.gl/gX7wu
  226. 3/05/12 (USA) Reliance Bancshares chairman Patrick Gideon resigned
    http://goo.gl/u6BT4
  227. 3/06/12 (FRANCE) Blackstone Group’s Paris office leader Jean-Michel Steg will step down
    http://goo.gl/w3Ca5
  228. 3/06/12 (JAMAICA) Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited, Patricia Sutherland has resigned as Executive Director
    http://goo.gl/oMwv6
  229. 3/06/12 (JAMAICA) Jamaica’s Financial Services Commission (FSC), Executive director Rohan Barnett, has resigned the position, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and the Public Service announced this afternoon.
    http://goo.gl/FBwFo
  230. 3/06/12 (USA PA)  USA Technologies Inc Bradley M. Tirpak, a nominee of Shareholder Advocates for Value Enhancement,has resigned from its board subsequent to a settlement agreement with the investing group, according to an SEC filing. Provides a network of wireless non-cash transactions, associated financial/network services and energy management. It provides networked credit card and other non-cash systems in the vending, commercial laundry, hospitality and digital imaging industries.
    http://goo.gl/8oi7C
  231. 3/06/12 (UK) Sterling Green Group has announced that Philip Kanas, a non-executive director, has decided to resign
    Sterling Green Group PLC became a cash shell following the disposal of their subsidiaries Taxdebts Ltd, Sterling Green (Mortgages) Ltd and the back books of the clients of Sterling Green Ltd. during December 2011.
    http://goo.gl/qc3jB
  232. 3/06/12 (UK) Aberdeen Asset Management, non-executive director Gerhard Fusenig has resigned from the board.
    http://goo.gl/ZIkvQ
  233. 3/07/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank AG’s (DB) Chief Risk Officer Hugo Baenzigeri to resign
    http://goo.gl/MWqsH
  234. 3/07/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank AG’s (DB) Chief Operating Officer Hermann-Josef Lamberti to resign
    http://goo.gl/MWqsH
  235. 3/07/12 (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) Dubai Mercantile Exchange announced Thomas Leaver will step down as CEO
    http://goo.gl/rfhWN
  236. 3/07/12 (SCOTLAND) Macfarlane Group Chairman Archie Hunter to step down after 8 years of service
    http://goo.gl/RHllr
  237. 3/07/12 (USA) BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund co-head Daniel Tubbs, has left the group to pursue other opportunities.
    http://goo.gl/CpEzZ
  238. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) Christopher French resigns from board
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  239. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) David Wildermuth resigns from board
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  240. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) Matthew Westerman resigns from board
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  241. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) co-head of global mergers and acquisitions Yoel Zaoui resigns
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  242. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) Phil Beatty resigned as head of European power and natural-gas trading
    http://goo.gl/jqbYY
  243. 3/07/12 (SINGAPORE) Nikko Asset Management Timothy McCarthy is retiring as chairman and CEO at the end of the month
    http://goo.gl/v8tcT
  244. 3/07/12 (HONG KONG) UBS Senior Asia Economist Jonathan Anderson Departs
    http://goo.gl/09VqT
  245. 3/07/12 (HAITI) FORMER DIRECTOR HAITI CENTRAL BANK SLAIN!  ⑆44541444⑈
    http://goo.gl/UtVz3
  246. 3/07/12 (FRANCE) Société Générale Private Banking, Daniel Truchi is to step down as head of Société Générale Private Banking
    http://goo.gl/XhgJ9
  247. 3/07/12 (AUSTRALIA) Customers Ltd, Tim Wildash has cashed himself out as chief executive of Australia’s largest ATM operator
    http://goo.gl/eZJMb
  248. 3/07/12 (USA CA) CALSTRS, Pascal Villiger, senior private equity portfolio manager at the $145 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System resigns
    http://goo.gl/ub0ke
  249. 3/07/12 (USA) Astaire quits Bank of America Merrill to dance to Barclays Capital’s tune
    http://goo.gl/Zv6Ny
  250. 3/08/12 (USA NY) Schroders, CIO Alan Brown is steps down
    http://goo.gl/ZTtYo
  251. 3/08/12 (USA IL) CBOE Executive Patrick Fay Put on Leave Amid SEC Probe
    http://goo.gl/x5snO
  252. 3/08/12 (USA NH & RI) Bristol County Savings Bank president E. Dennis Kelly retires after 35 years
    http://goo.gl/8KVKn
  253. 3/08/12 (GERMANY) Clearstream Banking AG – Katja Rosenkranz To Leave Deutsche Börse Group [stockmarket]
    http://goo.gl/RiVNi
  254. 3/08/12 (UK) B&CE CEO Brian Griffiths is to retire later this year
    http://goo.gl/AV7Sk
  255. 3/08/12 (UK) Invesco Trimark Ltd, portfolio manager Dana Love has resigned.
    http://goo.gl/MyQ90
  256. 3/08/12 (ISRAEL) Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer will hand in his shock resignation in the coming days and take up a new position as head of the Bank of Zambia. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz is believed to be furious with Fischer’s decision. Treasury officials said he even canceled his participation in the office’s annual Purim party in order to convince Fischer to reverse his decision.
    http://goo.gl/0DlSA
  257. 3/09/12 (MONGOLIA) Mongol Bank President Alag Batsukh submitted his resignation letter to Speaker of Parliament D. Demberel at the end of last month. He described his reason for resigning as a lack of support by Parliament.
    http://goo.gl/RDmNx
  258. 3/09/12 (MONGOLIA) Asia Pacific Securities, General Manager Narantuguldur Saijrakh recently resigned, to focus on his role as Director of Khan Investment Management, investment advisor to the Khan Mongolia Equity Fund – the first open-ended investment vehicle with monthly dealing that invests in Mongolia related equities listed both domestically and internationally.
    http://goo.gl/2T4R6
  259. 3/09/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) African Bank Investments Ltd, company secretaryYashmita Mistry has resigned
    http://goo.gl/tHRH4
  260. 3/09/12 (Côte d’Ivoire) Banque Central des Etats d’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) The Ivorian governor of the multi-billion dollar West Africa Francophone bank, Philippe-Henry Dacoury-Tabley, resigned his post.
    http://goo.gl/CevLn
  261. 3/09/12 (UK) Lazard , co-head of investment banking Alexis de Rosnay quits. De Rosnay specialises in the healthcare sector, he has advised Teva Pharmaceutical and Novartis.
    http://goo.gl/3gzbi
  262. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, UK head of portfolio management Martyn Surguy resigned.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  263. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, head of discretionary management, Kypros Charalambous, having also stepped down.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  264. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, K.J. Kim, responsible for Southeast Asia, resigned
