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Credit Downgrades


  • Why US debt was downgraded two years ago   Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Why US debt was downgraded two years ago

    John Chambers, Standard and Poor's, discusses how political wrangling prompted the credit agency to downgrade the nation's debt from AAA to AA.

  • US downgrade marks 2nd anniversary   Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 8:32 AM ET
    US downgrade marks 2nd anniversary

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at the impact of the S&P cutting the U.S. debt rating two year ago as a series of political battles looms in September.

  • High-End Smartphones.... Boom or Bust?   Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 11:44 AM ET
    High-End Smartphones.... Boom or Bust?

    Competition among smartphone makers is heating up and markets are becoming saturated, explains Ramon Llamas, IDC.

  • Could Unrest Prompt Downgrade for South Africa?   Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:10 AM ET
    Could Unrest Prompt Downgrade for South Africa?

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, talks about the South African mining sector, the potential rise of further union unrest and the impact it would have on the country's economy.

  • Time to Bet Against Microsoft?   Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 10:37 AM ET
    Time to Bet Against Microsoft?

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities head of U.S. technology research, has the play on multiple downgrades on the tech giant.

  • Fitch Downgrades China's Currency Credit Rating Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 7:29 PM ET
    China Needs to Float Yuan to Avoid Global Recession: Swan

    The global ratings agency cut China's long-term local currency credit rating to A-plus from AA-minus on Tuesday with a stable outlook, citing financial risks from rapid credit expansion alongside the rise of shadow banking activity.

  • Why JPMorgan Downgraded China   Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 10:31 AM ET
    Why JPMorgan Downgraded China

    Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan Securities, explains his firm bearish stance on three of China's largest sectors and recommends the banks as a short.

  • Will Moody's Downgrade Venezuela Again?   Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Will Moody's Downgrade Venezuela Again?

    Aaron Freedman, Moody's, explains why the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will not have an immediate impact on the country's sovereign rating.

  • Tony Blair on US Aid to Syrian Rebels   Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Tony Blair on US Aid to Syrian Rebels

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks exclusively with CNBC Chief International Correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit in Istanbul about the United States putting arms into Syria and the recent U.K. downgrade from Moody's.

  • Thursday's Market Roadmap   Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Thursday's Market Roadmap

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on today's top businesses headlines, including the Dow and S&P nearing all-time highs; JC Penney's larger-than-expected fourth quarter loss; and two big banks downgrading Groupon.

  • The Implications of Sequestration: Fitch Ratings   Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    The Implications of Sequestration: Fitch Ratings

    David Riley, Fitch Ratings, explains how the implementation of automatic spending cuts may threaten the nation's AAA credit status.

  • Investors Still Confident in UK: Osborne   Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Investors Still Confident in UK: Osborne

    Britain's finance minister, George Osborne, says markets are still confident in his austerity policies, despite the Moody's downgrade on Friday.

  • Uncle Sam's Full Faith and Credit   Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Uncle Sam's Full Faith and Credit

    Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group CEO, discusses what he is telling investors about the potential downgrade of U.S. debt and deficit deals.

  • Credit Suisse Downgrades Bank of America   Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Credit Suisse Downgrades Bank of America

    Moshe Orenbuch, Credit Suisse, discusses the challenges facing BofA, and reveals his top bank picks for 2013.

  • UK Prepares for Decisive Day as Downgrade Looms Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 6:02 AM ET
    UK Prepares for Decisive Day as Downgrade Looms

    With sluggish growth, an expanding budget deficit and fears of a downgrade, the U.K finance minister will next week use his Autumn Statement to update his plans for the economy with predictions emerging that a tax crackdown on multinationals could be on the cards.

  • European Stocks Close Higher   Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    European Stocks Close Higher

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on Europe's market-moving activities, as Moody's downgrades France's credit rating, and Credit Suisse plans to restructure its investment banking division.

  • Start of a Cycle of Downgrades?   Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Start of a Cycle of Downgrades?

    Ben Lichtenstein, President, Tradersaudio.com thinks the recent French ratings downgrade could lead to a repetitious cycle of further downgrades, including one for the U.S.

  • Janney Downgrades IBM   Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:09 AM ET
    Janney Downgrades IBM

    Joseph Foresi, Janney Montgomery Scott analyst, explains why he has a "neutral" rating on "Big Blue" and a $211 price target.

  • Egan-Jones Ratings President Fires Back   Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
    Egan-Jones Ratings President Fires Back

    Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Company, defends his company against charges that it misrepresented the companies it rated, and provides perspective on how it rates companies.

  • Zynga Gets a Double Dose of Bad News   Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Zynga Gets a Double Dose of  Bad News

    Michael Olson, PiperJaffray analyst, explains why he downgraded the social gaming company to "Neutral" and placed a three dollar price target on the shares, and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky reports creators of the game, "Words With Friends" is leaving Zynga.