Midweek View: The United States is not only not saving nuts, it's eating the ones left over from the last winter
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Friday 26 October 2012
Santander loses £52m from bid
Thursday 25 October 2012
Admiralty Arch in £60m hotel deal
Friday 27 January 2012
Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, learned to his cost last night that he is not alone among Republicans vying for the presidential nomination able to conjure righteous indignation when it matters. Mitt Romney showed a debate audience here that he has quite the talent for it too.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Mitt Romney has ripped into Republican rival Newt Gingrich attacking what he said was the former speaker of the House of Representatives' disgraced exit and subsequent work as a Washington influence peddler.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
If Republican voters select Newt Gingrich as the party's 2012 presidential nominee they would be handing President Barack Obama a second term in the White House, the campaign for Mitt Romney claimed last night.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Two former CEOs at mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac yesterday became the highest-profile individuals to be charged in connection with the 2008 financial crisis.
Wednesday 28 September 2011
Bank of America was treated too leniently in settlement talks over mortgage fraud at the company, robbing the US taxpayer of billions of dollars of potential compensation, according to a damning report.
Sunday 04 September 2011
This was a good week for bank bashing.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC were among 17 giant banks sued last night by a US government agency, seeking billions of dollars in compensation over their packaging and selling of mortgage bonds in the run-up to the credit crisis.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The former chief executives of the US mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could become the next senior figures facing fraud charges, as regulators pursue wrongdoing in the lead up to the credit crisis.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Withdrawing federal government support for the US mortgage market could wreck the economy and leave US house prices moribund for years, a leading bond fund manager has warned the Obama administration.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Friday 04 December 2009
Time passes and it heals, or at least it bandages up. Wall Street's banks are raking billions once more, the global economy is sputtering back to life and the chances of wresting control of our destinies from unfettered finance recede with each incremental improvement. Andrew Ross Sorkin wants Too Big To Fail to be a reminder of just how close to the abyss the whole system came last year when Lehman Brothers crashed and AIG crumbled, and a call to arms in favour of reform. Actually, he has written a book that douses the very fury which might lead to radical change. It is a reasonable book, methodically researched and persuasive. There are no villains here, and a good few heroes. So be it.
Saturday 14 November 2009
US Outlook The US is back on Bailout Red Alert, and this time round the federal government looks like it might have to pay to bail out – itself. No one should be surprised to learn that the Federal Housing Administration has found itself facing big losses, what with so many Americans failing to pay their mortgage. Republican politicians scent a scandal of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac proportions, and are already making hay, but this is no time for the Obama administration to go defensive about its support for the US housing market.
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With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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