Det är självklart inte bara grekerna som behöver pengar i dessa tider. Det känns som om siffrorna börjar förlora all mening vid det här laget (vilket de väl också har):
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. residential mortgage funds provider, on Monday asked the government for an additional $8.4 billion after the company lost $13.1 billion in the first quarter.
Including the latest request, Fannie Mae will have received more than $84.6 billion from the government, and the firm said it saw no end in sight to federal assistance.
The announcement comes less than a week after smaller mortgage finance company Freddie Mac, said it would need $10.6 billion in government funds after losing $8 billion in the first quarter.
The U.S. Treasury took control of the two entities at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 as mortgage losses mounted. The two firms have now tapped more than $145 billion in assistance from Uncle Sam’s unlimited credit line.