from MacroScope:

Portugal, ECB, Turkey — trials and tribulations

By Mike Peacock
July 12, 2013

How to pull defeat from the jaws of victory in one easy lesson; look no further than Portugal.

from George Chen:

Banking on a Triple-A rating (Part 2)

By George Chen
August 8, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

Who is perhaps the most hated man in Washington as well as on Wall Street these days?

from George Chen:

Banking on a Triple-A rating

By George Chen
August 4, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

You may think I am overly cynical today but let me first ask you a simple-yet-complicated question -- what is fair?

from Funds Hub:

A change of Mood

June 23, 2009

Rating agency Moody's has updated its hedge fund ratings process in the wake of the Madoff fraud and the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

from The Great Debate UK:

A reality check from Standard & Poor’s

May 21, 2009

REUTERS-- Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Standard & Poor's could have chosen a better day to kick the British economy, by placing the UK onto "negative outlook", the usual precursor to a downgrade of S&P's rating of an issuer's debt.

from The Great Debate UK:

Bank of Ireland shares welcome debt buyback

May 19, 2009

REUTERS -- Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

from UK News:

The little white lie that could spell financial ruin

March 26, 2008

cash.jpgA little white lie never hurt anyone, right? Wrong: it could have serious financial implications for your future. A growing number of people are getting into financial difficulty at a younger age and are then telling lies on applications forms to obtain credit, insurance and other products, according to CIFAS, the UK's fraud prevention service.