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Companies / Financial Crash Sep 14, 2007 - 11:33 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Companies Northern Rock 30% Share Price CrashNorthern Rocks Share price crashed by 30% today as the mortgage bank sought emergency funds from the Bank of England due to the credit freeze in the interbank money market which Northern Rock heavily relies upon. Panic gripped savers forming long lines outside Northern Rock Branches throughout the UK to withdraw funds. Investors dumping the stock on the market open where even unsubstantiated rumors of takeovers and white knights failed to halt the crash in the banks share price.


In our pre-market open article we warned about possible 'blood on the street' for Northern Rock stock holders as there was a high risk of a run on the bank as panicking depositors sought to withdraw savings. This is what has susbquently transpired. Northern Rock Bank Seeks Emergency Cash From The Bank of England

Northern Rock 30% Share Price Crash

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Northern Rock is Britain's fifth largest mortgage bank, and the Bank of England deemed it necessary for Britain's economic stability to come to its rescue by offering the mortgage bank an open ended line of credit for the duration of the current liquidity crisis, which is set to continue well into 2008. The amount of the funding has not been specified but is estimated at more than £4 billion ($8 billion).

Northern Rock also issued a profits warning, that its profits for this year will be £147 million lower than expected.

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By Nadeem Walayat
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Comments

Martin
18 Sep 07, 01:27
Interest and investments

It is about time eveyone stop in horror and smell the coffee. This is coming along way. We must look forward to try and stabilise the markets with great care and not haste. A depression resession is imminent.


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