Eurozone CDS spreads were back on the rise today after Standard & Poor's warned it could downgrade 15 eurozone member states, including Germany
Risk perceptions in the eurozone fell today as France and Germany agreed new treaty plans that will sanction fiscally irresponsible member states
Cost of insuring against a German government default remains stable after yesterday’s lacklustre debt auction, but risk perceptions on German banks surge
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Spreads flat or slightly tighter despite political squabbling over size of EFSF
Risk perceptions on European banks fall as Merkel and Sarkozy agree to produce a recapitalisation plan within the month
Markets turn against French banks in general - and SG in particular - on a day short on solid news and long on rumours
Almost half of poll respondents believe Greece will undergo an orderly restructuring in the short term, perhaps leading to a selective default
Many commodity traders are worried about potential political interference in markets and prices as France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama call for regulation of the sector.
Draft text would allow uncovered CDS but sketches out new reporting regime that could spook hedge funds
Following sustained calls from EU members to curb commodity derivative markets, the EU will research the link between derivative and physical markets
France has warned the European Commission that it will tighten its commodities derivatives regulation to prevent the risk of big swings in commodities prices
Shorting shares and bonds could be restricted or even banned under new EC proposals, but naked credit default swaps are safe for now.
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Greek finance minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis said yesterday the Greek government would guarantee its citizens' savings, following the decision of the Irish government to do the same earlier this week.
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