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  265. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jimmy Choi, who was in charge of high-yield debt, resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  266. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Leonard Ng, a vice-president in Hong Kong resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  267. 3/09/12 (AUSTRALIA) Bank of Queensland CFO Ram Kangatharan plans to leave the bank.
    http://goo.gl/ieNea
  268. 3/09/12 (USA) Cerberus Capital Management LP, CEO Robert Nardelli resigns.
    http://goo.gl/9uKVx
  269. 3/10/12 (AUSTRALIA) WESTPAC, Rob Chapman opted to quit running its regional subsidiary St George Bank.
    http://goo.gl/G6MD
  270. 3/10/12 (TURKEY) Garanti Bank, The deputy CEO of Turkish lender Tolga Egemen, has decided to quit.
    http://goo.gl/vAMzV
  271. 3/06/12 (UK) Aberdeen Asset Management, non-executive director Gerhard Fusenig has resigned from the board.
    http://goo.gl/ZIkvQ
  272. 3/07/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank AG’s (DB) Chief Risk Officer Hugo Baenzigeri to resign
    http://goo.gl/MWqsH
  273. 3/07/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank AG’s (DB) Chief Operating Officer Hermann-Josef Lamberti to resign
    http://goo.gl/MWqsH
  274. 3/07/12 (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) Dubai Mercantile Exchange announced Thomas Leaver will step down as CEO
    http://goo.gl/rfhWN
  275. 3/07/12 (SCOTLAND) Macfarlane Group Chairman Archie Hunter to step down after 8 years of service
    http://goo.gl/RHllr
  276. 3/07/12 (USA) BlackRock Emerging Markets Fund co-head Daniel Tubbs, has left the group to pursue other opportunities.
    http://goo.gl/CpEzZ
  277. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) Christopher French resigns from board
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  278. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) David Wildermuth resigns from board
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  279. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) Matthew Westerman resigns from board
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  280. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) co-head of global mergers and acquisitions Yoel Zaoui resigns
    http://goo.gl/3yQDS
  281. 3/07/12 (UK) Goldman Sachs (GSI) Phil Beatty resigned as head of European power and natural-gas trading
    http://goo.gl/jqbYY
  282. 3/07/12 (SINGAPORE) Nikko Asset Management Timothy McCarthy is retiring as chairman and CEO at the end of the month
    http://goo.gl/v8tcT
  283. 3/07/12 (HONG KONG) UBS Senior Asia Economist Jonathan Anderson Departs
    http://goo.gl/09VqT
  284. 3/07/12 (HAITI) FORMER DIRECTOR HAITI CENTRAL BANK SLAIN!  ⑆44541444⑈
    http://goo.gl/UtVz3
  285. 3/07/12 (FRANCE) Société Générale Private Banking, Daniel Truchi is to step down as head of Société Générale Private Banking
    http://goo.gl/XhgJ9
  286. 3/07/12 (AUSTRALIA) Customers Ltd, Tim Wildash has cashed himself out as chief executive of Australia’s largest ATM operator
    http://goo.gl/eZJMb
  287. 3/07/12 (USA CA) CALSTRS, Pascal Villiger, senior private equity portfolio manager at the $145 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System resigns
    http://goo.gl/ub0ke
  288. 3/07/12 (USA) Astaire quits Bank of America Merrill to dance to Barclays Capital’s tune
    http://goo.gl/Zv6Ny
  289. 3/08/12 (USA NY) Schroders, CIO Alan Brown is steps down
    http://goo.gl/ZTtYo
  290. 3/08/12 (USA IL) CBOE Executive Patrick Fay Put on Leave Amid SEC Probe
    http://goo.gl/x5snO
  291. 3/08/12 (USA NH & RI) Bristol County Savings Bank president E. Dennis Kelly retires after 35 years
    http://goo.gl/8KVKn
  292. 3/08/12 (GERMANY) Clearstream Banking AG – Katja Rosenkranz To Leave Deutsche Börse Group [stockmarket]
    http://goo.gl/RiVNi
  293. 3/08/12 (UK) B&CE CEO Brian Griffiths is to retire later this year
    http://goo.gl/AV7Sk
  294. 3/08/12 (UK) Invesco Trimark Ltd, portfolio manager Dana Love has resigned.
    http://goo.gl/MyQ90
  295. 3/08/12 (ISRAEL) Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer will hand in his shock resignation in the coming days and take up a new position as head of the Bank of Zambia. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz is believed to be furious with Fischer’s decision. Treasury officials said he even canceled his participation in the office’s annual Purim party in order to convince Fischer to reverse his decision.
    http://goo.gl/0DlSA
  296. 3/09/12 (MONGOLIA) Mongol Bank President Alag Batsukh submitted his resignation letter to Speaker of Parliament D. Demberel at the end of last month. He described his reason for resigning as a lack of support by Parliament.
    http://goo.gl/RDmNx
  297. 3/09/12 (MONGOLIA) Asia Pacific Securities, General Manager Narantuguldur Saijrakh recently resigned, to focus on his role as Director of Khan Investment Management, investment advisor to the Khan Mongolia Equity Fund – the first open-ended investment vehicle with monthly dealing that invests in Mongolia related equities listed both domestically and internationally.
    http://goo.gl/2T4R6
  298. 3/09/12 (Côte d’Ivoire) Banque Central des Etats d’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) The Ivorian governor of the multi-billion dollar West Africa Francophone bank, Philippe-Henry Dacoury-Tabley, resigned his post.
    http://goo.gl/CevLn
  299. 3/09/12 (UK) Lazard , co-head of investment banking Alexis de Rosnay quits. De Rosnay specialises in the healthcare sector, he has advised Teva Pharmaceutical and Novartis.
    http://goo.gl/3gzbi
  300. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, UK head of portfolio management Martyn Surguy resigned.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  301. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, head of discretionary management, Kypros Charalambous, having also stepped down.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  302. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, K.J. Kim, responsible for Southeast Asia, resigned
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  303. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jimmy Choi, who was in charge of high-yield debt, resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  304. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Leonard Ng, a vice-president in Hong Kong resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  305. 3/09/12 (AUSTRALIA) Bank of Queensland CFO Ram Kangatharan plans to leave the bank.
    http://goo.gl/ieNea
  306. 3/09/12 (USA) Cerberus Capital Management LP, CEO Robert Nardelli resigns.
    http://goo.gl/9uKVx
  307. 3/10/12 (AUSTRALIA) WESTPAC, Rob Chapman opted to quit running its regional subsidiary St George Bank.
    http://goo.gl/G6MD
  308. 3/10/12 (TURKEY) Garanti Bank, The deputy CEO of Turkish lender Tolga Egemen, has decided to quit.
    http://goo.gl/vAMzV
  309. 3/10/12 (CHINA) Korea Development Bank, Shanghai unit senior manager Stella Wen resigned.
    http://goo.gl/55CqZ
  310. 3/10/12 (HONG KONG) Deutsche Bank, Johan Sudiman resigns as director.
    http://goo.gl/6CYGP
