Thursday , 23 September 2021

Banking

The Biggest Ponzi Schemes EVER

Ponzi schemes are a type of financial fraud that lures investors by promising abnormally high returns. To help you learn more about these sophisticated crimes, this infographic examines some of the biggest Ponzi schemes in modern history. The scheme is named after Charles Ponzi, an Italian who became infamous in the 1920s for claiming he could double his clients’ money within …

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The World’s Biggest Private Tax Havens

When the world’s ultra-wealthy look for tax havens to shield income and wealth from their domestic governments, where do they turn? Here are the world’s top 20 tax havens, as ranked by the 2020 Financial Secrecy Index.

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The 10 Strongest Banks In the World Are…. (+9K Views)

Below is a list of the 10 strongest banks around the world according to Bloomberg Markets magazine. One country has 4 such banks. Another has 3. Then there are three countries with one bank each in the top ten. Guess which countries are on the list and with the strongest banking systems overall?

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Ben Bernanke On the Pros & Cons of Negative Interest Rates (+8K Views)

We can't rule out the possibility that, at some point in the next few years, our economy will slow, perhaps significantly. How would the Federal Reserve respond? What tools remain in the monetary toolbox? In this and a subsequent post, I discuss some policy options the Fed might consider, focusing first on negative interest rates.

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“Helicopter” Money & Negative Interest Rates Are On the Horizon

As the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, central banks have been quick to act in slashing interest rates. However, with rates already sitting at historic lows before the crisis, it is possible that banks may be forced to employ more unconventional and controversial techniques to try and calm the economy as time goes on.

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