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EU referendum: Moody's cut UK's credit outlook to 'negative'
EU head Jean-Claude Juncker said it was "not an amicable divorce", but it was "not a tight love affair anyway".
Moody's said the referendum result would have "negative implications for the country's medium-term growth outlook", and it lowered the UK's long term issuer and debt ratings to "negative" from "stable". [...] "In Moody's view, the negative effect from lower economic growth will outweigh the fiscal savings from the UK no longer having to contribute to the EU budget."
It also said the UK had one of the largest budget deficits among advanced economies.
Brexit  credit  ratings  creditrating  creditrisk  FDI  foreign  direct  investment  UK  austerity  budget  deficit 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
Market turmoil: Janet Yellen warns that financial conditions have worsened - business live | Business | The Guardian
[ EVEN JUNK BONDS CAN'T BE SAVED BY QE AND NIRP ANYMORE. were able to rollover year after year but seems the buck has stopped, finally. ] “Financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of growth, with declines in broad measures of equity prices, higher borrowing rates for riskier borrowers, and a further appreciation of the dollar. These developments, if they prove persistent, could weigh on the outlook for economic activity and the labor market, although declines in longer-term interest rates and oil prices provide some offset. // >> European high yield spreads have doubled since the ECB moved to neg rates in June '14. Solution? Go more negative. - &! Anyone who reached for yield in these securities from 2012-15 is in the red. - &! //&! See point 8. ZIRP/NIRP is needed to roll over/revolve debt -
junk  bond  QE  ZIRP  NIRP  zombie  banks  zombie  consumer  zombie  corporations  creditrating  creditrisk  distortion 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Adam Posen: What Japan and the UK Demonstrate about Macroeconomic Stimulus - YouTube
Confidence Fairy - Paul Krugman. (sov debt crisis) only applicable if you don't have a central bank. like Greece. that can do QE as much as you need to stabilise monetary system. ie stop deleveraging, only serving debt. meaning deflation. // different QE, diversity. shift risk appetite to more riskier debt. ... // fiscal activism can't overcome austerity ... // UK has it work because it doesn't have the manufacturing base. but its population is growing, not shrinking. but job creation - multiplier to economy is 1 or lower because of mostly service sector job creation which lot need to access welfare state through tax credits. // min 11. Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling did lots right! GPB depreciation. budget deficit growth. But imports stayed high!!! current account deficit and trade deficit. Austerity undermines growth and BOE policy! cut you future and investment (4-1 ration). UK got no credibility bonus from bond vigilantes, no FDI inflows.
Abenomics  economic  history  secular  stagnation  UK  austerity  Japan  BOE  BOJ  Mark  Carney  deflationary  deflation  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  migration  immigration  Sozialpolitik  Integrationspolitik  Paul  Krugman  JGB  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  liquidity  trap  balance  sheet  recession  Richard  Koo  deleveraging  ECB  TLTRO  LTRO  debt  monetisation  debt  monetization  monetary  policy  monetary  transmission  mechanism  monetary  stimulus  monetary  theory  unconventional  monetary  policy  monetary  system  financial  repression  distortion  speculative  bubbles  creditrating  creditrisk  junk  bond  NPL  credit  bubble  recovery  George  Osborne  Fiscal  Pact  Schuldenbremse  Super  Cycle  sovereign  debt  crisis  debtoverhang  currency-war  currency  debasement  currency  war  current  account  deficit  trade  deficit  IMF  OBR  foreign  direct  investment  Conservative  Party  nasty  fairness  Generationengerechtigkeit  policy  folly  policy  error 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Documentary - The Money Trap - How Banks Control the World Through Debt - YouTube
most profitable credit card debt customers are those making just the minimum payment. ... a credit card being a statement of status! retaining customers by upgrading them regularly w higher limits, new colors, new perks (they will never use). // unsecured lending - DEFINITION of 'Unsecured Loan' A loan that is issued and supported only by the borrower's creditworthiness, rather than by a type of collateral. An unsecured loan is one that is obtained without the use of property as collateral for the loan. // revolving debt // the higher your credit limit, the more you are likely to spend. // half of his income to just serve credit card fees and interest charges (no payments towards paying down) debt ... // banks lend irresponsibly bc they know they can get away with it, or somebody else will do it! because there is not regulation. no bank oversight. //&! The Truth about Payday Loans :Young, British and Broke - //&! Gambling/Betting Shops on Highstreet.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
"How The Investment Grade Dominos Will Fall" - UBS Explains | Zero Hedge
