Croatia pins hopes on World Bank partial guarantee – Euromoney – 30/08/2017

A ratings uplift and a better profile for Croatia’s SOE debt could be brought closer with a helping hand from the World Bank

Source:  Euromoney, 2017/08/30

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A Big Russian Bank Just Couldn’t Stay Private – Bloomberg – 30/08/2017

Otkritie Bank's fate is another sign of the relentless, and risky, nationalization of the Russian economy.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/08/30

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US: Experian finds total student loan balances increased 149 percent since 2007 – Experian – 29/08/2017

The study also shows that the average student loan amount per consumer increased 62 percent during that time, but the percentage of late payments has been decreasing since 2009

Source:  Experian, 2017/08/29

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Someone Just Made a Giant Bet on Korean Sovereign Bonds – Bloomberg – 25/08/2017

Net foreign purchases of futures on the country’s three-year sovereign debt swelled to a record high of 29,147 contracts at the close of trade in Seoul, according to exchange figures. The buying binge, valued at around $2.8 billion, is the most in data going back to 2004.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/08/25

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Crisis-Plagued Europe Sees a New Dawn After Greek Market Return – Bloomberg – 27/07/2017

Five years after the sovereign debt crisis nearly tore the euro area apart, the currency bloc’s biggest problem child appears on the road to recovery as the region continues to tick off boxes underscoring its revival.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/27

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Banks dealing EU sovereign debt may be dragged out of London – Reuters – 26/07/2017

Banks at the heart of EU government borrowing could be forced to move some operations out of London if they want to hold on to that business after Brexit, according to three senior bankers with knowledge of the matter.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/26

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Qatar Crisis Mediation Is Deadlocked – Bloomberg – 26/07/2017

Efforts to resolve the standoff between Qatar and a Saudi-led alliance have reached an impasse, according to a Gulf official with direct knowledge of the matter, amid signs the bloc wants to extract more concessions from Doha.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/26

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Hungary sells renminbi debt in China – FT – 26/07/2017

Hungary has become the latest eastern European country to sell debt on the Chinese mainland, raising Rmb1bn in a three-year bond, as the government in Budapest seeks to expand its investor base and strengthen ties with Beijing.

Source:  FT, 2017/07/26

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Lucky Investors and Venezuelan Bonds – Bloomberg – 24/07/2017

Also the London Whale, a Wells Fargo leak, unicorns, stock buybacks and white rhinos.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/24

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Pakistan pays $4.8b in external debt servicing – – 20/07/2017

A Senate panel on Wednesday questioned the government’s strategy of taking new loans that has caused an exponential increase in borrowings as the cost of external debt servicing mounted to $4.8 billion in 11 months, which has almost doubled in the past four years.

Source:, 2017/07/20

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