Could energy follow finance into meltdown?


With 2009 entering its final quarter, to observe that the last year and-a-half has been a challenging period would be an understatement. Since the collapse of mortgage-backed securities pounded the foundations of credit risk management, the scope for managing counterparty risk has been severely impaired. Major financial institutions have imploded. Economic uncertainty has led to a contraction in the monetary base through reduced lending and credit creation, leaving the scope for managing

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