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    •   Capital Markets View - March 2017

      Taron and Chris discuss the wave of refinancings that are dominating the market, the rapid compression of spreads and fall in yields on Term Loan Bs and how there is very strong demand from a variety of investors – not just from CLOs.

    •   How Will Auto ABS Pools Perform Through A Credit Cycle?

      In a recent S&P Global Ratings’ article we determine the main drivers of prime and subprime auto loan losses and make six-year forecasts under various economic scenarios. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Tom Schopflocher, Senior Director of Structured Finance Research, discusses the key points set forth in the report.

    •   Global Corporate Default Tally Reaches 16

      In this CreditMatters TV segment, Gregg Moskowitz, Associate Director of Global Fixed Income Research, discusses the rise in the global corporate default tally to 16 issuers so far in 2017 after a U.S.-based distribution company defaulted last week.

    •   Potential Bond Downgrades Decline To Noteworthy Low

      In this CreditMatters TV segment, Gregg Moskowitz, Associate Director of Global Fixed Income Research, discusses the decline in potential bond downgrades to 662 issuers, now at its lowest level since December 2015 (655 issuers).

    •   Latin America Monday Morning Roundup – March 20, 2017

      Covering noteworthy research produced by S&P Global Ratings analysts in the region, "Latin America Monday Morning RoundUp" provides investors with a quick credit overview to start their week. Director Jesus Palacios hosts this weekly segment of CreditMatters TV.

    •   Juncker Plan Stimulates Growth In The EU But More Is Needed

      The EU economy is on the whole showing signs of recovery, although the picture is mixed. Higher infrastructure investment is still needed to lift potential growth and address deficient demand in countries across the eurozone periphery.

    •   How Are European Insurers Approaching Upcoming Calls On Their Hybrids?

      European insurer step-up hybrids have usually been called at the first call date but interest rate trends may favor not calling. In this CreditMatters TV segment, S&P Global Ratings Director David Masters discusses the credit implications of an insurer not exercising an optional call.

    •   U.S. Public Finance 2016 Default And Transition Study

      In this CreditMatters TV segment, Senior Director Larry Witte discusses the 2016 default and transition study for U.S. public finance. The sector exhibited growing credit strength in 2016, but at a lower rate than in previous years. While the number of defaults increased to 15, they were primarily concentrated in one locale.

    •   Distress Ratio Decreases Consistently For One Full Year

      The U.S. distress ratio has consistently decreased on a monthly basis for one full year – to 6.9% in February from 8% in January of 2017 – the lowest level since September 2014 (5%). In this CreditMatters TV segment, Gregg Moskowitz, Associate Director of Global Fixed Income Research, discusses the factors behind these results.

    •   Oil And Gas Lead Global Default Tally

      The global corporate default tally jumped to 15 issuers so far in 2017, after one confidential issuer defaulted last week. The oil and gas sector continues to lead defaulters so far in 2017 with five issuers, trailed by retail with three issuers. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Gregg Moskowitz, Associate Director of Global Fixed Income Research, discusses the key points.