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12 октября, 14:15

Рынок Таиланда рухнул на слухах о смерти короля

Валюта Таиланда и фондовый рынок рухнули до многомесячных минимумов в среду на слухах о смерти короля Пхумипона Адульядета.

03 августа, 17:51

Fiserv (FISV) Q2 Earnings In Line, Raises View for 2016

Fiserv Inc.'s (FISV) second-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $1.08 per share came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

29 июля, 18:29

Fiserv (FISV) to Post Q2 Earnings: Will it Surprise Again?

Fiserv, Inc. (FISV), is slated to report second-quarter 2016 results on Aug 2.

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03 июня, 17:03

Fiserv (FISV) Scales 52-Week High on Solid Growth Prospects

Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) reached a new 52-week high of $106.65 in yesterday's trading session. Its shares have been rising since May 5 when the company announced its first quarter 2016 results.

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14 марта, 19:10

8 killed in Bangkok bank chemical leak

Eight people died at the headquarters of one of Thailand’s largest banks when workers accidentally triggered the release of fire extinguishing chemicals during an upgrade of the building’s safety system,

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01 марта, 12:43

Bangkok Bank says not yet approved loan guarantee for Jasmine

BANGKOK, March 1 (Reuters) - Bangkok Bank will decide whether to provide a loan guarantee for Jasmine International PCL's 4G license financing only after it has seen the firm's new business model and the payment terms set by the telecoms regulator, Chansak Fuangfu, the bank's executive director, said on Tuesday.

05 февраля, 22:35

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) is set to report fourth-quarter 2015 results on Feb 9.

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24 декабря 2015, 11:20

UPDATE 1-Thai Jasmine says secures bank financing for 4G network rollout

BANGKOK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Thai Jasmine International Pcl's unit has secured financial support from domestic banks including Bangkok Bank Pcl for investments in its fourth-generation (4G) network, its chief executive said on Thursday.

26 октября 2015, 23:30

Akamai Technologies to Report Q3 Earnings: What to Expect?

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) is set to report third-quarter 2015 results on Oct 27.

20 октября 2015, 21:40

Леонард Блаватник и Гаврил Юшваев инвестируют в биотехнологическую компанию в США

Миллиардеры Леонард Блаватник и Гаврил Юшваев вошли в число акционеров американской биотехнологической Humacyte Inc, передает «Интерфакс». Компания привлекла $150 млн, разместив привилегированные акции в пользу консорциума инвесторов, говорится в сообщении Humacyte. Отмечается, что в составе консорциума — Access Industries Леонард Блаватника, таиландские Bangkok Bank и Reignwood Group, бывший CEO Credit Suisse Брейди Дуган и Гаврил Юшваев. Организатором сделки выступил Credit Suisse. Планируется, что инвестиции будут направлены на клинические испытания флагманского продукта компании — Humacyl.

20 октября 2015, 20:12

Блаватник и Юшваев инвестировали в биотехнологическую компанию США

Миллиардеры Леонард Блаватник (№41 в глобальном рейтинге миллиардеров Forbes, состояние $20,2 млрд) и Гаврил Юшваев вошли в число акционеров американской биотехнологической Humacyte Inc, сообщает...

29 июля 2015, 18:20

Akamai (AKAM) Q2 Earnings Lag, Revenues Match Estimates - Analyst Blog

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) reported second-quarter 2015 results.

28 июля 2015, 00:49

Can Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Q2 Earnings Surprise? - Analyst Blog

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) is set to report second-quarter 2015 results on Jul 28.

27 апреля 2015, 22:44

Is Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Likely to Beat Q1 Earnings? - Analyst Blog

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) is set to report first-quarter 2015 results on Apr 28. The company reported a positive earnings surprise of 5.66% in the last quarter.

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14 января 2015, 03:39

Akamai to Offer Cloud Security Services to Bangkok Bank - Analyst Blog

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) recently announced its collaboration with the largest commercial bank in Thailand -- Bangkok Bank -- to offer a host of cloud services.

