WRAPUP 2-Lehman rescue talks hopes rise, BofA seen saviour

viernes 12 de septiembre de 2008 11:46 CEST

* Lehman puts itself up for sale - sources

* Talks with U.S. government could complete this weekend

* Bank of America seen most likely saviour

* Shares jump over 15 percent in Frankfurt

By Jamie McGeever

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Expectations that a deal will emerge to save Lehman Brothers LEH.N mounted on Friday after its plunging share price prompted intensive talks with U.S. officials about rescue options.

Lehman's Frankfurt-listed stock jumped 15 percent to 3.76 euros as talk swirled that the bank could put out a statement around 1000 GMT. Lehman declined to comment.

Bank of America Corp (BAC.N: Cotización) (BofA) is seen as the most likely saviour for the 158-year-old firm, according to various reports and analysts. BofA declined to comment.   Continuación...