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Franklin Templeton launches int'l bond fund

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...

Banks on the hook if muni bonds tank

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...

Massachusetts subpoenas MBIA and Ambac

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...

Ambac, MBIA shares dive on ratings fears

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. Moody’s Investors Services late Wednesday said it may cut Ambac’s...

Rate cut seen as positive for high-yield-bond investors

September 24, 2007

After being beaten down as a result of the subprime-mortgage mess, junk bonds now look like big winners following last week’s interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. And some industry experts say that that may translate into a sustained rally...

Court reverses FSA ruling

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...

Gross: Crisis needs ‘Rooseveltian’ response

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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