  311. 3/12/12 (USA) John Lewis Partnership Pension Trust, head of investments Andrew Chapman, resigns
    http://goo.gl/hevqh
  312. 3/12/12 (USA CA) California’s Department of Financial Institutions, commissioner William Haraf resigned. The DFI did not say why he is leaving.
    http://goo.gl/zquTc
  313. 3/12/12 (KUWAIT) Gulf Bank, Chairman Ali Rashaid Al Bader quits
    http://goo.gl/LDz9b
  314. 3/12/12 (UK and IRELAND) Allfunds Bank, head of UK and Ireland Alan Gadd is stepping down from his role at the end of April.
    http://goo.gl/4DF6i
  315. 3/12/12 (USA) ICAP, CEO of the electronic broking business David Rutter step down following a restructuring of the business.
    http://goo.gl/SUHqW
  316. 3/12/12 (UK) SVG Capital, chairman Nicholas Ferguson resigns. His departure left him well placed to succeed James Murdoch as chairman of BSkyB should the latter bow to investor pressure and step down. Other investors in the satellite broadcaster suggested Ferguson might be seen as too close to Murdoch to win the support of institutional shareholders.
    http://goo.gl/z19wH
  317. 3/12/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), CEO Paul Baloyi resigns.
    http://goo.gl/yX4xo
  318. 3/12/12 (USA) Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, CEO Bryan Marsal Resigns Title, Remains on as Adviser
    http://goo.gl/1K9zV
  319. 3/12/12 (USA IL) CME Group Inc, CEO Craig Donohues will step down at year end.
    http://goo.gl/lvzgC
  320. 3/12/12 (USA IL) CME Group Inc, CEO Craig Donohues will step down at year end.
    http://goo.gl/lvzgC
  321. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, UK head of portfolio management Martyn Surguy resigned.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  322. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, head of discretionary management, Kypros Charalambous, having also stepped down.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  323. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, K.J. Kim, responsible for Southeast Asia, resigned
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  324. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jimmy Choi, who was in charge of high-yield debt, resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  325. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Leonard Ng, a vice-president in Hong Kong resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  326. 3/09/12 (AUSTRALIA) Bank of Queensland CFO Ram Kangatharan plans to leave the bank.
    http://goo.gl/ieNea
  327. 3/09/12 (USA) Cerberus Capital Management LP, CEO Robert Nardelli resigns.
    http://goo.gl/9uKVx
  328. 3/10/12 (AUSTRALIA) WESTPAC, Rob Chapman opted to quit running its regional subsidiary St George Bank.
    http://goo.gl/G6MD
  329. 3/10/12 (TURKEY) Garanti Bank, The deputy CEO of Turkish lender Tolga Egemen, has decided to quit.
    http://goo.gl/vAMzV
  330. 3/10/12 (CHINA) Korea Development Bank, Shanghai unit senior manager Stella Wen resigned.
    http://goo.gl/55CqZ
  331. 3/10/12 (HONG KONG) Deutsche Bank, Johan Sudiman resigns as director.
    http://goo.gl/6CYGP
  332. 3/12/12 (USA) John Lewis Partnership Pension Trust, head of investments Andrew Chapman, resigns
    http://goo.gl/hevqh
  333. 3/12/12 (USA CA) California’s Department of Financial Institutions, commissioner William Haraf resigned. The DFI did not say why he is leaving.
    http://goo.gl/zquTc
  334. 3/12/12 (KUWAIT) Gulf Bank, Chairman Ali Rashaid Al Bader quits
    http://goo.gl/LDz9b
  335. 3/12/12 (UK and IRELAND) Allfunds Bank, head of UK and Ireland Alan Gadd is stepping down from his role at the end of April.
    http://goo.gl/4DF6i
  336. 3/12/12 (USA) ICAP, CEO of the electronic broking business David Rutter step down following a restructuring of the business.
    http://goo.gl/SUHqW
  337. 3/12/12 (UK) SVG Capital, chairman Nicholas Ferguson resigns. His departure left him well placed to succeed James Murdoch as chairman of BSkyB should the latter bow to investor pressure and step down. Other investors in the satellite broadcaster suggested Ferguson might be seen as too close to Murdoch to win the support of institutional shareholders.
    http://goo.gl/z19wH
  338. 3/12/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), CEO Paul Baloyi resigns.
    http://goo.gl/yX4xo
  339. 3/12/12 (USA) Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, CEO Bryan Marsal Resigns Title, Remains on as Adviser
    http://goo.gl/1K9zV
  340. 3/12/12 (USA IL) CME Group Inc, CEO Craig Donohues will step down at year end.
    http://goo.gl/lvzgC
  341. 3/13/12 (USA) Eaton Vance Corp, Treasurer and CFO Robert J. Whelan has stepped down.
    http://goo.gl/oxmbL
  342. 3/12/12 (USA IL) CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE), senior compliance executive Patrick Fay has resigned. The options exchange being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Fay had been placed on leave after the SEC began investigating the options-market operator’s oversight of traders.
    http://goo.gl/gj4W6
  343. 3/13/12 (USA) Mithras Investment Trust, chairman Mike Wooderson will step down
    http://goo.gl/UjO2e
  344. 3/13/12 (USA) PHH Mortgage, President Luke Hayden resigned from to pursue what the company calls “other interests.” http://goo.gl/iaqQf
  345. 3/13/12 (USA) PHH Mortgage, Treasurer Mark Johnson.resigned
    http://goo.gl/iaqQf
  346. 3/13/12 (AUSTRALIA) WESTPAC, head of corporate affairs after David Bell decided to step down from the role. Bell is the latest top executive to leave the bank.
    http://goo.gl/FntUz
  347. 3/13/12 (UK) Capula’s Systemic Trading Head Qiang Dai to Leave Fund
    http://goo.gl/zkrN2
  348. 3/13/12 (UAE) National Bank of Abu Dhabi, CEO Michael Tomalin, will retire from the post in a few months.
    http://goo.gl/dzBW8
  349. 3/13/12 (ISRAEL) Osem Investments Ltd, CEO Gazi Kaplan has tendered his resignation, effective April 2, citing heath reasons. Nestlé SA owns 58.8% of Osem.
    http://goo.gl/t032l
  350. 3/13/12 (USA) Paulson & Co.’s, partner and head of the global bank team Robert Lacoursiere has quit to form his own hedge fund
    http://goo.gl/I8UNd
  351. 3/13/12 (AUSTRALIA) ASX Ltd, Chairman David Gonski will step down from his role at Australia’s main stock market operator after being appointed to oversee almost A$90 billion ($95 billion) in the nation’s sovereign-wealth funds.
    http://goo.gl/gJN33
  352. 3/13/12 (UK) JP Morgan, Asset Management European chief Jamie Broderick is to step down more than 20 years at the firm.
    http://goo.gl/MV65V
  353. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Chairman Nicholas Ferguson retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  354. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Director Edgar Koning retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  355. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Director Denis Raeburn retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  356. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Director Francis Finlay retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  357. 3/14/12 (UK) Goldmand Sachs, executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Greg Smith, is resigning today.
