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21 May 2024

Interesting article by Financial Times:

Three in four audit reports failed to warn that companies risked going bankrupt in the year before their collapse. Here's how each of the Big Four performed:

7 Feb 2024

In the last week - Commercial Real Estate Stress

- New York Community Bank (USA) - Aozora Bank (Japan) - and now: *Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, under pressure in Europe, more real estate cracks, banking concern, etc" Source: Bloomberg, Lawrence McDonald

5 Feb 2024

Evergrande, which has now been ordered to liquidate, has an astonishing $300 billion in liabilities.

That places it near the very top of the all-time list of corporate bankruptcies. A lot of Evergrande's liabilities are down payments that Chinese homebuyers made on apartments that remain unbuilt. But even just looking at the bonds and loans outstanding, the amount is greater than $80 billion. Source: TME, Axios

8 Nov 2023

From The Kobeissi Letter -> Bankruptcy documents show that WeWork, $WE, will immediately break 40 office leases in New York City

Documents also show that WeWork plans to break leases on 70 properties in New York City. Note that 40 of these locations are completely empty. Once a $47 billion company, WeWork still has 700 locations world wide. Could this bankruptcy worsen the commercial real estate crisis?

13 Oct 2023

The bull market in bankruptcies...

Source: TME, TS Lombard

25 Sep 2023

Bankruptcy filings have recently reached levels on par with the 2008 Great Recession and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic

This indicator often suggests that the economy isn't performing well, and has historically always been followed by massive stock market crashes. Source: whalewire

11 Sep 2023

Birmingham City Council 2030 bonds yield roughly 2ppts more than UK govt securities as Britain’s second-biggest city in financial dire straits

Source: HolgerZ, Axios Visuals

8 Sep 2023

The UK's second-largest city is bankrupt

Unable to balance its budget as required by law, Birmingham placed itself under the protection of "section 114" on Tuesday. This means that only essential expenditure is covered. The news had all the more resonance because the city council has a million people under its umbrella - the largest local authority in the country, since London is divided into boroughs. And because this failure has raised fears of a domino effect on other struggling English cities.

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