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Hedge Funds Star in Regulators’ Bondage Dreams

Bloomberg – Regulating hedge funds is one thing. Shackling them is another. It’s difficult to tell which one is the ultimate objective of authorities in the U.S. and Europe as they push for greater oversight of these alternative investment managers. […]

In Chrysler Saga, Hedge Funds Cast As Prime Villain

President Obama’s harsh attack on hedge funds he blamed for forcing Chrysler into bankruptcy yesterday sparked cries of protest from the secretive financial firms that hold about $1 billion of the automaker’s debt. Hedge funds and investment managers were irate […]

Chrysler debt offer raised, holdouts targeted

Reuters – The U.S. Treasury raised its offer by $250 million (168.9 million pounds) in debt restructuring talks with Chrysler lenders on Wednesday as part of a final push to win over lenders holding out for better terms and avoid […]

Treasury Is Said to Increase Its Offer to Chrysler Lenders

Herald Tribune – The Treasury Department has increased its offer to repay Chrysler’s senior lenders as part of continuing talks on how to reduce the company’s debt, a person who had been briefed on the talks said on Wednesday. The […]

Chrysler lenders offer to swap $2.5B for equity

Daily Times – Banks and hedge funds that hold $6.9 billion in Chrysler LLC debt have proposed forgiving $2.5 billion of it in exchange for about a 40 percent stake a Chrysler-Fiat alliance, according to two people briefed on the […]

GM in line for another $5B

Cape Cod Times – General Motors Corp. could get as much as $5 billion more in federal loans, while Chrysler LLC could get $500 million as they race against government-imposed deadlines to restructure, according to a government report filed yesterday.The […]

GM, Chrysler launch supplier support

Traverse City Record Eagle – General Motors and Chrysler, which have received $17.4 billion in federal aid and face upcoming deadlines to restructure their companies, will designate the auto parts suppliers that need the financing, giving them a large role […]

Washington’s reluctant auto bailout

CNNMoney.com – General Motors and Chrysler LLC have about a week or less before they find out if they’ll get the additional help they need from taxpayers, creditors and unions to avoid bankruptcy. What they already know is that any […]

Bush says auto bailout not ready

Reuters – President George W. Bush said on Monday an announcement on a auto industry rescue was not imminent, leaving the industry’s fate clouded in uncertainty for a little longer. "We’re not quite ready to announce that yet," Bush told […]

From convention donor to bailout seeker

Los Angeles Times – Financial giants and other large firms now being bailed out by the government spent millions underwriting the Democratic and Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to Washington seeking multibillion-dollar handouts. The big donors included […]

GM, Chrysler considering bankruptcy to get bailout: report

Reuters – General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC are considering accepting a pre-arranged bankruptcy as the last-resort price of getting a multi billion dollar government bailout, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with internal discussions. In response to automakers’ bailout […]

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