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Rising market pressures may trigger third wave of credit crisis

Business Times – 11 Mar 2008 Nervous investors hanging on to pronouncements of central bankers (LONDON) Tight money markets and tumbling stocks and the US dollar are expected to increase worries for investors this week as pressure mounts on central banks facing what looks like the third wave of a global credit crisis. Last week, […]

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Buy-and-hold strategy looks as good as it ever will

WHAT a difference a year makes. Each year, Jim Reid and his colleagues at Deutsche Bank AG publish an influential analysis of credit markets that puts current yields and fundamentals in historical perspective. If you buy a bond from a company that might go bankrupt, then you expect to receive a higher interest rate. In […]

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Markets brace for news of big losses by banks

Citigroup could write off US$24b, lay off 20,000 staff (LONDON) Major American banks are expected to unveil substantial losses and secure more cash from abroad in what is shaping up to be a pivotal week for the global credit crisis. Citigroup could write off as much as US$24 billion and lay off 20,000 workers in […]

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Inflation fears drag global stock markets down

LONDON – ASIAN and European stocks tumbled yesterday as last week’s strong United States inflation data reduced expectations that the US Federal Reserve would deliver further interest rate cuts soon. Also, in a sign that rising food and agricultural prices may push inflation up globally, US wheat futures surged more than 3 per cent and […]

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