Evil Knievil

The Evil Diaries: HSS Hire Group, Glencore, ISIS and 45 Years

The Evil Diaries: HSS Hire Group, Glencore, ISIS and 45 Years

4 mins. to read

I point readers to the parable of the ox from Saturday’s FT. Perhaps a popular revulsion at the misallocation of resources to regulation can be kicked off. My further objection has always been the presumptuous nature behind the law relating to regulation and the conduct of the regulators themselves. But at least a start is…

The Evil Diaries: Rob Terry, Morgan Stanley and Glencore

The Evil Diaries: Rob Terry, Morgan Stanley and Glencore

1 mins. to read

Correction: The item covering the Srebrenica memorial stone which I offered yesterday was incorrect in two respects. The first was the date which should have been 11th July 2015 and the second, rather more important, was that it was not several hundred Muslims who were slaughtered but 8,500 men and boys. ***** It is worth…

The Evil Diaries: “Calling all estate agents”

The Evil Diaries: “Calling all estate agents”

1 mins. to read

Things you never knew or proof that the Princess Royal is down to earth: I doubt if there was any D notice in place but, certainly, the UK press entirely missed this one. My source is a functionary in Brussels. However, on 20th July a ceremony was held in Srebrenica on the twentieth anniversary of…

The Evil Diaries: Ashley Madison, North Korea, the Euro and Mitie

The Evil Diaries: Ashley Madison, North Korea, the Euro and Mitie

1 mins. to read

It now transpires that a large number of the email addresses and profiles hacked at Ashley Madison, preparatory to a blackmail campaign, have turned out to be fake. There are two points arising: (i) it’s hard to blackmail somebody who does not feel threatened; and (ii) the flotation of Avid Life Media would be looking…

The Evil Diaries: Competition Corner

The Evil Diaries: Competition Corner

2 mins. to read

I appreciate that not everybody is truly absorbed by Gate Ventures plc (GATE). However, using the site that I imagine works, I cannot find any evidence that any return of capital issued has been made to Companies House. Perhaps a representative of the youth of today knows where to look. If so, he/she is welcome…

The Evil Diaries: Why there is no money left over

The Evil Diaries: Why there is no money left over

3 mins. to read

As I think I have previously mentioned I own c. 150,000 OEM Plc as does a chum. It is now in liquidation – although strangely I never received any formal notice that this was the case. Anyway, pursuant to a bizarre set of events (such as Baker Tilly, the then auditors, popping up as the…

The Evil Diaries: Layering and Spoofing

The Evil Diaries: Layering and Spoofing

7 mins. to read

As regular readers know I tend to regard securities industry regulators as bordering upon or in fact mad. As an example, about ten years ago a highly experienced and of course regulated stockbroker described to me how he had been warned that he was guilty of market abuse by getting into work early and putting…