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Citibank’s $8 billion loan to Dubai with your money!

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posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 12:35 PM

US outrage over Citi loan to Dubai

The US public will be “outraged” by Citibank’s $8 billion loan to Dubai just six weeks after the bank was bailed out, US House of Representatives domestic policy subcommittee chair-man has said. Dennis Kucinich commented on the Dubai loan and other US banking investments as a congressional panel released a report that strongly questioned Citibank’s actions. The report, shown to 7DAYS, cites the Dubai loan as the largest of the “questionable transactions” by banks after the US government bailed them out. It notes that the loan to Dubai’s public sector came on December 14, just six weeks after the US government gave Citibank a $25 billion bail-out.

The report quotes Win Bischoof, then chairman of Citi, as saying the bank agreed to the Dubai loan because “we continue to place the Gulf region among our globally most significant markets”. The report also questions JP Morgan’s $1 billion investment in India and Bank of America’s $7 billion investment in China. “When the American people find that their tax dollars, which were supposed to be used to get us out of this financial crisis, are instead being used to ship jobs and investments overseas, there will be outrage,” Kucinich said. The report notes the loans were not illegal and that it is not known if they were directly funded by bail-out funds. A Citibank official was quoted at the time as saying the $8 billion came from the bank’s own funds and third party sources. The report was released as the committee prepares to question banking chiefs about their use of bail-out funds.


[edit on 27-11-2009 by loam]

posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by loam

If 8 billion came from their own funds, then why did they need a bailout in the first place? Did I miss something?

posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 12:50 PM
This is great considering the following data presented in the below article.

According to CMA DataVision, which tracks credit markets, there's a 35.82% probability that Dubai will default on that debt.

posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 12:58 PM
Dubai............I'm so pissed off about this stupid country I don't even know wha to say. Years ago as it was being built everyone was awestruck and touting this place as the next Las Vegas. People driving around in luxury sports cars. It was supposedly heaven on Earth. Billion dollar sky scrapers etc. Now look at it. It's bankrupt!. What a joke! And the American people have some how bailed this stupid city out? WOW!

[edit on 27-11-2009 by Zosynspiracy]

posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 01:22 PM
The bankers are just making sure that their bug out spots in Dubai still have power and water.

That's all

posted on Nov, 27 2009 @ 02:03 PM
Just more of the Redistribution of Wealth!

What better way to be a bank robber than to own the banks!

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