According to Citigroup's Matt King, it is now officially too late to save junk debt, which has entered the final stage of the credit cycle, the one where defaults for high yield bonds rise with every passing month. [...] we estimate that nearly $1tn of speculative-grade credits are at risk of default over the next downturn, as the stock of low-quality credit has soared. [...] These developments are a negative headwind for investment-grade corporates in 2016.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
IMF warns of new financial crisis if interest rates rise | Business | The Guardian
Fund says governments in emerging markets should prepare now for a new credit crunch because of a 10-year corporate borrowing binge [...] “Shocks to the corporate sector could quickly spill over to the financial sector and generate a vicious cycle as banks curtail lending. Decreased loan supply would then lower aggregate demand and collateral values, further reducing access to finance and thereby economic activity, and in turn, increasing losses to the financial sector,” the IMF warns. [...] “Emerging markets must prepare for the adverse domestic stability implications of global financial tightening,” the IMF says.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Weltwirtschaft: BIZ warnt vor Krediten in Schwellenländern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Bank für Internationalen Zahlungsausgleich sieht Alarmzeichen für Banken in vielen Schwellenländern. Die Kreditvergabe in China, Brasilien oder der Türkei habe ein bedrohliches Verhältnis angenommen, warnt die Notenbank. // &! Die Welt steuert auf den Bankrott zu (QE trap): Eine vorläufige Antwort: Das tieferliegende Problem besteht darin, dass sich die Weltwirtschaft insgesamt auf den Bankrott zubewegt - und das wird umso schneller gehen, je höher die Zinsen sind und je niedriger die Preissteigerungsraten.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
World Bank warns on US rate rise - BBC News
[ game of chicken ] [ can private sector carry forward the little bit of recovery/growth the western world got in a rising interest rate world, that will eat away spending bc of higher repayment rates amid little to no wage growth !!! ] [W]arned developing countries to brace themselves for possible financial turbulence when the US Federal Reserve starts to raise interest rates. It could come as early as Thursday when the Fed concludes a policy meeting. A new report from the World Bank says there will probably be a modest impact on developing countries. But it also warns there is some risk that it could be worse. The Bank says it is possible that there would be sufficient disruption to capital flows into developing countries to harm economic growth and financial stability. //&! //&! //&! = bond sell-off move in anticipation of Taper. //&! strength of dollar added already 25bps - &!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Standard and Poor's sieht wachsende Finanzrisiken für Europäische Union - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Bonität der EU könnte sich verschlechtern - die Ratingagentur Standard & Poor's senkte den Ausblick auf negativ. Zu den Gründen gehört neben neuen Hilfen für Griechenland auch der Investitionsplan von Kommissionspräsident Juncker. [...] S&P geht davon aus, dass die EU im Zusammenhang mit der Finanzierung das Erstrisiko tragen könnte. [...] S&P senkte erst vor Kurzem für Großbritannien ebenfalls den Ausblick auf negativ.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back | World news | The Guardian
Report commissioned by 34 hedge funds says government had been ‘massively overspending on education’ despite spending only 79% of US average per pupil [...] The group of 34 hedge funds hired former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to come up with a solution to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis after the island’s governor declared its $72bn debt “unpayable” – paving the way for bankruptcy. [...] The funds are “distressed debt” specialists, also known as vulture funds [ Heuschrecken], and several have also sought to make money out of crises in Greece and Argentina, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the near collapse of Co-op Bank in the UK. // // they are implicit in lending money to a low grade borrower and took on the risk for higher interest rates. instead of looking out for long-term productive investment that benefit society, they go for the investment by click from a Bloomberg Panel, to meet their ROI at year end for their clients, promised in their annual letter.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Konjunktur in EU: Analyse des ersten Halbjahrs 2014 - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In anderen Euroländern dagegen ist die Lage bedenklich. Vor allem Frankreich und Italien, die nach Deutschland größten Volkswirtschaften des Währungsraums, haben große strukturelle Probleme. Und in Krisenstaaten wie Griechenland, Spanien und Portugal geht es dank schmerzhafter Spar- und Reformprogramme zwar inzwischen wieder leicht bergauf mit der Wirtschaft. Doch die Gefahr eines Rückfalls in die Krise ist noch immer groß. || - Neue Zahlen von der europäischen Statistikbehörde Eurostat: Die Inflation in den 18 Ländern im Euroraum ist so niedrig wie seit fast fünf Jahren nicht mehr. Das Wirtschaftswachstum kommt zum Stillstand. || + + "Investitionen!"
