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    1. December 21, 2014

      US regulator probes ETF pricing structures

      Extreme movements in the prices of bonds, commodities and other assets have prompted regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Pru chief attacks rating agencies

      Prudential’s chief executive has accused credit ratings agencies of failing to properly understand the UK-based life...

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    1. Guide to Davos 2012

      The time for talk is over: Europe’s politicians need to act fast in order to solve the...
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    1. December 12, 2014

      Hearst pays $2bn to boost stake in Fitch

      Hearst Corporation is paying nearly $2bn to boost its stake in Fitch, the global rating agency, as the media company pushes...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2014

      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their sovereign...

    3. November 16, 2014

      Sovereign debt rule change ‘could prompt €1.1tn rebalancing’

      More than a trillion euros of government bonds may have to change hands if eurozone regulators press ahead with ambitions to...

    4. October 20, 2014

      Investors turn to junk ETFs amid sell-off

      Investors are increasingly turning to exchange traded funds to dip in and out of junk bonds in times of market stress,...

    5. October 20, 2014

      ‘Monster’ outflows from European equity funds

      European equity funds suffered “monster” outflows of $5.7bn last week, the biggest sell-off on record, according to Bank of...

    6. October 19, 2014

      South African money funds are back from the dead

      South Africa’s money market fund industry appears to have escaped largely unscathed from the worst crisis in its history. At...

    7. October 13, 2014

      CMBS face downgrades if Fed raises rates

      Bonds comprised of commercial mortgages could be susceptible to ratings downgrades if the Federal Reserve were forced to...

    8. September 17, 2014

      Auto lenders face tougher US supervision

      A proposal by the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to supervise large nonbank auto lenders has met with strong...

    9. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2014

      EM equities: bear run here to stay?

      Is this month’s bear run in EM equities merely a correction or the start of something big? As fast FT reports, the FTSE...

    10. September 16, 2014

      European banks feel effects of Fed’s ‘reverse repo’

      The Federal Reserve’s testing of a new liquidity tool has altered a longstanding financing relationship between money market...

    11. September 15, 2014

      ‘Ratings shopping’ makes a comeback in the US

      A practice derided for exacerbating the credit boom has returned with a bang as financial firms that sell securitised bonds...

    12. beyondbrics

      September 11, 2014

      International capital gets ready for China's domestic bonds

      China’s leading credit rating agency will soon begin to provide English language ratings for local Chinese debt in the...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Guest post: two China investment stories reveal the benign and the ugly

      By Andrew Colquhoun, Fitch Ratings Does China invest too much? The country has been investing about 48 per cent of its GDP...

    14. August 10, 2014

      Italian banks: time to combine

      Like Godot, the Italian economic recovery is conspicuous by its absence. Last week’s second quarter data showed that the...

    15. June 11, 2014

      Doubts raised over rating agency reform

      On a Friday night in New York City, the block around the Westin hotel near Times Square heaves with activity. Throngs of...

    16. June 3, 2014

      Russia and China plan own rating agency to rival western players

      Russia and China have agreed to set up a joint rating agency as Moscow’s stand-off with the west over Ukraine has made it...

    17. May 23, 2014

      S&P 500 closes above 1,900 for first time

      Friday 21:00 BST. US stocks ended the week at record highs as the bullish mood in the markets remained firmly underpinned by...

    18. May 18, 2014

      First defaults in second-generation CMBS emerge

      The former headquarters of ATI Careers Training Center, in a rundown suburb of Fort Worth, Texas lies vacant. Where once...

    19. May 13, 2014

      Bulls trample on quality of mortgage deals

      Just as the “Charging Bull” statue in Manhattan’s financial district is an iconic symbol of America’s financial virility and...

    20. May 8, 2014

      Taper tremors fail to deter ETF investors

      Tremors that ran through the $2.5tn market for exchange traded funds last year have failed to deter investors from using the...

    21. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2014

      Guest post: can China bail itself out? (Quite possibly, no)

      By Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research What happens if China goes broke? China’s Rmb4tn stimulus package in 2008 – and...

    22. March 31, 2014

      Triple A sovereign ratings deposed

      The triple A government bond is dead. Long live the double A bond. The global pool of government bonds given a top “risk...

    23. March 24, 2014

      S&P cuts Brazil rating to one notch above junk

      Standard & Poor’s has cut Brazil’s sovereign debt rating to one notch above junk-bond status, citing concerns over the...

    24. March 21, 2014

      California glamour takes prices to giddy heights – but can it last?

      Homeowners and buyers in California’s coastal communities may be forgiven for feeling giddy: just two years ago the property...

    25. March 17, 2014

      China admits its ills but faces an unpalatable cure

      Finally, Chinese leaders have admitted what the market has been saying for some time: defaults by Chinese borrowers are all...

    26. February 12, 2014

      Egypt outlook raised to ‘stable’ by Fitch but risks ‘substantial’

      Funds from Gulf countries have helped stabilise Egypt’s outlook but the country still faces “substantial risks and...

    27. February 4, 2014

      Italy accuses S&P of not getting ‘la dolce vita’

      If financial analysts had spent more time admiring a Michaelangelo fresco or reading Dante instead of poring over...

    28. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2013

      Vzla's Banesco and Spain's NCG Banco: diversifying risk

      With Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, engaged in an “economic offensive” against what he calls “capitalist...

    29. December 18, 2013

      Emerging markets downgrades outnumber promotions

      The developing world is suffering from more credit rating downgrades than promotions for the first time since the financial...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 16, 2013

      Fitch puts Ukraine on downgrade watch as bonds rally

      It’s not a downgrade, nor even a change in outlook, but a statement issued by Fitch Ratings on Monday is still a warning....

    31. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2013

      Fitch upgrades Colombia

      Another vote of confidence for Colombia: on Tuesday, Fitch Ratings, the credit rating agency, upped its foreign debt rating...

    32. December 2, 2013

      Rating agencies face fines threat after EU sovereign debt probe

      The top credit rating agencies face the threat of fines after an EU regulator said it had uncovered “deficiencies” in the...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2013

      Brazil odds on for a rating downgrade, says Barclays

      Mirror, mirror on the wall, which of the big four emerging markets would be the first to lose its investment grade status?...

    34. November 3, 2013

      European banks cut corporate lending

      Europe's largest banks have ramped up their investment into sovereign debt by more than a quarter in the past two years...

    35. October 29, 2013

      Fitch pushes back on Blackstone rental bond

      One of the biggest credit rating agencies in the US has pushed back against a competitor’s decision to grant a triple A...

    36. October 27, 2013

      Fed probes banks’ exposure to mortgage vehicles

      Regulators at the New York Fed have been probing banks’ exposure to a type of mortgage investment vehicle that has...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2013

      Fitch upgrades Peru

      A vote of confidence for Peru: Fitch Ratings, the credit rating agency, has upped its foreign debt rating to ‘BBB+’, two...

    38. October 16, 2013

      US eleventh hour deal averts default

      In pictures: how the night unfolded The US Congress has passed a bill to reopen the federal government and approve new...

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