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.
Revisions adjust ‘narrow’ and ‘wide’ bands for eligible collateral; change is for liquidity reasons
Trading talk: February 2011
Chop and exchange
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
Risk of debtor-nation
The political will
Profile: Diana Monteith
The power of defunct economists
The new safe haven
European leaders endorse EFSF model, as facility gears up for debut issuance of up to €5 billion
Losing belief in bailouts
Contagion spreads: The Ireland effect
Is France losing its pluck?
Sovereign bond of the year – Kingdom of Spain
Crisis? Oh, that crisis...
Discussions are already under way behind closed doors, knock-on effects for bank capital could be substantial