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Live chart: The low countries - YouTube
Timothy Geithner says no risk of U.S. losing it's AAA credit rating - || Geithner: Japan's 'Lost Decade' Not America's Fate - "the hope it's gonna heal itself, to hope you can grow yourself out of it" growing your way out of it" || +!!! Timothy Geithner Fired Robert Shiller? >> economics has no humans in it !!! no real world example. Conventional wisdom so strong. "We've got too scientific." And anybody who is 'flaky' gets pushed out [Robert Schiller]. >>Wenn du dich auf andere verlaesst, bist du verlassen.<< || Robert Shiller: Speculative Asset Prices - "present value". || + Robert Shiller: Nobel Prize Winning Economist - "it can't be an exact science (forecasting) because of the complexity, mass data; uncertain, certain, and data that can't be put in numbers, storystelling -> feedback loops ...
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Debatte um die US-Schuldenobergrenze: Schlüsse für Privatanleger - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Vertrauen ist das Fundament der Rolle des US-Dollars als Weltleitwährung. Daher erlaubt das Top-Rating der USA auch ein höheres Schuldenniveau als das anderer Staaten", schreibt etwa die Rating-Agentur Fitch. An der höchsten Rating-Note drehe man nur im Falle eines echten Zahlungsausfalls, gab Moody's 2011 bekannt und hat diese Meinung bis heute nicht verändert. Und auch Standard & Poor's gibt sich lässig und lässt wissen, ein Tanz am Abgrund wie derzeit sei ja der Grund gewesen, warum man die USA vor zwei Jahren leicht herabgestuft hätte. Alle drei verweisen zudem auf das seit 2009 halbierte Defizit.
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october 2013 by asterisk2a
The IMF on the Austerity Trap -
liquidity-trap = monetray policy can not buffer economic, fiscal (ie austerity) shock to the extent it did when rates were lowered from initial rate. the margin of monetary stability improvement vs lower rates/QE/negative interest rates becomes less and less to the point of long-term consequences (ie bubbles elsewhere in a global monetary world, as there are multiple equilibria of asset classes that get whacked (distorted) when one or two players in the global multiple fiat currency world take out the atomic bomb and or untested weapons of monetary policy/theory
QE  2013  multiplier-effect  Politics  creditrating  trust  economic  history  multiple  equilibria  UK  confidence  structural  imbalance  trustagent  ZIRP  liquidity-trap  paulkrugman  austerity  global  imbalances  ratingagencies  GeorgeOsborne  IMF 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Großbritannien Rating: Entzug der Top-Bonität trifft Cameron - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Aber kein Volkswirt oder Analyst zeigte sich wirklich überrascht. "Diese Herabstufung sagt uns nichts, was wir nicht schon wussten", bloggte Tim Morgan, Chef-Analyst der Brokerfirma Tullett Prebon. "Großbritannien ist ein Schulden-Junkie, unfähig, mit seinen Mitteln auszukommen." Das Verdikt von Moody's werde keine ernsten Folgen haben, prognostizierte "Financial Times"-Kolumnist Martin Wolf. Es ändere nichts an der Markt-Einschätzung der britischen Konjunktur oder der Staatsfinanzen. Osborne hatte seine Ziele für den Defizitabbau bereits mehrfach korrigieren müssen, das Ziel eines ausgeglichenen Haushalts war von ursprünglich 2015 bereits auf 2018 verschoben worden. Die Herabstufung stand seit Monaten im Raum. Entsprechend moderat reagierten die Marktteilnehmer auf die Ankündigung von Moody's. Das Pfund fiel am Montag zwar auf den tiefsten Stand gegenüber Dollar und Euro seit 2011. Doch setzte die Währung nur den graduellen Sinkflug der vergangenen Wochen fort, es gab keinen Einbru
