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Is it possible to buy UK Consols (perpetuities)?

I remember learning about UK consols in my finance class when we were discussing perpetuities. Consols apparently still exist and pay 2.5% perpetually. If I could buy a small one, I think it would ...
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How does S&P schedule reviews of sovereign credit ratings?

It's not too hard to find current sovereign credit ratings, but I need more info. I believe that the major ratings agencies schedule reviews of different countries (or banks, etc.) so what I'd like ...
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Can someone explain how government bonds work?

Can someone explain, for irresponsible investors, the maths behind government bonds as presented here? I am assuming that the "coupon" is the yearly interest paid on the original price. Since this ...