TARP assessed

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Structured credit market responds positively, but warns it's no panacea

News of the US government's planned troubled asset relief programme (TARP) has been welcomed by structured credit practitioners. Some analysts are already calling the bottom in mortgage-related credit in response to the plan, but questions as to whether the US$700bn fund will be large enough and reservations over its potential side-effects have prompted warnings that it is not a straightforward solution.

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