    http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-i-am-leaving-goldman-sachs.html
  358. 3/14/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) ABSA chairman Garth Griffin to retire
    http://goo.gl/Mhjb5
  359. 3/08/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) Standard Bank Group Limited (SBK), board member Sir Paul Judge retires.
    http://goo.gl/SjSPg
  360. 3/08/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) Standard Bank Groupl Limited (SBK), board member Sir Sam Jonah retires.
    http://goo.gl/SjSPg
  361. 3/09/12 (MONGOLIA) Mongol Bank President Alag Batsukh submitted his resignation letter to Speaker of Parliament D. Demberel at the end of last month. He described his reason for resigning as a lack of support by Parliament.
    http://goo.gl/RDmNx
  362. 3/09/12 (MONGOLIA) Asia Pacific Securities, General Manager Narantuguldur Saijrakh recently resigned, to focus on his role as Director of Khan Investment Management, investment advisor to the Khan Mongolia Equity Fund – the first open-ended investment vehicle with monthly dealing that invests in Mongolia related equities listed both domestically and internationally.
    http://goo.gl/2T4R6
  363. 3/09/12 (Côte d’Ivoire) Banque Central des Etats d’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) The Ivorian governor of the multi-billion dollar West Africa Francophone bank, Philippe-Henry Dacoury-Tabley, resigned his post.
    http://goo.gl/CevLn
  364. 3/09/12 (UK) Lazard , co-head of investment banking Alexis de Rosnay quits. De Rosnay specialises in the healthcare sector, he has advised Teva Pharmaceutical and Novartis.
    http://goo.gl/3gzbi
  365. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, UK head of portfolio management Martyn Surguy resigned.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  366. 3/09/12 (UK) Deutsche Bank PWM, head of discretionary management, Kypros Charalambous, having also stepped down.
    http://goo.gl/5Ti2p
  367. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, K.J. Kim, responsible for Southeast Asia, resigned
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  368. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jimmy Choi, who was in charge of high-yield debt, resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  369. 3/09/12 (HONG KONG) Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Leonard Ng, a vice-president in Hong Kong resigned.
    http://goo.gl/sE7xh
  370. 3/09/12 (AUSTRALIA) Bank of Queensland CFO Ram Kangatharan plans to leave the bank.
    http://goo.gl/ieNea
  371. 3/09/12 (USA) Cerberus Capital Management LP, CEO Robert Nardelli resigns.
    http://goo.gl/9uKVx
  372. 3/10/12 (AUSTRALIA) WESTPAC, Rob Chapman opted to quit running its regional subsidiary St George Bank.
    http://goo.gl/G6MD
  373. 3/10/12 (TURKEY) Garanti Bank, The deputy CEO of Turkish lender Tolga Egemen, has decided to quit.
    http://goo.gl/vAMzV
  374. 3/10/12 (CHINA) Korea Development Bank, Shanghai unit senior manager Stella Wen resigned.
    http://goo.gl/55CqZ
  375. 3/10/12 (HONG KONG) Deutsche Bank, Johan Sudiman resigns as director.
    http://goo.gl/6CYGP
  376. 3/12/12 (USA) John Lewis Partnership Pension Trust, head of investments Andrew Chapman, resigns
    http://goo.gl/hevqh
  377. 3/12/12 (USA CA) California’s Department of Financial Institutions, commissioner William Haraf resigned. The DFI did not say why he is leaving.
    http://goo.gl/zquTc
  378. 3/12/12 (KUWAIT) Gulf Bank, Chairman Ali Rashaid Al Bader quits
    http://goo.gl/LDz9b
  379. 3/12/12 (UK and IRELAND) Allfunds Bank, head of UK and Ireland Alan Gadd is stepping down from his role at the end of April.
    http://goo.gl/4DF6i
  380. 3/12/12 (USA) ICAP, CEO of the electronic broking business David Rutter step down following a restructuring of the business.
    http://goo.gl/SUHqW
  381. 3/12/12 (UK) SVG Capital, chairman Nicholas Ferguson resigns. His departure left him well placed to succeed James Murdoch as chairman of BSkyB should the latter bow to investor pressure and step down. Other investors in the satellite broadcaster suggested Ferguson might be seen as too close to Murdoch to win the support of institutional shareholders.
    http://goo.gl/z19wH
  382. 3/12/12 (UK) Park Hill Group – Blackstone Group’s fundraising advisory arm, Managing Partner of private equity and hedge fund distribution Chris Leach resigns
    http://goo.gl/jnHax
  383. 3/12/12 (UK) Park Hill Group – Blackstone Group’s fundraising advisory arm, Managing Partner Justin Bower resigns
    http://goo.gl/jnHax
  384. 3/12/12 (UK)  The chief executive David Rutter of the electronic broking business at interdealer broker Icap stepping down.
    http://goo.gl/sxk4y
  385. 3/12/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), CEO Paul Baloyi resigns.
    http://goo.gl/yX4xo
  386. 3/12/12 (USA) Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, CEO Bryan Marsal Resigns Title, Remains on as Adviser
    http://goo.gl/1K9zV
  387. 3/12/12 (USA IL) CME Group Inc, CEO Craig Donohues will step down at year end.
    http://goo.gl/lvzgC
  388. 3/13/12 (USA) Eaton Vance Corp, Treasurer and CFO Robert J. Whelan has stepped down.
    http://goo.gl/oxmbL
  389. 3/12/12 (USA IL) CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE), senior compliance executive Patrick Fay has resigned. The options exchange being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Fay had been placed on leave after the SEC began investigating the options-market operator’s oversight of traders.
    http://goo.gl/gj4W6
  390. 3/13/12 (USA) Mithras Investment Trust, chairman Mike Wooderson will step down
    http://goo.gl/UjO2e
  391. 3/13/12 (USA) PHH Mortgage, President Luke Hayden resigned from to pursue what the company calls “other interests.” http://goo.gl/iaqQf
  392. 3/13/12 (USA) PHH Mortgage, Treasurer Mark Johnson.resigned
    http://goo.gl/iaqQf
  393. 3/13/12 (AUSTRALIA) WESTPAC, head of corporate affairs after David Bell decided to step down from the role. Bell is the latest top executive to leave the bank.
    http://goo.gl/FntUz
  394. 3/13/12 (UK) Capula’s Systemic Trading Head Qiang Dai to Leave Fund
    http://goo.gl/zkrN2
  395. 3/13/12 (UAE) National Bank of Abu Dhabi, CEO Michael Tomalin, will retire from the post in a few months.
    http://goo.gl/dzBW8
  396. 3/13/12 (ISRAEL) Osem Investments Ltd, CEO Gazi Kaplan has tendered his resignation, effective April 2, citing heath reasons. Nestlé SA owns 58.8% of Osem.
    http://goo.gl/t032l
  397. 3/13/12 (USA) Paulson & Co.’s, partner and head of the global bank team Robert Lacoursiere has quit to form his own hedge fund
    http://goo.gl/I8UNd
  398. 3/13/12 (AUSTRALIA) ASX Ltd, Chairman David Gonski will step down from his role at Australia’s main stock market operator after being appointed to oversee almost A$90 billion ($95 billion) in the nation’s sovereign-wealth funds.
    http://goo.gl/gJN33
  399. 3/13/12 (UK) JP Morgan, Asset Management European chief Jamie Broderick is to step down more than 20 years at the firm.
