Government Programs TARP

  • Neil Barofsky

    Neil Barofsky, the former TARP watchdog says we cannot manage the big banks. We have to kill them.

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    A move by M&T Bank last week could serve as the model for Synovus Financial to delay repaying bailout money and avoid a dilutive offering of common shares.

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    Almost four years after the government spent $161 billion dollars to rescue AIG, and management has spent countless hours restructuring it, a report by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, concludes the insurance giant is still too big and complicated to regulate.

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    Volkswagen and PSA Peugeot Citroën are looking at tapping a European Central Bank loan program designed to aid euro zone banks in a move that could help ease funding costs for the region’s carmakers, the Financial Times reports.

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    European policymakers are taking a page from their American counterparts in dealing with their sovereign debt crisis, a development that vulture investor Wilbur Ross considers positive.

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    Only the European Central Bank "has the balance sheet big enough to deal with this crisis" in Europe, Neel Kashkari, Pimco's head of equities, told CNBC Monday.

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    The debate over the bailout of the US banking system has recently taken a weird turn.

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    Bond investors appear to have come in off the ledge as it relates to the European debt crisis.

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    European officials are working on a detailed plan aimed at shoring up European bank stability, according to an official who spoke with CNBC’s Steve Liesman.

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    Germany is set to vote September 29 on new European stability fund powers, and that's just one of several big risk events looming in the euro zone. Here's how to trade on them.

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    Major banks stop lending to each other. A liquidity scare sets in. Policy makers contemplate fillingl the void with dollars meant to stave off fears that the banking system is failing.

  • Dick Bove

    European banks susceptible to shocks from the debt crisis in Greece and other nations should get access to a program similar to what US banks had during the financial crisis, analyst Dick Bove said.

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    The Wall Street Journal's editorial today reads the recent statements coming out of Europe exactly as NetNet did yesterday—indicating a possible TARP solution for the sovereign debt crisis.

  • Steven Rattner

    Steven Rattner, the former Obama administration point man for the bailout of Chrysler and General Motors, launches into a sort of mania on the opinion page of the New York Times today.

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    The markets that refused to panic on instructions from pundits and politicians last week refused to rally as instructed today.

  • Close to TARP II Style Moment?

    CNBC's Ron Insana explains why we're getting close to a "Tarp II style moment."

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    Astute analysts have been predicting for months that the debt ceiling deal wouldn't happen until markets experienced a "TARP vote" moment, whereby investors really panicked and forced politicians to cut a deal.

  • Italy Nears 'TARP' Moment

    The debt crisis in Europe continues to dog the global stock market, with Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners.

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    Following Moody’s decision fire a shot across the bows of talks over raising the US debt ceiling a key option facing Vice President’s working committee on the debt ceiling has been removed according to Jeremy Batstone-Carr, the director of private client research at Charles Stanley in London.

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    The HBO movie “Too Big To Fail” ends just after the early stages of the financial crisis in 2008, when Congress dramatically reversed course and passed the massive TARP program in the face of a cratering Dow Jones Industrial Average and fears of an economic apocalypse.