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  • It would create a state-backed entity to financially support Tepco, which is facing huge compensation payouts and other quake-related expenses.

    Chevron Seals LNG Deal With Tepco

  • Catalunyacaixa, Cajaespana and Unnim all said they were studying the possibility of tapping different sources of private capital or the state-backed FROB.

    Spanish Banks Race for Funds

  • The WTO recently issued two significant rulings against China, finding that it improperly imposes export tariffs on raw materials in order to protect domestic supplies, and ordering China to bust a state-backed monopoly on processing some credit-card payments.

    Trade Body Rules in Beijing's Favor

  • It has another €4.5 billion on hand to invest, but can raise up to €99 billion through state-backed debt issuance.

    Spanish Banks Race for Funds

  • Registrations of new cars in Europe declined by 2.7% in December from a year before to 1.05 million vehicles, the ninth consecutive month of shrinking demand after various state-backed scrapping schemes in the region expired, but the pace of the downturn slowed further.

    Business Watch

  • Spain, through its state-backed Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring, could provide that capital, effectively nationalizing the lender.

    Spain Pushes Big Banks to Buy Caja

  • Some insurance firms, pension funds and state-backed funds have voiced financial support for these projects—though many have raised questions about whether the central government will provide enough financial support or help them acquire affordable land.

    China Developers Could Resist Cheap Housing Push

  • The Swedish National Debt Office, which overseas state-backed guarantees for €400 million in European Investment Bank loans to Saab Automobile, said last week it could release some collateral put up by the car maker to secure the guarantees.

    Spyker Seeks to Raise Cash for Saab

  • Meanwhile, the Bank of Spain on Thursday approved the plans of 13 lenders to raise more than €15 billion $21.7 billion in new capital, much of which will likely come from the state-backed Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring, known as FROB.

    Spain Moves to Clamp Down on High-Interest Deposits

  • Ping An's shareholder base, however, is unusually diverse: Two state-backed companies together hold about 10% of its shares, but its other shareholders are a mixture of private buyers and employee groups.

    Behind Ping An's Odd Deal


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