    http://goo.gl/MV65V
  400. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Chairman Nicholas Ferguson retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  401. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Director Edgar Koning retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  402. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Director Denis Raeburn retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  403. 3/13/12 (UK) SVG Director Francis Finlay retires.
    http://goo.gl/hTDDY
  404. 3/14/12 (UK) Goldmand Sachs, executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Greg Smith, is resigning today.
    http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-i-am-leaving-goldman-sachs.html
  405. 3/14/12 (SOUTH AFRICA) ABSA chairman Garth Griffin to retire
    http://goo.gl/Mhjb5
  406. 3/14/12 (UK)  WorldSpreads, CEO Conor Foley  resigns
    http://goo.gl/GgT4z
  407. 3/15/12 (US WA) HomeStreet Bank, EVP and CFO  David Hooston  resigns
    goo.gl/UUlc0
  408. 3/15/12 (DENMARK)  Sparekassen Faaborg board member  Steen Grønved Nielsen  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/6rd3m74
  409. 3/15/12 (UK)  RBC Capital Markets head of SSA syndicate desk Noel Williams  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/7zcf4z8
  410. 3/15/12 (UK)  Novia London sales manager Dave Chassell  quits
    http://tinyurl.com/7gx6sn2
  411. 3/15/12 (US CA)  Prosper Finance (online venture captial services) CEO  Chris Larsen  steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/6lhu8xx
  412. 3/15/12 (UK)  The Royal British Legion’s (fund) director of corp. communications  Stuart Gendall  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/7bhtysl
  413. 3/15/12 (IRELAND)  President of Sinn Fein USA (fund)  Larry Downes  steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/7uqnwcg
  414. 3/16/12 (AUSTRALIA)  Investorfirst CFO and company secretary  Ariel Sivikofsky resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/7jdshty
  415. 3/16/12 (MALAYSIA)  Amanah Raya Bhd (trust) managing director  Datuk Ahmad Rodzi Pawanteh  steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/7wbujpm
  416. 3/16/12 (UK) Towry (investment & fin. advice)  Non-exec chairman Glyn Jones steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/83g3y8b
  417. 3/16/12 (GERMANY)  Deutsche Bank Chief risk officer (CRO)of  Hugo Bänziger  steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/7pmal9k
  418. 3/16/12 (US IL)  Henderson Global Investors Inc. head of the International Opportunities Fund  Iain Clark  steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/7kfxz3j
  419. 3/16/12 (US CA)  Executive VP and Chief Compliance Officer of Heritage Bank of Commerce  Margaret Incandela  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/6wcaqaz
  420. 3/16/12 (US VA)  Genworth Financial board member  J. Robert Kerrey  resigns to campaign for senate seat
    http://tinyurl.com/7566f74
  421. 3/16/12 (UK)  CEO of the FSA (Financial Services Authority)  Hector Sants  to leave
    http://tinyurl.com/7av7v5n>
  422. 3/19/12 (US IA)  ISU Foundation (fund), President and CEO of the  Dan Saftig  to step down
    http://tinyurl.com/7jvb24x
  423. 3/19/12 (BRAZIL)  HSBC Brazil CEO Conrado Engel  steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/89uayoo
  424. 3/19/12 (UAE)  Finance head at SNR Denton Islamic  Sheikh Muddassir Siddiqui  resignsto pursue advisory role
    http://tinyurl.com/84avxch
  425. 3/19/12 (SWITZERLAND)  Julius Baer bank’s chairman  Raymond Baer  steps down in a “surprise departure”
    http://tinyurl.com/84gcl3z
  426. 3/19/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank, asset management chief  Kevin Parker  to leave executive committee
    http://goo.gl/ahZlJ
  427. 3/19/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank, head of private wealth management Pierre de Weck resigns from executive committee
    http://goo.gl/wRZkU
  428. 3/19/12 (HONG KONG)  China Development Bank HK branch CEO  Di Weiping  retires
    http://tinyurl.com/7xcskmp
  429. 3/19/12 (US ID)  SunTrust Bank president and CEO  Thomas Rueger  to retire
    http://tinyurl.com/7n2l6sr
  430. 3/19/12 (SWEDEN)  AP6 (private equity) CEO  Marianne Dicander Alexandersson steps down
    http://tinyurl.com/7bnvygp
  431. 3/19/12 (SWITZERLAND)  FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority)  Vice-chair Monica Mächler  to step down
    http://tinyurl.com/7r9akho
  432. 3/20/12 (KUWAIT)  National Investments Co. chairman  Yousef Al Majid  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/7maw3xx
  433. 3/20/12 (UK)  Bank of America, Co-head of distressed debt at  Michael Guy  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/75eml6v
  434. 3/20/12 (US PA)  Penseco Financial Services Corp, Former state senator Robert J. Mellow resigns from board
    http://tinyurl.com/6rxqeo9
  435. 3/20/12 (US TX)  Acquisition chief Dan Magder  quits Lone Star Investments
    http://tinyurl.com/6qm2rj4
  436. 3/20/12 (NIGERIA)  Chairman of House Committee on Capital Markets  Hon. Herman Hembe  resigns due to allegations of bribery
    http://tinyurl.com/7r6dk54
  437. 3/20/12 (Hong Kong)  Head of Deutsche Bank Asia-Pac  Loh Boon Chye quits
    http://tinyurl.com/6muckmq
  438. 3/20/12 (US NY)  Deutsche Bank, head of asset management  Kevin Parker  steps down from executive committee
    goo.gl/4NO66
  439. 3/20/12 (GERMANY) Deutsche Bank, Chairman and CEO  Josef Ackermann exits with pension of €18.7 million
    http://goo.gl/eiF39
  440. 3/20/12 (UK) Coller Capital, CEO Charles Hippsley has left to help lead a Christian organisation in London.
    http://goo.gl/rVFz0
  441. 3/21/12 (GERMANY)  Deutsche Bank AG, Co-head Wolfgang Hammes  leaves
    http://tinyurl.com/74ks8jk
  442. 3/21/12 (UK)  Aviva Investor’s European equity head  John Botham  exits
    http://tinyurl.com/7qwlc26
  443. 3/21/12 (CANADA)  National Bank’s Ontaria, Atlantic region manager  Mike Miller leaves
    http://tinyurl.com/7kq4bdp
  444. 3/21/12 (UK)  Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s global head of equity prime services  Gregory Wagner  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/6vz8f8k
  445. 3/21/12 (US DC)  Liquidity Services Inc, Chief information officer Eric Dean  resigns
    http://tinyurl.com/7v2c4ku
  446. 3/22/12 (UK)  Global equity head Neil Rogan  resigns from Henderson Global Investors
    http://tinyurl.com/7v2c4ku
  447. 3/22/12 (NETHERLANDS) CIO at Nedlloyd Pension Fund  Bert Tibben  step down
    http://goo.gl/NHE94
  448. 3/22/12 (UK) Bank of America Corp, chairman of global banking and markets, Andrea Orcel steps down, goes to UBS
    http://goo.gl/AVXL2
  449. 3/22/12 (UK) Bank of America Corp, Jonathan Moulds steps down, helped build the bank’s over-the-counter derivatives trading business and held positions including global head of rate derivatives trading, head of global derivatives and head of global rates and commodities.
    http://goo.gl/AVXL2
  450. 3/25/12 (EGYPT) National Bank of Egypt, CEO Tarek Amer said that he will step down from his position at the end of 2012.
    http://goo.gl/tC7Ma