01 октября 2014, 14:39

Мьянма выходит из изоляции

Промышленно-коммерческий банк Китая и три крупнейших банка Японии получили одобрение на начало деятельности в Мьянме, стране в Юго-Западной Азии, которая выходит из 50-летней экономической изоляции.  Промышленно-коммерческий банк Китая, а также банки Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group и Australia & New Zealand Banking Group получили предварительное одобрение, заявил комитет по лицензированию иностранных банков Мьянмы. Банки стремятся утвердиться на рынке Мьянмы, которая восстанавливает связи с мировой экономикой через 50 лет после установления власти военного правительства. Согласно прогнозу Всемирного банка ВВП Мьянмы вырастет в этом году на 7,8%. "Мы нацелены на то, чтобы обслуживать иностранные компании, а также обслуживать финансовые институты на внутреннем рынке, – заявил Эндрю Гежи, глава ANZ по международным банковским операциям. - Совершенно ясно, что для нас здесь много возможностей". Банки Bangkok Bank, Malayan Banking, Oversea-Chinese Banking и United Overseas Bank также получили предварительные лицензии, действительные в течение 12 месяцев. Окончательное одобрение Во время этого периода банкам необходимо выполнить определенные обязательства, которые они обозначили в своих заявках на выдачу лицензии, продемонстрировать функциональные банковские операции, а также выполнить требования Центрального банка Мьянмы, заявил комитет по лицензированию иностранных банков Мьянмы. Если они выполнят эти требования, то Центральный банк выдаст им окончательную лицензию. 25 иностранных банков подали заявки на лицензии согласно данным ANZ. Регуляторы Мьянмы предпочитают привлечь больше компаний, которые будут принимать участие в корпоративном банковском обслуживании и привлекать прямые иностранные инвестиции в страну. В прошлом году ANZ открыл представительство в Янгоне. В 2012 г. Мьянма приняла закон об иностранных инвестициях, который должен стимулировать интерес со стороны зарубежных компаний. В том же году США начали ослабление экономических санкций против страны, после того как президент страны Тхейн Сейн начал процесс демократических преобразований, в результате которых лидер оппозиции Аунг Сан Су Чжи был избран в парламент после 15 лет домашнего ареста. Банк OCBC, который открыл представительство в Янгоне, крупнейшем городе Мьянмы, 20 лет назад, будет оказывать клиентам услуги по управлению наличными средствами, проектному и торговому финансированию, а также по консультированию в области ценных бумаг, заявили представители банка.  Изоляция МьянмыСША, ЕС и Канада ввели санкции против военной власти Мьянмы, после того как они продлили арест оппозиционного лидера. До этого, в 2007 г., войска подавили там антиправительственные протесты. Кроме того, США отслеживают все операции Мьянмы в долларах, которые совершаются и за ее пределами, поэтому в страну сложно провести какой-либо платеж. В Бирму не поставляется оружие из США, не делаются иностранные инвестиции, Штаты ничего оттуда не импортируют, Канада не поставляет туда гуманитарные товары. В 2011 г. в стране начались политические реформы по борьбе с коррупцией, улучшающие обменный курс и условия для иностранных инвестиций и налогообложения. По степени свободы экономику Мьянмы ставят в один ряд с северокорейской, рыночные процессы в ней подавляются. С 1 января 2012 г. были отменены визовые санкции Евросоюза в отношении руководства этой страны. 1 апреля 2012 г. в Мьянме прошли свободные выборы в парламент. Из 50 мест 43 получила демократическая оппозиция, а еще два — коммунисты.

19 апреля 2013, 22:38

Bangkok Bank (Thailand's largest lender which rose 1.6% today and reported a 7.8% increase in quarterly profits AH) says it has built up loan loss reserves equal to 203% of its NPL book. Similarly, Thailand's third largest lender Siam Commercial Bank, notes that "higher provisions [are now necessary] as a counter-cyclical buffer." Investors, the World Bank, and Thai monetary authorities are all concerned that cheap property loans have created a credit bubble in Thailand which could jeopardize economic growth and may impede the Thai central bank's ability to adopt more accommodative policies.

