China’s local governments have channelled their debt through off-balance sheet financing vehicles that leave creditors little recourse to repayment in the event of default. Calls to reform this system...
July saw amendments to Basel III, the signing of the Dodd-Frank reform bill, and the results of stress tests on European banks. Credit assesses how investor sentiment towards the banking sector has been...
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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China’s local governments have channelled their debt through off-balance sheet financing vehicles that leave creditors little recourse to repayment in the event of default. Calls to reform this system could result in the formation of a municipal bond...
Ever since its launch in 2007, China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, has attracted widespread fear and suspicion. But its potential to move markets may have been overplayed.
Larry Brainard, chief economist at political risk consultancy Trusted Sources, argues that until Eurozone policymakers shift the emphasis of remedial action from sovereign debt and onto the banking sector, the region will continue to struggle.
Iraq is beginning to open its doors again to international investors. With the country needing to raise capital to develop the infrastructure required to exploit its energy reserves, Credit looks at the role bond issuance could play in Iraq’s future....
Bond investors voice concerns over freedom given to national regulators to determine trigger events for conversions or haircuts.
Bond investors have snapped up German Bunds in recent weeks, with Europe’s sovereign debt crisis triggering a flight to quality. But is Germany really the safe haven it appears? Credit explores potential vulnerabilities in the German economy and assesses...
Strengthening fundamentals in the US and continued uncertainty over peripheral European economies have given rise to the notion that the US and Europe are undergoing a decoupling process. Credit looks at what this may mean for the US government bond and...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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