martedì 10 dicembre 2013

Cosa fanno questi signori ?

Sapete cosa fanno questi signori all'interno di un bell'ufficio Londinese ?

... stanno facendo quello che viene fatto ogni mattina dal 1919, truccano il mercato dell'Oro e dell'Argento.

via Bloomberg e Wiwo

Every business day in London, five banks meet to set the price of gold in a ritual that dates back to 1919. Now, dealers and economists say knowledge gleaned on those calls could give some traders an unfair advantage when buying and selling the precious metal. The London fix, the benchmark rate used by mining companies, jewelers and central banks to buy, sell and value the metal, is published twice daily after a telephone call involving Barclays Plc, Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC Holdings Plc and Societe Generale SA.

The fix dates back to September 1919, less than a year after the end of World War I,when representatives from five dealers met at Rothschild’s office on St. Swithin’s Lane in London’s financial district. It was suspended for 15 years, starting in 1939. While Rothschild pulled out in 2004 and the discussions now take place by telephoneinstead of in a wood-paneled room at the bank, the process remains much the same.

Libero mercato eh ....

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