Bangkok Bank (Thailand's largest lender which rose 1.6% today and reported a 7.8% increase in quarterly profits AH) says it has built up loan loss reserves equal to 203% of its NPL book. Similarly, Thailand's third largest lender Siam Commercial Bank, notes that "higher provisions [are now necessary] as a counter-cyclical buffer." Investors, the World Bank, and Thai monetary authorities are all concerned that cheap property loans have created a credit bubble in Thailand which could jeopardize economic growth and may impede the Thai central bank's ability to adopt more accommodative policies. Post your comment!

07 марта 2013, 01:20

Chavez and Thaksin: A Tale of Two Socialists and Western Hypocrisy

Tony CartalucciActivist Post Confounding was the Australian's (newspaper) recent op-ed titled, "Death of a ruthless autocrat," in regards to the late Hugo Chavez. Confounding not for the op-ed's condemnation of socialist policies or its criticism of Hugo Chavez, an obstruction to Western corporate-financier interests in South America for over a decade, but because of the obscene hypocrisy displayed throughout, from a newspaper and a corporate-financier-academic establishment in Australia that coddles a figure in nearby Thailand that is every bit as guilty of everything it accuses Chavez of.Image: When is blood-red socialism OK (Thailand) and when is it "ruthless autocracy" (Venezuela)? The answer depends on whether or not you serve Wall Street and London's international order. Contrary to popular belief, socialism is not a unified global ideology and is instead like any tool - only as good or bad as the hands it finds itself in. The use of socialism by two governments no more indicates an affiliation than would guns in the hands of two opposing armies on a battlefield.The piece begins with: HE was lionised as a hero by the Western Left, of course, but it would be hard to find a leader in recent history who more comprehensively betrayed the wellbeing of his country than Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. He was driven by an irrational, demagogic and self-defeating antagonism towards Washington that blinded him to his nation's best interests.The rambling narrative of the Australian equates to condemning Venezuela for not opening itself up to Western exploitation, domination by corporate-financier monopolies, and the folly of its challenging of the West's campaign of global aggression from Mali, Libya, and Syria, to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq. google_ad_client = "pub-1897954795849722"; /* 468x60, created 6/30/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8230781418"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; In fact, the Australian itself makes a point of condemning Chavez for his support of Saddam Hussein, who's nation was occupied by the West during a brutal 10 year war, following a decade of sanctions that in total cost the lives of over 2 million Iraqis (including half a million children) and still counting. The Australian implies that Chavez was wrong to support Iraq, despite documented evidence that the Western assault on Iraq was waged upon a patently false pretense. The Australian condemns Chavez' "populist economics" and ends its piece by stating: Thumbing your nose at Washington and aligning your country with the world's worst dictatorships is a recipe for disaster. Those who come after Mr Chavez should see that and change course.Thumbing your nose at Washington and its interests is indeed a recipe for disaster, as has been thumbing your nose at brutal empires throughout human history. Your nation will become the target of covert military operations, terrorism, political subversion, and economic sabotage, the very root of Venezuela's current malaise. Thumb your nose long and hard enough at the West, and you may even become subject to an outright invasion, as was the case in Iraq, Libya, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. Or, you may suffer a long-term proxy war, as Syria now faces. In reality, the Australian reveals what Hugo Chavez was really guilty of. Not of being a "ruthless autocrat," or of being a socialist, but of being independent and for having the nerve to challenge the extraterritorial interests of an increasingly violent and unhinged West. Thaksin Shinawatra - Populist, Socialist, Ruthless Autocrat, and Darling of the West. Of course, the most preposterous statement of the Australian's op-ed would easily be, "but it would be hard to find a leader in recent history who more comprehensively betrayed the wellbeing of his country than Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez." The Australian might start with Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand, propped up and coddled by the West since the 1990s, and to this day given free passage throughout the West despite being a convicted criminal and a fugitive from the law in his native country.The Australian's editorial board itself has lent support to his despotic, nepotist regime, currently led by his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, defending him as a progressive, pro-democratic force in Thailand. In a 2011 Australian news article preceding Thailand's national elections, no where is found the same venomous language directed at Chavez in describing Thaksin's own populist/socialist schemes. No mention at all is made of Thaksin's grotesque human rights record - the worst in Thai history, his intimidation of the press, and his habitual assault on any and all who challenge him. Indeed, while the Australian calls Hugo Chavez a "ruthless autocrat," it was Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand who mass murdered 3,000 innocent people over the course of 90 days during a so-called "war on drugs" where police were sent into the streets to conduct extrajudicial executions. It would later be determined that most of the those murdered were not even involved in the drug trade. Human Rights Watch (HRW) would confirm this in their 2008 report titled, "Thailand’s 'war on drugs'," a follow up to the much more extensive 2004 report, "Not Enough Graves." To this day Thaksin counts his "war on drugs" as one of the many highlights of his 2001-2006 stint in office. And while the Australian fails to remind readers of this inconvenient fact, other Western propagandists, such as the Economist, boldly defend the mass murder that took place under his ruthless regime. In its op-ed titled, "Thailand's drug wars: Back on the offensive," the Economist states: Faced with soaring methamphetamine abuse, Mr Thaksin ordered the police to draw up blacklists of suspected traffickers and “to act decisively and without mercy”.The Economist would also go on to say:On the streets of Khlong Toey, the largest slum in Bangkok, there is nostalgia for Mr Thaksin's iron-fisted drugs policy. The 2003 crackdown drove up prices, smashed trafficking networks and forced addicts into rehabilitation programmes. In drug-ravaged communities, where the ends tend to justify the means, that was enough to turn Mr Thaksin into a hero.The Economist finishes its op-ed by lamenting that the then military-led government which ousted Thaksin in 2006, had not kept up Thaksin's abhorrent, extrajudicial campaign of mass murder:You might expect a military junta with sweeping powers to have kept up the fight against such illicit activity. Anti-narcotics officials say that drug seizures have risen since the military coup in September 2006.And more recently, the Huffington Post hosted Stanley Weiss of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and his op-ed titled, "The Oracle of Thailand," where he praises Thaksin Shinawatra's populist-socialist policies and suggests the US would be better off if it applied his "Thaksinomics" across America. Weiss openly admits that Thaksin Shinawatra, despite being a convicted criminal and living in exile, is running the country by nepotist proxy. Yet, he defends what he considers a brilliant exploitation of Thailand's desperately poor, notoriously under-educated rural population, spinning it as: The great innovation of Thaksin and Pansak (along with U.S.-trained academic Somkid Jatusripitak) was "the increased role of government in the allocation of credit," as Chulalongkorn University Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit writes. But not just anywhere: "Thaksinomics" focused the government's attention on the poor and rural areas of Thailand. Arguing that "a country is a company and a company is a country," the self-described "CEO Prime Minister" approached the national economy like a business, looking for ways, as Pasuk explains, to "mobilize any dormant or unexploited assets including unused natural resources and neglected human resources." Tapping unused reserves of credit in the state banking system, the team created one rural credit fund after another. To lower household expenses, they offered low-cost housing and health insurance; provided subsidized credit for buying taxis and provided loans for children to get to school.One might wonder how that is any different than what Hugo Chavez did in Venezuela, who also won over the population in part by using state money to subsidize his support base. The difference is simple: Hugo Chavez used socialism to co-opt the population in opposition to the Wall Street-London international order, while Thaksin Shinawatra co-opted Thailand's rural poor on behalf of Wall Street and London's interests.Weiss' BENS front is lined with representatives of America's Fortune 500 who have played a pivotal role in both Thaksin' rise to power, and his continued relevance in Thai politics. Thaksin had been prime minister from 2001-2006. Long before Thaksin Shinawatra would become prime minister in Thailand, he was already working his way up the Wall Street-London ladder of opportunity, while simultaneously working his way up in Thai politics. He was appointed by the Carlyle Group as an adviser while holding public office, and attempted to use his connections to boost his political image. Thanong Khanthong of Thailand's English newspaper "the Nation," wrote in 2001: "In April 1998, while Thailand was still mired in a deep economic morass, Thaksin tried to use his American connections to boost his political image just as he was forming his Thai Rak Thai Party. He invited Bush senior to visit Bangkok and his home, saying his own mission was to act as a "national matchmaker" between the US equity fund and Thai businesses. In March, he also played host to James Baker III, the US secretary of state in the senior Bush administration, on his sojourn in Thailand."Upon becoming prime minister in 2001, Thaksin would begin paying back the support he received from his Western sponsors. In 2003, he would commit Thai troops to the US invasion of Iraq, despite widespread protests from both the Thai military and the public. Thaksin would also allow the CIA to use Thailand for its abhorrent rendition program. In 2004, Thaksin attempted to ramrod through a US-Thailand Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) without parliamentary approval, backed by the US-ASEAN Business Council who just before 2011's elections that saw Thaksin's sister Yingluck Shinawatra brought into