Robber banking baron: Ricardo Salgado, former chief executive of collapsed Banco Espirito Santo. The poster in Lisbon, Portugal, says: ‘It’s hard to be a banker these days.’Francisco Seco/AP/Press Association Images

Getting away with murder

Susan George tells a story that's beyond belief.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Ian Taplin.Photo: dontbankonlloydsethics.com

Too big to jail

Whistleblower Ian Taplin wonders what became of the rule of law.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Rachel's rocket and the risk factory

A cautionary tale, illustrated by Kate Charlesworth.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Photo: Getty/Bloomberg/Brent Lewin

Shadow over China

Jack Rasmus reports on the world's creditor, increasingly engulfed by 'shadow' banks.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Under the influence: a protester makes his feelings felt during demonstrations in Hong Kong, October 2014.Photo: Getty/Bloomberg/Brent Lewin

The big bank boondoggle*

Big private banks have been resurrected by the crisis they caused, says David Ransom.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Throwing good money after bad: Flood Wall Street protesters bring a giant ‘carbon bubble’ to investors’ doorsteps to make their point.Photo: Alex Pines

Big Oil's looming bubble

Investors are starting to wonder whether oil’s such a good bet, reveals Jeremy Leggett.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Dominic Bugatto

Bunker economics

Phillip Pilkington on the delusion of worshipping the gold standard.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
Dazzle or bust: a billboard model for a jewellery shop advertises the buckling-under-gold bridal look aimed for the status conscious, while the street market outside bustles with more humdrum wares, in Chennai, India.Randy Olson/©National Geographic Image Collection /Alamy

A tale of two Indias

How sinking cash into gold is rocking the country's economy and deepening the wealth divide, by Jaideep Hardikar.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014

Country profile: Mauritania

Facts, figures and photos from Mauritania.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014
YES: Barb Jacobson is co-ordinator of Basic Income UK. A former member of Wages for Housework, she has been active in community organizations since 1991, mainly around housing and health. She works for the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association in central London.

Should there be a basic income?

Basic Income UK co-ordinator Barb Jacobson and author and sociologist Francine Mestrum go head to head.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014
The latest model – what will riot police be wearing this year? ABACA ABACA PRESS/ABACA/Press Association Images

Meet the protest profiteers

There’s money to be made in crowd ‘control’, as Anna Feigenbaum discovers.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Dayak leader, Gagay: ‘I want to sue the mining company for what they have done to us.’Glyn Thomas/WDM

King coal runs amok

Alex Scrivener guides us through the coal-ravaged landscape of East Kalimantan.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
The Suncor tar sands site near Fort McMurray, Alberta. The project has wiped out thousands of hectares of boreal forest and has left a scar on the land so large that it is visible in satellite photos.Milesy/Alamy

Sticky business

Canada has put all its eggs into one big basket full of tar sands. That’s a major mistake, argues Andrew Nikiforuk – for the country and the planet.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Filip Horvat/AP Photo

Who is Olli Rehn?

Tough love, harsh truths, austerity cuts – it’s all in a day’s work for the European Commission's ‘archangel of fiscal sobriety’.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Faces of dissent: revolutionary graffiti in Cairo.Jubilee Debt Campaign

Fight debt: altogether now!

Debt is used to break nations. But resistance is fertile – and the North could learn a few lessons from the South, argues Nick Dearden.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
‘Hands up! It’s a robbery,’ chant students and teachers at the police during a march in Malaga against the Spanish government’s  educational spending cuts.Reuters/Jon Nazca

Debt, austerity, devastation: it’s Europe’s turn

The austerity prescription fattens the creditors and punishes the innocent. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to the desires of finance.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013

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Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
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