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Portugal's Credit Rating Cut By S&p

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Another one bites the dust.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...mp;refer=europe

Greece, Spain, now Portugal. How long before the two I's in PIIGS (Ireland and Italy) also get downgraded?

As AEP pointed out many times, the yield on 10 year Italian government bonds is 4.57% versus 3% in Germany.

Interestingly enough, the yield on 10 year UK Gilts is 3.44% - and yet the pound is tanking versus the Euro....

Something's gotta give, methinks.

Thoughts?

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When do S&P (and the other rating agencies) get round to cutting US ratings, before or after the FED starts quantitative easing, monetising debt, printing the shit out of their currency whichever name you want to give it?

Propping the dollar whilst plopping others and hoping that everybody is distracted enough not to look behind your own curtains.

Sterling is probably weak enough that issuing a credit rating drop is not high up the list. :lol:

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Another one bites the dust.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...mp;refer=europe

Greece, Spain, now Portugal. How long before the two I's in PIIGS (Ireland and Italy) also get downgraded?

As AEP pointed out many times, the yield on 10 year Italian government bonds is 4.57% versus 3% in Germany.

Interestingly enough, the yield on 10 year UK Gilts is 3.44% - and yet the pound is tanking versus the Euro....

Something's gotta give, methinks.

Thoughts?

the thing to give will be UK's AAA rating

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Yea. How's the pound being doing v the euro/dollar/yen this week, you muppet!

You need to understand that this is all part of the plan by the BoE. They are operating a begger thy neighbour policy with respect to interest rates. They think they have a window of time where because of oil and commodity price falls they can devalue the pound without causing hyper inflation. They want the Brits to spend there holiday money in the UK, the Euros, Arabs, Yanks and Asians to come to London to spend all there wonga on cheap goods and for the brits to buy British.

So a search the Irish Finance Minster has already complained about the actions of the British Govt. Irish food good are having to be sold at a loss to the Brits but when we are there only market what choice do they have.

One Dramatic example of this is that now English Flowers in Sainsburys (my mums birthday) are heavily promoted and are cheaper than the Kenya ones. So we buy British flowers. Good thing in my book as it is a lot greener than flying flowers here. Also it is now cheaper to grow Tomatoes in tents with heating and UV than ship them in from the Canaries.

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UK's AAA rating is assured near enough for ever. FT Alphaville made a damn good list of reasons why the UK's AAA rating is not at risk, the big one is that all UK debt is in GBP - and who controls that I wonder...

Issue for the UK is not its credit rating its the effect how much money it will have to print if it loses confidence.

Although there is one Country whose Credit Rating does affect the UK - Ireland. But they haven't been downgraded yet even though they are in the worst position of the Western Countries bar Iceland. Maybe the ratings agencies expect the US and the UK to bail them out if they need to default?

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the thing to give will be UK's AAA rating

Quite possible, I agree.

But then why is the risk premium on, say, Italian bonds so much higher than on Gilts?

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When do S&P (and the other rating agencies) get round to cutting US ratings

These would be the same agencies that gave triple A ratings to toxic mortgage crap? Do they have any credibility left?

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When do S&P (and the other rating agencies) get round to cutting US ratings, before or after the FED starts quantitative easing, monetising debt, printing the shit out of their currency whichever name you want to give it?

Propping the dollar whilst plopping others and hoping that everybody is distracted enough not to look behind your own curtains.

Sterling is probably weak enough that issuing a credit rating drop is not high up the list. :lol:

This may be little bit of hearsay as I was not paying much attention to CNBC at the time. But I am sure that I heard 12 months ago there were no CDS on US treasury debt because it was considered to be the last resort all else would fail before the US. Interesting enough today you can buy a CDS to insure US treasury debt. So the market has gone from saying there is no chance of default in US TBills to now saying there is a chance.

Interesting times we live in.

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I'll say. The Euro has just shot up 2 cents against the dollar. :angry: What's happened, did someone die?

G7 opened their cakehole.

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UK's AAA rating is assured near enough for ever. FT Alphaville made a damn good list of reasons why the UK's AAA rating is not at risk, the big one is that all UK debt is in GBP

Not if they have to nationalise RBS - potential UK foreign debt will rocket if they do. Which is probably why they'll wriggle and squirm and do anything not to.

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So a search the Irish Finance Minster has already complained about the actions of the British Govt. Irish food good are having to be sold at a loss to the Brits but when we are there only market what choice do they have.

Er, put up their prices and accept a lower market-share?

Take nominal pay cuts and pass the reductions through to their output prices?

Get a time machine and go back to tell themselves not to join the euro? :lol:

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Although there is one Country whose Credit Rating does affect the UK - Ireland. But they haven't been downgraded yet even though they are in the worst position of the Western Countries bar Iceland. Maybe the ratings agencies expect the US and the UK to bail them out if they need to default?

Why does the Irish credit rating affect the UK? And why would the US/UK bail Ireland out (could they even do it, in the absence of being able to print euros ... surely such a bailout would have to come from the ECB/eurozone?)

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