AIG in talks with Fed over another bail-out
Originally posted on FT
AIG is in talks with the US government over a new bail-out aimed at giving the stricken insurer, which is already 80 per cent-owned by the authorities, fresh capital to absorb an expected fourth-quarter loss and more time to sell assets.
People close to the situation said AIG could announce the new rescue plan as early as next week, together with fourth-quarter results that are likely to show a loss bigger than the $24.5bn reported in the previous three months.
A new bail-out of AIG would be the third time in five months that the US taxpayers have come to the rescue of a company that was once a global insurance powerhouse and is now fighting for its survival.
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