█▓▒░   End of list as of 3/12/12  ░▒▓█
Addendum:
It is not known under what circumstances these individuals have left their positions, I make no judgement on that. I find the timing of so many resignations extremely curious and a temporal marker in history of high significance. No one should assume I make any judgement about the character of these people. I frankly don’t know their reputations except for a few rather famous ones.

This list includes Banks, Investment Houses, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Equity Funds, Savings Retirement Funds and other shadow banking organizations. The line is very blurry between these entities, some are owned by banks some are banks, some invest in banks as well as owning entire industries (common in Hong Kong and Japan).

Goldman Banker Quits In Disgust, Blasts Firm For “Ripping Off” Clients

Another PR disaster is unfolding for Goldman Sachs (GS), the Wall Street investment bank that has already borne the brunt of popular wrath in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

A senior executive at the firm, Greg Smith, quit today in spectacular fashion, announcing his resignation in a scathing New York Times editorial in which he accused the firm of gleefully “ripping off” its clients and succumbing to short-term greed.

Within today’s Goldman Sachs, Smith says, senior bankers often refer to the firm’s clients as “muppets.”

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/goldman-banker-quits-disgust-blasts-firm-ripping-off-144413462.html;_ylt=AliQ8PGo1t3KmXCqXxMrUXKiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ0NTU1c3VnBG1pdANGUCBUaGUgRGFpbHkgVGlja2VyBHBrZwM3MTk4NjAwOS02YWU5LTNjOGMtOWIyNy1mOGQzNmRhYzJhNDgEcG9zAzIEc2VjA01lZGlhU2VjdGlvbkxpc3QEdmVyA2Q5NTZhYzYwLTZkZTUtMTFlMS05Y2NmLTVjYTdkMzU2MjJkMQ–;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

Thornburg Mortgage Inc. Executives Charged By SEC For Civil Accounting Fraud

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have charged three executives of what was once the nation’s second-largest mortgage company with civil accounting fraud.

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the executives conspired to conceal disastrous conditions at the now-defunct Thornburg Mortgage Inc. as the housing market collapsed and the financial crisis loomed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/thornburg-mortgage-fraud_n_1344240.html

Democrat Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York retiring

The congressman, who has represented diverse communities in Queens and part of Long Island, said in a statement Thursday that although new congressional boundaries were extremely favorable he would not seek another term.

No indication this is a force out, but note this comment:
“Ackerman, whose term in office is set to end Jan. 2, joins 23 other Democrats and 16 Republicans not seeking re-election.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-03-15/gary-ackerman/53555130/1

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                            Wednesday, March 14, 20

TSUMAMI OF RESIGNATIONS CONTAINED WITH IN K8 FILINGS ON EDGAR DATABASE

Posted by LordOfArcadia at: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread818860/pg1

Gab1159 has done a remarkable job of providing information regarding, what appears on the surface, to be a mass wave of resignations from the financial sector.

Massive Wave of Resignation (Part V): The New Bandwagon!

I urge you to read his work before preceding further in this thread.

If true, a huge exodus of the top brass from the financial sector would mean…. well, I am not sure, but it sure seems important. Upon reading his work, there was always the nagging thought in the back of my mind that, “Maybe there aren’t more resignations, it just seems that way because either (a) the media are reporting on them more frequently or (b) we are just paying more attention.” This thought has been raised in each of his updates, but nobody seemed to be able to quantify what is a reasonable number of resignations.

In the most recent update, I posted a comment, wherein I used the EBSCOhost Business Premier database to search for articles that contained the world “Resign”. You can see my chart in Gab1159’s thread, but saying that the results were inconclusive is being generous.

Then I had an idea. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires that publicly traded companies must report to the SEC whenever a member of the Board or certain officers resign. Also, the SEC has a database named EDGAR that is open to the public. After a little research, I discovered that corporations must report said resignations on Form 8-K, Item 5.02. From there, it was a simple matter of searching only Form 8-Ks within a specific range of dates, and including the boolean search terms “Resigns” and “Resignation”.

I felt this would at least offer us a baseline comparison to see if there is truly an uptick in resignations, or if it just appears that way. I think you will be interested in the results.

A few details I should point out. One, these results are not broken down by industrial sector, but encompass all “SICs” or Standard Industrial Classifications. Also, when dealing with such a large number of results, EDGAR gives an approximation on the number of filings. For example, in 2Q 2008 there may have been 1786 filings, but it gives me 1800 as the approximate result.

I must admit, when I started compiling the data, I did not believe I would find much. Possibly a slight upswing in the number of resignations, but I am simply blown away by the results.

Italian Police Arrest 16 Judges, Sieze $1.3 Billion in Mafia Bust

By Oliver Tree

March 19, 2012

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/316359/20120319/italy-mafia-arrests-camorra-judges.htm

Police in Naples, Italy have arrested 16 judges and seized assets worth over €1 billion ($1.3 billion) in a huge anti-mafia bust exposing the extent of organized crime’s penetration into Italian big business and the state.

The judges were among 47 people arrested under operation Bad Metal, which included the seizure of buildings, cars and property.

The arrests were part of a crackdown on the Fabroccino clan, who are believed to have bribed judges in order to obtain favorable court judgments.

http://the2012scenario.com/2012/03/italian-police-arrest-16-judges-sieze-1-3-billion-in-mafia-bust/

BBC chief quits: Director general Mark Thompson will step down in the Autumn

  • Mr Thompson announced the decision in an email to staff today
  • He told them the corporation is stronger than the BBC he inherited in 2004
  • BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten says Mr Thompson has been an ‘outstanding’ director general

By Anthony Bond

BBC director general Mark Thompson is to step down from the role this autumn.

Mr Thompson announced the move in an email to staff at the corporation today after a meeting with BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten.

He said: ‘This morning I told Lord Patten that I believe that an appropriate time for me to hand over to a successor and to step down as director general of the BBC would be the autumn of this year, once the Olympics and the rest of the amazing summer of 2012 are over.’

