Saturday 11 October 2008

U.S. Government to buy 'Equity Stake' in failing banks

In an attempt to shore up financial markets and the ailing U.S. banking sector - the American government announced today that they will be taking an "equity position" by directly purchasing shares in a number of U.S. banks and financial institutions. (They stopped short of calling it "Nationalization".)

Such a move by the U.S. government has not occurred since the Great Depression.

See coverage below:

Globe and Mail: US ups ante with plan to buy stake in ailing banks
Los Angeles Times: US to buy shares in struggling banks
The Press Association: US bid to stablise markets

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