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Standard & Poor's downgraded Puerto Rico's general obligation rating to "CCC+" from "B" in a Monday morning announcement.
Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan's credit rating by one notch, the agency said on Monday.
Iron-ore's plunge has put Western Australia's credit rating under pressure, but that's not likely to imperil Australia's AAA just yet, analysts said.
Iron ore's price plunge is likely to start claiming corporate casualties among the industry's smaller players, Goldman Sachs said.
One day after a credit rating downgrade by S&P, a leading figure at the agency has detailed his concerns about the lack of progress between Greece and its creditors.
Standard & Poor's on Wednesday cut Greece's credit rating from "CCC+" from B- with a negative outlook, citing liquidity pressures.
Fitch Ratings lowered its outlook for Brazil's long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings to "negative" from "stable."
Moody's Investors Service raised the outlook on India's Baa3 credit rating to "positive" from "stable" on Thursday.
Deflation in the euro zone is a bigger risk to credit ratings across the world than the fall in the price of oil, Fitch Ratings reported Monday.
Joydeep Mukherji, Head of Sovereign Ratings in Latin America and the Caribbean at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision to maintain Brazil's investment-grade credit rating.
The downgrade from Fitch came out earlier than the next scheduled review.
Ed Eyerman, managing director at Fitch Ratings, talks about the company's latest report, which warns investors on buying into European high-yield debt.
Bank inquiries have become a “way of life” in the UK, S&P says, after British lawmakers said they planned to investigate HSBC over tax evasion claims.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC, says the delay of a loan payment by state-owned investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad sets the stage for a downgrade in Malaysia's rating by Fitch.
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.