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Bond markets, traders and UK's AAA credit rating

4 February 2013 Last updated at 14:21 GMT

All governments are keen to to befriend the bond markets and the ratings agencies who influence a nation's creditworthiness.

David Thompson looked at how far Chancellor George Osborne should go in his attempts to keep the traders and investors onside.

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