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Total global debt tops $217 trillion, 325 pct of GDP

Total world debt levels rose to more than 325 percent of the world's gross domestic product last year as government debt rose sharply, a report from the Institute for International Finance showed.

The IIF's report found that global debt had risen more than $11 trillion in the first nine months of 2016 to more than $217 trillion. The report also found that general government debt accounted for nearly half of the total increase.

Emerging market debt rose substantially, as government bond and syndicated loan issuance in 2016 grew to almost three times its 2015 level. China accounted for the lion's share of the new debt, providing $710 million of the total $855 billion in new issuance during the year, the IIF reported.

Higher borrowing costs in the wake of the U.S. presidential election and other stresses, including "an environment of subdued growth and still-weak corporate profitability, a stronger (U.S. dollar), rising sovereign bond yields, higher hedging costs, and deterioration in corporate creditworthiness" presented challenges for borrowers, the IIF said in its report. 

 

Additionally, "a shift toward more protectionist policies could also weigh on global financial flows, adding to these vulnerabilities," the IIF said. "Moreover, given the importance of the City of London in debt issuance and derivatives (particularly for European and EM firms), ongoing uncertainties surrounding the timing and nature of the Brexit process could pose additional risks including a higher cost of borrowing and higher hedging costs."

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01. Dezember 2017

  Bank S&P Lgfr.Kreditrating S&P Ausblick Moody's Lgfr. Kreditrating CDS 5 Jahre in Basispunkten
  DEUTSCHLAND AAA - - 11,78
  HSBC AA- Stabil Aa3 22,50
  DZ BANK AA- Stabil Aa3 74,88
  UBS A+ Stabil A1 22,32
  RABOBANK A+ Positiv Aa2 22,23
  ING BANK A+ Stabil Aa3 20,16
  SEB A+ Stabil Aa3 27,75
  MACQUARIE BANK A Negativ A2 65,00
  SOCIETE GENERALE A Stabil A2 26,26
  BNP PARIBAS A Stabil Aa3 25,85
  BARCLAYS BANK A Stabil A1 46,37
  NATIXIS A Positiv A2 31,49
  ERSTE BANK A Positiv A3 47,13
  COMMERZBANK A- Negativ Baa1 53,38
  BANK OF AMERICA A- Stabil Baa1 43,51
  JPMORGAN CHASE A- Stabil A3 41,39
  DEUTSCHE BANK A- Negativ Baa2 73,86
  BANCO SANTANDER SA A- Stabil A3 -
  NOMURA A- Negativ Baa1 93,69
  CITIGROUP BBB+ Stabil Baa1 46,01
  ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND HOLDING BBB+ Stabil A3 74,48
  CREDIT SUISSE BBB+ Stabil Baa2 54,79
  GOLDMAN SACHS BBB+ Stabil A3 58,95
  UNICREDIT BBB Stabil Baa1 65,53
  ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND BBB- Stabil Baa3 82,16

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