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Global Accounting And Governance Insights

The credit impact of current and emerging accounting, financial reporting, and corporate governance rules and practices. More

The Unfunded ACA Risk Corridor May Make The U.S. Insurance Market Less Stable, Not More

Section 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to "establish and administer a program of risk corridors for the… More

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

Financial Institutions in Latin America - Trends and Conditions

Latin America’s Financial Institutions as seen by Standard & Poor’s. View our latest research and videos on the developments of the region’s financial systems. More

Global Retail Trends And Insights

With uneven economic growth around the globe, we assume many retail and restaurant issuers will need to stay focused on execution to report growth in 2015. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will provide continuous updates on industry sales trends,… More

Increased U.S. And Canadian Regulations On Tank Cars Will Raise Costs But Not Cripple Crude By Rail

On May 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transport Canada held a joint press conference to announce their long-anticipated railroad tank car safety regulations. More

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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

Insights From Our Economists

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

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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