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Climate Change: Assessing The Potential Long-Term Effects

Since the turn of the century, climate change has been prominent in public discussion on global societal and economic risks. However, its impact is extremely hazy and potential outcomes are challenging to predict. In this series of articles, S&P… More

Global Auto Industry

The global auto sector motors along despite growing risks. More

Tough Choices Await Indonesian Banks As Funding Tightens

Indonesian banks are adjusting to a "new normal." Substantial demand for borrowing during Indonesia's economic boom in 2009-2014 led to rapid loan growth. More

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Better Economic News Hasn't Benefitted All European Companies, S&P Report Says

The report finds that better economic news, resulting from the combined effects of weaker European currencies, cheaper oil prices, and the launch of Quantitative Easing (QE) by the European Central… More

How The Weaker Canadian Dollar Will Likely Affect Issuers

How The Weaker Canadian Dollar Will Likely Affect Issuers

In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Robert Palombi explains what’s behind the weaker Canadian dollar and its affects on issuers across the country.

Insights From Our Economists

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

How Regulatory Advantage Scores Can Affect Ratings On Regulated Utilities

For a regulated utility company, the regulatory regime in which it operates will influence its performance in profound ways. Thus, our regulatory advantage assessment--which informs both our business … More

Power Projects Are Navigating Changing Dynamics In Texas' Electricity Market

Despite a rather promising outlook during recent years, more recently several factors have conspired to cause us to rethink some of its assumptions about the Electric Reliability Council of Texas,… More

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U.S. Public Finance Infrastructure

The infrastructure sector faces numerous challenges. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services continuously monitors industry drivers -- including federal regulations, demand management, capacity development, and the economy -- and the impact on credit… More

Brasil e Seus Desafios

A Standard & Poor’s avalia os principais eventos macroeconômicos no Brasil, a saúde de seu sistema bancário, a situação fiscal do governo, a situação atual da indústria de óleo e gás no país, as perspectivas dos instrumentos de operações… More