Monday, July 30, 2012

World Trade

You can't make this stuff up.
I bring to you, Internet, today's headlines, these two are right alongside each other.
If you don't see the humor in this, you're already dead:

Four sentenced to death over $2.6bn Iran bank fraud
30 July 2012

Four people have been sentenced to death for their roles in Iran's biggest-ever bank fraud scandal.
Two other defendants received life sentences, while 33 more will spend up to 25 years in jail, the chief prosecutor was quoted as saying.

The scandal involved forged documents reportedly used by an investment company to secure loans worth $2.6bn.

HSBC raises mis-selling and money laundering provisions
30 July 2012 

HSBC has put aside $2bn (£1.3bn) to cover potential mis-selling claims and money-laundering fines as it announces a sharp rise in first-half profits.

Pre-tax profit for the first six months of 2012 was $12.7bn, up 11% on the $11.5bn the bank made a year ago.

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