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RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 11- Standard& Poor's decision to strip Brazil of its investment-grade credit rating puts pressure on competing ratings firms to follow suit, but the government still has time to avert another downgrade to junk which would cost billions of dollars in foreign investment. While an overwhelming majority of economists polled by Reuters...
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 11- Standard& Poor's decision to strip Brazil's of its investment-grade credit rating puts pressure on competing ratings firms to follow suit, but the government still has time to avert another downgrade to junk which would cost billions of dollars in foreign investment. While many analysts consider it a matter of time before Fitch Ratings...
How much do natural disasters like earthquakes or floods cost a country? Well, from a credit worthiness perspective, as much as a downgrade of two-and-a-half notches, according to S&P.
Tan Kim Eng, senior director at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains whether the volatile fluctuations in Asian currencies could impact the credit ratings of countries in the region.
ATHENS, Aug 18- Ratings agency Fitch upgraded its credit rating for Greece by one notch on Tuesday, saying the latest bailout deal the country struck with its foreign lenders reduced the chance of default. Greece and its European and IMF lenders reached an 85 billion euro bailout agreement last week after nailing down the terms of new loans needed to save the...
Fitch Ratings upgraded Greek debt to CCC from CC, the ratings agency said Tuesday.
Casino hub Atlantic City had its credit rating cut Monday amid concerns about a dissolving tax base and fiscal reforms.
S&P's head of sovereign ratings, John Chambers, emphasized Greece's continued risk of default and said there are no good solutions.
Pavle Sabic, director of market development at S&P Capital IQ, discusses its league table that assesses credit risk at the top soccer clubs.
Wayne Gordon, commodities and FX strategist at UBS Wealth Management, explains whether fresh corruption allegations surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak will weigh on the ringgit.
Low taxes is one of four reasons South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard claims the Mount Rushmore state is a top destination for business.
While recent monetary policy actions have been supportive, Russia's economy remains in a weaker position, says David Staples, managing director at Moody's.
Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at S&P, explains why the U.K.'s credit rating could be downgraded.
The ratings agency cited risks posed by the country's potential departure from the European Union after its recent election.
The average American consumer needs better credit options so they can build a nest-egg for a more secure future, says Elevate CEO Ken Rees.
Moody's downgraded Chicago's credit rating down to junk level "Ba1" from "Baa2."
Australia won't lose its coveted triple-A rating, its Treasurer said, slapping down speculation the country might face its first downgrade in 26 years.
Moody's cut Greece's credit rating deeper into junk territory amid uncertainty over whether it will reach a deal with its international lenders in time.
Japan's already less-than-sterling credit rating took a hit from Fitch's downgrade, but its bonds and currency are set to stay impervious to the blow.
Standard & Poor's downgraded Puerto Rico's general obligation rating to "CCC+" from "B" in a Monday morning announcement.