Friday was a mixed bag for the bond insurers, as one of them successfully raised capital, another was downgraded, and a third asked for one of its rating to be removed.

Late Friday, MBIA Inc. asked Fitch Ratings to immediately remove its insurer financial strength rating on a number of subsidiaries, including that of the financial guarantor, MBIA Insurance Corp. Fitch currently rates MBIA Insurance AAA, with a negative watch.

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