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Sunday, March 01, 2009

More AIG

by Calculated Risk on 3/01/2009 10:50:00 AM

Cartoon Eric G. LewisFirst a repeat of Eric's great AIG cartoon!

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Cartoon from Eric G. Lewis

From the WSJ: Rating Agencies Endorse Revised AIG Bailout
Major credit rating agencies have signed off on the latest revamp of American International Group Inc.'s $150 billion government rescue package ... Both Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Services have quietly endorsed the terms of the revised bailout ...

The agreement clears the way for the insurer's board to give its final approval when it meets on Sunday. AIG's latest restructuring ... is expected to be announced with the insurer's results on Monday.

... Many details of the new plan aren't clear but ... it will result in a complete reconfiguration of AIG. ... The revised plan relies on a series of complicated financial maneuvers that will reduce AIG's interest and debt burdens, while also deepening government involvement and taxpayer exposure.
One aspect of the plan is clear - taxpayers will be more exposed.