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UE examineaza posibilitatea protejarii mai eficiente a depozitelor bancare ale persoanelor fizice

Ţările din UE iau în considerare adoptarea primelor măsuri comune concrete pentru a proteja micile economii ale populaţiei, în contextul crizei financiare, ridicând pragul minim al garanţiei bancare în cazul unui faliment şi accelerând termenele de rambursare, relatează AFP. Ministrul spaniol al finanţelor, Pedro Solbes, ca şi alte multe surse diplomatice, a declarat luni seară că propunerile în acest sens ale Comisiei Europene vor fi discutate marţi, în cadrul reuniunii miniştrilor de finanţe din UE la Luxemburg. O primă rundă de discuţii pe această temă a avut loc luni seară la Luxemburg, la reuniunea lunară a miniştrilor finanţelor din zona euro, a declarat detalii

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Citi, Wachovia and Wells Fargo agree to litigation standstill effective until noon Wednesday

Citi (NYSE: C), Wachovia (NYSE: WB), and Wells Fargo (NYSE WF), in consultation with the Federal Reserve, announce the following agreement. Citi, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo have agreed to: 1.A standstill of all formal litigation activity effective immediately; 2.Cease any formal discovery activities, and 3.Cooperate in good faith to agree among themselves to secure orders where necessary in all applicable cases in all jurisdictions tolling any schedules for the filing of litigation papers or court appearances or any other formal litigation deadlines, with the goal of preserving the status quo during the litigationstandstill period. This standstill agreement will terminate at noon on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, unless otherwise detalii

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Citi seeks more than $60 billion in damages

Citi today announced it has filed a complaint against Wachovia Corporation, Wells Fargo & Co, and the directors of both companies. In the complaint brought on Saturday October 4th and filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York today, Citi is seeking more than $20 billion in compensatory damages and more than $40 billion in punitive damages from Wells Fargo for tortious interference with Citi’s contract with Wachovia. Citi is seeking relief from Wachovia for its bad faith breach of that contract. The complaint is attached. Citi commented: “Seven days ago, in the hours before the markets opened, Citi agreed to the government’s request to assist with a rescue of Wachovia after Wells Fargo walked away from Wachovia. This was always a deal Citi wanted rather than one we detalii

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Erste Group – adjusting 2008 net profit outlook to reflect current financial market environment

• Net profit is expected to increase by more than 50% including the contribution from the sale of the insurance business • Operating profit expected to grow by about 15% in 2008 • 2008 funding plan completed ahead of schedule and at lower than expected cost and supported by strong deposit growth • Tier 1 ratio to reach historic high of about 8% at YE 2008 • Tangible equity set to increase to EUR 10bn at YE 2008 • Risk costs confirmed at max 70bps of average customer loans • Year-to-date customer loan growth is fully funded by customer deposit growth Based on the substantial deterioration in the financial market environment and the increasing uncertainty regarding the global economic outlook, Erste Group Bank AG is adjusting its net profit growth outlook for 2008, said the bank detalii

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