Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands

05
Jan
10

If a bank goes bust is it obliged to pay everyone off?

The Dutch want answers and the Brits – well they just want their money back. But it looks like they’re both just going to have to wait if Iceland has anything to do with it.

The President of Iceland has refused to sign a bill to repay  more than $5 billion dollars worth of lost bank deposits to Britain and the Netherlands until the Icelandic people vote on it in a referendum.

Should a struggling economy be made to pay back what it’s borrowed? Or is a deal a deal? Continue reading ‘If a bank goes bust is it obliged to pay everyone off?’

24
Jan
08

Unanswered questions

After yesterday’s programme Viola’s comment on the blog (“I would have liked to hear someone actually answer a question instead of simply expounding on a position.”) has me thinking. I can only agree with Viola – certainly it wasn’t as much of a conversation as we’d hoped, but some questions did get answered. But are there more? Did we get into the current situation enough? Did Egypt get too easy a ride? Does it in general?
Continue reading ‘Unanswered questions’




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