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Emerging Trends In Infrastructure

Discussing the latest trends in infrastructure affecting the loan and bond markets in the infrastructure finance world. More

Standard & Poor's Says Global Credit Conditions Are Improving, But Some Risks Are Shifting To Emerging Markets

Global credit conditions are mixed, as the global economic recovery stays on track and some of its more pernicious risks--those related to U.S. fiscal policy and the eurozone--have generally… More

Growing Pressures In China

Slower economic growth, rising debt levels, and the liberalizing of the finance sector pose new set of challenges to China. More

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Standard & Poor’s Rates First Corporate Of Morocco

The rating on Moroccan corporate OCP is a very important milestone for Standard & Poor’s. In this CreditMatters TV segment, S&P corporate analyst Lucas Sevenin discusses this rating strengths and weaknesses, why OCP is considered a Government-Related Entity and what could change the rating.

While Banking Union Proceeds, Sovereign And Bank Risks In The Eurozone Remain Intertwined

The economic crisis in the periphery of the eurozone weakened confidence in sovereigns' and banks' creditworthiness. Supported by liquidity facilities from the European Central Bank (ECB), banks in… More

How We Rate Insurers

Here, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services provides a step-by-step summary of how we use our insurance criteria to produce an issuer credit rating or a financial strength rating (ICR or FSR). First,… More

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S&P Expands European Network With New Office In Poland

The new Poland office will serve as a hub for S&P's operations, serving markets across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In this CreditMatters TV segment, newly appointed Regional Head for Central and Eastern Europe, Marcin Petrykowski explains how Poland’s strategic location, growing internationalization of business, and emerging domestic bond market make it an ideal location.

Spotlight On Russia And Ukraine

The fluidity of events in Russia and Ukraine and the international reaction to them inevitably create degrees of uncertainty and unpredictability. With this caveat in mind, therefore, we are presenting our view of the most plausible scenarios and… More

2013 Annual Global Corporate Default Study And Rating Transitions

Despite market turmoil during the summer--mainly because of announcements from the Federal Reserve that it was considering beginning to taper its bond purchases--corporate borrowers ultimately had … More

Asia-Pacific Economic Update

We expect Asia-Pacific economies to escape the credit crises that the U.S. and Europe have experienced. But a range of risks remain that may hamper the region’s economic and financial resilience. More