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Greece Under Pressure

The Greek sovereign debt crisis has deepened. A default or a distressed-debt exchange appears inevitable, absent unanticipated significantly favorable changes in circumstances. More

China Credit Spotlight

This flagship series of China research showcases Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services insights into the credit conditions for China's corporate, banks, sovereign, securitization, and economics. More

How Is Bolivia Coping With Lower Energy Prices?

Over recent years, the Plurinational State of Bolivia has demonstrated growing economic stability, a declining debt burden, strengthened external liquidity, and increased economic resilience against… More

U.S. For-Profit Health Care

We expect credit quality for for-profit health care, which includes companies in a wide variety of subsectors, to remain steady. While we recognize that many challenges remain from the rapidly changing environment including the Affordable Care Act, … More

Who Picks Up The Slack If The Export-Import Bank Can No Longer Support Boeing Aircraft?

After making headlines last summer, political brinksmanship over the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is heating up again as Congress' short-term extension nears … More

Puerto Rico GO Rating Lowered To 'CCC-' From 'CCC+'; Outlook Is Negative On Likelihood Of Default Or Distressed Exchange

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has lowered its general obligation (GO) rating on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to 'CCC-' from 'CCC+'. At the same time, Standard & Poor's has removed the GO… More

Insights From Our Economists

Find the latest thought leadership from our economists in the Global Economics and Research group. More

Themes in Global Banking

European and American policymakers have deliberately sent a strong message to investors not to expect public solvency support if banks fail again. This may be politically expedient, but it could also have wide ranging impacts on banks, their capital … More

Supreme Court's ACA Ruling Has No Impact On Health Care Sector

Today's decision by the Supreme Court affirmed health care coverage for millions of Americans by its ruling which validated the legality of federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in… More

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