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Tag Archives: Credit Crisis

Buffet and the ratings agency answer the call | Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Today’s hearings at the Financial Crisis Inquiry commission cover Moody’s and other ratings agencies and their role in bringing down the house in the Crisis. While around the blogs questions … Continue reading

June 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

isn’t that news that will haunt your kids¿¿ ha¡ | gen x bumps revolt at advantage ‘zyaada’

some wannabe i bankers and some forced turds take umbrage at the smooth flow of work and loss of opportunity from resulting discipline. here, the events we thought inconsequential to … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bad Karma – Discovering the Dow’s ‘sympathetic’ influence in 20 minutes

Early last week, Greece’s villainy of mismanagement quickly covered lost ground in out pacing Goldman Sachs and their friends the Clintons from the headlines. Greece was however soon lost in … Continue reading

May 15, 2010

Goldman Sachs makes a bank | Advantage ‘zyaada’

Warning::This opinion may be speculative, overtly optimistic and may indulge in a little ‘appropriate’ gainsaying encouraging parties unmindful of law to continue doing so and might otherwise blind side you … Continue reading

May 14, 2010

Its the mortgages and the insurance – Lock, Stock and Barrel | Advantage ‘zyaada’

Loan originators bank of america, citi and wells fargo are still nursing their wounds.. and good for another decade . Federal agencies of the Treasury will continue to struggle with … Continue reading

May 13, 2010

What a weekend soiree in Europe | Advantage ‘zyaada’

The Euro zone banks would anyway be involved in all ECB attempts in mopping up treasury bonds issuance from the myriad nationalbanks in the next phase and also Greek bonds … Continue reading

May 10, 2010

Meanwhile AIG bleeds when it pays Claims!!

UPDATE: AIG goes National AIG’s asian unit AIA which consolidated most of its international units in life insurance, got sold for $35.5 billion to Prudential of Asia ( UK’s larger … Continue reading

February 27, 2010

Portugal, Greece are in fact 'not significant' | Advantage zyaada

The numbers look like this : Greece first , has $360 billion GDP , $350 Bn of which is Public Debt, Total Debt is $485 billion. All reference data is … Continue reading

February 9, 2010

How AIG got out of paying for its default swaps?

When push came to shove, AIG sat down at the bargaining table instead of paying the sum defaulted..and that’s the usual way of  doing it, but to hear it from … Continue reading

February 7, 2010

The legal fallout of the crisis | Advantage zyaada

Among the ones that escaped the notice of the fourth estate earlier, there was some legal action against banks for mis-declarations and civil fraud such as the mortgage ‘quick-cycles’ of … Continue reading

February 7, 2010