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The UK government has launched a scheme to guarantee up to £50 billion in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) for the first time, finance minister Alistair Darling said yesterday.
The ability of firms managing synthetic collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) has been “dramatically reduced” because of deal constraints, spread widening and market illiquidity, according to London and New York-based credit ratings agency, Fitch...
More stringent terms and conditions are being attached to revolving credit facilities (RCFs), although banks are still extending them to investment-grade corporates. Analysts and bankers agree that RCFs are becoming more expensive and smaller and will...
The credit default swap (CDS) market becomes more liquid during periods of market stress, according to research conducted by Fitch Solutions, a valuation and product development division of Fitch Ratings.
While defaults and delinquencies on subprime mortgages appear to have peaked, losses on prime mortgages and other prime collateral referenced by asset-backed securities (ABS), such as auto loans and credit cards, are expected to keep rising.
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