austerity  BOE  2013  creditrating  Mark  Carney  2012  economy  MervynKing  UK  ratingagencies  greatrecession 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
US-Klage gegen S&P: Details der Klageschrift - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Analyst scheint ziemlich baff. "Dieser Deal ist lächerlich", schreibt er einer Kollegin in einer E-Mail. "Wir sollten ihm kein Rating geben." Die Kollegin sieht das ähnlich - wenn auch nur bedingt: "Das Modell erfasst nicht mal die Hälfte des Risikos", stimmt sie zu. Aber: "Wir geben jedem Deal ein Rating… Er könnte von Kühen strukturiert werden, wir würden ihm ein Rating geben." Der saloppe Wortwechsel stammt vom April 2007, dem Beginn der US-Kreditkrise. Besagter "Deal" war ein besonders wackliges Hypothekenpapier - und die Analysten, die sich darüber lustig machen, arbeiten für Standard & Poor's (S&P), eine der drei großen Rating-Agenturen Amerikas. ist ein regelrechter Finanzkrimi: Gnadenlos enthüllt er, wie Insider lange vor anderen wussten, dass der Crash kommen würde - und trotzdem fleißig weiterzockten, um abzukassieren.
2008  GFC  creditrating  CDS  accountability  creditcrunch  WallStreet  creditrisk  corruption  subprime  CDO  ratingagencies  insider-trading 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Euro-Krise: Moody's senkt Rating für französische Staatsanleihen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Rückschlag im Kampf gegen die Schuldenkrise in Europa: Frankreich besitzt bei Moody's keine Top-Bonität mehr. Die Ratingagentur stuft die Kreditwürdigkeit des Euro-Landes um eine Note von AAA auf AA1 ab. Der Ausblick bleibt negativ.


Moody's begründete den Schritt damit, dass Frankreichs langfristige wirtschaftliche Wachstumsaussichten sich eingetrübt hätten. Das Land habe an Wettbewerbsfähigkeit eingebüßt, erklärte die Ratingagentur in Frankfurt. Der finanzielle Ausblick sei unsicher. Es sei auch immer weniger berechenbar, wie Frankreich künftige Schocks in der Euro-Zone verkrafte.
PIIGSFB  austerity  FrancoisHollande  liberal  economic  reform  greatrecession  Europe  sovereign  debt  crisis  2012  creditrating  France 
november 2012 by asterisk2a
Standard & Poor's muss für irreführende Ratings zahlen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ein australisches Gericht hat Standard & Poor's wegen irreführender Bewertungen verurteilt. Die US-Agentur hatte komplizierten Finanzprodukten die Bestnote AAA verliehen. Anleger verloren 90 Prozent ihres Geldes. Das bekommen sie nun erstattet, plus Zinsen.
subprime  GFC  2012  creditrating  ratingagencies 
november 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Germany's AAA credit rating under review by agency
Core countries risk blowing up their debt/gdp bc of assuming PIIGS bailout liabilities/risk.

In reality, no new news.
2012  Grexit  Spain  creditrating  EMU  Europe  sovereign  debt  crisis  PIIGS  France  Germany 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Britain's economy: Into the storm | The Economist
Britain’s economy has its own home-grown problems, to which the misery on its doorstep will add. Spending power is scarce. Wage growth is running at less than half the level of inflation. Public-sector workers, who staged a large strike over the government’s pension reforms this week (see article), face a further two years of squeezed pay. Householders will be reluctant to dip deeper into their savings while their own debts are so high. That leaves Britain’s economy dependent on foreign demand. As two-fifths of exports are shipped to the euro zone, recession there will drag down Britain’s economy as well. Jobs are already being cut in London’s financial district, one of Britain’s more reliable export industries, because fees and commissions have dried up.

