China corporate debt: Questionable investment

Policymaking is being tightened aggressively to avoid inflating a credit bubble in China, leading some analysts to argue that investors should act with caution when investing in its corporate debt.

ECB: The end of the last resort

Politicians and market participants, seeing investors turn their backs on the EFSF and abandon the European government bond markets, are pressing the ECB to save the day and increase its buying.

UK building societies face funding challenge

Given that larger financial institutions have become reliant on covered bonds as a source of funding, what does this mean for smaller institutions that might not have covered bond or securitization programmes?