Bank of America

Fed emails point to BoA pressure on Merrill deal

Emails sent by Federal Reserve officials and subpoenaed by government investigators appear to back claims that Ben Bernanke pressurised Bank of America to go ahead with its takeover of investment bank Merrill Lynch after the bank attempted to back out of…

Temasek sells Bank of America shares

Temasek, one of Singapore's sovereign wealth funds, has sold its stake in Bank of America in a bid to reduce its considerable exposure to western banking stocks.

Fed reveals Maiden Lane assets

In a bid to enhance transparency, and in doing so appease anger on the Hill, the Federal Reserve on Thursday released information about the assets it holds of American International Group (AIG), the beleaguered insurer, and Bear Stearns, a now-defunct…

Bernanke, Paulson forced Merill deal: BoA chief

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Hank Paulson, a former US treasury secretary, have been accused of pressurising Bank of America to go ahead with their takeover of investment bank Merrill Lynch after they attempted to back out of…

Tarp could cost taxpayers more

The Congressional Budget Office has raised its estimate of the ultimate cost to taxpayers of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (Tarp) by 51%.

ICE's CDS clearing plan gets Fed's approval

The Fed has accepted a bid by ICE Trust - an amalgam of an exchange operator, a provider of clearing services and eight banks - to run a central counterparty and clearing house for the global credit-default-swap (CDS) market.

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