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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Carlyle Group and Fosun Group of China to Launch Private Equity Joint Venture in China

Carlyle, Fosun Group To Launch Private-Equity Fund JV - Source - WSJ.com
"SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--Carlyle Group L.P. and Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group plan to launch a private-equity fund joint venture in China, ..."

World Financial Crisis - The Worst is Over Says Blackstone's Schwarzman

World Financial Crisis - The Worst is Over Says Blackstone's Schwarzman

Jason Kelly writes:
"February 26, 2010 from Bloomberg -- Blackstone Group Inc., the world’s biggest private-equity company, paid Chairman Stephen Schwarzman a salary of ....

Schwarzman, 63, told investors yesterday that “the worst is over” as markets stabilize and buyout managers are able to sell some assets and make deals."

Something Very Strange Is Happening With Treasuries -- Seeking Alpha

Something Very Strange Is Happening With Treasuries -- Seeking Alpha

Some comments might be interpreted to suggest that the Fed is buying up its own treasuries - as a way of printing money.
As "swaps" notes in the comments:
"To sum up then, the U. S. government might as well drop the facade and just issue money without borrowing it. As the Constitution calls for. Tim Geithner should make the call to do this because if, like Kennedy and Lincoln, someone wants blood it won't be Obama's.
The U. S. borrowing money when it never had to do so in the first place - was a bad idea. And this entire mess is the result of that.
It's my understanding that Russia just prints money for projects, then soaks up the excess with taxation. How did they get so smart? Was it their bankruptcy filing a few years ago?"

Is 'man who broke the Bank of England' George Soros at centre of hedge funds betting against crisis-hit euro? | Mail Online

Is 'man who broke the Bank of England' George Soros at centre of hedge funds betting against crisis-hit euro? | Mail Online:
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