Update: a perfectly-timed release by S&P: S&P AFFIRMS UNITED KINGDOM 'AAA/A-1+' RATINGS; OUTLOOK STABLE.
As a reminder...
In honor of today's commencement of the Olympics here are some entertaining charts that for once have nothing to do with an insolvent Europe or America, China's RAND() function, or much hated, non-magic based math, and instead have everything to do with the Olympics, and sport in general.
Olympics: a blessing or a curse?
Bet on the bookies:
A motley selection:
Who Goldman expects to win the most medals (hint: Goldman has bought CDS on them)
And finally, EURO2012 may be over, but here are some charts for the football fans: