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					Section 2: An
adverse spiral
 Chart 2.1 International GDP growth forecasts

Source: Consensus Economics Inc.

(a) October 2008 forecast of US GDP growth in 2009 was zero.
      Chart 2.2 UK house prices and activity

Sources: Bank of England, Halifax, HM Treasury, Nationwide and Bank calculations.

(a) October 2007.
(b) House price projections are based on a range of forecasts from ‘Forecasts for the UK economy: a comparison of independent forecasts’, October
2008 (compiled by HM Treasury), as represented by the orange shaded area.
(c) Average of Halifax and Nationwide house price indices.
 Chart 2.3 Loan to value ratios in selected UK house price
 fall scenarios(a)

Sources: 2008 NMG Research survey and Bank calculations.

(a) NMG Research survey conducted between 19 September and 2 October 2008.
  Chart 2.4 Spreads on mortgage products by credit quality of

Sources: Bank of England, Bloomberg, Moneyfacts Group and Bank calculations.

(a) Spread of quoted mortgage rates over final observation of maturity-matched swap rate from previous month.
(b) Average of three-year fixed-rate mortgages.
(c) Five-year fixed-rate mortgage. September 2008 data provisional.
(d) The size of the sample on which these data are based has fallen markedly since the start of the financial market turmoil: the most recent data
(September 2008) are based on only three products; in July 2007, data were based on a sample of twelve products.
Chart 2.5 Share of corporate debt accounted for by
businesses with interest payments greater than profits(a)(b)

 Sources: Bureau van Dijk and Bank calculations.

 (a) Non-financial firms of at least 100 employees.
 (b) Profits are defined as earnings before interest and tax.
  Chart 2.6 Decomposition of sterling-denominated investment-
  grade corporate bond spreads(a)(b)

Sources: Bloomberg, Merrill Lynch, Thomson Datastream and Bank calculations.

(a) Webber, L and Churm, R (2007), ‘Decomposing corporate bond spreads’, Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 47, No. 4, pages 533–41.
(b) Option-adjusted spreads over government bond yields.
(c) April 2008 Report.
   Chart 2.7 European and US speculative-grade corporate
   default rates and forecasts(a)(b)

Source: Moody’s Investors Service.

(a) Trailing twelve-month issuer-weighted speculative-grade corporate default rates.
(b) Solid lines show historical data. Dashed lines show Moody’s forecasts for October 2008 to September 2009.
 Chart 2.8 Major UK banks’ undrawn NFC credit

Sources: Bank of England and Bank calculations.

(a) Credit facilities include all undrawn overdrafts, loans and advances to non-financial corporates (NFC). Excludes facilities related to banks’ securities
holdings in corporates.
(b) Data exclude Nationwide.
(c) Sectors identified as vulnerable are real estate, construction, retail and wholesale.
   Chart 2.9 Global residential mortgage-backed securities

Sources: Dealogic and Bank calculations.

(a) Non-retained issuance proxied by issuance eligible for inclusion in underwriting league tables. Retained issuance proxied by issuance not eligible
for inclusion.
(b) This includes RMBS used as collateral in central bank operations.
(c) Shaded area is total up to 20 October 2008.
Chart 2.10 Bid-ask spreads on UK residential mortgage-
backed securities(a)(b)

Sources: Markit Group Limited and Bank calculations.

(a) Spread between the average bid and ask prices quoted by dealers for UK RMBS.
(b) Five-day centred rolling average.
(c) April 2008 Report.
Chart 2.11 Anomalies in prices of the ABX sub-prime index
(2007 H1 vintage)(a)(b)

Sources: JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank calculations.

(a) The pricing model is an adaptation of that used in ‘A simple CDO valuation model’, Bank of England Financial Stability Review, Box 1, December
2005, pages 105–06.
(b) For the purposes of this chart, the loss given default rate is assumed to be 50%.
(c) 19 January 2007.
(d) 13 July 2007.
    Chart 2.12 Major UK banks’ and LCFIs’ write-downs and
    capital issuance since 2007 Q3 (a)

Sources: Bloomberg, company releases, published accounts and Bank calculations.

