See What People Are Saying About... AIG


With a private sector solution looking highly unlikely, the government is once again considering providing American International Group with some sort of financial support a day after such a potential lifeline was denied, CNBC has learned.

Sources close to the situation said a private sector solution to AIG's situation is definitively dead.

"It's in our national interest that AIG survive," said Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, a former AIG chairman and a major investor in the insurer. He told CNBC there could be "systemic risks" if AIG's trading partners try to get out of their contracts.

Asked if an AIG bankruptcy were possible, he said if the company doesn't get a bridge loan, new capital, or relief from rating agencies, "then there's no alternative, and that would be a disaster."

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