Some borrowers may now appear more creditworthy than they actually are, N.Y. Times reports.
Fitch downgraded Noble, as poor liquidity and weak profitability continue to hinder the turnaround of the struggling commodities trader.
Illinois is on track to become the first state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk."
Most China crash predictions are looking at the wrong scenario, said Michael Buchanan, head of strategy at Singapore wealth fund Temasek.
With bond yields globally in the dumps, Singapore's wealth fund GIC is looking at unconventional sources for fixed income returns.
Central banks have long used inflation to set policy, but some analysts wonder if Asia’s policy makers should have bigger fish to fry.
The reduction in credit provision by Australian banks will feed through the economy and slow it down further, says Jonathan Pain, author of The Pain Report.
Anja Hochberg, global head of investment services at Credit Suisse, says that fundamentals in emerging markets are less dependent on external money than they used to be.
With the unwind of the Trump trade taking place, investors have turned to emerging markets in search of returns, says Rig Karkhanis, Nomura.
The credit agency cited "unrelenting political brinksmanship" and slashed Illinois' rating to Triple B minus.
CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at the rise in home prices across the nation as average credit scores are at their highest level since 2005.
Homeowners are staying put, and higher home values also mean they have more cash to take out of their homes.
In light of Moody's downgrade, Andrew Fennell of Fitch Ratings says domestic debt in China could increase, but steps are being taken to contain risks.
Ken Wong, Eastspring Investments, says some economist see another ratings downgrade for China in the next three to four years.
Adrian Zuercher, UBS, says he remains overweight on China due to the policy flexibility of the government and earnings growth.
Jim McCafferty, Nomura, weighs in on Moody's downgrading China's credit rating and its ability to control its balance sheet.
The number of homes available on the market continues to drop due to increase in renting rather than buying.
Rachel Ziemba, Roubini Global Economics, says foreign investors will want to be paid for undertaking greater risk in EM bond markets.
Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, and Nannette Hechler-Fayd'herbe, global head of investment strategy and research at Credit Suisse International Wealth Management, speak about the Chinese economy.
Malaysia's government needs to improve transparency in the wake of the 1MDB scandal, said CIMB's Nazir Razak, the prime minister’s brother.