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3rd rescue not the last?
Straits Times - Singapore
The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) agreed to convert all its US$6.88 billion of preferred stock to common shares for an 11 per cent ...

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Rating Agencies Endorse Revised AIG Bailout
Wall Street Journal - USA
By MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG and LIAM PLEVEN Major credit rating agencies have signed off on thelatest revamp of American International Group Inc.'s $150 ...

Abu Dhabi reviewing its Citigroup investment: sources
Reuters - USA
"But it is carefully assessing its options due to the latest events -- although no decision is taken yet," he said declining to be named due to ...

Israel stocks slump, but Retalix gets more interest
MarketWatch - USA
By Robert Daniel, MarketWatch TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) -- Israel stocks slumped Sunday, as Discount Bank became the latest of the country's financial firms to ...

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Banks’ ‘stress test’ is partly take-home exam
MSNBC - USA
It's just the latest example of a government program that's aimed at resolving the banking crisis but is more likely to come up short. ...

AIG May Get $30 Billion in Additional US Capital
Bloomberg - USA
Rating agencies have signed off on the latest rescue, the Wall Street Journal reported today, citing unidentified people. AIG may give up stakes in American ...
The L Curve - Latest Roubini Op-ed In the New York Times
RGE Monitor - New York,NY,USA
On Friday, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank said they will jointly provide euro24.5 ...

Money managers used investments as ‘personal piggy bank’
Muckety - New York,NY,USA
Please go here to check for the latest version of Java. Greenwood allegedly pocketed $293 million of that money for his own purposes. ...
Could China be the Reason the Banks aren't Nationalized yet?
Motley Fool - USA
The securities unit at Citic (the i-bank formerly known as China International Trust and InvestmentCompany) bet $1 billion on Bear Stearns, while sovereign ...

How will Citigroup changes affect you and the economy?
USA Today - USA
By Kathy Chu, USA TODAY In the latest effort to bolster the credit markets, the government dramatically expanded its stake in Citigroup (C) last week. ...

Citi Rescue Gives Prince, Singapore Sweeter Terms
Bloomberg - USA
And it’s good to be an investment company backed by the government of Singapore, or a former Citigroup chief executive. For that you get favored treatment ...

Bank Stocks Are Hated, So Here Are Four I Like: John Dorfman
Bloomberg - USA
Last week I looked at those 17 banks to select a handful that I think are good investment candidates now. The ones I like are not household names, ...

VeriSign Celebrates the Two Year Anniversary of Extended ...
CNNMoney.com - USA
The popularity of EV SSL received a boost in 2008 when the latest, most secure versions of Web browsers achieved dominant market share worldwide. ...
Local bankers answer latest economic questions
Fort Worth Business Press - Fort Worth,TX,USA
Randall Canedy We’re seeing anything from a 65 to 75 percent loan to cost for investment-type real estate and 75 to 80 percent for owner-occupied; ...

AIG Reaches New Deal With US Government, Posts Record 4Q Loss
CNNMoney.com - USA
The US government is boosting its investment in the embattled insurer through an additional $30 billion in capital. In addition to providing up to $30 ...
Ken Shubin Stein's Stocks
Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA
Dr. Shubin Stein is the founder of Spencer Capital, a deep value-oriented investment management firm. Previously he co-founded Compo Asset Management that ...
Encroaching Equitization of Citi's Capital Structure
Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA
Enter the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority or ADIA as it is better known. News just out of Reuters that Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund, which just happens ...

Stanford CFO arrested
FierceFinance - Washington,DC,USA
The latest: It has arrested Chief Investment Officer Laura Pendergest-Holt on federal obstruction charges. The Justice Department alleges that ...

State Street Launches Latest Vision Report on Derivatives ...
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
All of these features require a significant investment in infrastructure, technology and human capital. Given the key role of third-party custodians and ...
Jim Kunstler's Latest: "What Next"
Motley Fool - USA
... collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), structured investment vehicles (SIVs), and, of course, the basic filler, mortgage backed securities. ...




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