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Tremendous speculation in the markets may result in a "surprise or accident" in the credit sector, says Jim Awad, Chairman of Plimsoll Mark Capital.
Despite dire predictions that China faced a slew of defaults, few mainland borrowers have welshed amid various stripes of government intervention.
News that Chinese firm Huatong Road & Bridge may be at risk of a bond default have set alarm bells ringing among mainland investors. CNBC's Samantha Loring reports.
Factors like government intervention may have prevented default events from happening in China thus far but the risk of a credit default remains, says Donna Kwok, Senior China Economist at UBS.
CNBC's Steve Liesman, and financial expert Chris Hogan, debate whether going into debt can be a good thing for consumers and the economy.
China's shadow banking firms slashed lending to property developers, potentially spelling trouble for the sector and the economy.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen discusses lower than normal interest rates and the dangers of tightening monetary policy too soon.
Barnaby Martin, credit strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says he is bullish on bonds as he expects the European Central Bank to engage in a quantitative easing program.
Rising Asia corporate debt levels may make investors nervous after missed debt payments by a Portugal conglomerate spurred renewed default fears.
Losses at banks in Europe¿s periphery could total 200 billion euros ($272 billion), warned Bob McKee, chief economist of Independent Strategy, who said he was especially concerned about Italian banks.
Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, says investors are "nervous" about the tight peripheral yield spreads.
Emerging market bonds have been hot this year, erasing price falls following last year's "taper tantrum," but some say the rally may be getting old.
Shadow banking gets tagged as a China risk, but it may be rising globally as low interest rates spur yield chasing and tougher rules constrain banks.
Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, says credit spreads are hitting new highs.
Despite a plethora of headwinds, Australia shares may be poised for a rally, as analysts expect more companies to pursue acquisitions.
China shadow banks have lower lending rates than traditional banks, China Beige Book data show, but it may not signal a hiccup in efforts to curb the sector.
Household debt in Asia is growing quickly, spurring concerns consumers may struggle to pay their bills as interest rates start to tick higher.
Argentina faces default if it does not repay $1.3 billion by June 30th. The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss the debt dilemma facing the Argentine Republic.
Discussing the move by Starbucks to offer free college tuition to employees and the student loan debt crisis in America, with Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of "Faculty Lounges," and Bill Zimmerman, author of "The Student Loan Swindle."
Sam's Club is just weeks away from becoming the first national retailer to offer its customers a chip-enabled "smart card."