Capital punishment

Capital punishment
 

AMONG the proud titans humiliated in the financial crisis of 2007-08 was GE, forced to take a government bail-out in 2008. In response it swiftly slimmed down its lending arm, GE Capital. But the regulators were still not happy. In 2013 they labelled it a “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI), ie, one big enough to pose a global risk. That imposed costly regulatory burdens and encouraged GE’s boss, Jeffrey Immelt, to announce in April 2015 the closure of most of GE’s finance division within three years.
In a remarkable corporate transformation, he is ahead of schedule. The... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Business, Views: 44
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