Merrill Lynch Losing Right And Left

17 07 2008

US bank Merrill Lynch has posted a $4.89bn (£2.49bn) loss in the three months to June due to heavy exposure to the sub-prime mortgage market.

It was the fourth quarterly loss in a row for Wall Street’s third-largest investment bank and was far bigger than analysts had expected.

Merrill announced it would write-down $9.4bn because of US mortgage market and other high risk investments, and must now sell billions of dollars of assets to shore up its finances.

The new charges come on top of nearly $29bn in write-downs that the brokerage had already taken because of tightening credit markets.




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