European financial markets have been turned upside down by the sovereign debt crisis, with eurozone government bonds no longer regarded as completely risk-free. As a result, dealers are more wary of the correlation inherent in collateral denominated in...
Investors in bank subordinated debt and hybrid securities could be exposed to elevated credit risks if regulators push ahead with proposals whereby creditors bear losses before public sector support is given, says Fitch Ratings.
The International Energy Agency says game changing events including sovereign debt issues, China’s oil demand and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill have forced it to revise the way it assesses oil markets
Index-linked bonds are where investors will find value as the effects of the financial crisis unwind, advises founder of Ruffer LLC.
Fears mount over Greece's ability to reduce fiscal deficit and service debt repayments, despite Eurozone-IMF bailout package.
Elevated government borrowing will be a fixture of the credit markets for the foreseeable future, as emergency spending and tax shortfalls heighten state financing needs. But could this excess supply of sovereign debt threaten demand for corporate bonds?...
Oil price spikes remain one of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) top 10 economic risks for 2010, with the risk-rating moving up to medium risk from low risk in 2009.
Asian governments and quasi-government entities have issued record volumes of debt this year. This, combined with strong currency moves, is fuelling swaps activity in the markets. Can it last? William Rhode reports
Banks have reported huge profits this year in fixed income, with swaps desks benefiting from flows off the back of sovereign and corporate debt issuance. Exotic desks, in contrast, have seen a substantial decline in investor interest. Peter Madigan reports
Basel II was key driver behind over €100 billion of collateralised debt issuance in EMEA.