The extended period of monetary accommodation and the accompanying search for yield are leading to credit mispricing and asset price pressures, increasing the chance that financial stability risks could derail the recovery. Concerns have shifted to the shadow banking system, especially the growing share of illiquid credit in mutual fund portfolios. Should asset markets come under stress, an[...]
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Russia’s Gazprom Buys Europe’s Biggest Gas Storage Facility – Western Alliance Breaking Apart? Petro Dollar in Peril?
Russia will acquire Europe's largest underground gas storage facility this autumn from Germany’s BASF, continuing the development of its Nord Stream operations. In return, the Germans will get access to large gas reserves in Western Siberia. Gazprom and the Wintersall subsidiary of German chemical company BASF are putting the final touches to the asset swap, which will see Gazprom getting the[...]