The news just keeps getting uglier and uglier.
From Forbes, via Zero Hedge:
"It appears that a big European bank got close to failure last night. European banks, especially French banks, rely heavily on funding in the wholesale money markets. It appears that a major bank was having difficulty funding its immediate liquidity needs.
The cavalry was called in and has come to the successful rescue.
The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of Canada in a coordinated action moved to provide liquidity to the global financial system."
So they saved it last night, and tomorrow, when everyone begins to know who is in trouble? If the bank is bust, only central banks propping it up, then it is a dead bank walking, and we will find out soon enough who it is. Then we'll see what's left standing afterwards.