A Banker for All Seasons
Bank of Crooks and Cheats Inc.
By (author) Tariq Ali
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Banker for All Seasons by Tariq Ali
Book DescriptionDuring the late Seventies and Eighties a new logo began to jostle for space with the more traditional landmarks on high streets throughout Britain. It was the badge of a remarkable Third World Bank...the BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International). BCCI soon became a global corporate empire with former US Presidents, ex-British Prime Ministers and a range of dictators on its payroll, all helping with promoting the company. Tariq Ali was the first public voice to warn that the Bank was not all it seemed to be. Indeed, many of its own employees called BCCI the "Bank of Crooks and Cheats Incorporated". Some political analysts also predicted the company's collapse. The Bank finally imploded amidst a welter of scandal. This revealing screenplay presents an account of the rise and fall of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. Here, Ali reveals how BCCI lasted so long, how financial regulators failed to see what was going on and how BCCI pioneered a mode of operation that prepared the way for an even greater financial cataclysm, the fall of Enron.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905422654
(207mm x 147mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A play, that can be read as an homage to German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht. It features Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, who are mounted on their beasts of burden, Rocinante and the Mule, and Ali has them ride into the twenty-first century, where they are confronted by old, familiar vices: war, greed, disappointed love, and economic crisis.
Impatient Life, Paperback (February 2015)
The turbulent story of the radical Left in the eloquent words of one of its foremost leaders
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Britain's leading radical delivers an eviscerating attack on the indistinguishable political elite of the UK.
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Author Biography - Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali is a writer, and filmmaker, long-time political activist and campaigner. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics including The Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babylon, Rough Music, Pirates of the Caribbean, five novels, and scripts for both stage and screen.
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