Somali pirate stock exchange
This is the point where the world actually turns into a Bruce Sterling-written satire.
Somali pirates have set up a stock exchange to attract investors, according to Reuters Here's one woman's brief story:
"Piracy investor Sahra Ibrahim, a 22-year-old divorcee, was lined up with others waiting for her cut of a ransom pay-out after one of the gangs freed a Spanish tuna fishing vessel.
'I am waiting for my share after I contributed a rocket-propelled grenade for the operation,' she said, adding that she got the weapon from her ex-husband in alimony.
'I am really happy and lucky. I have made $75,000 in only 38 days since I joined the 'company'.'"
Wonder when the futures market will kick off?
Somali sea gangs lure investors at pirate lair | Reuters