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Look who's bailing out Wall Street

The nation's biggest lenders are getting massive capital infusions from foreign investors.

Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch
Under new CEO John Thain, the company has raised $12.8 billion from a long list of investors based primarily in Asia and the Middle East.

Who's buying: Sovereign wealth funds like Singapore's Temasek Holdings, Korea Investment Corp., and the Kuwait Investment Authority; Mizuho Corporate Bank, the investment banking unit of Japanese financial giant Mizuho Financial Group.
Last updated January 18 2008: 12:15 PM ET