Until recently, unless you worked in healthcare, you’d probably never heard of a pulse oximeter. But on Sunday, emergency physician Richard Levitan made a compelling case for owning one in a New York Times op-ed, writing that “all persons with cough, fatigue and fevers should also have pulse oximeter monitoring even if they have not had virus testing”. An article in Quartz, comprar teclado tfue meanwhile, reported that most of us would be fine without one. We spoke to experts to get to the bottom of it all.
For countries such as Britain, the USA and France, the threat of a downgrade is not as serious as it has been for other European countries. Moody’s negative outlook did not hit the pound or government bond prices hard, and the FTSE 100 was affected only slightly. Even if Britain’s rating fell to AA1, the state is unlikely to be seriously affected because most other countries are in the same boat, and investors have to put their money somewhere. “In this respect, AAB is like the new triple-A,” says Heather Stewart, economics editor for the Observer.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest ‘The old town is the epicentre of tourist activity in San Sebastián, so anyone who lives near it is basically living in a theme park.’ People outside a bar in San Sebastián. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoLocal people are increasingly showing their dissatisfaction at increased rents and the expansion of the vacation rental market over regular housing. Ordinary shops are being replaced by handicrafts and souvenir stores, fancy bars and the like. The old town is the epicentre of tourist activity in San Sebastián, so anyone who lives near it is basically living in a theme park with the all the crowds, pollution and noise that brings.
Noyer’s view highlights the paradoxical position ratings agencies find themselves in. Today, they are said to be too quick to downgrade government bonds. Five years ago, by contrast, they were too slow to downgrade the toxic debt that caused the financial crisis. “During the sub-prime mortgage crisis,” says Larry Elliott, the Guardian’s economics editor, “the ratings agencies were very, very lax.”
Miguel Crispi, a sociologist and founder of the Chilean political party Democratic Revolution, said: “The cancellation of #COP25 is very bad news. It was a great opportunity to debate the climate crisis. This means the government is assuming that they can’t guarantee public order from now until December – and that is also worrying.”
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“The UK has a rating of AAA,” says Ms Moody. But then comes the hammer-blow: “We also have a negative outlook for the UK.” This negative outlook – which Moody’s announced on Monday – isn’t quite AA1, but it’s the preamble to it. The lower their outlook, the more likely Moody’s thinks the UK government is to default on its debts – and the less likely it is that people such as me will want to lend it money. The lenders that do remain will be more nervous about the prospects of getting their money back – and so they’ll charge higher interest rates. And the higher the interest rates, the steeper the government’s debt repayments, and the more likely it is to default. And so it goes on.
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In layman’s terms, the 2008 crisis started when thousands of US homeowners stopped paying interest on their mortgage. The crisis spread because thousands of bankers and fund-managers had foolishly backed those mortgages, and so lost a lot of money themselves. They did this partly through their own lack of foresight, but also because of the ratings agencies’ failure to warn them of the risks involved. In the run-up to 2008, a staggering proportion of mortgage-based debts were rated AAA, when in fact they were junk. The same goes for groups such as Enron, Lehman Brothers and AIG. Days before they went bust, Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch all still rated these failing companies as safe investments. Shockingly, more than half of all corporate debt ever rated AAA by S&P has been downgraded within seven years, according to research by economist Sukhdev Johal.
The agencies say they’re simply telling it like it is. After all, the US congress spent most of last summer dithering about how to rescue the American economy. All winter, European leaders have flip-flopped about how to save the euro. Both quagmires, S&P argues, logically make it likelier that the governments concerned will renege on their debts.
Since Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled with political turbulence leading to the recent departure of the governor, Ricardo Rosselló. Earlier this month, the territory’s supreme court overturned the swearing-in of Rosselló’s successor, Pedro Pierluisi, and the former justice secretary, Wanda Vázquez, became governor.