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Kuwait Fund Denies It Was Offered Chance to Raise BP Stake

Newspaper Al-Anba published a story saying BP's outgoing CEO Tony Hayward asked the Kuwait Investment Authority to up its stake to 3% to help protect the company from takeover bids. The authority says it received no such offer. Newspaper Al-Anba published a story saying that BP%u2019s outgoing CEO Tony Hayward asked Kuwait Investment Authority to up its stake to 3 % to help protect the company from takeover bids, Bloomberg News reported.

Abu Dhabi Wants Out of Its Deal to Buy Citigroup Stock

When the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority struck a deal with Citigroup in 2007 to buy $7.5 billion in equity shares in exchange for an 11 percent dividend, it agreed to convert those shares into common stock later. Now, with Citi's stock below $4, the $30-plus per share Abu Dhabi agreed to pay is looking like a really bad bargain.

Bailout Program Expected to Cost Taxpayers $200B Less

Now that many of the biggest banks have repaid their bailout loans, the Obama administration plans to cut the projected cost of TARP by $200 billion. But one big bank itching to repay Uncle Sam is reportedly facing a major hurdle.