BlackBerry stunned investors this morning when it announced that it would not complete the previously reported sale to Fairfax Financial. Instead, Fairfax Financial will lead a group of investors in a $1 billion cash infusion, and CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down and leaving the board. Pre-market trading was very negative, and there has been only a minor recovery during trading hours. As of 12:15 p.m., BBRY is trading at $6.67.
At a time when U.S. banking giants like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are being held out to dry by regulators and investors alike, Europe’s largest financial institution, HSBC, recorded a 10 percent profit for Q3.
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