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State Of The Global Oil & Gas Markets

With oil prices at a five year low driven by the supply side of the equation, companies will be challenged by lower profitability, cash flows, and liquidity. While a prolonged downturn in prices could lead to further negative ratings actions, we do … More

Low Interest Rates Are Only Slowly Reviving Europe's Housing Markets

In our view, house prices will continue to fall in some European housing markets this year (including Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland) amid weak economies and tight lending conditions. More

Global Auto Industry

The global auto sector motors along despite growing risks. More

Emerging Trends In Infrastructure

Discussing the latest trends in infrastructure affecting the loan and bond markets in the infrastructure finance world. Our most recent publications cover Europe's ambitious infrastructure investment plan, bank lending to the global project… More

  • Feb 2, 2015

All In On Bailing In? The FSB Weighs In, With A Proposal On Global Banks' Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity

We believe that the Financial Stability Board's recent proposal for total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) requirements for global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) will likely increase the… More

A Greek Exit From The Eurozone Would Have Limited Direct Contagion Risks For Other Sovereign Ratings

In this article, we discuss the possible implications of a Greek exit from the Eurozone (European Economic and Monetary Union), including the likelihood of Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt and … More

Standard & Poor's Updates Its Bank Hybrid Criteria

Standard & Poor's Updates Its Bank Hybrid Criteria

In this CreditMatters TV, Standard & Poor's Criteria Officer Michelle Brennan explains what's behind the latest update to our bank hybrid criteria.

The Slow Path To Recovery In Europe

There are now some signs of positive economic trends in Europe, but there are still significant variations in the recovery across the region. This page features our European economic research from EMEA chief economist Jean-Michel Six, and economists … More

The U.S. CLO Market Finishes The Year Strong

The U.S. CLO Market Finishes The Year Strong

In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Daniel Hu discusses what spurred the strong CLO market performance in the fourth quarter. Topics include total issuance, upgrades and downgrades, and defaults.

Various Rating Actions Taken On Russian Corporations Following The Downgrade Of Russia

On Feb. 4, 2015, we took various actions on Russian corporations in the commodity exports, telecom, and infrastructure and utility sectors following the downgrade of Russia on Jan. 26, 2015. More