30 Aug '11, 3am

"It was Barack Obama that came to GIC's rescue. The US President ordered the printing of huge amounts of money to...

The GIC had cut its losses then and announced that it had lost $70 billion of our hard-earned savings. That's $23,000 for each and every Singaporean. It could have been worse - much worse. As it turned out, it wasn't the smarts of Dr Tony and those in the GIC that saved the day. The fund was at the mercy of the banks in America. We were completely helpless to do anything as the meltdown in Wall Street occured in 2008. It was Barack Obama that came to GIC's rescue. The US President ordered the printing of huge amounts of money to pump into the banks in order to prevent their collapse. The Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) injected capital into financial institutions like Bank of America, American Insurance Group, and Citigroup to keep them afloat. Their collapse would surely have crippled both the GIC and Temasek Holdings from which recovery would have been extremely di...

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