Bear Stearns

 
Wall fall down
Wall fall down
Not since the invasion of Iraq have I been so completely absorbed by a news story.
It's the Fred and Fan show
It's the Fred and Fan show
Stock markets were in a good mood last Monday after the United States treasury announced it was putting the two big beasts of the American mortgage...
IMF chief says worst of financial crisis is over
IMF chief says worst of financial crisis is over
The worst of the financial-sector crisis is over, although the impact on the broader economy will likely drag on in coming months, International...
Super-rich face backlash as credit crunch hits home in US
Super-rich face backlash as credit crunch hits home in US
The "American dream" of unashamed wealth and the opportunity for all to acquire it has reached a crisis point before: in the Depression, the oil...
IMF: World in worst financial crisis since Depression
IMF: World in worst financial crisis since Depression
The United States mortgage crisis has spiralled into "the largest financial shock since the Great Depression" and there is a one-in-four chance...
Bank chief blames rumours for Bear's collapse
Bank chief blames rumours for Bear's collapse
The head of the crisis-hit investment bank Bear Stearns has blamed short sellers and market manipulators for spreading negative financial rumours...
More than 20 000 Wall Street jobs at risk
More than 20 000 Wall Street jobs at risk
More than 20 000 people are forecast to lose their jobs on Wall Street as the credit crunch bites into business at financial institutions over...
Confidence floods back on housing, banking hopes
Confidence floods back on housing, banking hopes
Signs of life in the United States housing market combined with JPMorgan's higher bid for Bear Stearns to push global equity markets up sharply on...
Oil prices drop amid US economic concerns
Oil prices drop amid US economic concerns
Oil prices slipped more than $1 a barrel on Monday as traders worried that the flagging United States economy would cause oil demand to soften.
Central banks in mortgage crisis talks
Central banks in mortgage crisis talks
Central banks on both sides of the Atlantic are in talks about the feasibility of mass purchases of mortgage-backed securities in a bid to solve...
Oil races above $135, stocks and bonds shudder
Oil races above $135, stocks and bonds shudder
Record high oil prices at $135 a barrel deepened worries about inflation on Thursday and weighed on some Asian stocks although Japanese shares...
World markets keep JSE firm
World markets keep JSE firm
The JSE remained firm by midday on Tuesday as overnight gains in the United States triggered good buying interest among global equities.

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