Long bonds tumbled more than three full points on Thursday as selling accelerated following a poorly received auction of 30-year U.S. Treasurys.
Standard & Poor's is changing in the way it rates risk, implementing an overhaul that runs the gamut from governance procedures to public education to quell increasing scrutiny of the bond-rating firm's analytical integrity.
MBIA said on Wednesday it would raise $750 million by issuing new shares, as the largest U.S. bond insurer tries to boost its capital to retain the top credit ratings crucial for its business.
Treasury debt prices fell Wednesday as investors took profits from a rally that has pushed yields to four-year lows amid fears of a possible U.S. recession.
Treasury debt prices climbed Tuesday after data showed the all-important service sector contracted sharply last month, sending recession-wary investors into safe-harbor government bonds.
Fitch Ratings announced plans to toughen the way it rates $220 billion worth of corporate collateralised debt obligations (CDOs) following criticism that debt ratings played a role in creating the credit crisis.
Long-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as traders took profits ahead of new supply of government bonds this week, cashing in on a recent rally driven by fears of a U.S. recession.
Financials have taken a big hit related to subprime problems, but now it's looking like no firm is safe — the mortgage mess is having an impact on a number of other sectors.
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Most Americans don’t know the difference between "monoline" and "mononucleosis." Suddenly we’re told the fate of capitalism rests on saving teetering monoline bond insurers from losing their AAA credit ratings. Today I report on how this all relates to you.
Efforts to help bail out troubled bond insurers are escalating, with one group of big banks focusing on a potential rescue of Ambac Financial Group, CNBC has learned.
U.S. government bond prices rose as recession fears mounted after news of the first labor market contraction in four and a half years.
Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday, paring earlier gains as stocks climbed amid assurances from a bond insurer that it has enough cash to cover its near-term needs.
Major rating agencies are holding off downgrading bond insurers MBIA and Ambac Financial Group while they attempt to work out a bailout plan, bankers working on the bailout told CNBC.
Bond insurers, whose foray into the subprime debt market has led to billions of dollars in losses, are facing more downgrades of their prized Triple A rating.
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MBIA, a bond insurer struggling to maintain the top credit ratings necessary for its business, posted a quarterly loss on Thursday after a $3.5 billion writedown.
After stocks decline following a hefty half-point cut, what more can the Fed chief do?
Wall Street bond rating agencies are poised to downgrade two big bond insurers, Ambac Financial Group and MBIA, even though New York state insurance regulars would like to get a postponement until the state can develop a bailout package, CNBC has learned.
Hedge Fund manager William Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital, is submitting data to the SEC and insurance regulators in New York State alleging that bond insurers MBIA and Ambac are understating their losses.