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UK pensions ‘time-bomb’ sounds global financial stability warning

By Justin Pugsley
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Severe volatility in the UK’s government bond (gilts) market triggered by the unravelling of a pension fund investment strategy is a clear warning sign of other dangers lurking in a leveraged financial system.

The episode highlighted concerns that pockets of dangerous leverage might be hiding unnoticed within the financial system, ...

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