Por suspeita de Corrupção
Realmente muitas coisas estão fora de ordem. Vejam a matéria que saiu no Economist. Vou divulgar em inglês por que ainda não tive tempo de fazer a revisão no português.
Procurem ler, mesmo que tenham que pedir para alguém traduzir.
A corrupção faz parte da humanidade, só que em algumas sociedades os controles são mais efetivos.
Na América Latina ainda estamos engatinhando, mas chegaremos lá.
Swiss central bank chief quits
The Economist - Jan 9th 2012, 16:40 by D.S. | BERLIN
AN EXAMPLE for Christian Wulff, Germany’s beleaguered president? When Philipp Hildebrand resigned as president of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) on January 8th, after a scandal involving personal foreign currency trades, he seemed visibly relieved. He was his old self as he told reporters that he simply could not establish, beyond doubt, that his wife had switched SFr400,000 into dollars on August 15th, two days before a powerful SNB intervention in the foreign exchange market, without his knowledge. “That was the case, but I can’t prove it,” he explained. Rather than compromise his power to make tough central bank decisions in future he was resigning, he said.
That ended nine years at the Swiss central bank, the last two of them as governor. “I’d like to think I’ve been a damn good central banker,” he said. And there are many who would agree. As Swiss governor for the International Monetary Fund, a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and vice-chairman of the fledgling Financial Stability Board he has been a refreshing figure in international finance, partly because of his former market experience at Moore Capital Management, a hedge fund. He has to surrender those roles along with the SNB presidency. In Switzerland he was one of the first to demand that the two biggest banks raise more capital. And he helped to force through a “Too big to fail” law designed to make their sorties into investment banking safer.
That earned him enemies, particularly among right-wing politicians. Was politics behind the breaches of bank secrecy that provided the details from his personal bank account that led to his resignation? “I think it’s up to you to find that out,” he told reporters. After a break, however, Mr Hildebrand and his lawyer Peter Nobel will be considering what legal action to take, and against whom. Meanwhile, there are questions about the governance of the Swiss National Bank. One issue is the code of ethics, which allows board members too much freedom to trade. With hindsight Mr Hildebrand agreed that personal foreign exchange dealing does not fit with the role of a central bank governor, who should have “absolute credibility”. Another issue is doubts about the independence of a central bank which has a board that includes people with private-sector involvement. Expect a long-overdue shake-up.