power, hosted the leaders of Thaksin’s "red shirt" "United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship" (UDD).Image: The US-ASEAN Business Council, a who’s-who of corporate fascism in the US, had been approached by leaders of Thaksin Shinwatra's "red shirt" street mobs. (click image to enlarge) The council in 2004 included 3M, war profiteering Bechtel, Boeing, Cargill, Citigroup, General Electric, IBM, the notorious Monsanto, and currently also includes banking houses Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Chevron, Exxon, BP, Glaxo Smith Kline, Merck, Northrop Grumman, Monsanto’s GMO doppelganger Syngenta, as well as Phillip Morris.Photo: Deposed autocrat, Thaksin Shinawatra before the CFR on the even of the 2006 military coup that would oust him from power. Since 2006 he has had the full, unflinching support of Washington, Wall Street and their immense propaganda machine in his bid to seize back power.Thaksin would remain in office until September of 2006. On the eve of the military coup that ousted him from power, Thaksin was literally standing before the Fortune 500-funded Council on Foreign Relations giving a progress report in New York City. Since the 2006 coup that toppled his regime, Thaksin has been represented by US corporate-financier elites via their lobbying firms including, Kenneth Adelman of the Edelman PR firm (Freedom House, International Crisis Group, PNAC), James Baker of Baker Botts (CFR), Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers (CFR), Kobre & Kim, and currently Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff (Chatham House). Robert Amsterdam of Amsterdam & Peroff, would also simultaneously represent Thaksin's "red shirt" UDD movement, and was present for the inaugural meeting of the so-called "academic" Nitirat group, attended mostly by pro-Thaksin red shirts (who literally wore their red shirts to the meeting). Additional support for Thaksin and his UDD street-front is provided by the US State Department via National Endowment for Democracy-funded "NGO" Prachatai." Time to Grow Up It is time for the general population to refine their understanding of socioeconomic-political processes. Socialism is not an internationally unified political ideology. It is a set of tools that is only as good or as bad as the hands that wield them. And just because these tools can be found in two different hands, does not mean that both hands serve the same agenda - no more so than would guns in two opposing armies' hands indicate a mutual agenda or alliance. Hugo Chavez used socialism to build a support base, because if he didn't, Wall Street and London would do it themselves with their proxy opposition front in Venezuela - just as they have done in Thailand with Thaksin Shinawatra. The proof is in the West's own narrative, where they hypocritically celebrate Thaksin Shinawatra's "Thaksinomics" while condemning Chavez' "Chavismo." It would appear that socialism is only "OK" if it is used to co-opt the population for the interests of Wall Street and London. "Thumb your nose" at the West, and it doesn't matter what socioeconomic strategy you employ, you are a "ruthless autocrat" whose days are numbered and whose memory will be immediately defiled upon your passing. Governments do not adhere to political ideologies, they simply use them when and where profitable. In the US where a corporate-financier oligarchy literally writes the policy for politicians on both sides of the aisle, the use of socialism and "free market" economics is done in tandem to achieve a multitude of goals that would be impossible using only one or the other. While the West itself placates its population with socialism, such policies are condemned when employed contra to their interests, especially when used to galvanize a population against Western advances - as was the case in Chavez' Venezuela. In reality, socialism is but a single tool. An entire nation cannot be sustained upon it, no more than an entire house can be built using only a hammer. The true test of a government is not whether it uses socialism or not, but with what other tools it employs it. A nation must seek to build upon socialism's stop-gaps with sustainable, pragmatic solutions. Outside of Wall Street and London's international order, many nations are doing just that, but progress is difficult to gauge when the West arrays the summation of its influence and power against such progress. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-1897954795849722"; /* 468x60, created 7/28/12 */ google_ad_slot = "9833874419"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; The general population's habit of perceiving socialism, capitalism, or any other socioeconomic system as a unifying ideology is folly. The ruling elite, whichever side they stand on, do not see such systems as unifying ideologies, but merely tools. It is time for the general population to look at how these tools are used, and whose hands they are actually in, instead of fixating on the tool itself as being inherently "good" or "bad." The story of Chavez and Thaksin illustrates the double standards and hypocrisy hidden in plain sight and casts doubts on narratives proposing anyone using "socialism" is part of a unified global cabal. Such a notion falls flat unless financial and political ties can be documented. In the case of Hugo Chavez and Venezuela, the chasm between his movement and the West's use of socialism couldn't be any deeper or wider.Tony Cartalucci's articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg. 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05 марта 2013, 18:20

