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FT interview transcript: Mario Draghi - FT.com

This is an edited transcript of an interview between Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, and Lionel Barber, Financial Times editor, and Ralph Atkins, Frankfurt bureau chief.
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BBG: #ROMANIAN 1-YR #T-BILLS 1.7B LEI AVG. YLD 6.55%, DEMAND 3.7B LEI.

BBG: #ROMANIAN 1-YR #T-BILLS 1.7B LEI AVG. YLD 6.55%, DEMAND 3.7B LEI. #Yield was lower than similar Dec 12 auction (6.6%).

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German fin min: no chance of US boosting IMF funds

BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) - German Finance MinisterWolfgang Schaeuble sees no chance of the United Statesincreasing its contribution to the International Monetary Fund(IMF) because of opposition in Congress,...
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Fitch Places Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland and Cyprus on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Places Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland and Cyprus on Rating Watch Negative | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it

Fitch Ratings-London-16 December 2011: Fitch Ratings-London-16 December 2011: Fitch Ratings has placed the ratings of all investment grade rated eurozone sovereigns and their debt with Negative Outlook onto Rating Watch Negative (RWN). The euro area country ceiling of 'AAA' is unaffected. The rating actions are as follows:
- Belgium 'AA+'/'RWN from 'AA+'/Negative Outlook ('F1+' Unaffected)
- Spain 'AA-'/'F1+'/RWN from 'AA-'/'F1+'/Negative Outlook
- Slovenia 'AA-'/'F1+'/RWN from 'AA-'/'F1+'/Negative Outlook
- Italy 'A+'/'F1'/RWN from 'A+'/'F1'/Negative Outlook
- Ireland 'BBB+'/'F2'/RWN from 'BBB+'/'F2'/Negative Outlook
- Cyprus 'BBB'/'F3'/RWN from 'BBB'/'F3'/Negative Outlook

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Reuters: German fin min: no chance of US boosting IMF funds

BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) - German Finance MinisterWolfgang Schaeuble sees no chance of the United Statesincreasing its contribution to the International Monetary Fund(IMF) because of opposition in Congress,...
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BBG: N. Korea Signals Kim Succession as South Braces

BBG: N. Korea Signals Kim Succession as South Braces | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it
North Korea signaled that Kim Jong Un, the little-known third son of Kim Jong Il, may take over as leader as prospects for the political succession on a peninsula where 1.7 million troops are stationed unsettled stock markets from Seoul to Hong Kong.
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Reuters: EU finance ministers to hold teleconference on Monday

Reuters: EU finance ministers to hold teleconference on Monday | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers will hold a teleconference on bilateral loans to the International Monetary Fund and on the new fiscal compact for the euro zone on Monday at 1430...
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Reuters: Factbox: Pledges of loans to IMF after December 9 EU summit

Reuters: Factbox: Pledges of loans to IMF after December 9 EU summit | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders want to boost the crisis-fighting resources of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the provision of up to 200 billion euros ($260 billion), as one of the ways...
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Reuters: Saab files for bankruptcy after GM veto

Reuters: Saab files for bankruptcy after GM veto | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Saab faced an end to more than 60 years of car making on Monday after its Dutch owner abandoned repeated attempts to find financing and filed for its bankruptcy.The end...
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Fitch Affirms France at 'AAA'; Outlook Revised to Negative

Fitch Affirms France at 'AAA'; Outlook Revised to Negative | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it

Fitch Affirms France at 'AAA'; Outlook Revised to Negative Ratings
16 Dec 2011 12:58 PM (EST)
Fitch Ratings-London/Paris-16 December 2011: Fitch Ratings has today affirmed France's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) as well as its senior debt at 'AAA'. Fitch has also simultaneously affirmed France's Country Ceiling at 'AAA' and the Short-term foreign currency rating at 'F1+'. The rating Outlook on the Long-term rating is revised to Negative from Stable.

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Moody's downgrades Belgium's credit ratings to Aa3, negative outlook

Frankfurt am Main, December 16, 2011 -- Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded Belgium's local- and foreign-currency government bond ratings by two notches to Aa3 from Aa1 with a negative outlook, while affirming its short-term ratings at Prime-1. Today's rating action concludes Moody's review for downgrade of Belgium's sovereign debt ratings, which was initiated on 07 October 2011.

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Reuters: Europe Factors-Shares set to drop; N.Korea adds to worries

PARIS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to asharply lower open on Monday as the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-ilsparked fears of regional instability, while Fitch's warning...
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Reuters: European shares fall on downgrade worries

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - European shares ended lower on Friday...
* FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 0.5 percent* Nokia hit by RIM profit drop* Fitch warns of downgrades after market closeBy Joanne Frearson

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Reuters: Eurozone to push on with crisis steps, Fitch doubts outcome

Reuters: Eurozone to push on with crisis steps, Fitch doubts outcome | Macro Scoop | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone will pursue measures to tackle its sovereign debt crisis this week by offering more cash to the IMF and long-term liquidity to banks, while moving towards tighter fiscal...
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