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Financial speculators are still causing havoc

The past fortnight has seen new outrage against fi nancial speculators, especially the hedgefunds that are accused of undermining Greece and the euro. But will action ever be taken tocurb them?

Letters

Credit crisis spreads to new areas in US and Europe

The debate goes on whether the United States will fall into recession, but on the ground the bad news is that the credit crisis is spreading to new areas, threatening more losses and a reduction in credit to consumers and companies.

Global Trends

Financial speculators are still causing havoc

The past fortnight has seen new outrage against fi nancial speculators, especially the hedgefunds that are accused of undermining Greece and the euro. But will action ever be taken tocurb them?

Business

Deutsche Bank stress seen in mounting cost

LONDON: Credit derivative traders are again expressing concern about Deutsche Bank AG’s weakening financial health.

Business

AIG loses US$5b in Q4

American International Group Inc (AIG), the largest insurer in the United States, said it lost more than US$5bil in the fourth quarter as bad credit ate into its investments.

Business

Auctions to settle credit derivatives to involve billions

Auctions that will be used to settle credit derivatives triggered by the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be the largest the market has ever seen, likely involving hundreds of billions of dollars in contract volumes.

World

Greece secures biggest debt deal in history

ATHENS, Greece (AP): Greece's private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe's economy from being dragged further into chaos.

Business

Citadel muscles into world of credit derivatives

LONDON: Ken Griffin has become impossible to ignore in the once-lucrative world of credit derivatives, where a group of Wall Street dealers long maintained a stranglehold.

Business

Asia surviving euro crisis

SINGAPORE: Asian economies are withstanding Europe's debt crisis so well that some investors are positioning for credit-rating upgrades in the region.

Business

AIG 1st-quarter loss narrows to US$4.35bil

NEW YORK: Battered insurer American International Group Inc. said Thursday its first-quarter loss narrowed and was much smaller than the record-setting loss it posted a quarter ago.