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  • "Being classified as government-backed paper is likely to help the ministry lower its bond offering costs by another 50 basis points," said a Beijing-based trader with a local brokerage.

    China Upgrades Status of Railway Ministry Bonds

  • However, Jonathan Read , CEO of ECOtality, which is the largest recipient to date of government-backed installation projects, said he thinks that the market is big enough to accommodate all the players, at least in the short term.

    GE, Siemens Set Challenge to Car Charger Start-Ups

  • Access to Credit The stimulus allowed the SBA to eliminate fees on government-backed loans, while raising the guarantee level to 90% from 75% to entice lenders.

    Small Businesses Weigh Recovery Act

  • The Mutuals Information Service, the government-backed advice service for public sector workers looking to go for employee ownership, has already received inquiries from some 230 potential mutuals – ranging from two or three-person teams to services with £50m turnovers.

    Mutuals set to take over public services

  • A government-backed Colorado State University scientist has re-engineered plants so that they can detect explosives, air pollution and toxic chemicals.

    CSU Scientist Designing Terror-Fighting Plant

  • Last year, Lloyds issued a total of about £50 billion $80.69 billion of debt through a combination of public and private placements, as it dealt with a wave of maturing debt and moved to pay down some of its government-backed borrowings.

    Lloyds Eyes Bonds in Asian Currencies

  • Developing Asian nations invested in Treasury bonds and the debt of government-backed mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. policy isn't causing global financial woes

  • The projected cost to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the two government-backed mortgage providers — would be cut nearly in half over the next decade, from $131 billion to $73 billion.

    Obama budget small down payment on very big debt

  • The report, issued jointly by the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, suggests several short-term measures that would effectively increase the cost of taking out a government-backed mortgage.

    Fannie and Freddie: Obama offers 3 options for mortgage market overhaul

  • The Federal Reserve's decision to reinvest payments from mortgages in its portfolio into government-backed mortgage securities signals a renewed effort to help consumers take advantage of interest rates that have fallen to their lowest levels in decades.

    Tossing a Lifeline to Housing Market


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