Home > economy, united states > AIG May Get $30 Billion, Loans Relief in New Bailout

AIG May Get $30 Billion, Loans Relief in New Bailout

American International Group Inc., the insurer deemed too important to fail, may get as much as $30 billion in new capital and have debts to the U.S. forgiven in the firm’s third bailout, people familiar with the matter said.

AIG agreed to give stakes in its two biggest international life insurance divisions to the government to erase some of the New York-based firm’s approximately $37 billion in debt, said three people, who declined to be named because the plan hasn’t been announced yet. AIG may post a quarterly loss of about $60 billion tomorrow, the people said.

The insurer, first saved from collapse in September with a package that grew to $150 billion last year, had to ask for help again after failing to sell enough units to repay the U.S. Firms including banks relied on AIG to back more than $300 billion of assets through derivative contracts as of Sept. 30, making the company a “systemically significant failing institution” that has to be propped up, according to the Treasury.

[ Continue reading the original article on Bloomberg ]

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: