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Bank of America says their fourth quarter results will be "disappointing" and there are more write-downs coming due to exposure to collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). They will likely not be buying back stock until 2009. Down 2 percent pre-open.
A banking industry fund to bail out structured investment vehicles reeling from the subprime mortgage crisis may only total $30 billion, down from recent estimates of $60 billion.
Stocks closed with huge losses after the Federal Reserve announced it was cutting interest rates only a quarter point, disappointing traders looking for twice that amount.
Citigroup has reduced the size of its structured investment vehicles by more than $15 billion in the past two months, the Financial Times said on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks closed higher as investors snapped up beaten-down financial shares on news ofthe latest large injection of funds into a major global bank.
Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank, is winding down a $12 billion money-market type fund for institutional investors, CNBC has learned.
The three U.S. banks assembling a super fund aimed at alleviating the global credit crunch are scaling back its size due to a lack of interest from the financial firms it's supposed to help, the Wall Street Journal said in its online edition, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Stocks closed lower as investors worried about the impact of the credit crisis on the financial sector and on the wider economy.
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Citigroup got a call from a prominent investment banker suggesting a merger with Bank of America as it was dealing with billions of dollars in mortgage-related losses and the departure of Chief Executive Charles Prince, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday in its online edition.
Stocks closed sharply higher after a rebound by the battered financial sector spread across the entire market.
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HSBC Holdings, Europe's biggest bank, has stepped in to support its two structured investment vehicles -- Cullinan and Asscher -- with funding of up to $35 billion to prevent forced sales of assets.
Stocks closed higher in a shortened session as the kickoff to the holiday shopping season lifted retail stocks, while signs of progress in a plan to relieve credit market strain helped major banking stocks.
Three U.S. banks drawing up a plan to ease the credit markets are expected to ask others in the industry to help out next week, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Overall losses from the U.S. mortgage market crisis could be up to $300 billion but financial firms and policymakers need to buy time to ensure an orderly work-out, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Wednesday.
Asset manager BlackRock is set to be signed up as the manager of a $75 billion fund being put together by U.S. banks to help struggling structured investment vehicles (SIVs), the Financial Times said, without citing the source of the information.
Stocks closed sharply lower as investors remained skittish about the housing slump's toll on the economy and potential credit losses at big financial services companies.
Good and bad news this morning. Good news: CPI in line with expectations. --More relief on the subprime front. UBS said they do not expect a major write-down of subprime-related exposures.
Investors in a $5 billion cash management fund run by General Electric have become the latest victims of the subprime mortgage meltdown. A short-term cash management fund, which attempts to keep the value of each share at one dollar, is instead offering investors just 96 cents on the dollar.