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Oil Bust Spreads: Credit Downgraded Of 11 Texas Towns

The Moody’s ratings have little forward-looking value, and are more a reflection of what the market already knows—that times are tough, and lending in this industry—or within the geographical boundaries of oil-dependent locations—comes at a risk. Moody’s will consider the oil downturn and the ability of each government to adapt in this difficult environment.

Rising Strength in the Rupee will take Gold off the Indian Investors’ Radar

Indian stock markets got off to a roaring start with the rupee rising to its strongest in 11 months against the dollar after the Modi led BJP swept India’s elections to a thumping victory. With so many reasons for the dollar to fall & the Indian rupee to gain and rise; Why would gold prices in rupee terms, rise further?

Fed Finds TBTF Banks Increase Systemic Risk, Have A Funding Advantage

TBTF Banks can borrow more cheaply in bond markets than smaller rivals (an average 0.31% less on A-rated debt than their smaller peers), in part because of investor perceptions that they are too big to fail. This insensitivity of financing costs to risk encourages too-big-to-fail banks to take on greater risk.

Geithner Warned S&P Chairman US Would Retaliate For Downgrade

McGraw said Geithner called him on Aug. 8, 2011, after S&P was the only credit ratings company to downgrade the U.S. debt. Geithner, McGraw said, told him that S&P would be held accountable for the downgrade. “Such behavior would not occur, he said, without a response from the government.”

The 9 Key Considerations To Protect Deposits From Bail-Ins

There is an assumption and not a guarantee that in the event of bail-in, only bank deposits of over some arbitrary figures would be vulnerable. It may opt to protect deposits over a lower amount – It is also important that those diversifying deposits do not jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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