ECB buys governments time on banks as Greek default risk looms
Los Angeles Times
The ECB used the same measures during the global financial crisis to avert a credit crunch. The 2.5 trillion-euro market for covered bonds -- assets backed by mortgages or public-sector loans -- underpins much of Europe's real estate lending, ...
Global Financial Crisis: Dexia bailout a sign of things to come?
Wyatt Investment Research
In the latest sign of the global financial crisis, the "too big to fail" mentality American banks made popular two years ago has officially migrated to Europe. Dexia, the French-Belgian banking giant, has done what was once thought impossible: It ...
Default Talk, New Austerity Hurts Greek Economic Confidence
By Maria Petrakis Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Greek economic confidence declined in September as the government announced additional cuts to pensions and wages amid heightened concerns the country would default. An index measuring short-term confidence among ...
Downgrade Doubles Default Gap to New Zealand: Australia Credit
Credit-default swaps insuring Australian bonds for five years traded at 100.5 basis points on Oct. 5, 23 basis points less than the price to guard against a default by New Zealand, according to CMA. The gap is the widest since July 2009 and compares ...
China's Default Risk Rises Exponentially
As we focus intensely on the European debt crisis and the never ending rise of credit default swaps – also known as CDS – other countries tend to slip under the radar, although most people are aware that all is not well, no matter where one looks. ...
Default may hit Thai growth
A third scenario would be a disorderly default in the fourth quarter, potentially leading to acontagion effect on Spain and Italy. The European Central Bank would likely move to purchase up to 1.6 trillion worth of bonds issued by European banks to ...
False Default Signal With Swaps Most Since January: Muni Credit
San Francisco Chronicle
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The cost of protecting municipal debt against default is at the highest level since January even as past warning signals from derivative contracts proved unfounded. Protection on $10 million of securities for 10 years cost as much ...
False Default Signal With Swaps Most Since January: Muni Credit
By Michelle Kaske and Andrea Riquier Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The cost of protecting municipal debt against default is at the highest level since January even as past warning signals from derivative contracts proved unfounded. Protection on $10 million of ...
Corporate default tally rises by three to 32: S&P
By Drew FitzGerald Standard & Poor's 2011 corporate default tally rose to 32 this week after three US-based companies joined the list. Real Mex Restaurants Inc. defaulted for the second time this year, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. ...
Financial crisis sours mood on Wall Street
Monsters and Critics.com
But the US government - itself deeply in debt and weakened by the financial crisis - is now less likely to come to its rescue, Moody's said. Even if major banks do not collapse, many of their employees are worried about their jobs. ...
Pay the Mortgage or Default? It's Becoming a Game of Musical Chairs
In 2008, walking away from a severely underwater home was the ideal financial choice, in hindsight. In 2012 it may not be, because banks are starting to knock down the principal in some cases. This is about the leading trends. ...
Greece default factored in: MLC
By Vishal Teckchandani The impact of a default by debt-laden Greece has been largely factored into the market, according to wealth management firm MLC. MLC said in an investor update that while it was hard to determine what the effect of a Greek ...
Spain raises $6 bln in debt auction as investors show good appetite despite ...
By AP, MADRID — Spain has raised €4.5 billion ($6 billion) in an auction of debt maturing between 2014 and 2015 and at substantially lower cost, showing healthy investor appetite despite growing fears of a Greek default. The amount sold in Thursday's ...
Michael D will be our next President by default rather than acclamation
We disavow contagion of violence. Partitionism is subliminal, but deep-rooted. They rant against the Brits, yet couldn't survive without UK state subvention. David Norris's campaign is in trouble. Erstwhile supporters now claim their efforts were ...
Rating Firms' Asset Game
Wall Street Journal
Before the financial crisis, the use of dummy assets was widespread as investment banks raced to create CDOs and other mortgage-linked bonds to meet demand from investors eager to profit from the housing boom. Bankers sometimes sought ratings from S&P, ...
Global financial crisis brings operators and investors closer together
Property Magazine International
The conclusions reached were that even though from a tourism growth perspective, Africa is one of the fastest growing region in the world, the appetite for risk in hotel assets was still soft and the Global Financial Crisis had the effect of moving the ...
National Context: History of Municipal Financial Crisis and Policy
Michigan Policy Network (blog)
Throughout the 1930s, thousands of cities and towns across the country went into default and came to rely on state aid to function.(2) The first municipal bankruptcy laws on the federal level came about during this time seeking to allow desperate ...
Irish Debt: Is it in Ireland's Interest to Default?
Markets rallied around the rumor that Greece would be allowed a "ring fenced" default. This is a surprising reaction given that the "political elite" spent months warning any default would bring unforgiving and widespread consequences to the financial ...
TELEGRAPH: Financial Crisis Is Worst The World Has Ever Faced
By Gus Lubin
The terrifying quote in the headline comes from BOE's Mervyn King. telegraph. Please follow Clusterstock on Twitter and Facebook. Follow Gus Lubin on Twitter. Ask Gus A Question >. Tags:Financial Crisis | Get Alerts for these topics » ...
ADF Alliance Alert » World facing worst financial crisis in history ...
By ADF Alliance Alert
World facing worst financial crisis in history, Bank of England Governor says. Telegraph: The world is facing the worst financial crisis since at least the 1930s “if not ever”, the Governor of the Bank of England said last night. Published Thursday ...
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Malaysia's fiscal policy and the looming financial crisis | East Asia ...
By Shankaran Nambiar
Author: Shankaran Nambiar, Manipal International University, Malaysia As the US loses its AAA rating, and Japan takes a slide to AA-, can the Malaysian.
East Asia Forum
Bogleheads :: View topic - The Amish largely untouched by U.S. ...
Quote: The Amish, with their horses and buggies and their "upside-down" values, were largely unaffected by the financial crisis, living contented lives and amassing cash. I sometimes think they may have the right idea. I have been so tanted ...
Is Greece, on fire, signing its default warrant? | Crikey
By Karen Maley
Tens of thousands of Greek public servants, students and pensioners hit the streets overnight to protest against the government's latest austerity measures, as traders continued to bet that a Greekdefault was imminent. ... Close by, in the national parliament, Greek politicians were debating proposals to hold a referendum on the country's worsening fiscal crisis. The 24-hour strike halted trains and air traffic, closed schools and forced hospitals to run on emergency staff. Several scuffles...
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Unwritten Stories and Uncertainty in Financial Crisis Featuring Charles ... Did a Lack of Consumer Protection Cause the Financial Crisis? Events March 16, 2010 ...
Fears of Global Slowdown, 2008-Style “Contagion” Haunt Financial ...
Read 'Fears of Global Slowdown, 2008-Style “Contagion” Haunt Financial Markets' from our blog Daily Ticker on Yahoo! Finance. Picking up (or rather down) ...