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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2014

    Markets Live Special -- Donovan of UBS joins to discuss the Scottish vote

    ...and have populations of less than 1 million. Using the precedents that best fit an independent Scotland (El Salvador and Ecuador), we can estimate the required size of reserves Scotland would need to raise to convince markets that Scotland could provide... FT Alphaville

  2. September 15, 2014

    Scottish independence: unilateral sterling move risks ’unprecedented austerity’

    ...businesses and banks to relocate”, she adds. Steve Hanke, a professor at The Johns Hopkins University in the US who helped Ecuador and Bulgaria set up new currency regimes, argues that establishing a peg to sterling would be technically straightforward... By Delphine Strauss

  3. September 11, 2014

    Sub-Saharan Africa debt sales hit record high

    ...yields in the world’s largest debt markets remain low. This has led to impressive pricing, allowing countries such as Ecuador and Pakistan to raise millions of dollars at yields of less than 8 per cent. Kenya in June raised $2bn from international... By Javier Blas and Elaine Moore in London

  1. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2014

    Scottish currency union, the unilateral Montenegro option

    ...what currency a state chooses to use. Ecuador, for example, has been using the US...The Latin American states of Panama, Ecuador and El Salvador have all adopted the dollar...currency would go to zero like that of Ecuador’s or like that of any other badly... Izabella Kaminska

  2. September 8, 2014

    Salmond’s threat on the pound and debt

    ...investors seem willing to lend to anyone at the moment, even those with histories of egregious default such as Greece and Ecuador. Countries with a decent story to explain a default – such as natural disaster or war – are usually able to borrow again... By James Mackintosh

  3. September 5, 2014

    Scotland’s currency future: what economists think

    ...private provision for such facilities. International evidence from the dollarised Latin American states, notably Panama, Ecuador and El Salvador, suggests that this would improve bank soundness by eliminating moral hazard. Without restrictions on note... By

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2014

    Argentina -- whom do you trust?

    ...the trust indenture. (Whether the trustee is obliged to do any of this is an interesting question, to which creditors of Ecuador once received a disconcerting answer. We’ll save it for another post.) But in another sense, what the trustee does not... Joseph Cotterill

  5. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2014

    Further reading

    ...And Uber as the new jitney. - A new interpretation of the British Industrial Revolution. - Money in a time of zero. - Electric money in Ecuador. - Explain xkcd, Randall Munroe edition. - An homage to Judit Polgar. David Keohane

  6. FT Photo Diary

    September 1, 2014

    Erupting Tungurahua

    Dolores Ochoa/AP The Tungurahua volcano throws ash and stones during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador. Annabel Cook

  7. August 28, 2014

    New framework for sovereign defaults

    ...pari passu clause. Around half of all government debt defaults now trigger creditor lawsuits and in countries such as Congo, Ecuador, Iraq, Peru and Poland, small numbers of private investors have refused to take part in government plans to restructure... By Elaine Moore

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