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  • n. Plural form of writedown.


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  • Right now, the main reason that banks have been slow in taking the writedowns is because (IMO) a number of them would be out of business if they took the full hit.

    Matthew Yglesias » Geithner on Nationalization

  • European banks have already raised $115 billion from investors to replenish capital after reporting $134 billion in writedowns, Goldman analysts led by Christoffer Malmer said in a note to clients today


  • The writedowns are the largest to be announced so far in the capital markets and LBO lending operations of the big U.S. banks, but the firm's shares rose 2.5%.

    Robust Jobs Data Rally Stocks;

  • The International Monetary Fund said four months ago that British and Eurozone banks were only about 40 percent through their writedowns, which is consistent with wider doubts lingering over the value of poorer quality properties on their balance sheets. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Core earnings, which exclude costs such as writedowns and merger expenses, were 1.45 euros a share, beating the 1. 25-euro average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. --

  • Third-quarter profit rose to 2.47 billion euros ($3.41 billion), or 1.89 euros a share, excluding costs such as writedowns and merger expenses, from 2.27 billion euros, or 1.74 euros a share, a year earlier.

    Sanofi-Aventis Raises Its 2010 Profit Forecast as Lovenox Resists Generics - Bloomberg

  • We've also reported on the spending reductions lawmakers made in this session to offset the $300 million in revenue "writedowns" projected by the state comptroller.

    Blog updates

  • Near term there are currently countless hurdles and issues such as writedowns, economic pain, and consumer and investor fear, that are keeping many companies from growing their earnings. The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • As a result, you are seeing tons of "writedowns" all over Wall Street.

    The Bonddad Blog

  • The bank, which is 25% owned by the German state and lost €687m in the third quarter due to writedowns of Greek debt, would not comment on reports that it had to raise €5bn, 40% more than expected, to meet stringent new capital ratio targets.

    Fear of financial shock at post-Lehmans high


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