WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury’s pay czar on Thursday slashed overall pay by more than half for top earners at seven companies that received massive taxpayer bailouts, and ordered that most of their salaries be paid in the form of long-term company stock. Kenneth Feinberg, charged with approving or renegotiating pay contracts for the 25 highest-paid employees at the seven banks and automakers, said their cash compensation for 2009 would drop by more than 90 percent compared to 2008.
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By Glenn Somerville and David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The Obama administration will shutter programs at the heart of a $700 billion financial bailout but remains focused on supporting a fledgling economic recovery, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis will receive no pay or benefits for his last year of work at the company.
By Randy Fabi
ABUJA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s central bank said on Friday it was providing 200 billion naira ($1.3 billion) to four banks judged to be facing a grave liquidity crisis and removed three of their chief executives.
The latest bank bailout in sub-Saharan Africa’s second biggest economy brings the total injection into the banking system over the past two months to almost $4 billion, paving the way to a restoration of confidence in the sector.
LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulator said on Wednesday it will sketch out how to determine if a bank poses risks to the broader system , and may require higher capital charges to contain risks.
By Jonathan Stempel
NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – American Express Co paid the U.S. Treasury Department $340 million on Wednesday to redeem warrants to buy its stock, allowing it to fully escape the government’s bank bailout program.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bonuses paid to executives at nine banks that received U.S. government bailout money in 2008 were greater than net income at some of the banks, the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.