The Week in Quotes
'All illegal conduct by Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank and Nomura Securities Co extremely damages their credibility as financial institutions . . . and it is quite regrettable,' - - said Bank of Japan governor Yasuo Matsushita after the firms were given the stiffest-ever penalties.
'In order to protect my integrity and that of the Bank of Thailand, I would like to show my spirit by resigning from the governorship,' - said Bank of Thailand governor Rerngchai Marakanond.
'It doesn't seem like the wisest decision,' - said Nikko Securities senior investment adviser Kent Rossiter after Cheung Kong Infrastructure was added to the Hang Seng Index.
'Ways of skimming in Indonesia have been raised to a high art,' - - warned visiting US political economist Dr Jeffrey Winters who said World Bank officials had told him one third of total funds to Indonesia never saw the light of day.