Links for 14th December 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

    "Inter-bank loans were funded by money that originated from the drugs trade and other illegal activities… There were signs that some banks were rescued that way." Costa declined to identify countries or banks that may have received any drugs money, saying that would be inappropriate because his office is supposed to address the problem, not apportion blame. But he said the money is now a part of the official system and had been effectively laundered.

    "That was the moment [last year] when the system was basically paralysed because of the unwillingness of banks to lend money to one another. The progressive liquidisation to the system and the progressive improvement by some banks of their share values [has meant that] the problem [of illegal money] has become much less serious than it was," he said.

    Tagged with: economicspoliticsdrugsbankingcorruptionrecessionfinance

  2. Code Snippets

    Sweet collection of code bits for webdevs; CSS, HTML, PHP, Java and WordPress stuff all included.

    Tagged with: webdevcsswordpresscodephphtmlsnippets

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