Posts tagged ‘United Kingdom’

Scottish Independence: What If the Answer’s “Yes”?



Today, Wednesday the 17th of September, when I say “United Kingdom,” I refer to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a sovereign state made up primarily of England, Scotland, and Wales. But what will “United Kingdom” mean at the end of the week, after Scotland holds its…

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Moody’s Downgrades the UK: Keep Calm and Carry On



If you want Aaa-rated government debt, you’ll have to go looking to Canada, or Australia, or Germany, because late last week, ratings agency Moody’s officially downgraded the United Kingdom’s government bond rating from Aaa (their highest level) to Aa1 (their second highest level).…

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