(a) Issuance qualifying for total capital must have been completed or announced between 2007 Q3 and 20 October 2008. Total capital raised was
      US$460 billion, of which 37% was common equity.
(b) Includes write-downs due to mark-to-market adjustments on trading book positions where details have been disclosed by firms.
(c)   Issuance announced on or after 13 October 2008.
Table 1 Mark-to-market losses on selected financial
assets(a)(b)              Outstanding  Losses: Apr.                                                                            Losses: Oct.
                                                               amounts                         2008 Report                     2008 Report
United Kingdom (£ billions)
Prime residential mortgage-backed securities                   193                             8.2                             17.4
Non-conforming residential
 mortgage-backed securities                                    39                              2.2                             7.7
Commercial mortgage-backed securities                          33                              3.1                             4.4
Investment-grade corporate bonds                               450                             46.2                            86.5
High-yield corporate bonds                                     15                              3.0                             6.6
Total                                                                                          62.7                            122.6

United States (US$ billions)
Home equity loan asset-backed securities (ABS)(c)              757                             255.0                           309.9
Home equity loan ABS collateralised debt
 obligations (CDOs)(c)(d)                                      421                             236.0                           277.0
Commercial mortgage-backed securities                          700                             79.8                            97.2
Collateralised loan obligations                                340                             12.2                            46.2
Investment-grade corporate bonds                               3,308                           79.7                            600.1
High-yield corporate bonds                                     692                             76.0                            246.8
Total                                                                                          738.8                           1,577.3

Euro area (€ billions)
Residential mortgage-backed securities(e)                      387                             21.5                            38.9
Commercial mortgage-backed securities(e)                       34                              2.8                             4.1
Collateralised loan obligations                                103                             6.8                             22.8
Investment-grade corporate bonds                               5,324                           283.8                           642.9
High-yield corporate bonds                                     175                             29.1                            75.9
Total                                                                                          344.1                           784.6

Source: Bank calculations.

(a) Estimated loss of market value since January 2007, except for US collateralised loan obligations which are losses since May 2007.
(b) Data to close of business on 20 October 2008.
(c) 2005 H1 to 2007 H2 vintages. The home equity loan asset class is comprised mainly of US sub-prime mortgages, but it also includes, for example, other
mortgages with high loan to value ratios. Home equity loans are of lower credit quality than US Alt-A and prime residential mortgages.
(d) High-grade and mezzanine ABS CDOs, excluding CDO-squareds.
(e) Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
Chart A AAA-rated UK prime RMBS and US sub-prime RMBS

Sources: JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Nomura.

(a) ABX.HE 2006-1 credit default swap premia and five-year UK prime RMBS spread over Libor.
(b) Data to close of business on 20 October 2008.
(c) April 2008 Report.
 Chart B Credit losses on UK prime RMBS(a)(b)

Source: Bank calculations.

(a) Loss of principal assuming a loss given default of 45%, and adjusting the composition of the collateral pool every six months to account for partial
principal amortisation using mortgage pre-payments.
(b) AA-rated and AAA-rated tranches start to be eroded when loss rates on the mortgage collateral pool reach 5.8% and 9.2% respectively.
    Chart C Comparison of mark-to-market losses on UK prime
    RMBS and US sub-prime RMBS(a)

Source: Bank calculations.

(a) Data to close of business on 20 October 2008.
(b) Percentage of mark-to-market losses explained by expected credit losses. Actual credit losses are likely to be significantly lower for UK prime
RMBS than US sub-prime RMBS.
Chart D Estimated pre-crisis investor base in UK prime RMBS
by institution type and rating(a)

 Sources: Citi, European Securitisation Forum, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank calculations.

 (a) Estimated from a number of investment bank surveys relating to the period 2004–06.
 (b) Includes money market funds.
 (c) Includes supranational, sovereign wealth funds and agencies.

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