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Banks Lead Asian Stock Rally

Nikkei rises 4.6% to 6-month high

(Newser) - The Nikkei stock average soared 4.6% today to close at a 6-month high, leading a rally across Asia. Banking stocks led advances as worries about the US financial system abated, with Mitsubishi UFJ jumping more than 15%. Markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt all opened in positive territory and... More »

Morgan in Talks to Keep Critical Mitsubishi Money

Japanese bank seeks more favorable terms for $9B investment

(Newser) - Morgan Stanley scrambled today to keep an investment from a major Japanese bank as Wall Street held its breath, the New York Times reports. Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group agreed last month to invest $9 billion, but wants better terms after Morgan's market value plunged last week. The talks... More »

Dow Drops 508 Points

Fed's attempts to help do nothing for equities in the short term

(Newser) - Stocks plummeted today, as actions by the Federal Reserve to prop up the commercial-paper market and hints of an interest-rate cut from Ben Bernanke failed to restore investors’ confidence, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow fell 508.39 to 9,447.11. The Nasdaq shed 108.08, closing at... More »

As US Firms Stumble, Japanese Banks Step Up

Failing only a few years ago, Japanese institutions rescuing US system

(Newser) - Japan's big banks, themselves near collapse a few years ago, are reemerging as global powerhouses, Reuters reports, just in time to snap up stakes in foundering US banks.They've largely escaped Wall Street's credit meltdown by shying away from riskier investments since their own "near death," when they... More »

Mitsubishi's $8.4B Will Buy Up to 20% of Morgan Stanley

Japanese firm reverses course, agrees to buy stake in Wall Street giant

(Newser) - Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has agreed to invest as much as $8.4 billion in Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg reports, in exchange for a stake of 10%-20% in the investment bank. The move by Mitsubishi—which last week said it planned to steer clear of investing in US banks—... More »

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