Is Google Fueling The Ivory Trade?

BANGKOK -- A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand in Asia that is killing African elephants at record levels. The Environmental Investigation Agency, a conservation advocacy group, said in a statement Tuesday that there are some 10,000 ads on Google Japan's shopping site that promote the sale of ivory. About 80 percent of the ads are for "hanko," small wooden stamps widely used in Japan to affix signature seals to official documents. The rest are carvings and other small objects. Hanko are used for everything from renting a house to opening a bank account. The stamps are legal and typically inlaid with ivory lettering. The EIA said Japan's hanko sales are a "major demand driver for elephant ivory (and) have contributed to the wide-scale resumption of elephant poaching across Africa." Google said in an emailed response to The Associated Press, "Ads for products obtained from endangered or threatened species are not allowed on Google. As soon as we detect ads that violate our advertising policies, we remove them." The EIA said it had written a letter to Google CEO Larry Page on Feb. 22 urging the company to remove the ads because they violate Google's own policies. It said Google had not responded to the letter or taken down the advertisements. "While elephants are being mass slaughtered across Africa to produce ivory trinkets, it is shocking to discover that Google, with the massive resources it has at its disposal, is failing to enforce its own policies designed to help protect endangered elephants," said Allan Thorton, the U.S.-based president of the EIA. Curbing the trade in so-called "blood ivory" is at the top of the agenda of the 178-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES, which is meeting in Bangkok this week to discuss how to protect the planet's biodiversity by regulating the legal trade of flora and fauna and clamping down on smuggling. Around 70 years ago, up to 5 million elephants are believed to have roamed sub-Saharan Africa. Today, just several hundred thousand are left. Over the last few years, as Asian economies have grown and demand for ivory has risen, the slaughter of elephants has reached its worst level in more than two decades. Last year alone, some 32,000 elephants were killed in Africa, according to the Born Free Foundation, which says black-market ivory sells for around $1,300 per pound. Much of it ends up as tourist trinkets and carvings. CITES banned the international ivory trade in 1989, but the move did not address domestic markets. Wildlife groups say legal ivory markets in China and Thailand are used to hide much larger trade in illegally poached ivory. Japan imported stockpiles of ivory before it began complying with the CITES rules. Google's advertising policies state that Google "doesn't allow the promotion of products obtained from endangered or threatened species," including elephant tusks, rhino horns and products made from whales, sharks and dolphins. Thorton said the policies were laudable "but sadly these are not being enforced and that's devastating." Concerned Internet shoppers have alleged that ivory is being sold on other sites as well, including eBay. Some objects now offered for more than $1,000 apiece are marketed as "ox-bone" or "faux ivory." At least one wildlife group, the United Kingdom-based International Fund for Animal Welfare, has said it has worked with eBay to help them enforce anti-ivory trading policies by showing them how their rules are being flouted and improving efforts to flag suspicious items. In 2007, IFAW alleged that eBay was "one of the main channels through which trafficking in wildlife and wildlife products are conducted online," but it has said the shopping site clamped down after IFAW shared research with them concerning illegal trading.