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  1. March 26, 2014

    MBIA: new wrapping

    Does time heal all wounds? A half-decade after MBIA and fellow bond insurers rocked the US municipal bond market after...

  2. March 4, 2014

    Delta soars above bumpy weather

    Delta Air Lines shares climbed to the highest level since its emergence from bankruptcy protection seven years ago after the...

  1. October 15, 2013

    Puerto Rican woes hit US bond insurers

    A downgrade of Puerto Rican debt could eat into the capital cushions of the two biggest bond insurers, as they work to...

  2. August 11, 2013

    Municipal bond insurers look to benefit from Detroit bankruptcy

    Bond insurers exposed to billions of dollars of Detroit debt expect to emerge as long-term winners from the largest...

  3. June 2, 2013

    Bank of America: clearing the clouds

    Pre-crisis clouds still hang over Bank of America. On Monday, a hearing is set to begin on an $8.5bn settlement over...

  4. May 8, 2013

    MBIA in $350m settlement with SocGen

    MBIA agreed to pay $350m to Société Générale, the last bank to have objected to the bond insurer’s restructuring, according...

  5. May 7, 2013

    BofA/MBIA: case closed

    Bank of America and MBIA, the bond insurer, have finally buried the hatchet. The two had been locked in a complex legal...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Stocks on Wall Street resumed gains and traded at fresh record highs after a lacklustre...

  7. May 6, 2013

    BofA reaches $1.7bn mortgage settlement with MBIA

    Bank of America agreed to pay $1.7bn to MBIA, the bond insurer, settling a long-running legal battle and sending shares in...

  8. May 6, 2013

    Apollo leads US stocks to new high

    US stocks reached a record level yet again after shares in Apollo Global Management reached an all-time high as the buyout...

  9. March 4, 2013

    BofA loses claim over bond insurance

    A judge has ruled against Bank of America’s claim that a New York regulator improperly allowed MBIA, the bond insurer, to...

  10. March 3, 2013

    MBIA: high legal stakes

    Remember MBIA? The monoline bond insurer at the heart of the financial crisis? These days it trades at about $10 and has a...

  11. January 25, 2013

    Icahn and Ackman spar over Herbalife

    A long-simmering feud between two of the biggest stars of the hedge fund world burst into public view on Friday as Carl...

  12. January 18, 2013

    Morgan Stanley swings to quarterly profit

    Morgan Stanley shareholders cheered the strategic overhaul and better than expected fourth-quarter results revealed by the...

  13. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2012

    US Markets Live Reminder

    We’re kicking off at the usual place and time: 10am New York time, 3pm in London. While you’re waiting for a call from Uncle...

  14. January 19, 2012

    M Stanley bucks trend with trading increase

    Morgan Stanley has become the only big Wall Street bank to report an increase in trading revenue over the course of last...

  15. January 10, 2012

    BNP reaches settlement with MBIA

    BNP Paribas has followed Morgan Stanley in reaching a settlement in a mortgage lawsuit with MBIA, the bond insurer, leaving...

  16. January 3, 2012

    BofA suffers setback in Countrywide case

    Bank of America is at risk of another increase in its mortgage losses after a judge sided with MBIA, the bond insurer, on a...

  17. December 13, 2011

    Morgan Stanley books $1.8bn loss

    Morgan Stanley has resolved its legal conflicts with bond insurer MBIA, ending a long-running dispute tied to guarantees of...

  18. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    RBS, Credit Suisse among banks under SEC mortgage scrutiny

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and other financial...

  19. September 28, 2011

    SEC probes banks over mortgage loans

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and other financial...

  20. August 8, 2011

    AIG set to sue BofA for $10.5bn

    Bank of America shares dropped as much as 23 per cent on Monday, making it the worst performer in the Standard & Poor’s 500,...

  21. July 12, 2011

    New York attorney-general probes BofA settlement

    New York’s attorney-general sent letters to 20 investment managers, including BlackRock Financial Management and Goldman...

  22. May 23, 2011

    More banks targeted in New York probe

    The New York state attorney-general’s probe into mortgage practices at large banks has expanded to include Royal Bank of...

  23. March 23, 2011

    MBIA loss estimates $10bn short, say banks

    MBIA underestimated future losses on complex securities tied to soured US mortgages by at least $10bn, according to court...

  24. March 14, 2011

    Former US regulators query MBIA break-up

    Four former US insurance regulators said in court filings on Sunday that they would not have approved the restructuring of...

  25. December 6, 2010

    Bond deal puts museum on brink

    The great and the good who sit on the board of San Francisco’s prestigious Asian Art Museum are grappling with problems that...

  26. December 1, 2010

    Demands to buy back loans ‘tip of iceberg’

    Investor demands for banks such as Bank of America and JPMorgan to buy back billions of dollars of soured mortgages are only...

  27. October 14, 2010

    Financials fall further as US indices stay under pressure

    Wells Fargo sparked a sell-off in financials after joining other banks under investor scrutiny for “robo signer” mortgage...

  28. August 10, 2010

    Wall Street pares losses after Fed statement

    US stocks pared losses after the Federal Reserve said it would buy five- and 10-year Treasuries to try to support the...

  29. July 6, 2010

    We have yet to address the cause of the crisis

    With the debate about US financial reform finally, it appears, about to end, should we all feel safer and more confident...

  30. June 9, 2010

    Munis Ambacked into corner

    Ambac, the US company that started the municipal bond insurance business in 1971, may soon put another nail in the...

  31. June 9, 2010

    Ambac warns of potential loan default

    NEW YORK, June 8 – Ambac, the bond insurer whose toxic assets were seized by Wisconsin state regulators in March, said it...

  32. May 11, 2010

    Wall St pares losses to end slightly lower

    US stocks gave back a portion of Monday’s spectacular gains on their open on Tuesday but the session closed with the main...

  33. April 19, 2010

    Regulator's move risks opening floodgates for subprime lawsuits

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's charges of fraud against Goldman Sachs could prompt a fresh wave of lawsuits by...

  34. April 18, 2010

    Regulator’s move risks opening lawsuit floodgates

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s charges of fraud against Goldman Sachs could prompt a fresh wave of lawsuits by...

  35. March 4, 2010

    MBIA keen to get back into the bond insurance arena

    MBIA, once the biggest bond insurer, has not given up on trying to re-enter the business it once dominated. Insuring debt...

  36. March 3, 2010

    MBIA keen to make bond insurance comeback

    MBIA, once the biggest bond insurer, has not given up on trying to re-enter the business it once dominated. Insuring debt...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2010

    The unenviable, uncertain future of the bond insurance industry

    One of the most common criticisms of the financial media unleashed during the Not So Great Depression was “you didn’t warn...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 15, 2009

    MBIA accuses Credit Suisse of 'pervasive and material misrepresentations'

    The battle between the bond insurers and the investment banks — as regards who knew what about mortgage-backed securities —...

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