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23Mar 2017

How high does UK inflation need to go? asks Zak Mir

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney gives a press conference, his first since the leave result of the European Union referendum, at the Bank of England in the City of London

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney gives a press conference, his first since the leave result of the European Union referendum, at the Bank of England in the City of London

I have to say that the history of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s tenure has not been one which has filled me with joy.

Part of this have clearly been jealousy issues associated with his “matinee idol looks” and the £1 million package, as well as him clearly being friends with former Chancellor and now “journalist” George Osborne.

22Mar 2017

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

HSBC’s building in Canary Wharf, London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Image

Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in ‘Global Laundromat’ operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role theguardian.com

Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal.

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