Brazil risk premium awakens for investors

A wave of protests over a wide range of political and economic grievances has rocked Brazil, despite the fruits of its decade-long commodity-driven growth having been more evenly shared than other producers.

China liquidity crisis: a welcome stress test?

Whether there is a serious liquidity shortage in the Chinese banking sector or just poor liquidity management is missing the broader point: recent outflows provide a necessary stress test for the People's Bank of China (PBoC) to assess the appetite for capital account liberalization, say analysts.

Detroit: the exception or the rule?

If Detroit files for bankruptcy it will be the largest in municipal bond market history, but analysts are divided as to how serious the impact on the market will be.

BlackRock on ECB meeting

Scott Thiel, deputy chief investment officer of fundamental fixed income at BlackRock, comments on today’s ECB announcements.

Cyprus: special focus

From the disastrous initial bailout proposal to predictions of more debt restructuring, Cyprus might not just be synonymous with beach holidays for some time to come.