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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

California GO Debt Rating Raised To 'AA-' And Removed From CreditWatch Upon Budget Enactment

The rating action follows enactment of California's 2015-2016 budget, which marks another step forward in the state's journey toward improved fiscal sustainability More

The Basel Committee's Proposal For Stricter Treatment Of Interest Rate Risk May Shift Japanese Banks' Business Models

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is seeking comments, by Sept. 11, on its proposal for the treatment of interest rate risk in the banking book. 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

Covered Bond Ratings Framework: Methodology And Assumptions

We are publishing this article to supplement its methodology and assumptions for rating covered bonds and help market participants better understand our criteria. More

Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: The Good, The Questionable, And The Unintended

Five years since Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, regulators have made a lot of progress in writing and finalizing the rules. 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

Insights From Our Economists

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

Up In The Air: Where Will The U.S. Department Of Justice's Airline Collusion Investigation Lead?

On July 1, 2015, The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said that it was investigating whether major U.S. airlines are illegally colluding with one another, and the four largest U.S.-based… More

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas 'BBB/A-2' Ratings Placed On CreditWatch Negative After Baha Mar Filed For Bankruptcy

On June 29, 2015, Baha Mar Ltd., the developer of the Baha Mar resort development, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy after repeated delays in the opening of the $3.5 billion resort,… More

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