Geithner bailout meets with mixed reviews

The markets loved it. But economists' reaction to US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner's public-private partnership to relieve banks of their toxic assets was more critical.

Details of the latest bailout emerged over the weekend, with the Treasury releasing a statement on Monday and Geithner writing an op-ed in that day's Wall Street Journal .

The programme will see the Treasury pledge $75 billion to $100 billion of funds devoted to the Troubled Asset Relief Programme (Tarp) to back loans of $500

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