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FED Let's Citigroup Loose on Competitors

The Federal Reserve has given Citigroup Inc. a green light to acquire competitors after issuing an order in March 2005 preventing it from making acquisitions.

Apparently, the Fed rescinded its ban sooner than expected. "Such orders typically stay in effect for 18 months or more."
In part because of the Fed order, [CEO] Prince slowed the pace of acquisitions that had been Citigroup's hallmark under his predecessor, Sanford Weill. . . .

From 1986 to 1998, when Travelers Group Inc. bought Citicorp to create Citigroup, Weill made more than 100 purchases, transforming a Baltimore-based consumer lender into a bank, brokerage, securities firm and insurer with operations around the globe.

"Citigroup was built through putting companies together, and acquisitions were always an important part of growth" . . .
Much like cancer, financial institutions infiltrate and eventually overwhelm every business they come in contact with. Avoid them like the plague.

4 Comments:

At Thursday, April 06, 2006, Blogger silverisgood said...

Gold futures tapped $600 an ounce Thursday morning for the first time since January 1981, pulling other metals to multiyear pinnacles and delivering copper to a new all-time high


Someone must be lurking! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

 
At Thursday, April 06, 2006, Blogger silverisgood said...

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At Sunday, April 09, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

Much like cancer, financial institutions infiltrate and eventually overwhelm every business they come in contact with. Avoid them like the plague.

Yup, so true, especially when it comes to Shitigroup. The scariest thing is that the government (including the Democrats) is run by the banking terrorists.

Is it okay to repost this at my blogs (Citisucks and Progressives Against Democrats) with a link to your blog?

 
At Sunday, April 09, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Of course dear, no need to ask. Feel free. My blog is your blog.

 

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