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China's Economy Gives Little Sign of Slowdown as PMIs Hold Up

May 1, 2018

‘The numbers are pretty solid,’ JPMorgan economist Zhu says

Index of new export orders edged down, input prices gauge fell

Sovereign debt rule changes threaten EU bank finances

June 9, 2016

European banks would have to raise up to €170bn of extra capital or sell almost €500bn of sovereign debt if regulators push ahead with plans to break the “doom loop” tying lenders to their governments, according to new research.

Bank capital regulation seen adding risk as Asia debt safety net decays

March 23, 2015

Debt crises and heavy trading losses at some Asia-Pacific companies have exposed cracks in the region's corporate debt market - suggesting a regulatory push to make the global financial system safer could unintentionally be having the opposite effect.

UPDATE 1-Global bank watchdog to review rule on zero-risk weighting for sovereign debt

January 26, 2015

Global banking supervisors are reviewing a rule that allows banks to hold little or no capital against risky sovereign debt held on their books.

BoE's Carney sees risks in China's shadow bank sector

March 3, 2014

China's shadow banking sector contains clear risks that financial authorities there are trying to manage without upsetting the broader economy, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said.

IMF adds four European countries to financial risk list

January 16, 2014

The IMF on Monday added Denmark, Finland, Norway and Poland to its list of countries that must have regular check-ups of their financial sectors, under an effort to prevent a repeat of the global financial crisis.

JCDecaux Sells Debut Bond as Credit Risk Jumps on Crisis Concern

February 5, 2013

JCDecaux SA (DEC), the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, made its debut in European debt markets as the cost of insuring corporate bonds against default jumped the most in 10 weeks.

JCDecaux sold 500 million euros ($678 million) of five-year notes in the only corporate deal marketed today. The Markit iTraxx Europe Index of credit-default swaps linked to 125 companies with investment-grade ratings increased five basis points to 116 at 1:10 p.m. in London, the highest this year.

Investors are seeking to hedge corporate debt holdings on speculation Europe’s sovereign debt crisis is set to erupt again. Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy is facing opposition calls to resign amid contested reports about illegal payments and there’s concern there will be political turmoil in Italy as former premier Silvio Berlusconi gained in opinion polls before elections this month.

Full Article: Bloomberg

Credit Risk Rises for 8th Day as Hurricane Stymies Europe Bonds

October 29, 2012
Corporate credit risk jumped for an eighth day in Europe amid signs of renewed splits about how to solve the debt crisis, while the approach of Hurricane Sandy to the U.S. eastern seaboard stymied bond issuance.

Germany Credit Risk Lowest in Two Years as Euro Optimism Builds

October 19, 2012
German debt risk fell to the lowest in two years as the prospect of the nation picking up the bill for bailing out indebted nations diminishes now the European Central Bank pledges to use its balance sheet to ease turmoil.

Basel Barriers: How capital requirements would impede progress in the sovereign debt crisis

October 15, 2012
As the debt crisis in Europe continues to wreak havoc on the global economy, the world’s biggest banks have been in ardent preparation for the latest round of Basel rules. These new rules which are far stricter on capital and liquidity come from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and are known as the Basel III accords.This week reports came in from the IMF conference that the European Union (EU) is considering a delay of the implementation of the Basel III banking rules. The initial reports indicate that the implementation is being pushed back by as much as one year.
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