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Big Banks Settle on Superfund Terms

Paulson says fund will help, but analysts bearish on its prospects

(Newser) - The country’s top three banks have finalized agreements for the $75 billion superfund they hope will cushion further blows to the credit market, reports the NY Times. After nearly two months of haggling, Bank of America, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase agreed to simpler conditions than outlined in the fund’... More »

Citigroup Staves Off Fire Sale— for Now

Riskiest holdings safe through '07, but other banks are in trouble

(Newser) - One of the central goals of the new superfund announced by Citigroup and other major banks is to provide a buyer for structured investment vehicles, the low-yield capital-raising investments whose demand has dropped like a stone in the credit crunch. Citigroup announced today its SIVs are covered until year's end.... More »

Banks to Form $100B Fund to Back Mortgage Securities

Critics say plan is unnecessary, only helps Citigroup

(Newser) - Citigroup and other major banks are banding together to create a $100-billion fund to buy back shaky mortgage securities in order to contain the threat of their undermining the markets and hurting the economy. The unprecedented project, pooling money from banks like JP Morgan and Bank of America, has been... More »

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