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RPT-COLUMN-Tribalism and energy analysis: Kemp

Highly intelligent people may be more rather than less likely to succumb to motivated reasoning, cherry-picking evidence to reinforce their existing beliefs and ignoring contradictory data.

Analysis: China's U.S. bond rebalancing would hold few fears for Fed

Federal Reserve policymakers reacted coolly to a report on Wednesday that China could curb its massive U.S. debt purchases, pointing out that such rebalancing by countries can be healthy and would not likely disrupt the U.S. central bank's plan to trim its own bond portfolio.

Fitch Affirms Seven Platinum Trust Transactions at 'BBB-sf'; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, December 21 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of pass-through certificates (PTCs) from seven Platinum Trust transactions at 'BBB-sf'. The Outlooks are Stable. All transactions are securitisations of Indian auto loans originated by Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co. Ltd (CIFCL). A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this ratings action commentary. KEY RATING DRIVERS The affirmations reflect the

Fitch Places IKKS' Ratings on Rating Watch Negative

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) FRANKFURT/LONDON/PARIS, December 21 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has placed on Rating Watch Negative (RWN) the Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Financiere IKKS S.A.S. of 'CCC'. Fitch has also placed on RWN the super senior revolving credit facility (RCF) of 'B-'/ 'RR2'/90% issued by IKKS Group S.A.S and the senior secured notes of 'CCC'/'RR4'/50% issued by HoldIKKS S.A.S. The RWN reflects an increased risk of a payment default on the s

Fitch Upgrades Four, Affirms 33 Medallion RMBS Tranches; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) SYDNEY, December 01 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has upgraded four and affirmed 33 tranches from 14 Medallion Trust Series RMBS transactions. The transactions are securitisations of first-ranking Australian residential mortgages originated by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA, AA-/Stable/F1+) and Homepath Limited, CBA's wholly owned subsidiary that originates home loans online. A full list of rating action is at the end of this commentary. K

Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to Medallion Trust Series 2017-2

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Medallion Trust Series 2017-2 https://www.fitchratings.com/site/re/907076 SYDNEY, November 29 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned final ratings to Medallion Trust Series 2017-2's mortgage-backed floating-rate notes. The issuance consists of notes backed by Australian residential mortgages originated by Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited (CBA). The ratings are as follows: AUD2,438.00 million Class A1 not

Fitch Affirms Four Illawarra Series Transactions; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) SYDNEY, November 19 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed nine classes of notes from four Illawarra series transactions. One transaction consists of notes backed by a pool of first-ranking Australian small-balance commercial full-documentation mortgage loans and three transactions consist of notes backed by a pool of first-ranking Australian residential full-documentation mortgage loans. All mortgages were originated by IMB Ltd, trading as

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Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

WASHINGTON Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. | Video

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