Monthly Archives: February 2011

Asset freezing can be quite chilling for banks

It is not unprecedented for the assets of a ruling family to be frozen by UK authorities while they are still in power. The ruling junta in Burma, Saddam Hussein and President Milosevic of Serbia have all endured (or continue … Continue reading

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Asset freezing is not new but can be Chilling for banks

It is not unprecedented for the assets of a ruling family to be frozen by UK authorities while they are still in power. The ruling junta in Burma, Saddam Hussein and President Milosevic of Serbia have all endured (or continue … Continue reading

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UK freezes assets of Libyan leader’s family

The Government has today taken action to freeze the assets of Colonel Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi, members of his family and those acting on their behalf or at their direction. The individuals subject to an asset freeze are: Colonel Muammar … Continue reading

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Irish debt mgt office in Libyan talks

In response to the Sunday Times piece i’ve established that the Irish equivalent of the Debt Management Office – the NTMA – did indeed meet Libyan authorities last December but that it was at the request of the Sovereign Wealth … Continue reading

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Bigger democracy in a smaller nation – Iceland can teach us all

Iceland’s 319,000 people will get another chance to reject a plan devised by 3 governments which would see them repay around €4bn to the UK and Dutch exchequers over the next 2 generations. The mere fact that they will be … Continue reading

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Abandoning GMT

It looks as if the UK govt is set to publish proposals (not a white paper) this coming week about moving Britain onto Central European Time (CET). This is not official government policy but merely has the backing of a … Continue reading

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