CDS spreads on Ireland's sovereign and bank debt remain at elevated levels
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Fitch Ratings stress test concludes that eight european insurers would require "further analysis" after sovereign risk fallout
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In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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