Banks reduce cross-border funding of peripheral eurozone assets in an attempt to mitigate redenomination risk - but funding gap still tops £10 billion for Spain
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The turmoil in the eurozone has made for a cautious investor base in Spain and its southern European neighbours. But it is the high yield offered by government bonds on the back of sovereign debt fears...
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Commentators portray the markets as aggressively attacking European government bonds. David Rowe argues what is really happening is a buyers’ strike motivated by fear – and warns failure to recognise this could result in bad policy
Banco de España is one of a number of European supervisors allowing its banks to ignore a Basel 2.5 requirement to model default risk on government bonds
In the four months between the start of December last year and the end of March, Italian and Spanish banks bought more than €140 billion in government bonds – much of them issued by their domestic debt offices. They did it using the 1% loans offered...
Political analysts are increasingly being used by banks to help with eurozone scenario planning. Here, experts from two firms share their views on the key issues facing the single currency. By Michael Watt
Attempts to match assets and liabilities on a country-by-country basis could be threatened if Greece leaves the eurozone. Banks fear the imposition of capital controls – the precursor to a redenomination – would spook depositors in other peripheral...
Deposit flight from Greek banks in the aftermath of the country’s May elections provided a stark reminder of the growing importance of political risk in Europe, a subject banks have had to swot up on in recent years. By Michael Watt, with additional...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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