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Moody's Investors Service is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for some of its mortgage ratings, according to a report.
Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi, says that if oil continues to stay at low levels, it would be a "negative catalyst" for Russia's economy.
S&P downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk. Frank Gill, senior director of European sovereign ratings at S&P, says the effect of the weak ruble on the banking sector was the reason behind this.
After more bad news, Brazil's embattled Petrobras will likely affect the wider fate of the Brazilian economy.
Moody's lowered Venezuela's rating from Caa3 to Caa1 on Monday as the country's default risk rises on plummeting oil prices.
Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Russia's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to BBB- from BBB.
Michael Kokalari, Head of Vietnam Research at CIMB, says corruption woes are opportunity costs for investing in Vietnam and later outlines the factors that are working in the economy's favor.
Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday cut Alaska's outlook to negative from stable, citing the recent oil price weakness.
Easing inflation and growth being one of the fastest in the region justify the central bank's decision to keep its key interest rate steady, says Amando Tetangco, Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, says the justification to delay the sales tax hike was an "eyebrow raiser" and discusses the possibility of downgrading Japan's credit rating next year.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing to suspend Standard & Poor's from rating commercial mortgage bonds, according to a report.
Falling oil prices have side-swiped Venezuela's government finances, spurring default concerns, but it isn't clear if contagion effects will emerge.
Despite uncertainty over upcoming elections and a slow economic recovery, Jonathan Pain, Author of "The Pain Report" and Director of JP Consulting, says the stock market will go higher.
Thomas Byrne, SVP, Regional Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Unit at Moody's, identifies the delay in the consumption tax and doubts over Abe's growth revival strategy as reasons for the agency's downgrade.
Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group, explains why he's still bullish on Japanese equities despite Moody's downgrade.
Moody's cut its outlook on online retailer Amazon to 'negative,' prompted by the online retailer's announcement that it was issuing new debt.
The average company’s credit ratings has fallen in the three biggest euro zone economies over the last year, according to a new report.
S&P has affirmed its "AA-/A-1+" rating on Japan, but the outlook remains negative. Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision.
Major countries’ credit ratings are under threat from falling oil prices and weaker global economic growth and Russia may be the most vulnerable.