Geithner Wants Private Sector to Buy Toxic Assets


Reuters
March 23, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Sunday that help from the private sector was critical to get toxic assets off banks’ balance sheets and help resolve a credit crisis.

[efoods]“Our judgment is that the best way to get through this is if we can work with the markets,” Geithner said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “We don’t want the government to assume all the risk. We want the private sector to work with us.”

Geithner is set to reveal details on Monday of a plan to set up public-private investment funds that could buy up to $1 trillion in troubled loans and securities at the heart of the financial crisis.

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