A.M.6. v. I. G. Farben

In one announcement after another, the U.S. Army has liquidated that part of I. G. Farbenindustrie in its zone. Some plants of the globe-girdling cartel were actually destroyed. But others kept right on making civilian products. To Germans, remembering the resurrection of German big business after World War I, all this was hopeful. With few consumer goods available, they began buying Farben stock on the Munich and Frankfurt exchanges. In three months it high-tailed up from 68% of par to 141½, and then dropped back to 115.

Last week the American Military Government banned all trading in I. G. securities, set...

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