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Category Archives: Bank Run

The Secret History Of The Banking Crisis

Authored by Adam Tooze via ProspectMagazine.co.uk, Accounts of the financial crisis leave out the story of the secretive deals between banks that kept the show on the road. How long can the system be propped up for? It is a decade since the first tremors of what would become the Great Financial Crisis began to […]

Toronto Housing Market Implodes: Prices Plunge Most On Record

Until mid 2017, it appeared that nothing could stop the Toronto home price juggernaut: And yet, In early May we wrote that “The Toronto Housing Market Is About To Collapse“, when we showed the flood of new home listings that had hit the market the market, coupled with an extreme lack of affordability, which as […]

Beijing Blowback Begins: China Orders Anbang To Sell Its Overseas Assets

Two weeks ago, when discussing the troubles plaguing one of China’s conglomerates and “boldest dealmaker”, HNA Group – recently best known for acquiring Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge capital in a transaction that has yet to close – we said that what until recently was one of the world’s most aggressive roll-ups of varied companies from around […]

It’s Your Money But You Can’t Have It: EU Proposes Account Freezes To Halt Bank Runs

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, If there is a run on the bank, any bank in the EU, you better be among the first to get your money out. Although it’s your money, the EU wants to Freeze Accounts to Prevent Runs at Failing Banks. European Union states are considering measures which would allow […]

The Ultimate Regulatory Reform: Abolish Fractional Reserve Banking!

Authored by Antonius Aquinas, The Trump Administration has presented the first part of its plan to overhaul a number of Wall Street financial regulations, many of which were enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  The report is in response to Executive Order 13772 in which the US Treasury Department is to provide […]

How Central Banks Intend To Fight CryptoCurrencies

Submitted by Louis Cammarosano of Smaulgld * * * Based on remarks to Bundesbank Policy Symposium in a Speech “Frontiers in Central Banking – Past, Present and Future” contain clues of the battleplan. What if they fail? As cryptocurrencies, which trade outside the banking system attract more capital, governments and central banks are devising ways […]

This Is How A “Bail-Out” Becomes A “Bail-In”

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Here’s the perfect example of how insane our financial system has become. It was announced yesterday that, after a 24-hour white-knuckled ride, Spanish banking giant Banco Popular had been sold to Banco Santander for the price of just 1 euro. Note- that’s 1 euro in TOTAL. Not 1 euro […]

Reuters Goes To China, Discovers “Ghost Collateral”

Back in 2014, a scandal erupted when media reports confirmed what many had previously speculated about China’s banking system: namely that much of China’s staggering loan issuance had been built (literally) upon air and that billions (or trillions) in loan collateral had been “rehypothecated” between two, three or many more debtors – or never even […]

“Bears Need More”: Why One Trader Thinks The Selling Is Now Over

Yesterday’s market dump, the biggest one-day selloff in eight months as concerns about the stability of the Trump administration and concerns about a potential Trump impeachment finally slammed risk assets hard, is also a one-off event. At least that’s the opinion of Bloomberg commentator and former trader, Mark Cudmore, who overnight wrote that “without some […]

Moodys Slashes Ratings On 6 Canadian Banks, Fears Asset-Quality Deterioration, Soaring Household Debt

Amid Poloz-described "unsustainable prices" in various cities, and just days after the collapse of Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group and our discussion of the dire state of Canadian savers (and their record household debt), Moodys has cut the ratings on six of Canada's largest banks because of "ongoing concerns that expanding levels of private-sector […]