Government charges Carter’s ex-No. 2 executive with fraud

By Jonathan Stempel

(Reuters) – A former No. 2 executive at Carter’s Inc (NYS:CRINews) was indicted on Tuesday for allegedly covering up a multi-million-dollar securities fraud at the children’s clothing company, the Department of Justice said.

Joseph Pacifico, 62, was charged with securities fraud, causing the filing of false financial statements with regulators, and falsifying corporate books and records while he was president of the company.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Worldwide Banking Resignations Triple According to Revised Numbers: Why Now?

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/03/worldwide-banking-resignations-triple.html

………….I included this chart, along with some commentary, in my article “Why Are Bankers Jumping Ship In Record Numbers, Financial Collapse Imminent?” Please see this article in order to understand the specifics of the statistics presented by American Kabuki’s research. Or, view American Kabuki’s own presentation here

However, chart or no chart, the recently revised number regarding resignations from financial firms, banks, etc. seems to put many of the questions to rest.

Indeed, a recent post by American Kabukinow shows that the number of resignations stand at 358, almost triple the number originally posted.The revised list of resignations will be included at the end of this article along with the links to the announcements.With all of this in mind, and, if the research provided by American Kabuki is correct, then the only question really left for us to ask is “Why?”Why are so many bankers, CEOs, fund managers, and investors resigning all at once? Why now?

One might be tempted to ask whether or not there is a coming investigation that these individuals are trying to avoid but, given the track record of the regulatory system, this is not our most likely option. Considering the current state of the economy, it might seem more logical to ask if these individuals are not trying to abandon ship before the collapse of the world financial system finally takes place.

Or it could be something entirely different. At this point, we simply do not know. Regardless, something big is obviously happening in the financial world and the forces behind it are acting on information that the general public is unaware of.

Deutsche Bank Financial-Institutions Banker Hammes Said to Leave

Wolfgang Hammes, the co-head of European financial-institution investment banking at Deutsche Bank AG (DBK), has left Germany’s biggest lender, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Hammes, who was hired from Merrill Lynch & Co. in 2005, left for personal reasons, the people said, declining to be identified because the details are private. A press officer for Deutsche Bank declined to comment, and Hammes couldn’t be reached.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-21/deutsche-bank-financial-institutions-banker-hammes-said-to-leave.html

Financier Allen Stanford loses bid for new trial

By Jonathan Stempel

(Reuters) – The financier Allen Stanford on Thursday lost his bid for a new trial, 16 days after being convicted for running an estimated $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

District Judge David Hittner in Houston turned down Stanford’s request for a new trial in a brief order, without explaining his reasons.

Stanford, who turns 62 on Saturday, was convicted on March 6 by a Houston federal jury on 13 of 14 counts related to what prosecutors called the sale of bogus certificates of deposit from his Antigua-based Stanford International Bank Ltd.

The decision came one day after Stanford’s lawyers said their client had been deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/financier-allen-stanford-loses-bid-214158642.html;_ylt=AlU129P5F98ELPS3UY6POfSiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ0aTFqZDNwBG1pdANGaW5hbmNlIEZQIFRvcCBTdG9yeSBSaWdodARwa2cDMGZkYjYzMGUtYzJkMC0zYjFiLThiY2YtMGQ2Y2I5ZjNmZjk4BHBvcwMyBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyA2EwNjc3NDEwLTc0NmMtMTFlMS1iZjgxLTc5ZTQ0MWEyYTI2MA–;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

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I  would like to take the  time  to  say  that   I  have  no confirmation that  this is  indeed  fact.  However, since it is  pertinent  to  the information that  is in this  post  it  has  been included.  Please do your own  research  do not   depend  on  anyone  else  to  do  it  for  you  as we  are all  fallible and  can indeed make  mistakes.

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Freedom Reigns-Mass Arrests for the cabal

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged in French prostitution case

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced preliminary charges Monday of aggravated pimping, or illegal procurement of prostitutes, in France.

Strauss-Kahn was summoned for eight hours of questioning Monday by French judges investigating an illegal prostitution ring operating out of the northern French city of Lille. The former IMF chief was notified that he was being placed under formal investigation, but allowed to leave after paying 100,000 Euros in bail, and agreeing not to talk to others being investigated in the case, or travel without consulting a judge, the Associated Press reported.

French prosecutors in Lille have been investigating an illegal prostitution ring that is alleged to have brought prostitutes from Belgium to luxury hotels in France and to parties in Washington, D.C., and New York attended by VIP clients, France’s Radio France International reported in October. Eight people have been charged in the case so far, including a police officer in Lille and three directors with the city’s Carlton Hotel, the New York Times reported………

Read More  Here

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MF Global: A New Hope In The Effort To Send A Wall Street Big Shot To Jail

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New Whistleblower Emerges at JPMorgan Chase.
The Rumor Mill News Reading Room

New Whistleblower Emerges at JPMorgan Chase.
Posted By: Lion [Send E-Mail]
Date: Monday, 26-Mar-2012 07:54:05

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Source: Alcin Bramerton
http://alcuinbramerton.blogspot.com/
New whistleblower emerges at JPMorgan Chase.
JPMC actively involved in manipulation of LIBOR and precious metals futures.
JPMC hid client assets from MF Global. Greece holds hidden derivatives in excess of $1 trillion to which JPMC is a substantial counterparty.
Cascading global credit event imminent.
The following letter was originally posted on the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission website in the public comments section.

Read Letter Here 

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MF Global exec tied to money transfers clams up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An MF Global executive, who has emerged as a central figure in the desperate shifting of funds before the brokerage’s collapse, refused to answer questions on Wednesday, frustrating lawmakers probing why more than $1 billion in customer money is missing.

Assistant Treasurer Edith O’Brien and other mid-level MF Global (MFGLQ.PK) executives, people who had operational control over money transfers at the brokerage, were called to testify before the investigations panel of the House Financial Services Committee.

O’Brien, a demure-appearing brunette dressed in a somber black dress suit, was excused after refusing to answer questions. The others remained to take scathing questions from the lawmakers who likened the missing customer funds to a grand heist.

The executives were unable to say why the money is missing, and who was responsible for it, keeping open the mystery nearly five months after MF Global filed for bankruptcy and former Chief Executive Jon Corzine resigned from the firm…..

Read  Full Article Here

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Faulty generator blamed for fatal poisoning of wealthy banker and his wife in remote Estonian forest

  • 55-year-old worked as analyst at shady Moscow investment firm

By Matt Blake

A wealthy British banker and his wife died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a ‘tragic accident’ at their holiday home in Estonia, an inquest has heard.

Philip Townsend, 55, worked for a mysterious Moscow investment company, where he was an analyst in the lucrative but murky Russian telecoms industry.

But he and his wife MaryAnne, 52, were found dead at the converted barn near the town of Valga on February 24.

They are believed to have been killed by fumes from a faulty generator.

Police at the time said they couldn’t work out if the deaths were suspicious or not.