budget deficit was at 11.2% of GDP in 2009-10
The deficit will fall to 8.4% of GDP this fiscal year.
Britain’s triple-A credit rating seems assured
plans announced imply public-spending cuts will last until 2017
UK  2011  2012  economy  austerity  recession  lostdecade  budget  deficit  creditrating  GeorgeOsborne  OBR  output-gap  slack 
december 2011 by asterisk2a
ECB Moves to Prop Up Italy, Spain -
August got hot, downgrade of USA. Contagion in Southern Europe - Spain and Italy.

ECB intervention to prop up Italy and Spain is a watershed in Europe's handling of the financial crisis. The central bank has so far insisted that the main responsibility for action lies with national governments. A decision to buy Italian and Spanish bonds is tantamount to conceding that the euro's member states are unable or unwilling to respond effectively, turning the ECB into the lead firefighter—and the euro zone's lender of last resort. That could reshape the future of Europe's monetary union.

The ECB move "buys a significant amount of time" for Spain and Italy,
Yet the decision will be hotly debated both inside and outside the ECB. At least three central bankers from Northern Europe, including the ECB's powerful German contingent, resisted the move, according to a person familiar with the matter.
PIIGS  italy  spain  ECB  monetization  debt  sovereign  crisis  2011  ESM  EFSF  monetary  policy  QE  creditrating  USA  downgrade 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
S&P Lowers Italy Outlook To Negative
Standard & Poor's view of the increased downside risks to the Italian government's debt-reduction plan because of potentially weaker-than-expected economic growth and possible political gridlock that could contribute to fiscal slippage. The diminished growth prospects stem from what we consider to be a lack of political commitment to deregulating the labor market and introducing reforms to boost productivity. We believe measures to reduce the bottlenecks and rigidities in Italy's economy are especially important in light of Italy's limited monetary flexibility, which stems from its membership in the European Monetary Union and its limited fiscal room to maneuver because of Italy's high government debt burden."
italy  creditrating  2011  PIIGS  sovereign  debt 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
Europe Locks Out S
Yesterday we reported that instead of manipulating home price data, China would simply stop reporting it. Fast forward to today and a few thousand miles west where we get a comparable report, only this time involving an insolvent continent and a comprehension-challenged rating agency. Just released from S&P: "Following new European Union regulations on credit ratings, we are converting our issuer credit ratings on these sovereigns and the ECB to "unsolicited", as we do not have rating agreements with the rated entities. Standard & Poor's  will nonetheless continue to rate the seven sovereigns and the ECB, and classify the ratings as unsolicited, as we believe that we have access to sufficient public information of reliable quality to support our analysis and ongoing surveillance, and because we believe there is significant market interest in these unsolicited ratings. ..."
creditrating  Europe  2011  PIIGS  fiscal  policy  monetary  ECB  EuropeanCommission 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
Fitch downgrades Greece to BBB- with a negative outlook - Credit Writedowns
And as long-time EM observers, we would NEVER, ever underestimate the threat of contagion.
creditcrunch  creditcrisis  greece  europe  eu  ECB  2010  april  rating  creditrating  contagion 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
PIMCO - Viewpoints Telegraph El-Erian Jan 2010 Waiting for Better Times
There has been an increase in the average period of joblessness for those who are already unemployed. The longer that workers are out of a job, the more tricky their re-entry becomes.
The longer it takes for such commitments to materialize, the harder it becomes to arrest disruptive debt dynamics. And, once they get going, serial credit rating downgrades can aggravate already fragile financing dynamics. At that stage, playing catch-up on the fiscal adjustment front becomes even more difficult.
Also, we are witnessing a dramatic rise in the level of youth joblessness. Prolonged periods of unemployment early in one’s working career pose material risks to longer-term productivity, agility and prosperity.
And without sustainable growth, the first two challenges, which are already difficult, become even more complex.

There is no time to waste in supplementing cyclical policy considerations with meaningful structural responses.
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january 2010 by asterisk2a

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