RBS loses £692 million
Chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin calls it a "chastening experience" that he "regrets very much". Any hope of a resignation letter, Sir Fred? Or are you the right man to turn things around?
Fannie Mae loses $2.3 billion
It could have been worse Sir Fred. You could have been the CEO of Fannie.
ECB to offer banks $10 billion to calm markets
Just in case anyone has forgotten, central banks are continuing their liquidity support operations.
Money Market `Plagued' by Libor That Fed Can't Reduce
"Whatever I do, don't seem to work. It only seems to make matters worse".
The credit crunch is one year old. The U.S. market for commercial paper, or short-term IOUs, backed by assets such as mortgages has shrunk 40 percent from its peak in July 2007. The amount borrowed in pounds between banks in the U.K. fell by 70 percent in June from a record in February 2007. The European Central Bank received $100 billion of bids for the $25 billion it offered to financial institutions on July 29, the most since the sales began in December.
Sterling starts to slide
Just the ticket for inflation; higher import prices.
BoE will raise inflation forecast
The Inflation report is out next week. We should see a higher inflation forecast and more lame talk about balancing acts.
What will the US government do about Freddie and Fannie
With both institutions enjoying government guarantees, the US Treasury is in a hole. If only we had something like Freddie here in the UK.
Venezuela's inflation hits 33.7 percent in July
This is exactly what the people living in the Venezuelan barrios need; a poverty enhancing double digit inflation rate.
What happens when the credit crunch finally subsides?
Something needs to be done about those investment banks. A stiff dose of regulation? Definitely.
$1 trillion bank losses?
Some think this number is a tadge conservative.