Resistance to abolition of slavlery

The English Heritage unveiled blue plaque on the wall of Schomberg House on Pall Mall, London to commemorate the residence of Quobna Ottonah Cugoano, the author and campaigner in 1787 wrote one of the first exposes by an African of slave trading, criticising continued tolerance of horrors of the slave trade by the British Government…

How Dirty money is quickly anonymised

Award-winning investigative Financial Times journalist Tom Burgis reveals a terrifying global web of corruption by following the dirty money that is flooding the global economy, emboldening dictators, and poisoning democracies, spanning Kremlin to Beijing, Harare to Riyadh, Paris to the Trump White House, all at a terrible human cost. A body in a burned-out Audi.…

Boom and Bust –Exchange Alley

In 1719 London, the year began well enough for London’s stock traders, working from their corner of the city, a narrow passage called Exchange Alley, buying and selling shares-dealing not in things but in numbers – was still new to the city. There was no fixed marketplace for traders in the paper. So those who…

Bank of England Pumping £150bn into the economy

Andrew Bailey the Governor of Bank of England has vowed to do “everything we can” to support the economy amid a resurgence of Covid-19 and said It was important that policymakers acted “quickly and strongly”, as the Bank announced a further £150bn of support, as lockdown could lead to a slower and bumpier recovery. The…

HSBC warns that it will start charging for current accounts

  HSBC has reported a 35 per cent fall in pre-tax profits for the three months to the end of September and wants to start charging for current accounts. Europe’s largest bank by assets is finding it difficult to charge more for loans than it pays out to depositors as the interest rates are the…

P{rincely Vision 2030

35-year-old Mohammed bin Salman is the pivotal leader of the Arab World, Crown prince who became king in 2015 and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, ended the House of Saud’s consensual model of an absolute monarchy with no absolute monarch, seizing all the reins of power and urged forward social and economic reform. The…

Covid-19 pandemic may make 150 million into extreme poverty by 2021

The World Bank in its report said as much as 150 million people are likely to be in extreme poverty because of the Covid-19 pandemic by 2021. “Countries will have to prepare for a different economy post-COVID-19 by allowing capital, labour, skills, and innovation to move into new business sectors,” World Bank Group said further.…

HSBC moved  scam £62 million

    Britain’s biggest bank HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world despite learning their scam, leaked secret files reveal.  HSBC moved the money through its US business to HSBC accounts in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2014. Its role in the $80m ( £62m) fraud is detailed in a leak…

The UK is officially into recession

The UK economy suffered its worst and biggest slump on record between April and June due to coronavirus lockdown measures, shrinking as much as 20.4 per cent compared with the first three months of the year. The UK is officially into recession. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction…