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# high-finance - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other

“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”

# high-finance - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

# high-finance - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Column: Make an example of bankers. Just do it.

Former trader Nick Leeson says an example was quite rightly made of him when his actions led to the collapse of Barings Bank – why isn’t that happening now?

# high-finance - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

10 tips for business owners facing difficulty with bank debt

Businessman George Mordaunt has some practical tips for dealing with their banks in times of financial stress.

# high-finance - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

VIDEO: FunnyOrDie's peek into Goldman Sachs' boardroom

Featuring some Muppets. Real Muppets.

# high-finance - Monday 28 November, 2011

Column: New CEO of AIB knows the tale of two islands

Former trader Nick Leeson writes that David Duffy should be up to the challenge of bringing AIB to heel – after all, Duffy oversaw the takeover of Barings Bank in Singapore, the very bank brought down by Leeson’s actions.

# high-finance - Monday 14 November, 2011

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves

Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.

# high-finance - Monday 5 September, 2011

Column: David Drumm and Anglo fiddled while Rome burned

Former trader Nick Leeson concludes that revelations about how Anglo Irish Bank ‘partied’ at the end shows the measure of executives’ contempt – and the extent of David Drumm’s abuse of his post.

# high-finance - Monday 15 August, 2011

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

# high-finance - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Column: Dutch bankers have signed up to a code of ethics - if only it were that easy

Former trader Nick Leeson once thought he was a ‘Master of the Universe’ – and says recent scandals show that arrogance is still rife in financial power circles.