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sovereign

(Absolute), adjective authoritative, chief, commanding, controlling, dominant, governing, hegemonic, hegemonical, imperial, influential, leading, master, most powerful, paramount, potent, powerful, predominant, prepotent, regent, regnant, reigning, royal, ruling, supreme

sovereign

(Independent), adjective at liberty, enjoying liberty, enjoying political independdnce, exempt from external authority, free, liberated, politically independent, removed from bondage, self-directing, self-governed, self-ruling, sui iuris, unattached, unbound, unconquered, uncontrolled, unrestricted, unsubjected, unvanquished
Associated concepts: sovereign right, sovereign states
See also: autonomous, dominant, free, government, independent, master, national, nonpartisan, omnipotent, paramount, powerful, predominant, superlative

SOVEREIGN. A chief ruler with supreme power; one possessing sovereignty. (q.v.) It is also applied to a king or other magistrate with limited powers.
     2. In the United States the sovereignty resides in the body of the people. Vide Rutherf. Inst. 282.

SOVEREIGN, Eng. law. The name of a gold coin of Great Britain of the value of one pound sterling.

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NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has published its 'Latin American Sovereign Outlook' and will hold a teleconference on January 18th at 10:00 a.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following sovereign ratings for Argentina:
The Latin American Sovereign Review is available on the Fitch Ratings web site at www.
On October 20, 2005, Relational, together with a number of affiliated persons and entities that may be deemed "participants" for purposes of the solicitation rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A with the SEC relating to a possible solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Sovereign Bancorp, Inc.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings has published a special report about the impact of high oil prices on the sovereign ratings of Latin American oil producers.
As long as Latin America continues to perform well, economically and from the policy perspective,' said Roger Scher, Managing Director, Fitch Sovereign Ratings, 'then further positive rating or Outlook actions are possible in 2005.
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Fitch has emphasized that this report explores only aspects of fiscal and monetary policy that are relevant to its sovereign analysts in their work providing a credit opinion on sovereign bonds to investors and other analysts.
Furthermore, as demand for emerging market sovereigns continues to outweigh supply, foreign investors will continue to step up their purchases of local currency-denominated debt, although Grabelsky warns that, 'these new emerging market issuances often signal an overly optimistic assessment of certain countries' long-term debt servicing ability.
When the sovereign's ratings were initially assigned, Fitch warned that continued financial system weakness, combined with a lack of progress on the reform front and further pressure on the Dominican Republic's modest foreign exchange reserves, could have a negative impact on the country's sovereign ratings.
Therefore, critical to improving sovereign creditworthiness will be smooth sailing in the upcoming debt auctions, in addition of course to continued positive trends in Brazil's balance of payments, inflation, and interest rates, as well as efforts to stem the recent slippage in public spending and the decline of the primary budget surplus.
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