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Global State Investors shifting into Real Estate & Infrastructure Projects

Omfif surveyed 500 big public sector institutions with total assets of $29.7tn (9.1% in real estate and infrastructure) found that, in an environment of ultra-low interest rates and negative yields, they plan to shift significant funds into real estate and infrastructure projects over the next three to five years to boost returns.

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Emerging Market Capital Outflows 2015

Capital outflows from the 15 largest Emerging Markets (EMs) amount to $600.1 bn over the latest three quarters to the end of March 2015 is more than that of during the 2008-09 financial crisis three quarters to the end of March 2009 with amount of $545.2 bn.

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Greece's Crisis 2015

Greece’s crisis is re-surfacing.  If there is no agreement with creditors on 2015-05-12, Greece may not necessarily lead to default, or euro exit.  Greece can continue on without a deal until possibly 2015-07-20 when ECB loan repayments come due, analysts from HSBC to BofAML say; capital controls and a parallel currency may allow the country to carry on for a few months before reality sinks in.

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No default if Greece Misses ECB, IMF Payments

Most top credit rating agencies (Standard & Poor's, Fitch and DBRS) say they would not cut Greece's rating to default if it misses a payment to the International Monetary Fund or European Central Bank, a stance that could keep vital ECB funding flowing into the financial system. 

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US Oil & Gas Sector | Default Risk Up

As oil prices plunged, oil and gas sector is hit by a wave of credit ratings downgrade.  Standard & Poor’s, downgraded 19 high-yield oil and gas companies since October.  It is the largest set of ratings downgrades for a single sector since 2009.

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