The U.S. Treasury Department plans to sell the last of its stake in insurer American International Group (AIG), which received bailout money from the federal government during the financial crisis
A Chinese investor group is eyeing a 90 per cent stake from the airplane leasing unit of American International Group (AIG) for around $5.3bn, according to AIG
Newsweek's latest cover story declares that The Great Recession is over. A Merrill Lynch report concurs, saying, 'The recession is over... We are bullish on global equities.' Goldman Sachs is placing riskier bets on the market than it did before the financial meltdown (and setting aside huge amounts of money to pay its executives). The problem is ...
There is currently plenty of alarming smoke pouring out of our economic Vesuvius, but it is being dismissed. Don't worry about economic tremors, we're told, our financial system is back on track, the bailout worked and we'll start our slow but steady climb to recovery. But warning signs are all around us ...
American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) used over $90 billion in federal aid to pay out foreign and domestic banks, some of which received United States government bailouts as well. Some of the biggest recipients of AIG money were Goldman Sachs at $12.9 billion, and three European banks -- France's Societe Generale at $11.9 billion, Germany's Deutsche Bank at $11.8 billion, and Britain's Barclays PLC at $8.5 billion. Other names on the list included such stalwarts as Rabobank and Lloyds, which is now state owned.
There is no way of knowing exactly how much Europe has received until the Fed stops acting like the National Security Agency. No wonder Fed Vice Chairman Kohn refused to release to Congress the names of all of AIG's counterparties in his recent testimony.
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