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December 28, 2012
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  • Central banks increase U.S. Treasury holdings worldwide
    According to the U.S. central bank, its holdings of U.S. securities maintained for foreign central banks rose by $4.502 billion in the latest week. This is despite foreign institutions' Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac positions shrinking by more than $4 billion. CNBC/Reuters (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Greece's 4 biggest banks need $36.3B of additional capital
    The Bank of Greece said the nation's four biggest banks will need the biggest sovereign restructuring in history, valued at $36.3 billion. The 50 billion euros set aside for Greek banks in the nation's financial rescue is sufficient to "cover the recapitalization and restructuring costs of the Greek banking sector,” the central bank said in a report. Bloomberg (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Commentary: Game theory didn't warn NYSE about takeover by ICE
    The New York Stock Exchange has used game theory to make sure it was in command of its own future, but it never anticipated that it would be taken over by IntercontinentalExchange, former NYSE finance chief Amy Butte writes. "In an odd twist, the combination of the NYSE and ICE may force the CME and Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. together in order to maintain balance in the U.S. markets," Butte writes. Bloomberg (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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