Four years ago another wealthy British-based tycoon involved in the Russian telecoms industry vanished from his opulent holiday villa in Latvia.
Read Full Article Here

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Soros Loses Case Against French Insider-Trading Conviction

Billionaire investor George Soros lost a challenge to his 2002 insider trading conviction, with the European Court of Human Rights saying French market regulations were clear enough to hold him responsible.

France didn’t violate Soros’s rights in punishing him criminally for trading on inside information about Societe Generale SA in spite of the market regulator’s conclusion that its rules were unclear, the Strasbourg, France-based court said.

“Soros was a famous institutional investor, well-known to the business community and a participant in major financial projects,” the court said in a statement about its ruling. “As a result of his status and experience, he could not have been unaware that his decision to invest” risked violating insider- trading laws, and given “there had been no comparable precedent, he should have been particularly prudent.”

Soros, 81, was convicted in 2002 of insider trading and ordered to repay 2.2 million euros ($2.9 million) he’d made from the share purchase and subsequent sale after a Paris court found he’d acted with the knowledge that the bank might be a takeover target. While prosecutors filed criminal charges, French stock market regulators didn’t pursue Soros, saying insider-trading laws were too vague to determine whether he’d broken them…..

Read Full Article Here

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Soros Criminal Conviction Exposes “Human Rights” Scam

Soros leverages “human rights” for personal gain – as does his global NGO empire.

Tony Cartalucci, Contributor
Activist Post 

Bloomberg’s report, “Soros Loses Case Against French Insider-Trading Conviction,” indicates that an appeal based on a “human rights” violation against Wall Street speculator George Soros has been rejected by the “European Court of Human Rights.” Soros, who was convicted and fined for insider trading in 2002 regarding French bank Société Générale shares he bought in 1988, has built an empire out of obfuscating global criminal activity with the cause of “human rights.”
The court’s decision in rejecting the appeal was based on Soros being “a famous institutional investor, well-known to the business community and a participant in major financial projects,” and thus should have been “particularly prudent” regarding insider-trading laws. The contents of Soros’ appeal, based on “human rights” was not heard, and the details of the appeal not yet made public, however, it is an illustrative example of how Soros and global elitists like him leverage the legitimate cause of human rights and freedom as a means to execute and defend both individual and institutional criminal behavior……

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Rebekah Brooks and her husband among six arrested over phone hacking ‘cover-up’

Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie were arrested in dawn raids yesterday by police investigating allegations of a cover-up in the phone hacking inquiry.

The former News International chief executive and her husband – both close friends of David Cameron – were held on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

They were among six people detained by detectives from Operation Weeting, the inquiry into illegal hacking of voicemail messages.

The items were handed to police by a security guard after Mr Brooks is understood to have tried to reclaim them but could not prove the property belonged to him.

At the time Mr Brooks’s spokesman denied the bag belonged to Mrs Brooks, saying: ‘Charlie has a bag which contains a laptop and papers which were private to him.’

Four other men, aged between 39 and 48, were arrested in the series of raids in Hampshire, West London, Hertfordshire and East London.

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Sun Hung Kai Loses $4.9 Billion as Kwoks Arrested

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16) plunged the most in 14 years and lost $4.9 billion of market value after anti-graft investigators arrested the billionaire brothers who run Hong Kong’s biggest developer.

Co-chairmen Thomas and Raymond Kwok were detained by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, Sun Hung Kai said late yesterday. Rafael Hui, a former No. 2 official in the government, was also arrested, according to a person with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because of the ongoing probe.

The arrests mark one of the highest-level investigations in the ICAC’s 38-year history and come four days after a Hong Kong leadership election in which close ties between government and business emerged as a key campaign theme. Current Chief Executive Donald Tsang is being probed separately by the ICAC for accepting trips on the yachts and planes of tycoons.

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Foxconn Auditor Finds ‘Serious’ Violations of Chinese Law

An audit of Foxconn Technology Group (2354) found “serious and pressing” violations of Chinese labor laws, prompting the biggest maker of Apple Inc. (AAPL) devices to pledge to cut working hours and give employees more oversight.

Inspectors found at least 50 breaches of Chinese regulations as well as the code of conduct Apple signed when it joined the Fair Labor Association in January after deaths of workers at suppliers, the monitoring group said today. Foxconn will bring hours in line with legal limits by July 2013 and compensate its more than 1.2 million employees for overtime lost due to the shorter work week, it said.

“The eyes of the world are on them and there’s just no way they can’t deliver,” FLA President Auret van Heerden said. “It’s a real showstopper.”

Assessors found cases of employees working longer hours and more days in a row than allowed by FLA standards and Chinese law. They uncovered inconsistent health and safety policies and instances of unfair pay for overtime work. To meet its commitments, Foxconn must hire, train and house tens of thousands of workers to assemble products for Apple, Dell Inc. (DELL), Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) and other customers, the FLA said.

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Another  Financial Death

Mark Lane of Lazard Dies at 44 in Turks and Caicos Boat Mishap

Mark Lane, a managing director at Lazard Capital Markets LLC who recently returned to work after a 3 1/2-year hiatus to help raise four young sons, has died after being hit by a boat in Turks and Caicos Islands. He was 44.

Lane was on a family vacation when he was struck by a motor boat March 24 while swimming off Grace Bay beach on Providenciales, said Paul Baker, a spokesman for the Royal Turks and Caicos Police. He was snorkeling, his wife, Lisa Craig, said yesterday in an interview. After the collision, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. local time, he was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The incident is under police investigation.

Since joining New York-based Lazard as head of fixed-income trading in November, Lane was helping to expand the business’s relationship with Lazard Ltd. (LAZ), the world’s largest independent merger adviser. He had been working on Wall Street for almost two decades, and ran debt trading desks at firms including Merrill Lynch & Co., Deutsche Bank AG and UBS AG in New York and London.

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European bloodlines face end-time vortex of exposure

Europe’s royal élites are fragmenting over their Nazi-continuum connections with the Committee of 300

On Monday 20th February 2012, confirmatory intelligence emerged from Japan (here) that, below the surface, a widening rift in geopolitical loyalties is developing between the older and younger members of the British Royal Family bloodlines. This rift is understood to be developing and extending through most of the European Illuminati hereditary control-structures, not just in the UK, but also in countries such as The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

What is being referred to as the Gnostic Illuminati powergroup has issued a 31st March 2012 deadline to the Western banking cartel’s Committee of 300, to cease and desist in its Nazi-continuum (Odessa Group) agenda of financial theft and international exploitation.

The Committee of 300 agenda is being implemented through artificially constructed financial instruments and money laundries, and through wars, invasions and state-sponsored terrorist atrocities such as the post-WW2 conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and the false-flag attacks of 911….

Read Full Article  Here

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Update May, 2012

https://www.facebook.com/MassResignations/app_2374336051
(773 resignations)

http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/p/131-resignations-from-world-banks.html
(611 on this list now)