European policymakers and regulators are considering dramatic changes to the capital treatment for government bonds
Participants on a Credit Institute panel debate held in London argued that peripheral funding and inflation are the major challenges for the Eurozone
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Marrying the needs of strong core and weak periphery is far from straightforward, said panellists at latest Credit Institute event
Moody’s cuts Portugal’s credit rating by two notches to A3 on weaker growth prospects; analyst says bailout expected in coming months
European Central Bank executive board member Lorenzo Bini Smaghi backs proposals for single eurozone government bond issuer; says agency could pave the way for a single European bond
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Swedish debt figures set to grow by Skr15 billion as country falls in line with EU guidelines on collateral reporting - Belgium resisting two-way CSA over possible debt impact
While dollar's status as reserve currency makes imminent downgrade unlikely, that may change if US government fails to implement credible debt reduction plan, says lead sovereign analyst at Moody's.
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Irish sovereign annuities could reduce pension liabilities by 30%
Markit offers exposure to emerging markets sovereign debt
The EU faces a tricky 2011 as it navigates excessive debt, but needs to address solvency issues rather than liquidity, says Pimco's CEO Mohamed El-Erian.
A new report from Fitch Ratings suggests Europe's public finances are on the mend, reducing pressure to borrow in 2011
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