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House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on fraud protection
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2009

On April 1, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Proposals to Fight Fraud and Protect Taxpayers," to discuss a number of proposed bills intended to protect taxpayers from financial crimes and fraud


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on the future of the mortgage market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2009

Earlier today, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled "Future of the Mortgage Market and the Housing Enterprises" to discuss the current state of the mortgage market, regulatory changes that may occur, the future role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the "Housing Enterprises"), and the role of the Federal Housing Finance Agency in achieving meaningful change


Fannie Mae reports $18.9 billion third quarter loss
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2009

Yesterday, Fannie Mae reported an $18.9 billion loss for the third quarter of 2009, its ninth straight quarterly loss, resulting in a net worth deficit of $15.0 billion (after taking into account unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities during the third quarter


New General Motors emerges from bankruptcy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2009

On Friday, the new General Motors (GM) began operations with a new corporate structure, and is now primarily owned by the governments of the U.S., Canada and Ontario, along with the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on TARP For Main Street Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2009

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to discuss HR 3068, the TARP For Main Street Act of 2009


Geithner testifies before Senate Banking Committee regarding regulatory restructuring proposal
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

Today, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing entitled "The Administration’s Proposal to Modernize the Financial Regulatory System," to discuss the administration’s proposed regulatory overhaul


European Commission approves Czech temporary aid plans
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • May 7 2009

The European Commission has approved, under EC Treaty state aid rules, two Czech plans to provide relief for companies during the current economic crisis


House Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade holds hearing on implications of the G-20 leaders summit
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Global, USA
  • May 13 2009

Today, the International Monetary Policy and Trade of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Implications of the G-20 Leaders Summit for Low Income Countries and the Global Economy," to discuss how the decisions made at the G-20 Leaders Summit will be given effect


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on regulatory restructuring
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2009

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing entitled "Regulatory Restructuring: Enhancing Consumer Financial Products Regulation" to discuss the administration’s proposed changes to consumer protections for investors


European Commission approves extension of Finnish financial market stabilization program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Finland
  • May 1 2009

The European Commission has approved under EC Treaty state aid rules an amendment to prolong the plan to stabilize the Finnish financial markets by providing guarantees on the debt issued by certain eligible banks