But if they’re wrong, look out. All three agencies would surely issue new downgrades if a debt payment is missed. What do they mean by “default?” In this case, what technically constitutes default is a little murky. The rating agencies look specifically at debt issued by the Treasury Department — they don’t care about other government obligations, like Social Security and Medicare payments. Related story: 6 ways a default could hurt the world Moody’s has said that even if lawmakers fail to raise the debt ceiling by Thursday’s deadline, the United States would likely be able to preserve its credit rating — not to mention the stability of world financial markets — by prioritizing interest payments on its debt over other obligations. But others, including the Treasury Department itself, say this solution is unworkable. What happens if we get downgraded again? Probably not too much. Back in 2011, some analysts feared the S&P downgrade could cause U.S. borrowing costs to soar. That didn’t happen. True, world markets lurched in the days following the downgrade, but rather than making borrowing more difficult, Treasury yields actually fell. More than two years later, the move appears to have had little lasting effect.
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Cleantech Investment in United Kingdom Tops $36 Million in 3Q13
Markets open in 5 hrs 59 mins Cleantech Investment in United Kingdom Tops $36 Million in 3Q13 i3 Market Intelligence Platform Shows UKs Year-to-Date Investment Totals at $232 Million Press Release: Cleantech Group Inc. 23 hours ago Related Content SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cleantech Group , provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, today released preliminary 3Q13 results from i3 . The firm reported that in the United Kingdom, clean technology venture investment during the quarter totaled $36 million, bringing the year-to-date total to $232 million. According to data in i3, United Kingdoms top deals and their investors were: Plaxica , an Advanced Materials company, raised $12.6 million from Imperial Innovations , NESTA , and Invesco Perpetual in a growth equity round Sefaira , an Energy Efficiency company, raised $9.2 million from Silicon Valley Bank , Braemar Energy Ventures , Chrysalix SET , and Hermes GPE in a debt & equity round Clean Air Power , a Transportation company, raised $7.8 million from Ervington Investments in a growth equity round Syrinix , a Water & Wastewater company, raised $3.1 million from Low Carbon Innovation Fund , Angel CoFund , and London Business Angel Network in a Series A round Synthace , an Advanced Materials company, raised $2 million from Sofinnova Partners in a seed round Efficiency continues to shine in 2013, leading the cleantech sector in terms of number of deals completed. Transportation saw considerable traction in Q3 2013, thanks in large part to Ubers $258 million funding round led by Google Ventures and TPG Capital, said Sheeraz Haji, Chief Executive Officer of Cleantech Group. Our i3 market intelligence platform reports that investor interest in software or cleanweb technologies is starting to scale, while the Agriculture and Advanced Materials sectors are making strong headway and are well-positioned to gain significant market traction in the years to come. i3 tracks the latest deals, trends, and insight into innovation, with data for over 22,000 companies across 18 sectors. The product also allows users to identify innovation clusters around the world, drill down into taxonomy for 18 sectors, and pursue company discovery. While the bulk of the data is only accessible by subscribers, a subset of data has recently been made available in i3. About Cleantech Group Inc. Cleantech Group helps clients accelerate sustainable innovation. The companys i3 market intelligence platform, which tracks over $7 billion of deal flow across 22,000 cleantech companies annually, allows subscribers to discover companies and explore resource technology trends strategically with proprietary real-time data. Cleantech Forums bring together thought leaders and innovators in the cleantech and sustainability ecosystem. The companys Advisory Services leverage expertise in designing and executing corporate strategies for sustainable growth and innovation sourcing. Details at www.cleantech.com Contact:
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