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Tag Archives: Credit Crisis

Instructing the infrastructure dollar to get jobs | O’nomics (

This article at our US blog might work for a lot of governments around the world, in (One) Knowing where the money is being spent (Two) Doing your home work … Continue reading

December 19, 2009 · 1 Comment

Things are looking up too! Bernanke is. | O’nomics

Watch our related post on how we have the snowmobile working to clear the c’congested’ road out to work..(TARP) Well, all we needed to get on the road was pleasant … Continue reading

December 9, 2009 · 2 Comments

Arizona borrows $700M line of credit for 2009| Phoenix Business Journal

zyakaira notes: To date the Jobs report at is showing jobs being created in non existent (congressional) districts, Arizona RE is still down 75-90% over all happened here … Continue reading

November 19, 2009

Wells Fargo Settles Lawsuit Over Auction-Rate Securities – DealBook Blog –

Wells Fargo said on Wednesday that it had agreed to buy back $1.4 billion in auction-rate securities it sold to investors before the market for those securities dried up last … Continue reading

November 19, 2009

Will the French dominate post crisis?

The French BNP and the Barclays’ have definitely come out on top post-crisis and given parochial attitudes in both nations, their governments are likely to plan making heavy weather on … Continue reading

September 30, 2009

BNP closes out the French Till | DealBook

BNP Paribas, the largest French bank, said on Tuesday that it would raise €4.3 billion from investors to repay government bailout funds, The New York Times’s David Jolly and Chris … Continue reading

September 30, 2009 · 1 Comment

AIG’s Taiwan Life Unit

zyakaira notes: The Taiwan Life unit: The recent laundry list of asset sales planned by AIG see here continues to find conflict of interest in almost each of its deals, … Continue reading

August 18, 2009 · 2 Comments

AIG still on the precipice?

  AIG will soon be a domestic insurer if the planned three way split comes through to let the company return Federal funds as it has already spun off its … Continue reading

August 7, 2009

Tarnished Citigroup Looks Like It Could Shine Again –

Citigroup has been garnering investor interest amid optimism on Wall Street that the worst is over for the beleaguered banking company. Citi shares have been pounded in the past two … Continue reading

August 4, 2009 · 1 Comment

UBS Posts $1.3 Billion Quarterly Loss –

UBS posted a $1.3 billion quarterly loss on Tuesday, the third in a row for Switzerland’s biggest bank, and blamed costs linked to its reorganization program.The loss widened to 1.4 … Continue reading

August 4, 2009