Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money By Brett Scott, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013   Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

Market Forces: ANZ biggest gambler on dirty coal and gas exports

ANZ biggest gambler on dirty coal and gas exports Friday 31 May 2013 Press Release A new interactive map has been published that identifies ANZ as the commercial bank lending most heavily to coal and gas export projects along Australia’s Eastern seaboard, including in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage …

European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda

                                                  Partner of  European banks and pension funds fuel land-grabs in Uganda Palm oil giant Wilmar International linked to community displacement and deforestation Brussels, May 21, 2013 European banks …

Press Release: RBS sustainability report shows deliberate manipulation of truth by the state-owned bank

  Member of RBS sustainability report shows deliberate manipulation of truth by the state-owned bank Tuesday 16th April 2013 Press Release Commenting on an RBS sustainability report published last week (10th April 2013), Paul Daly, Corporate Accountability Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “One third of RBS energy lending …

Press Release: Oil transparency must underpin negotiations over Libya’s future

—from BankTrack member Global Witness— London, 31st August, Transparency of Libya’s oil wealth must be a key priority of Thursday’s negotiations over the country’s future, said Global Witness today. The meeting, which is to be co-chaired by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and France’s President, Nicholas Sarkozy, could mark a …