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
Marrying the needs of strong core and weak periphery is far from straightforward, said panellists at latest Credit Institute event
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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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