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South Africa: Chronicle of a Banking Scandal Foretold

analysis All of a sudden, the governing class has woken up to the nefarious doings of the bad guys in suits. But last year, while 17 banks were colluding to rig the ZAR and rip off the country, PricewaterhouseCoopers published a report that was entirely — and we mean entirely — slept on. It laid …

Dhammakaya temple and Thailand’s saffron resistance |

Bangkok, Thailand – Just outside Thailand’s capital Bangkok, something quite unique is happening. Thousands of people are defying a military government that, until now, has shown no leniency towards dissent. Hundreds of police and soldiers have surrounded a Buddhist temple belonging to the controversial Dhammakaya sect. They’re there to get one man, the temple’s former …