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Global Sovereign Borrowing To Drop By 5.7% To US $6.7 Trillion in 2015

We forecast that the 129 sovereigns we rate will borrow an equivalent of $6.7 trillion from long-term commercial sources in 2015. This would be a 5.7% decrease in long-term commercial debt issuance from 2014.Our global report summarizes a… More

Global Sovereign Debt Report 2015: Borrowing To Drop By 5.7% To US$6.7 Trillion

We project that the 129 sovereigns it rates will borrow an equivalent of $6.7 trillion from long-term commercial sources in 2015. This would be a 5.7% decrease in long-term commercial debt issuance… More

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

Global Auto Industry

The global auto sector motors along despite growing risks. 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

Greece 'B-/B' Ratings Remain On CreditWatch Negative

On March 13, 2015, we said that our 'B-/B' long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on the Hellenic Republic (Greece) remain on CreditWatch with negative implications where they were placed on… More

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Updates Its Criteria For Rating Government-Related Entities

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Updates Its Criteria For Rating Government-Related Entities

In this CreditMatters TV segment, Criteria Officer Laura Feinland Katz explains what led to the recent updates in our criteria for rating government-related entities.

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

Key Takeaways From S&P’s Global Sovereign Debt Report: Global Sovereign Issuance To Fall To $6.7 Trillion In 2015

Key Takeaways From S&P’s Global Sovereign Debt Report: Global Sovereign Issuance To Fall To $6.7 Trillion In 2015

S&P estimates that global sovereign borrowing will decrease by 5.7% to US$6.7 trillion in 2015, and total outstanding debt will rise to reach US$44 trillion by the end of 2015. In this CMTV, Moritz Kraemer shares the highlights of S&P’s annual sovereign borrowing survey.

A Greek Exit From The Eurozone Would Unlikely Lead To Rating Changes For Foreign Banks, Says Report

In a report published on March 10, 2015, we state that a Greek exit from the eurozone would likely not have a significant impact on bank ratings outside of Greece. More

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