European debt purchasing and receivables management market leaders will generate strong interest in 2006 due to the expected growth potential of those markets over the next several years. In the U.S., small and mid-sized agencies that are specialized in fast-growing niche markets, such as the government, healthcare and commercial industries, will also be considered attractive acquisition targets by larger players that are in need of diversifying their service offerings and market focus.
It would be in your best interest to refinance your home loan right now, making good use of the low interest rates. You would not want to be making high installment payments during an economic slowdown. It is just not sensible to do so.
Moody's Investors Service recently upgraded the underlying rating from A3 to A2 on the District's outstanding debt - without the PSF guarantee. Factors contributing to the upgrade included healthy tax base growth, well-managed finances despite operating at the maximum allowed tax rate for maintenance and operations for several years, and manageable debt ratios.
Debt service drains money away from social spending and HIV/AIDS drugs. But under the Bank's proposal, Malawi would wait until July 2007 to see desperately needed relief, more than one year after qualifying (for debt cancellation).
The total amount of debt that foreigners have bought this year is $66 billion, which is about the amount of the total federal deficit during the same period of time. So in other words, we benefit by basically eliminating the burden of the debt on domestic capital markets.
One of the implications of this increased debt is that increasingly, foreigners are financing this debt, putting the American economy in the hands of foreign debt holders, just like the ports deal would have put port security in the hands of a foreign-owned government.
[Buck reveals the club was sinking in a quagmire of debt.] I personally was surprised, ... They had a Ã‚Â£75m Eurobond outstanding and it was perfectly clear to the markets that they might have trouble making the July payment. [The then chief executive] Trevor Birch had been in discussions for some time about restructuring that bond. The financial community as opposed to the football community knew there were some real issues.
Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.
The bottom line is that credit-based spending remains incredibly strong. Debt levels continue to rise and if there is any upward adjustment to interest rates, that would have major impact on debt serving costs.
This will allow the government debt/GDP ratio to continue its downward trajectory, alleviating pressure on sovereign credit worthiness as debt ratios gradually compare more favorably with rating peer group medians.