Federal Reserve investigated Lehman rumor - WSJ

jueves 21 de agosto de 2008 06:29 CEST

Aug 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve acted on rumors last month and called Credit Suisse Group CSGN.VX to see if it had pulled a credit line from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc LEH.N, The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.

Credit Suisse told Fed officials that there was no truth to the rumor and it had no intention of pulling the line of credit with the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank, the paper cited the people as saying. (Reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; Editing by Kim Coghill) ((ajay.kamalakaran@thomsonreuters.com; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 4135 5800; Reuters Messaging: ajay.kamalakaran.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))