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Sep 18, 2014

Sovereign Debt Overview

The national or government debt is a combination of both internal and external debt. The external debt is referred to as Sovereign Debt. Sovereign Debt refers to bonds issued by a nation’s government in a foreign currency and sold to foreign investor...

Sep 15, 2014

OECD cuts growth forecasts for major economies - business live

OECD says global economy is expanding at a moderate and uneven pace, with Europe lagging. Latest: OECD cuts growth forecasts OECD: Eurozone recovery disappointing...deflation a worry Earlier: Oil price hits 27-month low Chinese factory growth weakest... #OECD #Europe #Paris #European Union

Sep 10, 2014

EU bank tests may miss trillion-dollar risk – study

LONDON – Some European banks being checked by regulators for signs of capital weakness may be sitting on up to a trillion dollars of potentially unsafe assets because their holdings of sovereign bonds are not being fully risk assessed, a new study ha... #OECD #Europe #Paris #European Union

Sep 05, 2014

Euro slides after ECB shocks market with rate drop

European stocks dipped early on Friday, pausing after the previous day's sharp rally spurred by an interest rate cut from the European Central Bank which also launched new measures to support the euro zone economy. In early trade, the FTSEurofirst 30... #European Central Bank #BNP Paribas

Aug 29, 2014

Russian recession risk at record high as further sanctions loom

The chance of Russia's economy tipping into a recession is rising as the escalating crisis in Ukraine raises the risk of the government in Moscow retaliating with further import bans, according to a survey of analysts. The probability of a recession ... #European Union #Vladimir Putin #United Nations #Lithuania #Petro Poroshenko #Swedbank #Bloomberg

Sep 03, 2014

Draghi tipped to play for time at Frankfurt meeting

Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting tomorrow are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check. But investors may be in for disappointment as resista... #Frankfurt #European Central Bank #Mario Draghi #Europe #Angela Merkel #Citigroup

Aug 25, 2014

Let's end this madness in the global debt system

Argentina's debt default imposed by US Judge Thomas Griesa and his earlier court rulings in favour of vulture funds NML Capital and Aurelius, will have enormous ramifications for the global debt system . The ruling effectively declares that the right... #Europe #Barack Obama #US State Department #International Monetary Fund #Paul Singer