Credit holds the line in face of panic at subprime losses

Global credit markets stood their ground this week in the face of a new wave of volatility, triggered by the collapse on Wednesday of two hedge funds run by Bear Stearns, which imploded as losses on subprime mortgage investments spiralled.

  • 22 Jun 2007

A shiver of panic ran through the market as traders feared this might be the Big One of regulators’ nightmares: a systemic risk infection stemming from the structured credit market.

Lenders to Bear Stearns struggled on Wednesday and yesterday (Thursday) to liquidate the assets of the funds, which were ...

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