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January 30, 2008
A possible collapse of teetering bond insurers could cost financial firms, including Merrill Lynch & Co. and Citigroup Inc., as much as $75 billion, according to a report from Oppenheimer & Co. analyst Meredith Whitney, according to Crain's...
January 28, 2008
Franklin Templeton Investments, a subsidiary of Franklin Resources Inc., has launched the Templeton International Bond Fund for U.S. investors. The fund, which is offered by the Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, seeks to generate income...
January 25, 2008
Banks, still hurting from painful write-downs, may need to set aside $143 billion in reserves if municipal bonds wind up being downgraded, according Barclays Capital. If the bonds insured by Ambac Financial Group and MBIA Inc. are cut one level...
January 24, 2008
William Galvin, secretary of the commonwealth of Massachusetts has subpoenaed bond insurers MBIA Inc. and Ambac Financial Group. The two bond insurers are now being investigated by state regulators. Mr. Galvin said that last week he had requested...
January 17, 2008
Shares of bond insurers Ambac Financial Group Inc. and MBIA Inc. plunged Thursday on renewed concerns that the two companies are on the verge of losing their AAA credit ratings. Moodys Investors Services late Wednesday said it may cut Ambacs...
September 24, 2007
After being beaten down as a result of the subprime-mortgage mess, junk bonds now look like big winners following last weeks interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. And some industry experts say that that may translate into a sustained rally...
September 19, 2007
An Atlanta federal appeals court yesterday reversed a ruling, thereby affirming the dismissal of securities fraud charges against underwriter Stephens Inc. The court turned down an appeal by Financial Security Assurance Inc., a New York-based...
August 24, 2007
Prominent bond fund manager Bill Gross said the subprime-mortgage crisis needs a federal response of Rooseveltian proportions. In a commentary posted on PIMCO's website, Mr. Gross, the founder and director of Pacific Investment Management...
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