Thursday, February 5, 2009

Early Feb 5 Headlines

  • Second-biggest reinsurer Swiss Re asks for $2.6 billion from Warren to keep rating (Bloomberg)
  • Russia in Asia - we wrote about this, but WSJ thinks it is serious enough to bear repeating (WSJ)
  • Not Ken Lewis' fault? Blame Bernanke - U.S. forced Bank Of America to buy Merrill Lynch (Reuters)
  • Deutsche Bank posts first loss since World War II (Bloomberg)
  • Bank of England drops rates to lowest since inception (Bloomberg)
  • Citigroup and 8 other banks spend $872 million on stadium names, face populist anger (Bloomberg)
  • Centerbridge's Girsky reported to be on car czar team (Bloomberg)
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