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Global Fixed Income Research

Understanding developments in global capital markets is critical for fixed income and equity investors looking to identify opportunities and assess risk. More

Globalization's Unpleasant Companion: Foreign Currency Risk

With integrated cross-border production and market operations, multinational operations face devaluation and revaluation concerns. More

Standard & Poor's Global Corporate Default And Rating Transitions Study

Standard & Poor's Global Corporate Default And Rating Transitions Study

Each year, we publish this study, which examines rating movements across all rating categories with both financial and nonfinancial entities, and the ratings performance that underpins our criteria. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Head of Global Fixed Income Research Diane Vazza discusses the key takeaways from the 2014 study.

Strengthening Infrastructure Development In The EU

In this report, we discuss the European Investment Bank's (EIB) plan to create a European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH), which would likely become a key participant in delivering infrastructure and… 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

U.S. Regulated Water Utilities' Credit Quality Remains Buoyant, But Key Risks Remain That Could Weigh It Down

We continue to maintain high-investment-grade ratings on most U.S. regulated water utilities (USRWUs) even though we estimate these companies' capital spending will exceed more than $2 billion in… More

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  • Apr 27, 2015

Recent Investor Discussions: Another Sluggish Year For The U.S. Consumer Products Sector

The Standard & Poor's Ratings Services consumer products team recently met with investors in New York to discuss our ratings and forecasts for the sector. We and many investors believe overall… More