And the merchants stood afar… bewailing the collapse of Babylon… Beware: golden idol with clay feet fall-zone; in peace
Belgium-based Optima Bank has FAILED and been shut down by both the National Bank of Belgium (which also acts as the Belgian regulating body) as well as the European Central Bank (ECB). According to the national supervisor, the bank would have been unable to meet its commitments to its clients and was forced to cease all banking activities after some potentially fraudulent transaction were unveiled.
It’s surprising to see the main media have tried to keep this silent as even the website of the National Bank of Belgium didn’t bother to issue the press release in English (whereas all other press releases on the home page can be read in English). There’s also (curiously) no statement from the ECB either, nor has this news been translated on the English version of website of the state-owned national television station.
The situation is so bad the regulator has already immediately…
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